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May 6, 2018

Posted:  April 5, 2018    The 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Champions – Campbell & Campbell!

Our 48 Team National Championships were concluded on Thursday, April 5th with the husband & wife team of Rae & Tom Campbell of the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg, MB defeating 3 time Canadian champion, Tim Smith with new partner Chris Peiper of Armstrong, BC to become the 2018 Canadian Stick Curling Champions.

24 Alberta teams competed with 2018 Alberta Stick Curling Champions, Ryan Meyers & Dennis Fitzerald finishing in 4th place.  They were defeated by 3-time Canadian champion John Campbell and partner Derrell Sears of Armstrong, BC in the bronze medal game.

We’d like to Thank the many volunteers and community sponsors for making this event a huge success!

For all the Results and lots of Photos, visit www.albertastickcurling.ca

Home team wins Gold at 2018 Alberta Athletics High School Curling Provincials!

Pictured:  L to R
Coach Darren Skalski, Skip Nicolas Oake, Third David Howes, Second Chase Lozinsky, and Lead Owen Pacholok. Coach Leanne Oake

More Information & Results at: ASAA Website

 

 

 

Congratulations! to our Junior Men’s Molberg Team who qualified in the Canada Games pre-trials in Red Deer over the March 23-25 weekend.

ST. ALBERT CELEBRATING CANADA 150 Legacy Stories

View Marc Kennedy You tube Legacy Video

March 23, 2018

Congratulations to all the local curlers who represented their schools and our club very well at the Alberta High School Provincial Curling Championships this past week!
We had 3 local teams make the playoffs on Saturday, and our very own Icemaker – Nic Oake and his team of David Howes, Chase Lozinski, and Owen Pocholok won GOLD in the Boy’s Division and are taking the Provincial Banner back to St. Albert Catholic High School! Paul Kane Girls coached by: Laurie Knoll/Lori Olson-Johns: Skip: Brennin Turner, Third: Anna Smith, Second: Seraphina Wong and Lead: Emmarie Brown and Paul Kane Boys, coached by Duncan Knoll/Lori Olson-Johns: Skip: Andrew Nowell, Third: Carson Davis, Second: Tanner Schnirer, and Lead: Ryan Boljkovac each finished fourth in their respective divisions. Many of these fine young curlers are members of St. Albert Junior Curling programs and we are very proud of their performance, both on and off the ice.

2018 Alberta Winter Games Feb 16-19, 2018 – Wood Buffalo in Ft McMurray – Mixed Doubles Teams: Julia Bakos/Owen Pacholok/Coach Brenna Bilassy and Rebecca Molberg/Chase Lozinsky/Coach Paul Turner. (pictured in Fort McMurray on the weekend) These young ambassadors represented us well and can be proud of their accomplishments!
Click for more great photos from the weekend

2018 Hazel Jamison Senior Division 1 Winners – Feb 16-19, 2018
Congratulations to the Andrew Nowell Team of Carson Davis, Tanner Schnirer, Kolby MacDonald and Coach: Brent MacDonald All members of our Thursday After School League and the STAJED program at St. Albert Curling Club. Well done guys!
U18 Provincial Championships in Okotoks March 1-4, 2018 – Nathan Molberg Team with Third: Jacob Rahn Second: Braden Pelech Lead: Morgan Bilassy Coach: Nicole Bellamy.
Alberta High School Provincial Championships in St. Albert Feb. 28 – Mar 3, 2018 – The St. Albert Curling Club and local high schools will be well represented at this year’s High School Curling Championships, being hosted at our club this year!
Junior Club Championships in Sherwood Park March 9-11, 2018 – Good Luck to the Anna Smith Team with Rebecca Molberg, Colby Lozinsky, & Rachel Hansen, and Anders Van Amsterdam Team with Carter Parenteau, Cameron Molberg and Caleb Kerschbaumer. These young athletes are members of our STAJED program and Thursday After School League.

Congratulations!! to our IceMaker/Bartender, Holly Jamieson.
She and her team of Sally Korol, Nula Kurylowich, Andrea Scott and Coach: Taina Smiley brought home the Gold Medal from the Canada Deaf Games held at the Deer Lodge Curling Club in Winnipeg Feb. 21-24, 2018. As Canadian Champions, they will represent our country at the Deaflympics next February 2019 Location TBD.

School Program Volunteers – Only 400 more Students to go!

This our last appeal for On-Ice Volunteers for this season.  We provided 477 students instruction for our School Program in February and have 400 more booked for March!

So, please, if you have time to share during the day and have a basic knowledge of the game of curling, then we would truly love to have you join our small band of On-Ice Volunteers to help with our School Programs.   Nicole or Holly provide the instruction, and our volunteers are there to help the students and provide on-ice supervision to ensure their safety and enjoyment during their time at St. Albert Curling Club.  Please call the office to sign up as a volunteer, or view the times/dates where we need volunteers on the calendar posted at:

SACC School Programs & Volunteers

HUGE THANK YOU!  to all our Casino Volunteers!

