Painted boards and “crokicurling” coming to the Beechgrove rink
Article published on 3 November 2021
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After extensive renovations last season, more upgrades are coming to the Beechgrove Rink this year.

The outdoor rink sits just outside Quyon between the 5th Concession and Taber Road along Hwy. 148, and as Lindsay Hamilton explained, has a long history in the community.

Hamilton and her brother Jared operate the nearby Mountainview Turf Farm. With the pandemic limiting travel and activities last winter, they, along with a group of volunteers, decided to restore the rink to its former glory. She said that the newly renovated space got a lot of use and they’re hoping to build on last winter’s success.

Hamilton said that this year they were planning on painting the boards, fixing the floor of their shed and adding a “crokicurling” surface nearby. As the name suggests, the game is a life-size version of crokinole played with small curling stones.

Hamilton said that Steve Rusenstrom, one of the key volunteers at the rink, had already begun creating some of the rocks for the game (see above).

For the latest news about the rink, you can consult their Facebook page.

The full interview with Hamilton is available here.

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