A stronger closing mixed bonspiel for the Stettler Curling Club has lifted spirits as more young people seem to be taking interest in the sport.
With 20 teams registered this year, the final event of the curling season, taking place Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, had a healthier turn-out than last year.
According to Jamie Devnich of the curling club, there were junior curlers scattered throughout the many rinks, and there were two full junior rinks.
“It’s really good to see the younger curlers out,” Devnich said.
The Lyle Bignell rink from Erskine took the A championship, while Lacombe’s Shane Sorka rink took the B.
The Larry Mulgrove rink from Stettler tied up the C championship.
With the conclusion of the bonspiel, the ice is now gone from the curling sheets and the lights go dim in the building until next November, when curling will begin again.