About the Curling
Ironman Outdoor Curling proudly presented by Nirvana Waterworks is a not for profit event raising money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Hope worldwide Canada and is held each year outside on the first full weekend in February in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.
Curling outdoors is a unique experience. Participants from all over Manitoba, across Canada, throughout the United States, and even New Zealand have come to our FUN-raiser event over the past 20 years to experience what outdoor curling was like not so many years ago (before indoor curling clubs were first opened in Winnipeg over 100 years ago in 1913, and 40 years later when mechanically frozen ice was added to several Winnipeg curling clubs to extend their curling season), and also to experience the friendly atmosphere that Winnipeg is so well known for.
Known as the longest running fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Over the past 20 years we have raised $155,643 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In 2020 we were partnered with the Manitoba 150 Committee to be an official event at Memorial Park in front of the Manitoba Legislature. The event continues to evolve each year from challenges of winter and the river (except in 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions).
Take part in winter, find the beauty in being outside under the prairie sky, in the sunlight or under the stars. Enjoying the camaraderie of friends and family while being active. Teams curl while fundraising for a worthy cause, top fundraising teams win an Ironman Silver Corn Broom. Our event is held outdoors with breathtaking winter scenery, it is pet friendly curling area and has even had chef prepared food available.
The 4 (or 3 minimum) player team entry fee is $160. From that, $60 goes towards the cost of running the event (insurance, permits, rentals, etc) and $100 goes to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Additional players (over 4) are $40 each to a maximum of 6 players per team. Please consider creating a second team if you have 6 or more players available. Additional donations from players and individuals are also accepted and added to your charitable receipts which are issued after the event by Hope worldwide Canada Winnipeg or the Heart & Stroke Foundation for any donations totaling $20.00 or over for any individual.
The event for both men and women, young and old. No curling experience is needed, just a can do spirit. Teams can be any size from 3 to 6 players. We suggest kids be over the age of 10 and wear helmets when on the ice. Depending on your experience level, there are now Family and Championship league to chose from. Get your friends and family together and register a team for this truly Winnipeg winter event.