Halifax Curling Club reopens after ice storm collapse
Structure rebuilt following roof collapse in February 2015
The 192-year-old Halifax Curling Club is up and running once again.
On Feb.15, 2015, the roof of the south-end sports club collapsed during an ice storm. The entire back end of the building, housing the ice surface, needed to be replaced.
On Jan. 30, the club officially reopened with a brand new structure.
"We were very fortunate in the sense that our insurance through Travelers Canada turned out to be an excellent plan," said club president Grahame Usher.
The replacement cost for the building was more than $1 million.
The original building was 40 years old, but luckily not one was in it when the roof caved in, and no part of the ice surface was damaged.
"Everything else from the ground up was redone," said Usher. "We've got a new cedar ceiling, new LED bright lights. It actually looks quite classy for those who haven't seen it."