One of Ontario’s oldest curling clubs enjoys a modern, state-of-the-art curling facility on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River in Cornwall and adjacent to the Cornwall Civic Complex, the Cornwall Aquatic Centre and just a short walk to the city’s downtown core of restaurants and boutique shopping.
Built in 2004, the Cornwall Curling Centre plays host to a variety of events and bonspiels throughout the year.
The Cornwall Curling Centre features:
- 6 sheets of ice
- beautiful lounge to accommodate 120 patrons
- well appointed bar
- locker rooms
- ample free parking
- full set of regular granite and junior granite curling stone
|Shorty Jenkins Classic curling bonspiel is now hosted by the Cornwall Curling Centre in the month of September.|
This page includes a brief history of curling in Cornwall and a record of In-Club Bonspiel and Award Winners.
The earliest recrded curling activity in and around the Cornwall area was in the 1850's. In it's initial stages curling was played on the St-Lawrence river on the bay area between Farlinger's Point and Flanigan's Point, adjacent to the community of Glen Walter. There was no club facility, but McNairn's Hotel, located approximately where the present day Cornwall Golf and Country Club's 10th green is situated, served for pre and post curling gatherings and refreshments. In 1882, after thirty years of curling on the river, the curlers built a facility at the northwest corner of First and Augustus Streets. The Cornwall Curling Club joined the Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledoinia Curling Club in 1884, thus this is recognized as the founding date.
In 1908 the curling club was destroyed by fire. For the next thirty eight years there was no curling facility in Cornwall. In 1946 a group began curling at the Water Street arena. In 1948 a 4 sheet curling club was built on the east side of Amelia Street, adjacent to the Water Street arena. In 1984 the Cornwall Curling Club celebrated the 100th anniversary by hosting the World Junior Championship.
In the mid 1990's curlers recognized that the facility on Amelia Street was in need of major repairs and could not adequately accomodate the numbers who wished to curl. Therefore the club embarked on a major fundraising campaign resulting in the construction current 6 sheet facility at 220 Water Street near the Civic Complex and Aquatic Centre. Play began at this curling centre in September 2004.
This brief history was taken from an excellent 1983 Cornwall Curling Club publication entitled "The First 100 Years".
Cornwall Curling Club Bonspiel and Award Winners and Honorary Members
Click HERE to view a table that shows the winnners of the following in-club Bonspiels: the Opening, the Turkey, the Mixed, the Club Championship (Winterspiel), and the Closing. There is a list of Honorary Members and the winners of the following awards may be viewed as well: Curling Member of the Year, Curler of the Year, Youth Curler of the Year, all of whom are honored at the Lion's Club Sports Banquet, as well as the Spirit of Curling and the male and female Rookie of the Year.