Chatham Granite Club

The Chatham Granite Club has five sheets of pristine, modern curling ice, change rooms with lockers and a licensed lounge facility with fully equipped kitchen. Our lounge is air conditioned and available for summer rental for functions such as business meetings, showers, wedding, and parties. The Chatham Granite Club also operates a fully stocked pro shop for all of your curling equipment needs.

Our ice conditions are quick and curly, just like professional ice today.  As modern as it comes, our ice is professionally maintained and considered "pristine" as well is competed on at a provincial level.  Our rocks are conditioned to provide fresh striking bands and a late breaking point.  The ice is considered some of the best in Ontario today and is all housed under original British Columbia Cedar.

Open House

Mark the date Wednesday October 16th, 2019. We would like to invite you out to visit with other members, learn about the different curling options and leagues. There is a game for all ages and abilities.

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Annual Meeting

Our Annual meeting is finished for another year. This evening is required by the law. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t important. Having input from our members keeps the club moving forward. If you were unable to attend and have some ideas or questions, please feel free to contact the club, or any board member.

Further to that we would like to welcome 2 new members- Maureen Coleman and Martin Forster. We would like to thank Mark Patterson and Sophie Jefferson for all of their support over the years! Good luck and enjoy the next step in your lives.

There have been a lot of great games and fun times at the club. We would like to thank everyone for helping to make our club successful. It takes a lot of time to make everything go smoothly. There is not any one job that is more important than another, but to help make decisions about the growth of our club, we need a board of directors. For the upcoming season we are in need of a couple to replace 2 of our veterans, who will be stepping down. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Deanna Bullard or any board member. Thank you.

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Back by popular demand, our Learn to Curl program. A weekly session with on and off ice instruction from some great coaches. Get comfortable with the ice, delivery and gain confidence to enjoy the sport even more.

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Celebrating our 157th season along the Thames River, the Chatham Granite Club has five sheets of pristine modern curling ice, change rooms with lockers and a licensed lounge facility with fully equipped kitchen. Our lounge is air conditioned and available yearly for functions such as business meetings, showers, weddings, and parties. The Chatham Granite Club also operates a fully stocked Goldline© pro shop for all of your curling equipment needs.

Our ice conditions are quick and curly, just like professional ice today.  We are proud to have brand new technology in our ice plant. Our ice is professionally maintained and considered "the best in Southern Ontario" as well is competed on at a provincial level.  Our rocks are conditioned to provide fresh striking bands and a late breaking point.  The ice rink, built in 1962 is completely housed under original British Columbia Cedar. Come curl with us!

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News

Another Grant was received!

This one is from Employment and Social Development Canada. It will help us to upgrade the washroom and entrance so the club is accessible. Our hope is that not only the students who require assistance to enter the building, but other members of the community will be able to access the ice surface as well.

Work has started and will continue through to June of 2020.

This is a start with plans to find a way for a lift to be installed in the future as well.

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$59,400 OTF Grant gives Granite Club Structure

Chatham ON – On Saturday, the Chatham Granite club welcomed members of the community to an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of major drainage and structural work. The club has been an active member of the community for over 156 years. Local MPP Rick Nicolls and OTF Grant Review Team member Kathy Biondi were on hand to congratulate the Curling Club’s members and hear how the $59,400 Capital Grant is making a difference.

“As a former Critic for Tourism, Culture and Sport, I am happy to see that our local curling club was able to apply for an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for their facility,” said Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington. “This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to repair the structure and improve drainage of this grand building will keep it structurally sound and dry for many years.”

The drainage issue was causing damage to the structure and affecting the ability to maintain the ice. With last year’s flooding, the main pipes that supply the coolant to freeze the ice were almost destroyed. Now, with even this year’s rains storms, no damages were reported.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated” said Deanna Bullard, president of the Chatham Granite club. This grant has allowed us to complete the needed renovations and allowed us to provide the community with ice to curl on and a sound structure to enjoy.

The Chatham Granite club is committed to be a place for everyone to enjoy the sport of curling. The programming being offered are Junior curling, Special Olympics, seniors, competitive and open curling. If you wish to enquire about curling or use the facility for a function, please call the office 519-352-4324 or email granite@ciaccess.com

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading grant foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.  This will help us to improve our drainage and make the necessary repairs to protect the building from rain water.



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Granite Gripper Newsletter

September 2019

 

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