Mayflower Curling Club

The Mayflower Curling Club is a curling club in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was established in 1905. Since 1962, the club has been located at 3000 Monaghan Drive.

Mayflower Curling Club
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Arena3000 Monaghan Dr, Halifax, NS
Club typeDedicated Ice
Curling Canada regionNova Scotia Curling Association
Sheets of iceSix
Rock coloursRed and Yellow   

The club is one of the premier curling rinks in Nova Scotia, being home to teams headed by Colleen Jones, Mark Dacey, Shawn Adams, and Heather Smith-Dacey. The club was host for the curling events during the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

History edit

In 1912 the club's then-premises on Agricola Street was used as a temporary morgue for the bodies of Titanic disaster victims recovered from the North Atlantic by the Halifax-based ship the CS Mackay-Bennett, as it was the only site in the city that was both sufficiently large and cold enough for the task.[1] Following the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the devastated Agricola Street rinks were rebuilt.

In 2006, the Mayflower began hosting the Loose Ends Curling League, an LGBT league that is a member of the Canadian Pride Curling Association.[2] In 2010, the league was hosting its Bluenose Bonspiel when Hurricane Earl hit the city—then-MP Justin Trudeau, whose regular events were cancelled, joined the bonspiel.[2] Loose Ends and the Mayflower have twice hosted the Canadian Pride Curling Championships, most recently in 2023.[3]

In 2022, members of the club voted to sell the property and build a new ice facility in Timberlea, Nova Scotia.[4]

National champions edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Mayflower Curling Club: Club Information". Mayflower Curling Club. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  2. ^ a b Parsons, Katy (2016-11-22). "Halifax's gay curling league marks a decade on the ice". CBC News. Archived from the original on 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2024-02-09.
  3. ^ Renić, Karla (2023-03-25). "'Sense of community' felt as Halifax hosts Canadian Pride Curling Championships". Global News. Archived from the original on 2023-03-25. Retrieved 2024-02-09.
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