Nelson Curling Centre consider taking in the Squash Club

If the plan goes ahead, two sheets of ice would be given up to make way for the construction of squash courts.

The Nelson Curling Centre is considering making room for the Nelson Squash Club within its facility.

If the plan goes ahead, two sheets of ice would be given up to make way for the construction of squash courts.

Though discussions are still in the early stages, curling centre members voted at its annual general meeting to approve a deal with the squash club in principal, pending an updated proposal from the squash club which will need to be brought forward to a special meeting.

A date for the special meeting has not been set.

Curling Centre president Allison Sutherland sent an email to media explaining the deal is motivated by the curlers interest in sharing its building expenses with another group.

“Both organizations are continuing with discussions on a potential building sharing partnership, to determine if a partnership opportunity would benefit both sports,” she wrote.

The Nelson Squash Club is currently operating out of the second floor of The Royal building. Last year the club hoped to partner with the Nelson Climbing Association to renovate the Nelson Civic Theatre into a multi-sport facility. That proposal was rejected by City Hall after the Nelson Civic Theatre Society came forwards with its proposal to restore and re-open the vacant theatre.

The Curling Centre is located behind the Nelson and District Community Complex.


Note: An earlier version of this story reported that the squash club was presently without a home. As Luke Menkes, owner of The Royal building, explains in the comment section below, the squash club is still using the courts at 330 Baker Street.

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