Nutana Curling Club

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Nutana Curling Club
Location2002 Arlington Ave.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 2H5
Founder(s)Joint Stock Company
Club typeDedicated Ice
CCA region SCA Saskatoon Region
Sheets of iceEight
Rock coloursRed and Yellow         

The Nutana Curling Club is a curling club located in the neighbourhood of Nutana Suburban Centre in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Curling Team sport played on ice

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Nutana Suburban Centre, Saskatoon City of Saskatoon neighborhood in Saskatchewan, Canada

Nutana Suburban Centre is a mixed-development neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a classified as a "suburban centre" subdivision, composed of medium to high-density multiple-unit dwellings, commercial areas and civic facilities. As of 2009, the area is home to 2,962 residents. Housing in the neighbourhood consists of high-density apartment-style dwellings and row houses. The neighbourhood is considered a lower-income area, with an average family income of $34,474, an average dwelling value of $266,311 and a home ownership rate of 29.3%. The low average income but comparatively high dwelling value is due to the number of senior citizens residing in the neighbourhood. The age distribution of Nutana SC's population is skewed very highly toward residents age 65 and older. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $296,114.

Saskatoon City in Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province. It is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, and has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 as a Temperance colony.

The club was organized in 1929 at the Nutana Collegiate Institute. The club was first opened in 1930 at the corner of Dufferin Avenue and Main Street in the Nutana neighbourhood of the city. In 1966, it moved to its current suburban location at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Taylor Street.

The club hosts the annual Colonial Square Ladies Classic, one of women's events on the World Curling Tour and former Grand Slam of Curling event. It also hosts the annual Point Optical Curling Classic on the men's World Curling Tour. Additionally, it hosted the 1999 Canadian Senior Curling Championships and the 1993 TSN Skins Game.

Colonial Square Ladies Classic

The Colonial Square Ladies Classic is an annual women's curling tournament held at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The tournament has run since 1981 and is part of the Women's World Curling Tour. From 2012 to 2014, the Colonial Square Classic was a Grand Slam event on the women's World Curling Tour.

The World Curling Tour (WCT) is a group of curling bonspiels featuring the best male, female, and mixed doubles curlers in the world.

Grand Slam of Curling

The Grand Slam of Curling is a series of curling bonspiels that are a part of the annual World Curling Tour. Grand Slam events offer a purse of at least CAD$100,000, and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the World. The Grand Slam was instituted during the 2001–02 season for men and 2006–07 for women, but some of the Grand Slam events have longer histories as bonspiels.


Teams from the Nutana have won the provincial men's championship ten times. The Charles Anderson rink was the first in 1934. Other winning rinks to win were J.S. Black in 1935, Dalton Henderson in 1946, Rick Folk (1978, 1979, 1980), Eugene Hritzuk (1985, 1988), Darrell McKee (2010) and Steve Laycock (2014, 2018). Folk and his rink of Ron Mills, Tom Wilson and Jim Wilson would go on to win the 1980 Labatt Brier and the 1980 Air Canada Silver Broom, the World Curling Championships.

The SaskTel Tankard is the Saskatchewan provincial championship for men's curling. The tournament is run by CURLSASK, the provincial curling association. The winner represents Team Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier. It is also known as the SaskTel Provincial Men's Championship. SaskTel became the sponsor in 2004 when it was known as the SaskTel Mobility Tankard. The 2019 SaskTel Tankard took place in Whitewood, SK at the Whitewood Community Centre from 6–10 February 2019.

Richard Dale “Rick” Folk is a Canadian curler and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, where he represented the Progressive Conservative Party for one term from 1982 until 1986. He is a two-time world curling champion, representing Canada. When curling in Canada, Folk represented both Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Eugene Hritzuk is a Canadian curler from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a former World Senior men's champion skip.

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