Curling at St. George’s

Curling at St. George’s enjoys a rich history, one that celebrates Provincial, Canadian and World Champions. Members of all ages enjoy and benefit from our wonderful facilities, whether they’re throwing rocks, playing in league games, competing in an event or simply dropping by to enjoy a meal with family or friends. All skill levels are welcome as we work with our members to position them in an appropriate level of activity, from learning the basics to our competitive leagues.

Learn to Curl

Discover a sport that captivates thousands of Canadians with our Learn to Curl program. Curling is a game of finesse and strategy and our introductory sessions are aimed at getting you game ready and comfortable on the ice. Learn to curl beginner leagues and programs are flexible and geared to people of all ages from youngsters and families right up to business professionals and seniors and are taught by our World Champion Curling Manager, Graeme McCarrel.

Social Events

There’s much more to curling than just throwing rocks down a sheet of ice. It’s about being a year-round member of our club. It’s about meeting people, making friends and spending time with curlers who enjoy having fun on and off the ice. Our leagues and bonspiels are designed to bring people together in a social and relaxing environment and every event has something a little different to offer to keep your experience fresh and exciting.

Graeme McCarrel

Graeme McCarrel

Curling Manager

Graeme McCarrel “came home” to St. George’s Golf and Country Club as the Curling Manager in the fall of 2012. Graeme has a long list of accomplishments in the sport of curling but none he treasures more than capturing the Canadian and World Championships in 1998 representing St. George’s. He was named MVP of the Canadian (Brier) Championships. He still remains active in competitive curling narrowly losing the final of the Provincial Men’s in 2011. Known as one of the top thirds in the game, Graeme imparts much of that knowledge on the membership through his popular and effective Learn to Curl and Curling Bootcamp sessions and enjoys seeing the skill level flourish at St. George’s. During his twenty-five plus years on tour, Graeme has won four Tour Championships, four TSN Skins games, all the Grand Slam events and most major events across Canada.

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Graeme grew up at St. George’s where he used to watch his family curl from a young age. He joined the junior program in 1971 where he developed his curling and golf skills. Graduating from York University with an economics degree, he is keenly interested in club management. In addition to his accomplishments with curling, Graeme completed a graduate program in Golf Operations from the Golf Management Institute of Canada (GMIC) in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.

Did You Know?

The oldest in-house bonspiel at St. George’s is mixed, and was first held in 1958.

In December 1968 Bob and Joyce Dickson and Dave and Barb Watkinson played a double eight-ender in the Valentine mixed bonspiel.

In 1979 the curling members produced a professionally-scripted show and formed the St. George’s Repertory Company – this went on for seven or eight years.

Member, Joan Matheson, has skipped more rinks to major in-house curling trophies than any other woman curler at St. George’s.

Curling Manager, Graeme McCarrel, grew up as a golf and curling member at St. George’s. He and his family (Wally, Wilma, Hugh, Doug and Fran) were active members and competitors, bringing much pride to the St. Georges’ curling section.

St. George’s hosted the first Ameri-Canadian bonspiel with 16 rinks from the U.S. competing against 16 host club foursomes over three events. St. George’s dominated the first bonspiel. The event saw some 140 Americans travel north and partake in much fun on and off the ice. The event has since been renamed the International.

St. George’s Hall-of-Famer, Fern Irwin, excelled at golf and curling with equal athleticism. Six-time winner of the Club’s ladies’ golf championship, she also led her St. George’s rink to several wins including the Ontario provincial title in 1962 and 1965.

Life Member at St. George’s since 1986, Wayne Middaugh is a three-time World Champion – once as second for Russ Howard in 1993, as a skip in 1998, and as third for Glenn Howard in 2012.

2018-2019 Curling Information [pdf]

Contact Info
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