The Granite Curling Club was founded in 1920, making it one of the oldest curling Clubs in the city and the province of Alberta. On April 24, 1920 a Certificate of Incorporation was duly issued under the seal of the Registrar of Companies for the Granite. The first issue of shares was offered almost a year later on April 4, 1921. The Granite Curling Club officially opened for curling on Monday, December 20, 1920. At the end of the fiscal year, the Granite Curling Club recorded a remarkable net income of $2,638. The Granite Curling Club proved to have a promising outlook in the following years with its true sportsmanship, friendly competitiveness and winning honors. The Granite established itself as a first class social and recreational facility. Incorporation of the Granite Curling Club as a non-profit organization occurred in 1953 under the Societies Act.
The Granite Curling Club has grown into a flourishing and dominant leader in the Curling industry. There is a Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice President, Treasurer and 4 Directors. The executives give their time to further the cause of curling Granite members as well the average curler. Community involvement is also an important objective at the Granite, which has a volunteer database of over 500 people from Edmonton and surrounding areas.
If you would like to Volunteer, or become a Sponsor, please contact the Granite's General Manager at 780-439-0695 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Granite Curling Club is known for being an innovator in the sport of curling, with many historical firsts:
-First with colored rings, now the game's trademark
-First with artificial ice in Edmonton
-First with skating at the rink
-First with an Autumn Bonspiel in Alberta
-First with the modern Eaton Draw
-First with the idea of Double Knockout competitions
The Granite Curling Club has been host to several high profile Provincial and National Events such as the 1991 Junior Provincials, 1994 Provincial Mixed, 1996 Canadian Juniors, 1998 and 2003 Men's Provincial Championships, 2007 Target Juniors and 2008 Men's and Ladies Senior Provincials. These events have drawn a considerable fan following and support ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 spectators per event. The club hosts approximately 1,000 curlers and guests per week at the league level and special events. Corporate social and entertainment functions are also available throughout the year.