svg_logo

6. Every Player is Miked Up

“Mics make curling,” Saville says. “No other sport uses live microphones on every player.”...

“Throwing a rock only takes 20 seconds,” Saville explains, “but you might have five minutes of discussions between that. You have to find a non-linear way to tell the story on the ice. I think the player microphones really drive your telling of the story.”

4. Every Specialty Camera an Executive Producer Could Want

In addition to the 20 standard cameras, Saville’s team has five specialty cameras to work with: a jib; a Polecam pole camera; a POV for high, wide shots; a Hi-Motion super slo mo; and a roving ENG camera that gives color from the stands.

Read full article

Add a comment

Club News

curlinglionCurling continues on Saturday  6:25p for $15 per person.  8 People played last week. and we expect more this week.

Our Open House will be Oct. 8th and 9th

Details for our Season will be announced around October 3rd.

Add a comment

Club News

Presidents-Report-GraphicOur Winter season starts the   end of September  and ends around the  first of April , in which we have  two opportunities nearly every week to curl.   Choose  either  or both.

  • Saturday Afternoon/Evening (typ. 4:15pm-6:00pm )
  • Sunday Morning (typ. 8:45am-10:30am)

In those times we will be offering...

Saturdaycurling1

  • Season Opening Open House Sept 29th & 30th.   Cost: $0
  • 20 Week Season starting Oct. 6th & 7th    Cost: $300  Free Broom to First Time Curlers.  Curlers are welcome to curl the other session at no extra cost on a space available basis.
  • Several short 6 week leagues  The first two starting  October 20th & 21st. the next in January, and then Mid February. Cost: $80 for First Timer Curlers,  $100  Curlers are welcome to curl the other session at no extra cost on a space available basis.
  • A play when you can Open Play and League Subbing  offer throughout the season, available on a space available basis  Cost: $20 each time you play.  Registration posted about a week in advance to allow league curlers first chance to sign up.
  • Periodic Learn to Curls whenever a sheet is available. Cost: $20 each time.
  • Small groups can Rent a curling sheet for a group of 6-10.  Cost $120.  Call 816-806-1732 for availability.

For our complete one sheet downloadable pdf to post in your office or review., click here.

We believe you will have a great time trying something new but don't take our word for it.  Listen to these people to find out why Curling is ....

curlingisfun
Fun & Recreational

 
   

curlingiscompetition
Competitive


    

curlingisanyage
All Ages

curlingisaffordable
Affordable

 

curlingispeople
Social

 

curlingisgreatexercise
Great Exercise

Watch all 6 videos

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.  

Add a comment

Club News

Presidents-Report-GraphicWhile most curling clubs close for the summer,  We can offer curling nearly year round. and no, we will be curling on ice.

 from http://humblug.com/?p=854

 

 

 

  • We will primarily curl on Saturday afternoon.  though if interest is there we will expand to Sunday.

We believe you will have a great time trying something new but don't take our word for it.  Listen to these people to find out why Curling is ....

curlingisfun
Fun & Recreational

 
   

curlingiscompetition
Competitive


    

curlingisanyage
All Ages

curlingisaffordable
Affordable

 

curlingispeople
Social

 

curlingisgreatexercise
Great Exercise

Watch all 6 videos

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.  

Add a comment

Club News

26 curling teams proved enough of a draw to attract two tv news crews and a star photographer to our under recognized sport outside of an Olympic Year.  Help us further by, go to their website and  commenting at the bottom of the story or posting their story links  to your facebook page.

