As early as Tuesday night, the ice at the legendary McIntyre Curling Club could be ready for the new season.
President Steve Meunier says the ice is expected to ready by then.
“It’s the time of year where we’re this close, we’re just on the cusp, it is exciting,” he emphasizes. “We’re actually a week ahead of where we started last year.”
A big part of that is the new “header seat” the City of Timmins installed in the ice making plant.
“And the header,” the president explains, “is what feeds and returns the brine from underneath the ice pad, as the brine pipes go up and down the ice.”
The new one cools the floor much more quickly. Meunier says the city also re-did the compressor that pushes the brine through the system.
Listen to our entire interview, along with information about a clinic for anyone just taking up the sport, and a provincial championship coming to the Mac this winter, right here: