The 63rd Annual Ladies Valentines Bonspiel took place at the Terrace Curling Club from Feb. 8 – 10.
Every year in February, female teams from Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert come together to the rink dressed to a theme as they play against one another.
“It’s all about bringing all the women in town and the northwestern region together and having a good time,” says Terrace curling player, Sydney Copeland.
“No matter if you’re brand new or a bit more competitive, it’s all girls so everyone is supporting each other.”
Curling since the age of eight, Copeland says it’s a great sport for anyone to try and has even convinced a few of her friends to join her on the ice. This year, she gathered enough of them to make a team to compete in the Valentines Bonspiel.
“There’s a place for everybody (here)… Curling is super underrated. It’s competitive if you want it to be, but it can also be a lot of fun,” she says.
“Having an annual thing to see your friends is great, it’s a nice weekend to have fun with everybody from around the area.”
A total of 27 teams from the region participated, dressed in different arrays of plaid clothing to match this year’s theme ‘Bad in Plaid’. As part of the three-day event, the Terrace Curling Club also hosts two evenings of dance with a live DJ on Friday and Saturday at the club. A banquet is held after all the games on Saturday as well to celebrate the Valentines Bonspiel.
The Loggers Bonspiel, which is the men’s annual event, will be held from Mar. 29 – 31 at the Terrace Curling Club.