The Griffin Recreation Centre this Saturday will be bringing back a long-held tradition after a two-year break.

A free curling clinic for all ages will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"There's two hours of instructive practice and drills. We provide a free lunch and there's a scrimmage to follow," explained Board Member Stacey Szczecinski. "Don't worry about if you don't have a broom or slider. We have them available. Helmets are recommended for children."

She said anyone ages 5 to 95 should register by calling Stacey Kosier at 306-861-7503. 

"It just kind of gives us an idea for the instructors of how many teams we're going to need, as we do have two instructors, so if we have to split different age groups up, that's fine too," she noted. "It just kind of gives you a head count and what we're going to anticipate for food as well."

Szczecinski said this is one of three events they hold each year on their natural curling ice.

"We also do an open bonspeil, which is a mixed team bonspiel, and then we always have a ladies' bonspiel."

Just like with any small community, she shared, the Griffin Recreation Centre is always looking for members to volunteer.

"We do have a good base of people in the Griffin area," she said. "Some people love working in the kitchen, and we've got some of the husbands that love putting in the ice and pebbling, and some decorators for when we put on our different events."

Szczecinski said they've had around 25 children attend in the past, but it would be great to see some adults who want to learn how to curl. 

"We'd love to have anybody come out that wants to try."

Szczecinski reminds the outdoor skating rink is available, "so if people don't want to come and curl, they can come and bring their skates and enjoy the outdoor rink."