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In 2011, the Club celebrated its 50th year of providing Ingersoll and area residents with an attractive recreational option. Curling was a part of the local sporting life in the early 1900's.Then, Club games were played in a Curling rink in a building on King Street that is currently occupied by Anderson Appliances. Artifacts show that local curlers were successful participants in OCA events. For unknown reasons the sport disappeared from the local sporting scene and didn't resurface until the late 1950's.

In the late 1950's a new arena, the Ingersoll District Memorial Centre, opened and an interest in curling was rekindled. Local enthusiasts purchased a set of rocks, rented ice time in the newly constructed arena, scheduled and played games two nights a week throughout the winter months and initiated plans to build a new curling Club on land purchased on Chisholm Street.

When it opened for its first full season in the latter part of 1961, the club looked markedly different than today. Four sheets of ice accommodated curlers in Men's, Women's, Business Girls' and Mixed Leagues. Local High School students were also offered the opportunity to play. Players changed in areas created in the basement and socialized in a common area adjacent to the change rooms. This common area doubled as a play and sleep area for toddlers while their mothers enjoyed afternoon games. Beverages were served from a bar/work room at the south side of the common area. The Upper Lounge was sparsely furnished, the floor was carpeted in a plywood sub floor, the walls featured dark wood paneling and the kitchen had only the bare necessities. Members volunteered all services the Club provided.

Today, a hired Ice Technician maintains the playing surface. A fully renovated and stocked bar serves a wide range of beverages for curlers and guests to enjoy in the comfort of the Lounge. The kitchen has been fully modernized and the club employs a chef to prepare a wide range of delicious meals following bonspiels and on special occasions. Change rooms and lockers provide areas for curlers to prepare for games. But even with all the changes over the years, our members continue to volunteer many hours to assist with the Club's operations.

Men's, Women's and Mixed Leagues offer Club members playing opportunities throughout the season. A program for High School curlers continues. Junior and Little Rocks programs provide additional opportunities to experience the game for local and area youth. League games continue to be as competitive as the players make them. Post-game activities add an important social element to the Club's atmosphere.

Local competition is the focus of most members. Opportunities to compete against players from outside the club are numerous, whether in bonspiels or in Ontario Curling Association (OCA) Competitions. Teams fare well when playing outside the Club. Local teams have been successful at the zone, regional and provincial level of OCA competitions.

Men's, Women's and Mixed Bonspiels are staged throughout the season for curlers from outside the community. IDCC regularly hosts OCA zone and regional playoffs. The Club has hosted Provincial Championships: the Provincial Elementary School finals in 1993, the Senior Men's finals in 1995 and the Men’s Tankard in 2015 at the Flight Exec Centre in Dorchester.

Membership fees continue to make curling the best recreational deal in town. Membership categories range from Full membership to a Single Draw membership. Affordable fees have translated into a consistent membership number which enables the development and execution of realistic short and long range planning.

Community involvement continues to be important to the Club. In its first half century, the Ingersoll District Curling Club has firmly established itself as an attractive, affordable and viable member of the community.

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President's Message 16/17

Welcome to the 2016/17 curling season!  As summer slowly disappears, it's time to turn our attention to your winter curling activities.  Your Board of Directors has met regularly in preparation for the up-coming Curling season.
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  Friday, 09 September 2016 | by Super User

From Your Membership Director 16/17

I would like to welcome all past, new and prospective members to enjoy a season of curling at the Ingersoll District Curling Club.  Curling is a great winter sport which can be enjoyed at any age and ability level.  Our club offers a full range of fun and competitive adult league play as well as a variety of special events.  Our Juniors Program for ages 8 and up is also extremely popular.
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  Friday, 09 September 2016 | by Super User

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