Welcome to the Elliot Lake Granite Sport and Social Club, the premiere curling club in Elliot Lake, Algoma, and the North Shore!
Spectators are always welcome during the regular curling season, from the end of October to the end of March.
As well, the ELGSSC offers full banquet facilities. The lounge can accommodate 240 people with room for 500 more on the floor for larger events.
Are you planning a
- Retirement Party
- Christmas Party
- Birthday Celebration
- Bridal or Baby Shower
- Stag and Doe Party
- Other Special Event
- Five sheets of great ice
- Excellent Spectator Viewing with
Cameras & Viewing Screens
- Licensed Lounge
- Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
In 1955, Elliot Lake was hued out of the forest of the Canadian Shield on the shores of the lake bearing its name. In the first few years, streets, houses, and businesses were the top priority. By 1958, the mining companies wanted to provide recreational activities for its employees. On the mine sites at Nordic, Quirke, and Milliken, metal Quonset huts were found to be the ideal width for two sheets of curling ice. In 1959, Denison mines began building a much larger facility made of wood on Hillside Drive South. Like the smaller two sheets built by Rio Algom at its mine sites, it had a sand base but was wide enough to hold six sheets. Denison donated the building and property to its Big D Recreation Association.
In 1962, Milliken Mine closed and Elliot Lake lost one of its curling clubs. For ten years, a fierce rivalry occurred between the three remaining clubs. Rio Algom sponsored a Men’s Bonspiel and Denison sponsored the Big D Bonspiel. For both of these bonspiels, ten sheets between the remaining clubs were used.
During the remainder of the 1960’s, Elliot Lake continued to see more mine closures. By 1972, with Nordic closed and Quirke barely holding on, the three curling clubs decided to amalgamate resources using the Big D facility. They elected Bill Martin as its first president. Under his leadership, he negotiated purchase of the building, incorporating the property as the Elliot Lake Granite Curling Club.