Working a casino is a biennial tradition that brings funds into our club to help keep the lights on and our curling fees in check.  Can’t thank everyone enough for giving of their time and talents to our club.

March 9, 2018

2018 Men of Curling Fundraising Calendar
Featuring our very own ‘cover-guy’ Marc Kennedy!
This annual fundraising campaign raises funds for a number of Charitable Benefactors each year. The last Men of Curling calendar in 2014 raised over $120,000! Rumour has it that Marc may be hanging out around the club to sell this year’s calendar ‘in person’ – so you may be lucky enough to get an autographed copy!
Calendars are $20 incl gst and may also be purchased in the office. Cash only, please.
Marc’s exclusive sales will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & Simply Supper Helps.

March 6, 2018

St. Albert Curling Club, together with St. Albert Catholic High School and Paul Kane High School are hosting the Alberta High School Curling Provincial Championships this week!   (March 1-3, 2018)
Competition opens with draws at 7:45am Thursday morning and runs through Saturday afternoon. St. Albert Curling Club is well represented by many of our Junior curlers participating on the local curling teams. Spectators are welcome! Admission is $2/day $5/3 days.
Live Scoring can be viewed at: curlingzone.com

February 24. 2018

Master’s Provincial Championships in Stettler Feb 21-25, 2018  –  Gary Greening Team with Dale Briske, Rick Dallyn, Doug DeBruijn and Grant Cook (5th) & Neil McKay Team with Don Johnston, Richard Davis and Ferd Caron. Follow their progress at NACA website.

Mixed Doubles Provincial Championships  in Camrose Feb. 23-25, 2018 – Braden Pelech/Megan Berg, Jacob Rahn/Jessica Wytrychowski (Airdrie), Julia Bakos/Nathan Molberg.

Congratulations to our wheelchair curlers who finished with a Silver Medal at the Alberta Wheelchair Curling Championships in Calgary Feb. 9-11, 2018

Edmonton Rocks wheelchair curlers Shawna Walsh, Warren Fleury, Mike McMullen, and Don Kuchelyma all curl in our Friday Stick Curling League.  They are coached this year by Rick Jenkyns and despite everyone curling their personal bests, and a late game rally, stealing 2 in 7 and another 2 in 8, they fell to defending Alberta Champions, Team Jack Smart of the Calgary Curling Club.   The Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships will be held in Leduc, March 26-31, 2018.
The Team says:  “Thank you to Nicole and the St. Albert Curling Club and icemaker, Audra for practice ice.”   And, they have extended an invitation to “Anyone in a wheel chair and wanting to try wheelchair curling, please visit the Edmonton Rocks website to find details on where and when to come. The more the better! You are only limited by your expectations!!!  Anything is possible!!!”

http://www.edmontonrocks.ca

February 12. 2018

2 Teams will represent St. Albert Curling Club at the Provincial Men’s Masters championships!

Congratulations to the Gary Greening rink who won the A Event Qualifier in the Men’s Masters at the St. Albert Curling Club!

Greening, with Dale Briske, Rick Dallyn, Doug DeBruijn and Grant Cook (5th) edged out Orv MacDonald of Cold Lake with 1 in the 8th to finish 6-5.

Keith Morgan rink from Avonair Curling Club wins the B Event Qualifier 5-3 over Neil McKay.

Congratulations to Skip Neil McKay, Third-Don Johnston, Second-Richard Davis and Lead-Ferd Caron – the foursome were victorious Sunday afternoon, defeating Dave Olsen in the C Qualifier.

Greening, Morgan and McKay will represent NACA at the Master’s Provincial Championships in Stettler, AB  Feb 21 -25, 2018.  Good curling, gentlemen!

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Congratulations to local teams for a great showing at the 2018 Alberta Stick Curling Championships in Ellerslie    Feb 1-3, 2018:
Championship Winner:   Ryan Meyer & Dennis Fitzgerald –  Morinville

Runners Up:   Randy & Ruby Olson – St. Albert

Consolation Winner:   Scott Holland & Tony Van Brabant   –  Morinville


Congratulations to all the St. Albert curlers who represented us well at the Seniors Northern Playdowns at the Thistle Club last weekend!
St. Albert – Kathy Piper  – Sandy Sadoway – Laurie Conrad – Cindy Bobowik
St. Albert – Deb Santos  Leanne Telford – Lil Grabinsky  Teri Tralnberg
St. Albert – Jennifer Scott  – Anne Lopushinsky – GwynethTurner – Diane Greening
Good Curling! to the Jennifer Scott team who sealed their spot in Provincials with a win over Deb Santos in the A Event Final on Friday. Congratulations to Lana Knoll of St. Albert, curling with the Laurie Knoll rink out of Jasper Place who defeated both Deb Santos and Kathy Piper on her way to the C Event final win on Sunday. Senior Provincials will be held in Coaldale Feb 14-18, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 MIXED BONSPIEL WINNERS!
A EVENT: McLennan Runner-up Caron
B EVENT: Baird Runner-up Findling
C EVENT: Gunderson Runner-up Clayton
D EVENT: Rogers Runner-up Wainman

