KW Granite Club

The Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Curling Club (branded as the KW Granite Club) is a curling club on Seagram Drive in Waterloo, Ontario.

KW Granite Club
Location99 Seagram Dr
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Club typeDedicated Ice
CCA regionCurlON Zone 12
Sheets of iceSix
Rock coloursRed and Yellow


The club was formed in 1927 as the Granite Club by the Athletic Association of Kitchener and Waterloo (AAKW), which was briefly called the Kitchener Curling Club. The club played on a five-sheet rink at 69 Agnes Street in Kitchener. The AAKW had been formed by members of the clubs located at the corners of Erb and Regina streets in Waterloo and Gaukel Street in Kitchener (previously Berlin). Curling had been played at those clubs since the 1880s. The club adopted the name "Granite Club" to appeal to more than just curling. Artificial ice was added in 1928.

In 1928, the Kitchener Tennis Club built five courts next to the club, and in 1931 the K-W Badminton Club added an addition. From 1941 to 1948 the K-W Skating Club also called the Granite home, until moving to the Waterloo Memorial Arena. Also in 1948, a Ladies section was added to the club.

On May 8, 1955 a fire caused by careless children destroyed half the building, gutting the badminton club and some of the curling facilities. Damages totalled at $200,000. The club rebuilt and remained on Agnes Street until moving to its present location Waterloo in 2003. The badminton club remained on Agnes Street.[1] The current Waterloo Park site of the Granite Club previously housed the K-W Skating Club before it relocated to RIM Park.[2] Called the "Rink in the Park", the Granite Club officially opened the building to the public on September 30, 2003, in time for the annual curling season.[3]

The club has hosted the 1980 World Junior Curling Championships, the 1969 and 1975 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship and the 2004 M&M Meat Shops Skins Game.[4] The club also hosts the annual KW Fall Classic World Curling Tour event.[5]

Provincial champions

YearEventSkipThirdSecondLeadRecord at Nationals
1937British Consols[6]Albert DunkerIrwin HuntingtonArthur LehnenFred Hasenflug2-7 (T7th)
1938British ConsolsBert HallPercy HallErnie ParkesCampbell Seagram4-5 (T5th)
1939British ConsolsBert HallPercy HallErnie ParkesCampbell Seagram9-1 (1st)
1940British ConsolsBert HallPercy HallErnie ParkesCampbell Seagram4-5 (T5th)
1941British ConsolsPercy HallJack LucasArthur LehnenWilliam Henderson Jr.7-2 (2nd)
1944British ConsolsPercy HallBert HallArthur LehnenWilliam Henderson Jr.Cancelled due to World War II
1944Men's Colts[7]Carl Asmussen
1945British ConsolsPercy HallBert HallArthur LehnenWilliam Henderson Jr.Cancelled due to World War II
1946British ConsolsPercy HallBert HallArthur LehnenWilliam Henderson Jr.5-4 (T5th)
1948Men's Colts
1950British ConsolsCarl AsmussenLarry ShantzCully SchmidtEd Schultz5-4 (T4th)
1957Women's[8]Edna TeskeyJean BeardsleyVeryl FinlayAnne TrusslerN/A
1963Women's TrophyMary GrayJean PriceArlene SteepMyrtle ShuhN/A
1967Men's Senior Championship[9]Carl AsmussenHal FryeBill ClarkeDoug Smith?
1982Women's TrophySue LaurinLaura Davis-CookGladys O'HaraLynda CollinsN/A
1986Women's TrophyLaura Davis-CookGladys O'HaraLynda MacRaeJanet WallN/A
1997Men's Senior ChampionshipBob TurcotteRoy WeigandBob LichtiSteve McDermot12-0 (1st)
2000Men's ColtsRon MooibroekDavid LynnDean PalmerTravis GambeN/A
2001Men's ColtsEan MacDonaldSteve SouthernGerry LamontRob GrahamN/A
2004Women's Masters[10]Wendy SimpsonIlse HoffmanLorna AllenGlad O'Hara?
2007Women's Juniors[11]Hollie NicolLaura HickeyKaren SagleHilary McDermott7-5 (T5th)
2009Men's Juniors[12]Bowie Abbis-MillsScott McGregorScott HindleTerry Arnold5-5 (T6th)
2009Junior Mixed[13]Mark KeanJaclyn RivingtonAndrew InouyeDarrelle JohnsonN/A
20104 Person Stick[14]Ed FergusonBryan HawkinsIan AndersonDavid CainN/A
2011Women's JuniorsClancy GrandySarah WilkesLaura CrockerLynn Kreviazuk5-7 (9th)
2013Men's ColtsRichard KrellShane KoningsSpencer NuttallJohn GabelN/A
2013Men's Curling Club Championships[15]Brent GrayBrian GrayAnthony SilvestroRichard Krell3-3 (T6th)
2014Women's JuniorsMolly GreenwoodAmy HeitznerCarly Van DaeleEmma Malfara7-3 (4th)
2014Men's Senior ChampionshipPeter MellorJeff ThomsonRob SaundersSteve Foster5-6 (T5th)
2017Mixed Doubles[16]Nicole Westlund StewartTyler Stewart1-6 (T26th)
2018U21 Mixed DoublesMatthew HallRiley SandhamN/A
2019Men's Curling Club ChampionshipPaul MoffattBen ShaneJohn GabelKyle Forster9-1 (1st)


  1. mills, rych (2016-05-21). "Flash from the Past: Granite Club was Kitchener's first sports multiplex". Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  2. Vrbanac, Bob (30 Jul 2003). "Granite Club not getting special tax break, mayor says". Waterloo Chronicle. p. 1. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. "Granite Club Opening". Waterloo Chronicle. 17 September 2003. p. 25.
  4. "Granite Club History". Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  5. "KW Fall Classic". World Curling Tour. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  6. "Men's Tankard". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  7. "Ontario Challenge Championship". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  8. "Scotties Tournament of Hearts". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  9. "Senior Men". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  10. "Master Women". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  11. "U-21 Women". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  12. "U-21 Men". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  13. "Ontario Winter Games U21 Mixed Doubles". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  14. "4 Person Stick Provincial Championship". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  15. "Men's Club Championship". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
  16. "Mixed Doubles". CurlON. Retrieved 2019-12-01.
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