Our First Leagues have wrapped up. Congrats to Wolfe/West on Saturday and Kicking Ice on Sunday for winning their respective times.
The next few weeks is a great time to come out and try curling. We are offer a $20 curl Sat. Dec. 28th from 7:10pm for just $20. This typically attracts friends and family around for the holidays but everyone is welcome (space limited so register here soon) Also we will have another Learn to Curl the first weekend in January before we start our next 6 week league. the weekend of January 11th. A great way to ease yourself into a our league.
As for the season to date, Our annual free open house in early October was a little light this year compared to past years with only 35-40 individuals participating at either our Saturday or Sunday event. We did collected a couple of grocery sacks worth of food for Harvester from those who participated.
Channel 9 also helped us nicely in September to help promote the event, as both Stephanie Ramos and Matt Flener try their hand at curling. Check out the footage.
We have approximately 26 curlers commited to our Saturday League which means we have room currently to expand to fourty. Our Sunday League also has manage to to maintain 4-6 teams (12-18 curlers).
Experienced curlers can play by clicking here , while Beginners should take our introducory learn to curl class to better inform them of the challenges of curling and transition them into League play.
With the room we currently have ,dropins are welcome only since we presently do not look like we will be over booked . Though we anticiapate our next league starting in January will fill up. So feel free to register now.
Hope to see you on the ice.
Thanks to Canadian Curling Association for producing these great set of videos. Our members can relate and add to these experiences about this surprising energetic sport.
Jan 11th, our second leagues of our winter season kicked off with a full 10 teams on Saturday and 8 teams on Sunday. As seen here in this video While our Saturday time is full, we do have a handful of spots left for those wanting to play on Sunday and we will be posting one time openings for those wanting to play occasionally This also means we will be only offering Learn to Curl on Sunday.
Experienced curlers can play by clicking here , while Beginners should take our introducory learn to curl class to better inform them of the challenges of curling which will transition them into League play.
As the Olympics roll around. We have booked additional ice so we can offer our Learn to Curl to a greater number of people on Sat. Feb15 (5:40pm +), Thurs. Feb 20th (7:10pm-9:00pm), Sat. Feb. 22 (5:40pm +), Sunday Feb. 23 (8:40am), Thurs. Feb 27th (7:10pm-9:00pm), and many more to be added as needed.
We also are looking at adding a second Saturday session from 5:45pm-7:30 for our Spring 6 week league league for beginner curlers. A great way to ease yourself into a our league.
So far this season,
We only anticipate getting busier with the Olympics so feel free to check out both our league offerings, play and learn session here so you can register now.
The 10th Annual Barbecue Bonspiel is in the books. We are getting just too good at this.Debbie McCormicks Proshop did quite well selling Goldline merchandise to lots of new and aspiring curlers. So much so that the club recieved a $250 merchandise credit as a thank you. All 24 teams, participated. Of note, We were represented by a fair number of clubs in the newly formed Mid America Curling Association (MACA). This region includes the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. This union of curling clubs will put us over 750 members in our region and gives us 2 votes at General Assemblies. The newly formed, Cedar Rapids Curling Club was represented by past members of our club who helped us restart our club in 2003,. We wish them good curling as they push forward. Our furthest curlers came from Utica (NY) and Petersham (MA). Several clubs were very well represented including five teams from Wauwatossa and three from Oklahoma. Dallas has returned 4 times running. While the Dakota Curlers sit at 3 years in a row. All in all, we want to thank all the teams that have made our spiels as much fun for us as we hope it was for