The community of Strongfield doesn’t know if it can rebuild it’s curling rink after a storm Thursday night destroyed it.
“The plan is to maybe put the curling rink into the skating rink, which is still standing,” said President of the Strongfield Curling Rink Amanda Glubis.
“Nowadays it’s so expensive to build something like that again and it’s money the town doesn’t have right now.”
Glubis said they had some insurance on the building, but not enough.
“We might start a Go Fund Me fundraising effort,” she said. “I heard some people fundraise to take a trip, so I’m sure we can get one to rebuild the rink.”
The structure built in 1963, is the only rink in the area and draws people from Mistusinne and Hawarden to curl.
“It’s the place to be on a Monday night in the winter,” Glubis said. “It will affect a lot of people.”
Glubis said some of the curling equipment is still usable.
“You can still see some of the sticks on the wall,” she joked. “The hockey rink side is still good, but there’s a lot of water damage in the waiting room area upstairs.”
Strongfield is about 100 kilometres south of Saskatoon.
— Chris Vandenbreekel (@Vandecision) July 21, 2017
-with files from 650 CKOM’s Chris Vandenbreekel