Upcoming Minispiel - Jan 17

The next minispiel will be held Thursday January 17th. The cost is $15.00 and it includes a pizza lunch.

Please add your name to the sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board as soon as possible.

Karen and Tom Doherty
(email:  [email protected])


UPDATED - No Curling Monday Nov 26

We have been informed by the Ice Team that the Ice is back in business and that the Ice Plant is working well.

Be aware, that the Ice is slick underfoot for about the next week.
As always, please be careful, when you are on the ice.

Bill Shorter

The ice plant has been repaired and is back in operation.

Ice maintenance is being carried out today and it is expected that curling can resume Tuesday morning. If the situation changes, a further update will be sent out.

Bill Shorter

There will be no curling Monday, November 26, 2018 due to ice plant issues.
AC Mechanical has been contacted for assistance.

Further update Monday.
Bill Shorter


Updated Schedules

The changes were made to eliminate 3 person teams, particularly on Tuesday nights.  Details of the changes for each evening are below.

Monday:  Alan Carmichael and Debra  Johnson were kind enough to agree to change evenings and switch to Tuesday nights.  They will be replaced on Bernie’s team by Barry Sullivan and Angela Pryor.  This will give us 13 full teams on Mondays.  The new (Rev 2) Monday schedule is effective on November 19.

Tuesday:  Prior to Alan and Debra agreeing to change nights, the Tuesday league had two 3 person teams.  The “trade” and the addition of a new member brought the league to 6 complete teams.  Please check the schedule as some of the teams have been changed.  The new (rev 2) Tuesday schedule is effective on November 20.

Thursday:  The names of 2 members of Jim Nichols team and 1 person on Martin Chisholm’s team have been added to the rosters.  The actual schedule is unchanged.

Hopefully these will be the last changes until these schedules run their course.


Hogline Curling Visit - November 16

Hogline Curling will be visiting the Club on Friday, November 16th during Friday Evening Curling.

Please request that members send me an email at [email protected] before November 10th advising me of curling supplies that they would be interested in viewing and purchasing so that I can let  Hogline  know what we are would like them to bring with them.

If anyone is not able to attend on Friday evening, Hogline will be visiting the Pembroke Curling Club on Saturday, November 17th.


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evening League Schedules

Draw Sheets:


A few comments on the schedules:
Monday:  based on membership forms and responses received to the confirmation request e-mail, we had 50 people for Monday night.  A schedule for the first 2 weeks of the season has been prepared and will then be re-drafted.
Tuesday:  there are 19 members who wanted to curl on Tuesday, resulting in 5 teams (one with 3 people) and one team having a bye each week.  A 4 week schedule has been prepared.
Thursday:  a total of 32 members signed up for Thursdays.  A 7 week round robin schedule has been prepared.


Daytime curling will begin on Tuesday October 30th

For those new to daytime curling, we play every Tuesday and Thursday morning beginning at 9am. There are no predetermined teams; they are chosen randomly each day. We play 4 ends, take a coffee break and play the last 4 ends.

Every month there is a mini-spiel for daytime curlers. It is scheduled on either a Tuesday or Thursday. The 1st game starts at 10 am and the 2nd game is played after lunch. The 1st mini-spiel is scheduled for Thursday November 15 with a chilli lunch. The registration fee will remain at $15.00 per person and covers lunch and prizes. More information and sign up sheets will be available next week.

For more information about daytime curling or you have questions about the mini-spiels please contact Karen or Tom Doherty  at [email protected]  or 584-3251.


Ice is ready!!!

The Ice is now Ready for Practice and Play!!

Come out, Tuesday morning to practice.

Further details about the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night league will be forthcoming.

Also, Friday night league starts, October 26, at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.


Help needed with Ice Painting

Your ice committee has been working hard for the last 9 days and we are ready to start painting the rings, installing lines and hacks.  We need your help - paint and brushes, rollers etc are supplied.  You need to bring very clean shoes or boots, and if you can bring knee pads or something to kneel on that wont melt the ice as the edges of rings are painted.  There will be three sessions that you can join one or more as follows:

1) Thursday night at 6:45 PM - 9 PM
2) Friday morning 8:45 - 11:30 am
3) Friday evening 6:30 to 9 PM.

Your help with this will be greatly appreciated -many hands make light work!

Your Ice Team - Chris, Bill, Ray, Terry, Malcolm, Rowley, Evans

DRCSC Registration Reminder

The incentive for early payment ends Nov 1st. Register soon!!!


Annual Wine & Cheese Registration & Open House

Welcome back to another season!!
The annual wine & cheese registration & open house will be held this friday, Sept 28.

2018-19 Newsletter
2018-19 Registration Form


REMINDER: Deep River Open CASH Bonspiel Feb 23-25

Just a reminder that The Deep River Open Bonspiel is coming up on February 23-25.  Draws are at 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm on Friday night. Snacks will be provided after the Friday night game.  Lunches on Saturday and Sunday are included in the entry fee, and on Saturday night there is a BBQ steak dinner with wine. Three games are guaranteed and there are cash prizes totaling $5000 dependent on total entries.  Finals are 2pm on Sunday.

