Kentville curling classic offers young athletes rare chance to rock competition
Eighth annual Earl MacKinnon Classic drew 40 teams from across province.
KENTVILLE, NS – Rising star and curling competitor Ryleigh Lake led her U12 curling team to victory at the eighth annual Earl MacKinnon Classic Jan. 21 in Kentville.
It was her first competition as a skip, and certainly not her last. Lake’s team was among the several other U12 and U14 curling teams from across the province that competed in the tournament at Kentville’s Glooscap Curling Club.
Club coordinator and curling coach Nancy Belliveau beamed as she watched the youths battle it out on the ice.
“We teach them that it’s about having fun, but they do get pretty competitive. They love to win, and like going home with the hardware,” she said.
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