Curlers hurry hard for 60 hours straight

Curlers in central Ontario are hoping they have set a Guinness record after 60 straight hours of hurrying hard.

BALA, Ont. — Curlers in central Ontario are hoping they have set a Guinness record after 60 straight hours of hurrying hard.

They were on the ice at the Bala Curling Club from 6 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Wednesday, trying to set a record for the world’s longest game.

Instead of bringing brewery representatives to the community 200 kilometres north of Toronto, club members recorded the event to prove it took place.

They say it will be months before it’s known if they’ll be included in the next edition of Guinness World Records.

Curler Rob Davidson says the goal of the extra long game was not only to get into the Guinness book, but also to raise $25,000 for renovations at the club.

Davidson, the club’s past president, says the 98-year-old, two-sheet rink needs work on its basement and other upgrades.