KCTV Channel 5

"Curling enthusiasts sweep across Kansas City ice"

{noscriptsource}<script type='text/javascript' src='http://KCTV.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=781906;hostDomain=www.kctv5.com;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=7580241;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=Video%2520Player;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay'></script>{/noscriptsource}
For the copy on the  story  by Journalist, Justin Schmidt (bio) go  to KCTV Channel 5 NEWS

Fox News 4

"Curlers Hope Olympics Draws Attention to the Sport"

{noscriptsource}<script src="http://player.ooyala.com/player.js?video_pcode=o3ZXA6AW_ODSH73PHaEhBxcqUpwq&height=360&embedCode=lpcWJrNTr1ZyOKJQpe4S0IizATnocBIP&deepLinkEmbedCode=lpcWJrNTr1ZyOKJQpe4S0IizATnocBIP&width=640"></script>{/noscriptsource}
For the copy on the  story  by Journalist, go to Fox News 4

Add a comment

Club News

ljworld-logo

Matt Tait, Lawrence Journal World talks to Ian Wolfe, Kansas City Curling Club

“It’s kind of like the every-day person’s sport,” Wolfe said. “The unique part is that some of the best curlers in the world still have full-time jobs. So it’s not that they’re dedicated to curling from the time they’re 5 years old and never stop. You can curl at any age. You don’t necessarily peak when you’re 22 years old. Some of the best curlers in the world are actually in their 50s.”

 

Watch Video and Read about the KC Curling Club

Add a comment

Club News

logoCurlnews.blogspot.com seems to be on the pulse of curling and continues to offer up gems on the latest and greatest of curling

Add a comment

Club News

In an attempt for greater exposure.  We will be advertising on a digital bill board (8 seconds every 5 minutes or so for the next few weeks and then again in September till November) on the west side of I-35 just south of the armour exit.   Let us know if you see it or since we can change the image what we should say to grab the publics interest.  Image below is what is presently being displayed

2012kcbillboardad

Add a comment

Club News

usacurl horiz member2

In a previous article, we talked about knowing when to sweep. But knowing when to sweep does not do much good if your well-timed sweeping is ineffective. So, what does it take to be

Column by Jon Mielke and USA Curling

an effective sweeper?

Look around during league play or at a bonspiel. You will see almost as many sweeping techniques as there are curlers, and some of them are pretty entertaining. But watch a world or Olympic event – the participants’ techniques are strikingly similar. Everything is done to create maximum heat via pressure and velocity. Here Column by Jon Mielke provided by USA Curlingare some related things to strive for when you are modifying your sweeping technique to achieve maximum results:


  • Sweepers wear two grippers (sweeping with a slider on one foot is less safe and makes it more difficult to put maximum pressure on the ice)
  • Sweepers stand behind the back line when the shooter is in the hack and start moving down the sheet as the shooter goes into motion (this also facilitates good communications)
  • Sweepers’ feet move side to side in a shuffle movement (vs. walking down the sheet)
  • Sweepers face down the sheet and look up frequently (helps judge weight & need for sweeping)
  • There is one sweeper on each side of the stone
  • When sweeping, a sweeper’s head is over the head of the brush (this helps put maximum upper body weight on the brush head and thereby create maximum pressure and heat)
  • The shaft of the broom does not rest on a sweeper’s thigh (that would put pressure on the thigh and not on the ice)
  • Brushing motion is side to side and high velocity
  • When not sweeping, sweepers are still in a sweeping position (if you are not in position and the skip suddenly calls for sweeping, there will be a delay plus you may lose your balance with a related sudden movement)
  • Sweepers often sweep lightly and continuously to keep the running path clean (this also keeps them in position to respond quickly and safely for sudden sweeping calls)

It is also important to note that there are two basic body positions for sweepers. In one, the sweeper’s back is fairly vertical and the hands are roughly 1/3 and 2/3 of the way down the shaft of the broom. In the other position, the sweeper’s back is nearly horizontal, with one hand about halfway down the handle and the other hand within about a foot of the brush head.

Both of these positions are effective but the upright option is easier to teach and puts less stress on the lower back. More accomplished curlers may, however, want to experiment with the more horizontal option. In either case, the sweeper’s legs are angled away from the stone, putting the sweeper into a tripod position involving both feet and the head of the broom. This position transfers the maximum amount of body weight and pressure onto the head of the broom.

Whatever changes you make to your current technique will feel awkward, but don’t give up. Personally, I remember all the adjustments that I made over the years. I went from a corn broom to a brush, from sweeping with a slider to two grippers, from sweeping strictly on one side of the stone to being able to sweep on both sides, from sweeping with the handle of the broom on my thigh to getting all my body weight going down the broom and on to the ice, etc., etc., etc.

