There will soon be one more reason to enjoy winter in Saskatoon.
After talk last year of bringing “Crokicurl” to the Bridge City in 2018, the Broadway Business Improvement District has confirmed it will setup the game this month.
Crokicurl combines the board game of crokinole with the sport of curling on a supersized playing area outdoors.
Instead of using discs, players take turns shooting curling rocks across a circular surface, trying to land on a higher-scoring region — on or near the centre “button” — while also trying to knock away opposing rocks.
Deeann Mercier with the BID said they’re using the same design of hybrid game that debuted at The Forks in Winnipeg last winter.
In Saskatoon, people will be able to play crokicurl in front of the Broadway Roastery — where parking space is normally available at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and 12th Street East.
Curling rocks will be available for public use at the site.
As for the timeline, Mercier said the BID is hoping to have crokicurl open to the public for six weeks starting Thursday, Jan. 18.
The timeline is very much subject to change, as it’s up to Mother Nature how long the setup will last.
People in Saskatoon will also be encouraged to enjoy the outdoors during the 2018 WinterShines festival running Jan. 27 to Feb. 4.