So far, we have a few teams signed up, but would like to encourage those who were thinking of signing up to do so as soon as possible, as it makes things easier for the organizers of the event.

We would also like to encourage as many teams as possible to sign up from our club, not only to support the club and this event, but it also helps to boost the prize pool, which encourages out of town teams to enter.

If you have any questions or would like to enter a team, please contact Leo Buckley ([email protected]).


CANCELLED - Deep River hosting OCA Regional Qualifier Feb 2-4

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


Deep River is hosting the Men's and Women's Intermediates OCA Regional Qualifier on February 2,3 and 4.  Mens and Womens Intermediates are Age 35 plus (born before Dec 31, 1982).  The entry deadline is January 14.

It would be nice to have some home teams entered! Please contact Chris Knight ([email protected]) for more information and help if you wish to enter a team.


Ice Plant repaired

The Ice Plant has been repaired and curling is back on as regularly scheduled.

Thank you to our amazing Ice Crew for getting the equipment fixed.


All Curling Cancelled until further notice

Due to an issue with the ice plant all curling is cancelled until further notice. We are asking that no one comes to the club unless they need to in order to limit the temperature disruptions to the ice.
Thank you for your cooperation!


UPDATE (2PM Dec 5): The equipment has been repaired and the ice plant is operating but further repairs will continue tomorrow. Tuesday Evening Curling is cancelled tonight along with tomorrows Learn to Curl session.


Curling Start Up - DATES

The restoration is done, the ice is in, and we are ready to hit the sheets!  We have received registration from many members, but are still accepting forms as we head into the season.

If you have not sent in your registration form but are planning on curling, please send in your form as soon as possible so we can put you on a team (or contact Chris Moore-  [email protected] AND Kevin McCrimmon-  [email protected] ). Please also pass this information along to anyone you know who may be in this situation.

Monday Night Curling-- begins Monday, October 30th (teams and start times will be sent out this weekend)

Tuesday/Thursday Day Curling-- begins Tuesday, October 31st at 9am

Thursday Night Curling-- begins Thursday, November 2nd

Little Rocks-- begins Tuesday, November 7th at 4pm

Friday Night Social Curling-- begins Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm

Learn to Curl-- begins Wednesday, November 1st at 7pm



Upcoming events

1)  Friday, September 29-- Our Wine and Cheese Registration Night at the club
2)  Sunday, October 1-- There is a "Train the Trainer" seminar put on by OCCA at the Russell Curling Club from 9am-5pm.  There is an opportunity for 3 registrants from the DRCSC to attend this Learn to Curl seminar.  There is a cost of $55 that will be covered by the club.  Anyone interested in attending, please contact Janice Bunge ([email protected]) or Chris Knight ([email protected]).
3)  Sunday, October 15--  There is a Cobden Curling Club Breakfast Fundraiser at the Cobden Agricultural Hall, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden from 8:30am - 11:30am.  $8.00 per person, $5.00 per child under the age of 12.  We will be serving pancakes, sausages, home fries, eggs, baked beans, toast, juice, coffee and tea.  Everyone is welcome to attend, a fundraiser for the Ice Plant Replacement Fund.  For more information please contact Stewart McBride at 613-646-2481

Ice Plant Refurbishment - Goal Reached!!!

We have reached our fundraising goal!!!

We will be able to go ahead with the full floor restoration thanks to the generous donations of both time and money from members and non-members! We will be sending out emails to those who pledged to donate funds, as we would like those to be sent into the club as soon as possible to ensure we can pay our upcoming bill.

Thank you to everyone who has been able to help out with reaching this goal! We will continue to send out labour schedules as they become available.

Click here for more information

Current status

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Curl for Cancer 2017!!

The annual Curl for Cancer is coming up on Feb 11. This is a one day bonspiel where everyone is a winner!!

Deadline for entry: Feb 4, 2017
First 16 teams accepted.

Click here for more information


New Monday League Draw Sheets Available

The 2nd draw for the Monday League is now available. The team listings and schedule is available on the Monday Evening page.


Pat Kelly Bonspiel Jan 20-21

The annual Pat Kelly bonspiel will be running Jan 20-21. The sign-up sheet is available at the club.

Pat Kelly Bonspiel - Jan 20-21


Curling Returns on Monday Jan 2!!

Just a reminder that the regular leagues resume this week, starting with the Monday league on Jan 2nd.

Hope to see everyone out. If you are still travelling, please try to find a spare.


Ice Plant Repaired

A very big THANK YOU goes out to our ice crew for all their hard work and tireless dedication to keeping us operational.
Below is an update on the recent issue from our amazing Ice Crew.


