Members of the Charlottetown Curling Club will meet next week to vote on the future of the club, which has struggled over the last year because of problems with its ice-making equipment.
Last October, curling at the club was delayed and eventually cancelled because of the breakdown.
“The whole ice plant needs to be replaced,” club president Tyler Harris told Island Morning‘s Mitch Cormier Thursday.
Replacing the broken part for the ice plant could cost up to $80,000, while replacing the entire ice-making plant would be about $250,000 — and that’s on top of other expenses at the club. Harris said the whole plant is old, and other parts could fail at any time.
The club has formed two working groups, one looked at investing in the current facility and the other to look at moving to a new location.
Memberships still available to vote
The special meeting on the club’s future will happen next Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. It will be a combined virtual and in-person meeting if health restrictions allow it.
Club members will hear both presentations, then discuss and vote on how they’d like to proceed, Harris said. He is hoping more than 100 members will have their say.
The club is still taking memberships until the end of the day March 14. People have been renewing their memberships, priced at $20 this year, to participate in the decision-making process. Past and present members are welcome to renew, Harris said.