None of these changes came easy but they were all worthwhile, because effective brushing truly does contribute to winning the battle. It may even be the difference between winning and losing. Good shooting, by itself, does not win games, and good strategy, by itself, does not win games. Similarly, effective brushing, by itself, will not win games. But, all three taken together, along with good team communications and compatibility, are what it takes to be a really good team. Do your part and work at being a good sweeper. It really does make a difference.

Until next time – good curling!

(Jon Mielke is a Level III instructor and a Level III coach. He is the past chairman of the USCA’s Training & Instruction Committee and a member of Bismarck’s Capital Curling Club. All his previous training articles are available online at: USA Curling – Inside the USCA – CNews Columnists – Columns by Jon Mielke). Add a comment

Club News

try-curling-flyerAnother club within 5 hours of Kansas City looks to start.  Support this club.  check out their website at  http://cedarrapidscurling.wordpress.com/ Add a comment

Club News

We have updated our digital billboard add.  Let us know if you seen it especially if it was the reason you found there was actually curling in KC.
This will help us determine if this is cost benefical to do.  The sign is near Armour Road and I-35 just north of the Paseo Bridge.

billboardsign Add a comment

Club News

Check out "SBNation's" auther: Spencer Hall as he give his take on the Roaring game.

http://www.sbnation.com/2010/1/19/1258965/the-amateur-goes-curling

alt

 

 

Add a comment

Club News

According to Puckchaser.com   The new owners of Epic have failed to make a profit and have plans to sell. 

Click link above to read full account.

Add a comment

Club News

HotshotslogocolorAUGUST 24-26, 2012 ONTARIO CAMP

We have less than 10 sports remaining for our upcoming HOT SHOTS Curling Camp which will be held from August 24-26 at the Oakville Curling Club.

Instructors include 2012 Grand Slam of Curling Players Champion John Epping, former Ontario Champion Sherry Middaugh, and international coaches Earle Morris, Cindy Bishop, and Wendy Morgan to name a few.

Cost is $675 + HST (without accommodation) or $779 + HST (with accommodation)

Details/Registration, go to www.hotshotscurling.com  or call David or Kathryn Gravelle at (705) 549-8975.

________________________________________________________

OCTOBER 12-14, 2012 NEW YORK CAMP

We only have six spots remaining for our fall HOT SHOTS Curling Camp which will be held from October 12-14 at the Ardsley Curling Club, just outside New York City.

Cost is $699

We have negotiated a special rate for accommodation:
SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Tarrytown (www.tarrytownspringhill.com)

Group Rate: $109/room. The rate includes breakfast and access to shuttle bus between the hotel and Ardsley Curling Club. Reservations for the camp attendees: 1-888-287-9400. Mention ‘Ardsley Curling Club’ to receive the discount rate. Reservations need to be made by Sept 28 to get guaranteed room and rate. Reservations made after Sept 28 are subject to room availability.

Details/Registration, go to www.hotshotscurling.com

________________________________________________________

The HOT SHOTS Curling Camps have been staging world class clinics since 1995 with international coaches and instructors providing on-ice and off-ice sessions from delivery to team building.  As well, video analysis has been a key component of the camp, with each curler provided with a video of their delivery.

Add a comment

Club News

five elements bookOn behalf of USA Curling’s Sport Education program I am pleased to share with our members and clubs the release of our first educational resource, “The Five Elements of Curling Technique©.”

The Five Elements of Curling Technique© manual is the first in what is expected to be a growing library of resources developed by USA Curling in conjunction with many contributing U.S. and international coaches and athletes. The manual is designed to bring world-class curling knowledge and expertise to the curling community by providing a simple format to ensure curlers at every level, will have access to a base of knowledge and technical framework to improve the fundamental skills and delivery details necessary to execute a “perfect shot.”

To check out a 24-page preview of the manual, click here: http://www.age-pub.com/us190/order1324/#/1/.

