The CN Curling Club is located at 1602 Chappell Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7M 3X6.
The CN Curling Club had its start late in 1939. In the spring of 1965 work began on a new building for the Club on the new Chappell Drive access to the railyards. In November 1965 the first games were played on five new ice sheets.
The Club recorded that land was donated by the Mount Pleasant Land Company Ltd. to the Montgomery Recreation Association, which then turned it over to the Curling Club. No records of this transaction exist in the present Montgomery Place Community Association heritage files.
Neighbourhood Spotlight – The CN Curling Club (Sept. 2018)
“There is nothing quite so delightfully mysterious as a secret in your own backyard” – Patrick Rothfuss.
The CN Curling Club has spent the last 53 years nestled in the southwest corner of Montgomery. After 27 years at the old CN rail yards downtown, the rink moved when CN rail relocated their yards to their current location at the end of Chappell Drive.
“I didn’t even know that this place existed was probably the most common phrase I heard over my first few years” explains Manager Steve Turner. “My goal has always been to change that”.
As one of four curling rinks in Saskatoon, the CN is a hub for activity during both the curling season and the off season. The curling season runs from October until mid April and the rink has many leagues for all ages and levels of experience. Whether you’re new to the game, coming back to it, or quite familiar with “Throwing rocks at Houses”, the CN has a place for you. The lounge is open every night to the public during the winter months. It’s also available year round to rent to individuals and businesses. It has hosted many birthdays, anniversaries, staff functions and other special events that are just too big to be in the office or someone’s home. Rental packages are available that include curling and the lounge. Their own invention of “Curling Golf” provides a great opportunity to get everyone involved out on the ice. Combine the warm, inviting lounge with a kitchen that puts out some fantastic rink classics, you’re in for a treat. “We consider ourselves the The Small Town Rink in the City” adds Steve. “We’re often told it reminds people of their rink back home”.
During the off season, the ice area is transformed to a hall that has held everything from wedding receptions to live bands. “We have hosted a wide variety of events from dog agility tournaments, fly fishing casting lessons and scrapbooking retreats in the hall” says Steve. “The large open area with a concrete floor make the possibilities almost endless”.
The CN Curling Club will be celebrating their 80th anniversary this season and are excited for the future. Find out what they’re up to on their website www.cncurlingclub.com or follow all the action through cncurlingclub on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Better yet, stop by for a coffee or a burger and a beer. You’ll be glad you did.