Our practice schedule for next week is :
Monday September 26, 10 AM to 8 PM ( scrape ice from 2 – 3 PM )
Tuesday September 27, 10 AM to 8 PM ( scrape ice from 2 – 3 PM )
Wednesday September 28, 10 AM to 8 PM ( scrape ice from 2 – 3 PM )
Thursday September 29, 10 AM to 3:30 PM ( KKP Classic begins at 6 PM )
Practice ice for Fort Rouge curlers will be on a drop in basis, first come, first served. However, the exception is rented ice.
Non Fort Rouge curlers can rent a sheet of ice at the rate of $45 per hour per sheet. You can also purchase a season Practice Membership for $160.
The “Home of Friendly Curling” is accepting entries for several leagues for the 2016–2017 curling season.
The Winnipeg regionals to qualify for the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Provincial Championship, are being held November 25-27, 2016.
Prior to that, the Fort Rouge Curling Club will host a single elimination playoff of interested and eligible teams from our 2016/2017 men’s leagues between October 3 and November 6, 2016, to determine a team to represent the Fort Rouge at the regionals. Actual dates and schedule of the games are dependent on the number of teams that enter. Games will be fit into open spots throughout the timeline.
Eligibility criteria: http://www.curling.ca/2016travelers/about/eligibility-requirements/
Help carry on the Rouge’s winning streak of Travelers Champions!
FRCC Chair - Bonspiels
MCT Gold Event
September 29th - October 2, 2016
Entry Fee : $500 per team
First 18 paid entries accepted
This event is currently full.
Teams are being added to a wait list and the draw may be expanded by the host committee.
Please contact organizers directly.
For more information or to register contact:
Fort Rouge Curling Club has spots available in a our new Friday morning Masters League (55+).
Draw time is 10:00 AM
20 game season
For more details, please contact:
The Fort Rouge CC has two more Provincial Champions!
Tracy Andries (Crystal Kennedy, Diane Christensen and April Klassen) captured the 2016 Travelers Curling Club Provincial Women's title with an extra end victory over Brandon's Stacey Fordyce, while Andrew Wickman (Jeff Tarko, Mark Blanchard and Cam Barth) won the Men's side with their win over Doug Jordan of Portage.
Both teams will now represent Manitoba and the FRCC at the 2016 Canadian Travelers Curling Club Championship, November 20-16, 2016, at the Kelowna Curling Club, in Kelowna, BC.
Congratulations to both of our champions!
The Fort Rouge Curling Club would like to extend sincerest thanks to our staff, the 2016 Senior Provincial Curling Championships Host Committee, and the over 60 volunteers who helped make the Senior Provincial Championships at the Fort Rouge, a huge success.
Proudly hosted by the Fort Rouge Curling Club, a very successful Men's and Women's Senior Provincial Championships drew to a close on Monday. In the Strathcona Trust Senior Men's Championship, a 6-5 extra end victory by La Salle's, Randy Neufeld over the Granite's Bob Sigurdson, allowed Neufeld (Dean Moxham, Peter Nicholls, and Dale Michie) to successfully defend their status as current Manitoba Champion and earned a return trip to the Everest Canadian Seniors Championships, in Digby, Nova Scotia, at the end of March.
Joining Neufeld in Nova Scotia will be Hamiota's Sandra Cowling. For Cowling, it was third time's the charm. Unsuccessful in her previous two trips to the ladies' final, Cowling needed the hammer in the 8th end to score one and break a 4-4 tie over Neepawa's Terry Ursel. The Tim Hortons Senior Women's Champions include Cowling, Sheila Gregory, Jackie Brooks, Jeannine Skayman, and Coach Dale Brooks.
The Fort Rouge Curling Club wishes to thank all of the teams, coaches, and spectators who helped make this year's championships an enjoyable experience for everyone.
The Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame today announced its Class of 2016.
The Fort Rouge Curling Club is pleased to announce two of our members are among this year's inductees.
Ron Westcott (Curler) and Bob Boughey (Curler/Builder) will be inducted at the annual dinner in May 2016.
Ron Westcott has a long and successful curling career which includes 42 appearances in Manitoba Championships including Men’s, Senior Men’s, Masters Men’s, and Mixed with an impressive record of 178 wins and 104 losses. He won the MCA Bonspiel Grand Aggregate in 1971 at third for Terry Braunstein, and skipped his own team to the 1981 MCA Bonspiel Free Press event title, the 1999 Manitoba Senior Men’s title, the 2010-2012-2014-2015 Manitoba Masters titles, and the 2015 Canadian Masters title. He also won a World Seniors silver medal in 2002 as a replacement skip on the Carl German team.
Bob Boughey is a respected competitor who has made a significant contribution to the sport as a Fort Rouge club executive member and president in 1993-94 as well as assuming a leadership position on several major event committees. He chaired the Hog Line Inn layout committee at the 1991 Worlds, served on the inaugural Safeway Select committee (1995-Winnipeg) and the Green Valley Junior Men’s committee (1996), chaired the Transportation committee for the 2003 Worlds and the Arena, Ice, and Rocks committee for the 2008 Brier. As a competitor, he has appeared in 36 Junior, Men’s, Senior and Masters provincial championships winning one senior and four Masters Manitoba titles and the 2015 Canadian Masters Championship as second for Ron Westcott.
Congratulations to Ron and Bob. Both are most deserving.
For five of the last six years, Mike McEwen and his teammates, B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, and Denni Neufeld played the role of runner-up in the chase for Manitoba's most coveted curling prize, the Provincial Championship. The chance to wear the traditional buffalo and represent the winningest province in Brier history, at the Brier.
Everything changed today. Arguably under more pressure than ever to win today and become the Manitoba Champions, McEwen was taken the distance by the current Canadian Junior Men's Champion, Matt Dunstone. Tied at two in the 10th end, McEwen executed a delicate tap back of the Dunstone rock fully buried and covering a good portion of the button. The score of two broke the deadlock and a 4-2 victory for Team McEwen. Entering the final, McEwen was already heading to Ottawa for the Tim Hortons Brier as Manitoba's representative, but the victory will now send the team as Manitoba Champions and undoubtedly a favourite to win the Brier in their first appearance.
Photo credit: CurlManitoba
Congratulations to Team Mike McEwen on their victory, and best of luck representing Manitoba and The Rouge at the Brier, in Ottawa.