Halifax Curling Club reopens after ice storm collapse

The 192-year-old Halifax Curling Club is up and running once again.

Structure rebuilt following roof collapse in February 2015

Club president Grahame Usher said the replacement cost for the building was more than $1 million. (Carsten Knox/CBC)

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." 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.