In only the second week of league curling in the brand new home of the Vancouver Curling Club, the first Eight-Ender was accomplished by "North of 40" of the Pacific Rim Curling League!
North of 40 scored their eight-ender at 7:56pm on October 3, 2011 while playing the fourth end of their game on sheet five - the first-ever eight-ender at Hillcrest Centre.
The third eight-ender at the VCC in the past 10 months, North of 40 achieved this rare feat with Skip Rick Feeney needing to throw a draw on his final stone. "In 35 years of curling, this is the first time I have ever had an 8-ender," said skip Rick Feeney."It's a once-in-a-lifetime achievement!"
With the end of September upon us, it means that league play for the inaugural season in our new facility begins soon. September 25 is the first day of league play so the Club's staff and Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing the facility in full action and jointly welcoming VCC members (new and returning) to our new home.
The month of September has already seen hundreds of new curlers as well as VCC members walk through our doors and try the sport during our open houses and clinics. There is an excitement in the air as almost all of our leagues have expanded since last season (and some already have a wait list). We have a new menu, expanded draught taps, HD televisions, comfy couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make visiting the Last Draw Lounge before or after your game a must-do item.
After ten years of discussions, planning, construction and transition, the Vancouver Curling Club opens the doors to its new facility at Hillcrest Centre this weekend.
For the first time since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, stones will once again be gliding across the ice in the building that saw Canada win three curling medals (two gold, one silver) at those Games.