January 9, 2018

JUNIOR & U18 PROVINCIALS UPDATE
2 young teams from St. Albert Curling Club have qualified for Provincial Championships! Both teams compete on the Alberta Junior Tour, and all team members are also part of the St. Albert Junior Elite Development program (STAJED for Success) in its inaugural season at the St. Albert Curling Club.
Junior Women – Team Hagglund won a spot as the NACA ‘C’ representative. They will compete for a provincial title in Lethbridge over the holidays – Dec 27-31, 2017, with new Coach, Nicole Bellamy.
The Hagglund team is also headed to Sweden with a junior men’s team from Calgary in April as the first Canadian representatives for the “Over the Pond Junior Curling Exchange” as they were the top female team in the 2017 Marc Kennedy Junior Classic Bonspiel last March.
Skip: Taitan Hagglund Third: Rebecca Bartz Second: Quinn Prodaniuk Lead: Brennin Turner
U18 Men – Team Molberg won a direct bye to Provincials in Okotoks March 1-4, 2018 – by winning the Crestwood U18 Bonspiel held Dec 8-10, 2017. This team also won the A Event in our 3 Sons Tire & Auto Men’s Bonspiel last month. Skip: Nathan Molberg Third: Jacob Rahn Second: Braden Pelech Lead: Morgan Bilassy Coach: Nicole Bellamy.

CONGRATULATIONS! to STAJED Head Coach – Laura Crocker and STAJED Assistant Coach – Holly Jamieson and STAJED curler, and reigning Canadian Junior Women’s Champion, Brenna Bilassy who will each compete in the 2018 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Medicine Hat in January. Laura is third for Kelsey Rocque, Holly plays third for Jessie Hunkin and Brenna plays for Delia Dejong representing the Peace Curling Association.

2018 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES UPDATE
The Winter Games Mixed Doubles Qualifier (U15) was held at Sherwood Park Curling Club Nov 3-5.
SACC was represented by 2 teams out of the 19 teams who competed for 8 spots from the Northern Zones. We are proud to announce that BOTH teams have booked there ticket to the 2018 Alberta Winter Games Feb 16-19 – Wood Buffalo in Ft McMurray!!
Congratulations to our qualifiers – North 3 Julia Bakos/Owen Pacholok/Coach Brenna Bilassy and North 4 Rebecca Molberg/Chase Lozinsky/Coach Paul Turner.
GOOD CURLING TEAMS! WE WILL BE CHEERING FOR YOU!

St. Albert Curling Club in the Community – Saturday, November 4, 2017
Click to view our photo album from this weekend Sports Day event at Servus Place.

December 19, 2017

Congratulations! to the 3 Son’s Tire & Auto Men’s Bonspiel Winners

A Event:  Molberg   Runner-up:  McLennan

B Event:  Nolette     Runner-up:  Jenkyns

C Event:  Mudryk    Runner-up:  Sweeney

D Event:  Wiggins   Runner-up:  Daub


Congratulations! to our Ladies Bonspiel Winners

A Event:  Makichuk   Runner-up:  Jamieson

B Event:  Alfrey   Runner-up:  Jenkyns

C Event:  Santos   Runner-up:  Saal


October 2, 2017

White Ice!

 Et Voila!

Houses are in, and the ice has seen its first curlers with our STAJED kids into their second week of training.

Practice ice will be available each weekday afternoon from 1-3pm until Monday, Oct. 2nd.  First come – First serve!

Check out SACC ‘in the news’ ! 

Thanks!    Nicole

July 8, 2017

2017 SACC GOLF TOURNAMENT & BBQ Dinner
Sandpiper Golf & Country Club     Saturday, May 27, 2017
Congratulations! to all the proximity prize winners and to Team “Tigers” Dan, Brad, Brandon and Craig coming in with low net of -13 and winning this year’s tournament!   A good time was had by all!  Thanks! to the organizing committee, our generous sponsors:  A1 Heating, Wild Rose Brewery, Highwood Distillers, KRS Consulting, Grandin Agencies, everyone who donated prizes and all the volunteers for hosting another successful event!  Our Tailgate party park & ride was a welcome addition this year.  Thanks to Chef Stacy for the great burgers!

