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 and lower lounge, space for tables, bulletin boards, washrooms and 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 2001 the club was renamed the McArthur Island Curling Club. In March of 2005 the City of Kamloops decided to revamp the McArthur Island sports complex 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 operation of the food services for the entire building is now managed by Compass Group.
The McArthur Island Curling Club currently runs 7 leagues throughout the week and generally hosts between 3-5 Bonspiels per season. Our seasons run from the end of September until the end of March every year.