To order, go to http://bit.ly/uA9rXb

Scott Higgins, Director of Sport Education, USA Curling

To read the full press release, click on the PDF below:   .application/pdf iconfive_elements.pdf

(article as publish on USCA Website)

Add a comment

Club News

 HBOsportsREAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL

 

TAKES AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SPORT OF CURLING

WHEN THE EMMY®-WINNING SHOW RETURNS TUESDAY, FEB. 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO®

Segments include:

 

*Sweep This! If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics on TV and wondered how a bunch of people sliding rocks across the ice and sweeping with brooms became a sport, let alone an Olympic sport, you’re not alone.  While curling hasn’t exactly gone mainstream here in the United States, it’s a national obsession north of the border.   REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg travels to Canada to see what all the excitement’s about and visits Duluth, Minn., to take an inside look at the sport with a bartender, substitute teacher, construction worker and parole officer, aka the U.S. Olympic Curling team.  Interviews include: U.S. Curling team members – John Benton, Phil Drobnick (coach), Jeff Isaacson, Chris Plys, John Shuster and Jason Smith; Toronto Globe columnist Bob Weeks; Canadian curler Glenn Howard; Ice maker Mark Shurek; amateur curler Eleanor McKitrick.

 

Add a comment

Club News

Times' Sean Gregory talks to the 2010 Men's Olympic Team about Curling.

{youtube}7ExtlBUtBnU&hl|450|300|1{/youtube} Add a comment

Club News

northlandlifestyle"Curling sweeping up the competition" by Alexander Bush  Click to read it now Add a comment

Club News


 Listen (mp3)


Winter Sports
The Winter Olympics are taking place this month in Vancouver, and while Kansas City is not logically associated with skiing and snowboarding, a few winter sports events do have a surprisingly lively presence in our area. Tune in as we talk to members of local curling and ski clubs about how Olympic fever builds interest and excitement for their respective sports, and what it’s like to be winter sports enthusiasts right here in river city.


Guests
- Bill McBride, KC Curling Club
- Tracey Taylor, KC Curling Club
- Steven Falk, Snow Maker, Snow Creek
- David White, Member of the Kansas City Ski Club and 2010 Flatlands Winner

Add a comment

Club News

KCfreepressJay Senter, From KC Free Press visits the Kansas City Curling Club

“There’s a great strategy to the game, and when you watch curling at the Olympic level you really see it in play,” said Chris Nazar, a native of the Toronto area who came to Kansas City for a job transfer. “Oh, it’s definitely a sport. You break a sweat when you’re sweeping.”

Click for full article

Add a comment

Club News

For_JayKansas City Explorers, Jay and Brian record their experience with the Kansas City Curling Club.

Listen to their podcast

Watch their video.

Add a comment

Club News

certified-stamp15 curlers in our club took a level I certification program last summer during our bonspiel so they can help facilitate  our "Learn to Curl" program as a volunteer instructor.  Of those Sarah Wruck, Dan White and Kent Herstowski have completed their additional coarse work requirement and are now fully certified. Add a comment

Club News

vaughBeth Vaughn sought answers Friday at the Pepsi Ice Midwest Center in Overland Park. She traded in her curling iron for a little curling herself.

 

KC Curling Club Gives Us an Inside Look

Add a comment

Club News

Based on the Dallas/ Fort Worth Design.  Our club has 4 carts that can move all 80 of our curling stones at once.  That is roughly 900 pounds per part.  The great part is that it eliminates the need to remove the stone from the cart to put in the freezer and then back on a cart to move to the rink.  We only need to lift the rock on and off at the edge of the rink.  Think about that next time you lift 3000lbs of rock.

 

Curling Cart 3.06.12

Curling Cart 3.6.12

 

Curling Cart 3.06.12

Add a comment

Club News

20120610 162618Line Creeks has put in Fresh Markings and a new ice surface as of June 9th.  This will start off our Summer Curling Program and Bonspeil just right.  See you out there. Add a comment

Club News

Presidents-Report-GraphicDear KC Curler:

I expect you have seen plenty of e-mails about our current Summer League (Saturdays in July) and our Bonspiel (August 3-5). There is still time to participate in both!