them. For a complete list go to http://www.kccurling.com/club-news/27-news/366-2013-bonspiel-teams A special shout out must go to the helpers that make it look so easy. Lucy Valliencourt, and her crew (Food). Chris Baker who oversaw and put the program together, Chris Nazar, Don Baker , Kyle Baker and Sarah Wruck who pulled in the most money for a raffle ever. Dan White, Jeff Miles and Crew who oversaw the ice prep. and Most importantly, Dave Huston who put in all the hard work bringing us the tastiest barbecue to date. The following are the results The full bracket breakdown can be viewed here. http://www.kccurling.com/club-news/27-news/370-2013-bonspiel-bracket-2?tmpl=component&layout=default&page=
1st Event Winner - 3 Toonies + a Loonie: Kansas City (MO) Ian Wolfe, Lucie Vaillancourt. John Taylor, Ted Brown
1st Event Runner Up - Caution: DFWCC Ahead: Dallas Fort Worth (TX) Steven Walton, David Chang, Chris Alt, Bill Sadoo
2nd Event Winner - Brisket is Better: Houston (TX) / Park City (UT) / Kansas City (MO) , David Franklin (TX), Dave Stigant (TX), Steven Butler (UT), Nate Clevenger (MO)
2nd Event Runner Up - I Swept With Your Wife: Wauwatosa (WI) Neil Freund, Paul Fischer, Rebecca Nguyen, Tiff Reilly
3rd Event Winner - Sweeping Penguins: Kansas City (MO) Chris Nazar, Don Baker, Kyle Baker, Eddie Wiegers
3rd Event Runner Up - TWAIN Crew: Aksarben (NE) David Steinhauser, Randy Kruger, Doug Moore, Matt English
4th Event Winner - The Sheeters Full: Wauwatosa (WI) Casey Clark, Tracey Clark, Steve Greasby, Beau Moore
4th Event Runner Up - 3 Timer and the Scrubs: Madison (WI) / DFW (TX) / Kansas City (MO) Debbie McCormick (WI), Sean Chastain (TX), Matt Mayfield (MO), Chris Hutchings (MO)
Bronze Medal Winner -Dakota Cubs: Dakota (MN) / St. Paul (MN) Ryan Claussen, Tom Berg, Craig Creeger, St. Paul, Matt Heile
Bronze Medal Runner Up - Rectal Raincoats: Mayfield (OH) / Fort Wayne (IN) / Columbus (OH) / Kansas City (MO) Julia DiBaggio (OH), Tom Israel (IN), Eric Johnson (OH), Patrick Weitekamp (MO)
The Oklahoma Curling Club will host its first ever bonspiel this coming fall. The "Oklahoma Oilspiel" will take place on the club's home ice at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond on the weekend of September 20-22, 2013. The bonspiel is open for up to 24 teams from across the country and has a 3 game minimum. Download the registration form today!Bonspiel organizer Jessie Hopper can be reached by email here.
Bill McBride would like to take team. If interested contact him at 816-523-2345
Watch Video on Demand Canadian Curling on TSN.
The 2013 Mens World Curling Championships are being played March 30th-April 7th
The brand new Four Season Curling ClubClub in Blaine MN, near St. Paul has opened a 6 sheet year round curling club at the Fogerty Ice Arena.
They will have an Open Summer Spiel June 28th-31st. $300 per team 48 team limit with Food and Drink provided.
In Riga Latvia, The Women's World Curling Championship was held Mar. 16th-24th Watch the Canadians Play the Russian and other full matches on YouTube. Here.
The official site and result can be seen here at http://www.wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/
The United States Curling Assocation (USCA) hosts national championships each year. The Mens and Womens even was February 9th -16th,2013 in Greenbay, WI. (website - http://www.2013usacurlingnationals.com/)
Anyone can watch recaped highlights at Universal Sports. Full matches if you subscribe to dish network. (Sorry, Time Warner does not support Universal Sports).
The winners (Clark and Brown) of these events will play in the World Curling Championship held in Victoria, British Columbia, CA Mar 30, 2013-Sun Apr 7, 2013 for the Men. (website - http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/ ) and Riga, Latvia March 16th-24th for the Women. (website - http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/home).
The Winners will also be one of 4 seeds playing down for a spot on the US Olympic Team in November 10th-17th in Fargo, ND. (Background Into - http://www.teamusa.org/Media/Games/2014/Preview/Team-USA/Curling.aspx)
USCA Press Release for Women (PDF)
USCA Press Release for Men (PDF)
You Tube interviews
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