The Charlottetown Curling Club has a problem: they’re a curling club that can’t make ice.
The facility was planning to open in November but then discovered an issue with its ice plant, the piece of machinery that freezes the water. It had a problem with the same part last year, but this year the club was told it was beyond repair.
Tyler Harris, president of the Charlottetown Curling Club, says the club will be launching a fundraiser in the coming weeks. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)
“We were initially optimistic we could fix the problem, but after a little bit further digging, it became apparent that the problem is beyond the point of fixing,” said club president Tyler Harris.
“The earliest we can hope to open is in January, if everything aligns properly. That’s going to be getting the ice plant sourced and installed by then.”
The club is considering two options: to replace the broken part, which Harris said would cost in the $80,000 range, or replace the ice plant entirely, which he said would be in the $250,000 range.
The club will be launching a fundraising campaign to pay for the repairs.