The Goose Bay Curling Club has been forced to shut down early, and its upcoming season may be in jeopardy as well.

Treasurer Bob Goulding says there is a problem with the tanks at the cooling plant. 

The tanks are almost 40 years old and past their life expectancy.

Without functioning tanks, the artificial ice cannot be maintained.

Goulding says the club has already had to cancel the playoffs for three different leagues.

"We've had to cancel six rentals since we had the issue with the plant," said Goulding.

"So they're disappointed and we're all disappointed."

Goulding says the estimate to replace all three tanks is 85-thousand dollars.

He says the club has approached the town for help and has applied to the Canadian Curling Association for funding.