dream was to build a community curling rink
that would be available to the residents of
the community and for the students of Imperial
Centered around Imperial School in the Highland
Park subdivision, a curling rink with 3 sheets
of ice was constructed. The majority of the
labour was generously volunteered by members
of the community. The Imperial Curling Club
was officially opened on the evening of February
Having one of the two mixed leagues in the city,
the Imperial Curling Club was a small, compact
and friendly Club. One of the most popular leagues
during the 1957-58 season was the elementary
school loop which included students from Highland
Park, Imperial and St. Michael's school.
The loss of members to other curling clubs in
the city who had added artificial ice to their
rinks led to a decision on November 4, 1958
to purchase an artificial ice plant. Again,
the members volunteered their time and services
to help reduce costs. An extension was added
to house an ice plant. Members lost to other
clubs subsequently returned.
On October 5, 1970, the Imperial Curling Club
changed its name to the Highland Curling Club
because of confusion with the town of Imperial.
In 1974, the old curling rink was sold to the
Kronau Curling Club of Kronau.
The new Highland Curling Club with six sheets
of ice was officially opened on Saturday, November
29, 1975. Since then the Club has faced some
financial adversity, but through the dedication
of its members has survived and thrived.
The Highland Curling Club currently has full
and active men's and ladies' night leagues,
senior men's league, an afternoon ladies' league
and a night mixed league. The Club also hosts
several commercial leagues, beginners and youth
programs, and weekend mini spiels. The Highland
Curling Club provides the perfect mix of competitive
curling and camaraderie.
The eighties and nineties marked a era of hosting
successful competitions for the Club. The hosting
of the Southern Scott Tournament in 1991, the
Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts in 1995
and the SaskTel Mobility Southern Men's Playdowns
in 1998, were successful both financially and
organizationally. Funds from these events have
been invested in Club improvements.
The most recent event hosted by the Highland
was the Canadian Postal Playdowns which was
held in April 2000. This event also was a very
successful undertaking by the Club, which will
result in more improvements to the Club in the
The Highland Curling Club continues to successfully
host various city playdowns and the Regina Men's,
Ladies' and Senior Men's Bonspiels.
October 1996 marked a milestone in the history
of the Club. For the first time in many years
the Club became mortgage free. The staff of
the Club has continued to operate in an efficient
and productive way benefiting all members and
The success of the Highland, from its humble
beginning to the present day, can be attributed
to the hard work of a devoted membership, coupled
with and abiding faith in the grand old game