For those who want a concentrated experience working with top level instructors and talent, the United States Curling Association points out where you can go here.
This weekend investment in time is the easiest way to pit your skills up against other curlers from other clubs. Our KC Barbecue Bonspiel in early August, has attracted as many as 28 teams both local and far away as Seattle and New York, Canada and Houston.
The United States Curling Association lists hundreds of speils each year here. They range for light hearted fun spiel to very serious cash spiels for those who know they possess the skills.
Each spiel typically appeals to a specific audience. They can be for .....
When playing in as spiel. You can expect a 3 or 4 games minimum that could lead to 4 to 6 possible games. You will likely need to take part or all of Friday off and many finish early enough on Sunday to get back before Monday. In the midwest, many spiels include food and your favorite beverage all weekend as part of the price to curl. ( $40-$100+ per person for weekend entertainment). Typically they expect you to bring a team of 4 but ours and others do accept individuals that we will put with others.
Overall, Bonspiels are a great way to meet other curlers, spend a weekend with some friends and still be back to work and your life on Monday.
Try a Bonpiel and you will wonder why you didn't get involved with curling sooner.
The United States Curling Association is the host to many Regional Playdowns that lead to National Playdowns and then some to World Championships each year as seen here.
This is serious curling. Once you start playing well locally and show great promise at Bonspiels, you should consider this on your way to the Olympics. The format is very similar to bonspiels in that there are gender and age related events, wheelchair and mixed doubles events.
There are two championships, we as a club we should set our sights on each year . Both events have a Mens and a Womens event and both event at club specific - meaning all four members must be a member of the Kansas City Curling Club to compete.
USCA Championship Events Webpage
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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.
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.
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.
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/
While most curling clubs close for the summer, We can offer curling nearly year round. and no, we will be curling on ice.
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