There is a lot going on with the club these days. At the annual meeting held last June, we accomplished several items, including:

  • Elected Board Members and Officers. A list of board members and officers/committee members is attached. We welcome your involvement with any committee that interests you.

  • Discussed goals and ideas for working towards dedicated ice.

  • Planned out the bonspiel including committee assignments.

  • Supported the purchase of a deionization system for water for pebbling.

  • Initiated a T-Shirt design contest.

We have also rented time on a digital billboard on I-29/I-35 near the Bond Bridge so you may see a KC Curling advertisement as you drive by. Our ad runs once approximately every 8 minutes.

The next board meeting is July 9th at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County Library, Cedar Roe Branch (map) next to the Walmart. We welcome your input.

Chris Nazar

Club President

Add a comment

Club News

 

Olympic Watch  Lucy will be heading up these Watch Party,  There appears to be game everyday at this time.  If you want to host a watch party from 4pm to 7pm  let us know at 816-806-1732 and we will post.
 
Wed Feb. 12  4p.m. to 7p.m.
Maloney's: 7201 W 79th st Overland Park 
                  913 385- 9595 (79th & Metcalf)
 
Thu Feb. 13  4p.m. to 7p.m. 
Wild Buffalo Wings: 20110 E. Jackson dr.                     
                                 Independence. MO. center)
                                 816-795-6200
 
Frid. Feb. 14  4p.m. to 7p.m.
Johnny's 8262 Mission, 
                Prairie Village, KS
                913-910-0320 (83rd & Mission)
 
Sat. Feb. 15th  4.p.m to 7p.m. 
Side Pockets 455 NW Englewood 
                       KCMO 816-455-9900
 
 
Thur. Feb. 20  4p.m. to 7p.m. 
75th Street Brewery 520 W 75th 
                                 KCMO (75th & Wornall)
                                 816-523-4677
 
Frid. Feb 21 4p.m. to 7p.m.
Barleys Brewhaus 11924 W. 119th st. 
                               O.P. (119th & Quivira) 
                               913-663-4099

 

Add a comment

Club News

web-graphic-for-olympics-1

The General Public & Members of the Curling Club are welcome to drop and watch the Olympic Curling Action. Ask Question, discuss strategy, root your team and country on.  Next weeks games will also be posted here.


When:

Teams: Place: Location:
Monday
Feb. 22
4pm-7pm

Women’s

Canada vs. Sweden

Johnny's Tavern

11316 West 135th Street, OPKS

www.johnnystavern.com

Tuesday
Feb. 23
4pm-7pm

Men's

Canada vs. China

Barley Brewhaus

11924 West 119th St. OPKS

www. barleybrewhaus.com

Wednesday
Feb. 24
4pm-7pm

Unknown

Tie Breaker round

 

Maloney's


7201 West 79th Street, OPKS

www.maloneyssportsbar.com

Thursday
Feb. 25
4pm-7pm

Men's

Semi Finals 

The Well

7421 Broadway, KCMO

www.waldowell.com

Friday
Feb. 26
4pm-7pm

Womens

Medal Event

Granite City

15085 West 119th Street

Olathe, KS

www.gcfb.net

Saterday
Feb. 27
4pm-7pm
Happy Hours
???
 
Saterday
Feb. 28
9pm-12am
Happy Hours ???
 

Add a comment

Club News

RockStar Curling may have gone down in flames as a TV Reality Show, but you ever wanted to be an Olympic Curler, you have to give it a try to see if you have the right stuff..

Add a comment

Club News

Presidents-Report-GraphicOur 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.

Dan

 

We believe you will have a great time trying something new but don't take our word for it.  Listen to these people to find out why Curling is ....

curlingisfun
Fun & Recreational

 
   

curlingiscompetition
Competitive


    

curlingisanyage
All Ages

curlingisaffordable
Affordable

 

curlingispeople
Social

 

curlingisgreatexercise
Great Exercise

Watch all 6 videos

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.  

Add a comment

Club News

Presidents-Report-Graphic

 

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, 

  • 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.
  • Our Fall 6 week  League had 8 teams Saturday and 4 teams Sunday.  All League results can be seen here
  • 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.
  • The Kansas City Parks and recreation has produced a nice promo for our club on their webpage Check out the footage for curling and all their nicely produce videos about this city.

