Mostly Mixed was last bonspiel in Sylvan’s aging curling rink

The final curling bonspiel in Sylvan Lake’s aging structure, the Mostly Mixed Bonspiel, was held on the weekend and termed a great success.

A event winner at the Mostly Mixed Bonspiel held at Sylvan Lake Curling Club on the weekend was the Kelts Klan from Red Deer; lead – Hayley Kelts-Larsen

A event winner at the Mostly Mixed Bonspiel held at Sylvan Lake Curling Club on the weekend was the Kelts Klan from Red Deer; lead – Hayley Kelts-Larsen

The final curling bonspiel in Sylvan Lake’s aging structure, the Mostly Mixed Bonspiel, was held on the weekend and termed a great success.

The A event winners “had a bit of history with Sylvan Lake Curling Club”, said vice president Bruce Cartwright.

It was “skipped by Harvey Kelts whose father was Orville Kelts, our icemaker many years back. Also playing on his team were two of his grandchildren, 11 year old (almost 12) Hayley and 15 year old Austin, which shows that curling really is a sport for all ages”.

The curling rink will be permanently closed in a couple more weeks and the building torn down shortly after that, after hosting a lot of good curling and several generations over the last 60 plus years.

“The mixed bonspiel was no exception with all ages of curlers, good competition and great socializing between games.”

A junior funspiel is planned for Saturday and regular scheduled league play will wrap up on Feb. 27.

The Mostly Mixed Bonspiel was a great success thanks to all the teams that participated, Cartwright said. Thanks also to Joel Powlesland, our ice technician, for the great ice and to all the people who helped organize the bonspiel.