Club recruiting new players with Friday night drop-in event
The Charlottetown Curling Club is open and the volunteer board of directors is working hard to get new people involved in the sport of curling.
Charlottetown Curling Club is working to increase membership and revenue with some new ideas. (CBC)
Club president Mitch O’Shea says they are planning to recruit new players to the sport to play it recreationally, not competitively.
“Part of the challenge is just recruiting people to the sport,” he said. “Competitive curling in the province is starting to die off.”
O’Shea said they are competing with other sports and other venues that rent out space.
“Part of our draw is that we have two great rental spaces available but there’s a lot of other places in Charlottetown that have great spaces as well.”
O’Shea said while membership is down, it is the norm across the province. But the club is trying some new things to bring players and revenue in for the club.
“We are trying drop-in curling on Friday nights. It’s five dollars for non-members.”
The club also offers drink and food specials during the evening drop-in.