Crokicurl Coming to Guelph Family Day Weekend
February 15, 2018
Are you croki-kidding me?
Crokicurl comes to Guelph for first time – maybe first in Ontario
Key thing for you to do: register for the Tournaspiel!
Sometimes children dream big dreams, nations rise to new challenges, and humankind takes a bold next step. And then there are times when neighbourhood rink hosers get a tad ambitious. That time is now.
The Sunny Acres community is inviting Guelph to come, hang out and try something pretty cray cray as the kids once said. Last year, some fun, smart people in Winnipeg invented a game called crokicurl—a combination of crokinole and curling. It’s one part absurd, one part hilarious and two parts sensational with a dollop of we’re not entirely sure what we’re doing.
And it’s coming this weekend, February 17 to 19, to Sunny Acres, which is quite likely Guelph’s oldest community rink (we can’t prove that, though we a picture from the 1940s—the period better known as yore).
Enough of the lengthy preamble. What are we doing? We’re not quite sure, but it’s going to super fun.
Where: Sunny Acres Park
Schedule: subject to all kinds of changes based on weather, audibles, whim and whimsy
Saturday: come out and try, how hurry hard could it be?
Sunday: Crokicurl Tournaspiel
Sunday night: after party (details TBD)
Monday: pick up crokicurl
100% of Tournaspiel registration fees will be in support of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Free to Play program. All jokes aside, we pegged this as a sweeping good program that really rocks.
Crokicurl in Guelph is entirely possible because of making friends with some pretty good types:
- The 180 year old Guelph Curling Club brought us rocks and the ‘curl’ part of ‘crokicurl’
- The City of Guelph’s Parks Operations and Forestry Infrastructure Team (we lovingly call them POFIT) for helping with the rink all the time and the pegs – thanks a bazillion
- The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition – very friendly people, the friendliest really
Some more stuff and things to know
- Check out all of Guelph’s awesome neighbourhood rinks
- Meet the geniuses in Winnipeg who invented crokicurl and brought it to life last year
- Potential Sunny Acres Park motto: E pluribus unum praeclarus parcum
- Crokicurl is not yet being considered for inclusion in future Olympic Games