Sooke horseshoe club season kicks off in April

Sooke horseshoe club season kicks off in April

Sport is open to people of all ages and abilities

The Sooke Horseshoe Pitching Association has a lot to be excited about this spring.

The club just got a new sign, which is a giant horseshoe and a whale carved out of wood. The club is also installing six more pits, which means it can host tournaments this year.

The season runs from April to October depending on the weather, and features league games as well as tournaments for people to participate in. Tournaments generally cost $10 to $15 to enter, but are free for anyone under age 18.

League play starts on April 4, and around 20 players have signed up.

Memberships are open to anyone in the community and club president Chantal Wilson hopes once the weather gets warmer, more people will come and give horseshoes try.

“It’s a really fun sport that can be played by people of all ages and abilities. It’s also a great way to socialize and spend the day out in the sunshine,” Wilson said.

Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon are Seniors Day, Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. are league nights, Saturdays at 10 a.m. are open to anyone and for beginners to come and learn, and 11 a.m. Saturdays are for members to play tournament-style games.

To become a member of the horseshoe club costs $45 for anyone over the age of 18, which allows them to participate in as many games and practices as they choose. For anyone under the age of 18, a membership is free.

To register, please contact Chantal Wilson at chantalw@shaw.ca.