Jim Bender of the Winnipeg Sun has the story on the closing of Victoria Curling Club in what was once the centre of the curling universe.
As the Sun first reported late Wednesday night, the Victoria Curling Club on William Avenue is shutting down after 95 years of operation, vice-president Bryce McEwen said.
In the last three years, the club went from 26 men's teams spread over three nights and 10 women's teams to eight men's and zero women's squads last season. The Victoria also had 13 rental leagues.
Unfortunately, this isn't the only city where the numbers are dropping off and where curling clubs are either closing or struggling. While there are some success stories there just seem to be more of these ones popping up over and over again.