History of our Club

The North Kamloops Curling Club opened in 1965; it was then as it is today a City of Kamloops facility.  The curling club consisted of Men’s, Ladies and Mixed curling leagues.  The club boasted six sheets of curling ice with three tiered bleachers in the reception area/lower lounge, space for tables, bulletin boards, washrooms/locker rooms.  There was a concession area that serviced the curling club and ice arena.  The members also had access to a lounge and bar overlooking the curling ice which the club operated with volunteers.

In 1987 the senior’s league was established much to the enjoyment of our older curlers.  In the late 1980’s the club also decided to hire a club manager to operate the bar and to host bonspiels, this took a load off our club volunteers and executive.

In 2002 the club was remained the McArthur Island Curling Club.  In Mach 2005 the City of Kamloops decided to revamp the sports plex and tore down the area separating the ice rink from the curling club.  They built a new arena and added a second Olympic size hockey rink side by side to the old rink.  They added new ice plants including a separate plant for the curling club.

The executive of the McArthur Island Curling Club decided in September 2006 to hire their own ice maker.