The idea for the Lilac City Curling Club was germinated during the 2010 Winter Olympics by some officemates who discovered they shared an interest in this strange but fascinating game. None of them had every tried the sport (but one of them did own Men with Brooms), but that didn’t stop them from asking around about local opportunities. Sadly, they hit nothing but dead ends and seemed to have nothing to show for it but a page on Facebook.
Fast forward to the summer of 2011, when an email inquiry sparked a resurgence of interest and a glimmer of hope. By January the club had been provided a fundraiser by C.I. Shenanigan’s (and remain eternally grateful) and just 2 months later hosted their first open ice event courtesy of Eagle’s Ice Arena. At that event, club members got to try their hand at the game, most for the very first time. More importantly the new club was introduced to some very fine gentlemen who were once active in the original Spokane Curling Club, which dissolved in the early ‘80’s after decades of successful curling.
It turns out that these fine gentlemen knew where there were some stones and other equipment; equipment the new club couldn’t afford. These fine gentlemen very kindly donated their old gear to the new club, thereby passing on the torch of curling in Spokane.
We are getting ready to start our 4th year of curling in Spokane. Join us, won’t you?