Brainteasers and Riddles: May 25-29, 2020

What sport do you need a rock and a broom to play?

Curling! Since the 1880s, the residents of Ashcroft have enjoyed different sports, one of them being curling. Participants would use a broom, similar to a household broom, and a curling rock made out of granite stone. The Slough, and later an outdoor arena (and sometimes Railway Ave.) provided the venue for curling and other winter sports, as long as the weather permitted. Artificial ice was acquired by the Curling Club in 1950s and a new building was built, which meant participants no longer had to deal with freezing winter temperatures.