Media Advisory
January 9, 2015

Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) will join Hugh Murphy, President of the Toronto Curling Association, and members of the community to officially open three new curling sheets at Harry Gairey outdoor rink. The launch will feature a curling demonstration and learn-to-curl sessions.
Date: Sunday, January 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., remarks at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Harry Gairey outdoor rink, in Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
The City of Toronto has partnered with the Toronto Curling Association to bring curling to two outdoor rinks this winter. Harry Gairey and West Mall rinks are each home to three curling sheets and all of the necessary equipment, including half-weight stones (9.98 kilograms), brooms, portable hacks (the foot-holds at each end of the ice) and storage containers to house the equipment.
Community curling opportunities will be available throughout the season, facilitated by Toronto Curling Association volunteers. Specific event schedules will be posted at the two rinks.
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Rob Myatt
Parks, Forestry and Recreation
647-462-6045