Card cool as ice….maker

Card cool as ice….maker

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Oliver Curling Club president Dale Dodge (left) welcomes ice maker Norm Card for another season of fun and adventure. Photo contributed
Oliver Curling Club president Dale Dodge (left) welcomes ice maker Norm Card for another season of fun and adventure.             Photo contributed
Oliver Curling Club president Dale Dodge (left) welcomes ice maker Norm Card for another season of fun and adventure.
Photo contributed

The Oliver Curling Club is pleased to announce that Norm Card is staying on at the Eastlink Curling Centre as the ice maker and custodian for at least the next two years.

Card began his ice-making career in the 1980s, first working with Doug Orr (Bobby’s brother) at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto after graduating with a recreational facilities management diploma. He then learned the trade of making curling ice at the Sutton Curling Club in Ontario. The legendary Shorty Jenkins tutored him with the Briers, the provincial championships and The Scotties.

By 1991 Card was at the Penticton Curling Club working as ice maker and club operator until 2000. He also operated the Summerland and Gibson clubs before coming to Oliver in 2011.

He is excited to be staying on at the Oliver Curling Club and said, “The Oliver club is a great club to make ice, with a very stable floor, leading technology with a geothermal refrigeration system and a great fun environment.”

Club members are very pleased to have him back.

Summer’s going fast and soon it will be curling season again. For all you seasoned curlers and for those that are interested in trying it out, the club’s general registration is on Friday, September 20 at the Eastlink Curling Centre. For more information go to www.olivercurlingclub.org.

 

Tracy Johnson

Special to the Chronicle

 

 

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