The NHL may have locked out its players from the ice, but some sheets of ice are quite open to the world's best hockey players.
The Kelowna Curling Club is proud to announce that the Kelowna Wives of the NHLPA are organizing a fund-raiser for the Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada.
This Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., several NHLers and their wives will be curling at the Kelowna Curling Club.
Spectators are encouraged to come down to the club and watch, get autographs and meet the players, as well as bid on some great silent auction items. There is no entry charge, but donations to the Movember Found-ation are encouraged.
Prior to that, from today until Friday (between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.), anyone can stop by the club at 551 Recreation Ave. and make a donation to the Foundation.
Any donation of $25 or more will be entered in a draw that will be held Friday morning. The winner and a guest will get to curl Saturday with the players and their wives.
If the winner is not a curler, then he or she will be given a lesson prior to Saturday's games by Kelowna Curl-ing Club general manager Jock Tyre and his wife, Heather.
The players and their wives will also be making sizeable donations to the Movember Foundation. Below is a list of confirmed NHLers.
Brent and Dayna Seabrook.
Keaton and Lauren Ellerby.
Jordin and Jen Tootoo.
Luke and Jeska Schenn.
Blake and Lacey Comeau.
Wade and Danica Redden.
Todd Simpson, an alumni player who spent parts of 10 seasons in the NHL and is currently a Kelowna real estate agent, will also be taking part. In addition, other NHLers and their wives may be added to the list prior to Saturday's games.