Winnipeg’s Pembina Curling Club is now more energy efficient after the three levels of government funded upgrades to boost energy standards at the rink.
An official grand reopening was held Friday afternoon to celebrate the completion of the $180,000 project, which includes ceiling and roof upgrades to lower greenhouse gas emissions and create a more comfortable environment for curlers and visitors. The upgrades have already paid off, as the club lowered its November natural gas usage by 19 percent.
“Curling is an activity that promotes sport, active living and social interaction, especially during our coldest months,” said Housing and Community Development Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross. “The Pembina Curling Club is more than just a centre for recreation, it’s a community hub and meeting place that helps sustain the vitality of the neighbourhood.”
The club at 1341 Pembina Highway has been a staple in the city’s curling community since 1947.