Video: Beltline Bonspiel brings inner-city together outdoors in winter

12 teams battled it out for the trophy, first given out by the Calgary Brewing and Malting Company back in 1915. DARREN KRAUSE / LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The ice maker mentioned something about a Dr. Pepper and pebbling on the sheets at the Beltline Bonspiel.

We also notice quite the fall on the north side of sheet number 1.

Battling through the gruelling conditions, 12 Calgary teams played 24, two-end games over the course of Saturday afternoon at the fourth annual Beltline Bonspiel.

It’s an event organized by the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association (BNA) to bring the community together in the winter months.

“I think it’s super important, especially in the wintertime because we have we haven’t really fostered the culture of a winter city here,” said BNA president, Peter Oliver.

“And so this is helping do that. This has helped in getting people together.”

Volunteers from the neighbourhood have been working together with the City of Calgary since December to get the rink ready for play.

Last Best Brewing and Inner City Brewing provided beverages, CJSW provided the tunes and the DJs and there were food trucks on site for some good eats.

When all the rocks were thrown and ice was swept, it was the Benevity Unicorns that took home the trophy.

More than 100 people joined in the winter fun Feb. 15 for the fourth annual Beltline Bonspiel. PHOTO COURTESY PETER OLIVER / BNA
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