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.

Dan

 

We believe you will have a great time trying something new but don't take our word for it.  Listen to these people to find out why Curling is ....

curlingisfun
Fun & Recreational

 
   

curlingiscompetition
Competitive


    

curlingisanyage
All Ages

curlingisaffordable
Affordable

 

curlingispeople
Social

 

curlingisgreatexercise
Great Exercise

Watch all 6 videos

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.  

Add a comment

Club News

SM_cover_1.75Read about the club at the Shawnee Magazine website.  Full Magazine available.  Article on Page 36-37

http://www.sunflowerpub.com/magazines/ Add a comment

Club News

Homer

Homer takes Marge out for a romantic evening of ice skating and hand-holding, but upon entering the rink, they encounter a curling team practicing. Marge and Homer take to the ice and discover their love for the sport, and soon after, join the curling team and compete with them in the Olympic trials. Team Springfield claims the win and moves on to the 2010 Vancouver Games where Bob Costas (guest-voicing as himself) covers the action. Meanwhile, sleazy vendors introduce Lisa to the world of collecting Olympic pins, and before long, Lisa is hopelessly addicted.

Watch on Hulu till Mid March


 

Add a comment

Club News

svg logoThe "sports video group" takes a look at how the sounds of curling and  the way it is acheived,  bring out the ever popular game of curling in canada.   View Article Add a comment

Club News

Bode Ice Arena floorA new curling club is hosting their first learn to curl the Weekend of August 10th and 11th at the Bode Ice Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Britt Johnson, a former Kalamazoo Curler  with the help of Missouri Western State University has acquire 2 set of curling stones with the hope to have another 2 sets within a year or two as they grow their club.

Check out the press and contact the Bode Ice Arena for future dates.

Article from St. Joseph Post
Video at St. Joe Channel

PDF of Learn to Curl Program






Add a comment

Club News

stlouiscurlinglogoIt may not be in Missouri but another club has started and now represent the second closest curling club in KC.  Behind  the Aksarben Curling Club in Omaha, NB.

Add a comment

Club News

6841942852 8073370cba bSaturday, March 10th., 10 of our Kansas City curlers (as seen in photo minus Kent who took the photo) marched in the Snake Saturday Parade in the northland and handed out over 800 of our remaining business card to the thousands of parade watchers.  I was a big event and something we should consider as an annual event.

See a select 30 photos from the day here

Add a comment

Club News

kansas_city_star_logoJim Fussell, Star reporter ,  writes about his experience in learning to curl.

 

"And then, I arrived. In my first attempt to learn the trademark curling slide necessary to propel the 40-pound icy rock toward the round target (called the house), I failed to execute the preferred form. Sprawled cartoonishly on the ground, arms extended and legs splayed, I looked more like a perp who’d been hit by a Taser. "

 

Read Entire Article...

Add a comment

Club News

t-shirt

Our club would like to spark your creative side by creating a competition for a new T-shirt design for the Kansas City Curling Club's 2012 season.

Winner gets $100 toward a league or bonspiel entry fee! 

  • Design should be general in nature (no dates)  though may allude to our bonspiel or the club or curling in general.
  • Should include website address.  (kccurling.com)
  • can be for the front or back, though a back design should include a small one color logo on the front.
  • Colors  limited to 3-4 plus T-shirt color.
  • Gradation in color or full color printing will require a different unknown printer    
Must be completed by July 1st, send to club@kccurling.com.  To be judged and voted on by current board members. Add a comment

Club News

lg  universal sportsThe 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

 

Add a comment

Club News

russiajuniors

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/

Add a comment

Club News

Location/Contact

5940 NW Waukomis Drive,
Kansas City, Missouri 64151

Club Phone 816-806-1732
Club Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Club Fax 816-523-2345
Mailing Address
18 West 59th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64113

Test your Curling Knowledge --- What is (a) ...

End

A division of the game. An end is complete when all sixteen rocks (eight per team) have been thrown. A club game is usually six or eight ends, or about one&ahalf to two hours long.