May 30, 2017

The 54th Annual Edmonton & Area Tournament of Champions (“The Cities”) were held at the Ellerslie Curling Club – April 7-12. SACC is proud of the following Teams for representing our club well at these Championships:

  • LadiesTeam Jenkyns – Skip Lauren Jenkyns, 3rd Kathy Piper, 2nd Laurie Conrad, Christina Monk (alt. Cindy Bobowik) Congratulations to your new Edmonton & Area Women’s Champions! …and Northern Alberta Travelers “A” Event winners too!
  • MixedTeam Sadoway – Skip Warren Sadoway, 3rd Sandy Sadoway, 2nd Tim Fell, Lead Leanne Fell (alt. Dave Rogers/Jan Snell)
  • Men’sTeam Briske – Skip Dale Briske, 3rd Les Ferguson, 2nd Rick Dallyn, Lead Grant Cook, 5th Doug Debruijn (alt Jamie King) Congratulations to your new Edmonton & Area Men’s Champions!

Congratulations! to our good friend, Jeff Hansen on being inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame!

From the March 1st St. Albert Gazette:

“He’s been the voice of sports in St. Albert for 25 years. Now, he’s been immortalized as a member of Alberta’s sports hall of fame.  The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that Gazette sports reporter Jeff Hansen had received the 2017 Bell Memorial Award.

The award recognizes members of the media who have made significant contributions to amateur sports in Alberta, and comes with a ring and a spot in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Read the whole story!


CONGRATULATIONS TO SACC JUNIORS IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE!

Hazel Jamieson Champions (U21)

Skip:  Nathan Molberg     Third:  Noah Penner

Second:  Owen Tester      Lead:  Julia Bakos

& Coach Nicole Bellamy

 

 


Edmonton High School Mixed City Champions 

  •  –  Bellerose Composite High School

Skip:  Noah Penner       Third:  Carmyn Penner   

Second:  Kellen Bryks   Lead:  Holly Gerrard

 

 

 


Edmonton High School Girls City Champions 

  •  –  Paul Kane High School

Skip:  Brennin Turner    Third:  Rebecca Geary

Second:  Seraphina Wong    Leads:  Anna Smith & Emmarie Brown 

 

 

 

 


 

Optimist Juvenile Girls – NACA ‘A’ U18 Representatives 

Skip:  Emily Clark                     Third:  Emily Deibert  

Second:  Gabriella Roque    Lead:  Kennedy Tralnberg

 

 

 

 


March 2, 2017

2017 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

 January 25-29, 2017

WOW!  Thank you   Thank you  Thank you!  to all the wonderful, hard working volunteers who made this event such a huge success for our club!  Special Thank you! our Host Chair, Jackie Rae Greening, and her committee of Nicole Bellamy, Karen Stephen, Gil Jouan and Dave Klatchuk for showcasing our club to the community and to the whole nation!

Thank you to the City of St. Albert for their support and to the Province of Alberta and, to all the sponsors who made the event possible.

Thank you to the curlers for the wonderful show!  You treated your fans to great shot making through the whole tournament,  along with a few shared laughs and maybe a couple tears.  You truly are the elite women of Alberta Curling and we are so proud of you all!

Finally, thank you to the curling fans who came to cheer on their favorite curling teams and enjoy some friendly, St. Albert Curling Club hospitality.  You made all the hard work worthwhile!

For all the final details and to take a look at the photo memories from all 5 days, please visit:

http://www.2017jiffylubealbertascotties.com

        


St Albert Curling Club in the News!


Best ever Alberta Scotties

The biggest winner at the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties was the St. Albert Curling Club.

Super Scotties for Kleibrink

Shannon Kleibrink was crowned the Queen of Hearts at the 2017 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties.

Olson-Johns draws a crowd

Lori Olson-Johns is feeling the love at the St. Albert Curling Club.

Flory rink gains experience

The youngest rink at the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts showed its age.
It’s showtime for the St. Albert Curling Club as the host venue for the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Rave On rips it up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts has curling fans from across the country visiting to watch which team of athletic women will represent Canada at the women’s world curling championships.

Spotlight shines on Shanley at Scotties

Ruby Shanley makes her Alberta Scotties debut at the age of 87, when the St. Albert Curling Club hosts the Tournament of Hearts.

Flory skips to Scotties

The second provincials in three years for skip Karynn Flory will be extra special.

Scotties returns to St. Albert

It was February of 1984 when the St. Albert Curling Club rolled out the red carpet for the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Young and old to rock Scotties’ opening ceremony

The ceremonial first rock for the 2017 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts will span a wide age range of participants.

Scotties lineup almost complete

Six out of 12 rinks have been finalized for the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the St. Albert Curling Club.

Hurry hard for tickets at Alberta Scotties

Tickets for the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts are selling at the pace organizers expected for the January 25 to 29 event at the St. Albert Curling Club.

Volunteers team up for Alberta Scotties

The house was rocking at the St. Albert Curling Club during Tuesday’s volunteer kick-off for the Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.