The Iceoplex in Escondido was nice enough to let us paint curling lines onto their second rink for this season – with two rinks it opens up a lot of options for scheduling. This has allowed us to schedule the majority of the fall season league games with start times of 4:45PM on Saturdays – early enough to curl and then head out for some post-game food and libations : )
This last week was our first on the new sheet. The ice was fast and smooth, although a little crooked. This made for some tricky calls to deal with the negative ice, but with a smooth consistent surface we were able to get in plenty of good shots for some high scoring games (negative ice is tricky, but it is way better than frosty ice or dead spots).
We do have an extra sheet of ice this season – if you want to come out and learn how to curl, send us an e-mail and join us – we’ll set up an impromptu lesson for you on the open sheet.