Inuvik Curling Centre is abuzz with activity this fall, as youth aged 5 to 8 are taking to the ice Monday through Thursday for half-ice curling. The walk-in program, which starts at 6 p.m. each night, is taught by the Inuvik Jr. Curling program, which sends athletes to help the young curlers learn the sport. For more details, contact the Inuvik Curling Centre at


Miguel Castillo-Drescher has his eyes on the prize as he practices his rock throwing skills. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Hayden Smith speeds down the ice as she practices her lead. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Kingston Picek wnds up to throw a rock on his way down the rink. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

One of the junior curlers, Brooke Smith, instructs the young students in between throws at half-ice curling for beginners, on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak but normally held Mondays to Thursdays at the curling club. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Sierra Scheiwiller gives her rock a quick polish after her test throw. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Aerayana Reardon tries to control a heavy rock during her test throw at half-ice curling. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Criseyde Adams attempts to redirect a rock during a practice throw at half-ice curling. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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