As some of you may be aware, on a routine check this Thursday at noon, it was discovered there was a significant decrease in the brine system head tank indicating a leak in the brine system (the fluid that cools the ice). The ice plant was shut down and a leak search was initiated. On Thursday afternoon, a leak was located on one of the nipple connections to the brine supply header (under the walkway at the scoreboard end of the ice).  AC Mechanical of Ottawa was called and they arrived at 8:30 am Friday to assist us with a repair.  The repair area is very congested, complicating the repair process. After much perseverance, a repair was installed. The brine system was refilled, vented and pressurized and the leak site observed Friday evening and again this morning. The repair is successfully holding. The ice condition has been assessed and it will be ready for curling in time for the Boxing Day Fun Spiel. The assistance from AC Mechanical was excellent and has resulted in keeping us operational! Their support so close to Christmas is greatly appreciated.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Your friendly neighbourhood ice crew


Boxing Day Fun Spiel

We are still looking for a few more teams for the Boxing Day Funspiel.
Let Chris Moore know if you are interested.

Boxing Day Funspiel - Dec 26, 2016



No Curling - Ice Plant Leak

Due to a leak with the Ice Plant curling is cancelled until further notice.



Ladies Night

On Tuesday night, December 13th, there is a gathering of crones - women of wisdom and experience!! The evening will begin at 5:30 with Curling on ice, squash games on the courts, and a drum/ rhythm circle. Then, Maven Catering will serve a dinner of chicken/ vegetable lasagna with salad ( gluten free and vegetarian options available upon request) followed by carrot cake. We will finish the night off with a dance party.Tickets will be $25. Come out and join the party!

All female members are welcome to curl whether you buy a ticket or not. We are tracking the curlers with ticket sales for organizational purposes. If you wish to curl and not stay for the rest of the evening, would you please let Patti Kinghorn know so that we know how many teams to plan for on the ice. ([email protected])

Come out and have fun. Profits from the evening will be donated to North Renfrew Family Services.
Tickets will be available at The Olive Tree ( next to the liquor store) and at the curling club starting next week. For more information, call Patti Kinghorn at 613-584-4463
 after November 23rd.


Teams for Evening Curling Draw #1 Now Available

The draw sheets for Monday and Thursday evening curling are now available.


Kenneth B. Thain Award Winner

Congratulation to Evans Harrison who was selected as a recipient of the Ottawa Valley Curling Association Kenneth B. Thain award for 2016.

This OVCA award is presented annually to recognize exemplary volunteerism. We are sure you have seen Evans involved in many of the various activities in the club. Often though, he is behind the scenes helping to keep the ice plant and the many other key club systems and equipment functioning. Be sure to congratulate Evans when you next see him!

Click Here for more info about the Kenneth B. Thain Award


2016-17 Registration and September Newletter

This Friday, September 30, is our annual Wine and Cheese Registration evening beginning at 6:30.  Please bring with you to registration whichever Registration Form applies to you.  All 3 registration forms (regular member, junior program, learn to curl program) are included at the end of the September 2016 Newsletter

Attention Little Rock and Junior Curlers:  Please note that an ERROR was made in the NRT regarding the day for your program  The CORRECT day is TUESDAY.  Sorry for the confusion.

NOTE:  We are looking for a few members to help out this Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 pm, for about one-half hour, to set up tables and chairs for a group wishing to use the curling hall.  Just arrive at 7:00 and we'll put you to work.

Hope to see everyone on Friday.


New curling season is around the corner!!!

The sun is shining and the temperature is in the 20s!  It's hard to believe that we are thinking about curling and squash.  But, we are!  Registration for the Deep River Curling and Squash Club is only a week away.  Our yearly Wine and Cheese Registration night is being held on Friday, September 30 beginning at 6:30 pm at the club.  If you have never curled or played squash but might be interested, stop by the club and ask questions.  This year the following curling programs will be available.

  • Little Rock Curling - for children ages 6 - 12 and 13 - 18 - Tuesdays, the younger children use special rocks that weigh half the kilograms of a regular stone.  Our emphasis is on learning the game, playing safely and having fun!
  • Adult Learn to Curl - 12 week program on Wednesday evenings
  • Social Curling - Tuesday and Thursday mornings - pick-up games with no predetermined teams - just show up
  • Social Curling - Friday evenings - pick-up games with no predetermined teams - just show up
  • Balanced Curling League - Monday evenings - teams will be made in advance by a committee ensuring that all teams have players ranging in skills from beginner to experienced
  • Competitive Curling League - Thursday evenings - players form their own teams

We also have 2 squash courts in use at the Curling Club.  Members and occasional players may use the courts at any time throughout the day, so you can tailor your times to your work schedule.  We hope to have a Squash Clinic to introduce people to the sport and to help players with their technique.  If you are interested in a clinic, please let an executive member know.

If you have any questions regarding curling or squash please contact Janice Bunge at 584-2347.


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