Open Curling this Sunday Morning

We’ve just crowned the Cactus Curlers from Phoenix, Ariz. as this year’s Zootown Bonspiel champs. You may have read about our weekend’s tournament in this Sunday’s Missoulian.

Eric Penn from Glacier Ice Rink told the paper about curling, “There is a ton of engagement from the community, and it gets new people out here who maybe weren’t as interested in other ice sports.”

You can read the full story here.

Well, what are you waiting for? We have an open curling session this morning from 11-2. It’s $10 for three hours of curling.

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Spring League Organizing Under Way

Curling_stones_on_rink_with_visible_pebbleThe 2014 Spring Curling League will consist of seven nights of play starting April 7 and ending May 19 in the indoor ring at the Glacier Ice Rink.  An exciting development is that we will be curling Monday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  The league is for all curlers of all talents.  There will be only four sheets of ice so we have to cap the league at eight teams.  Teams will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Again, all play is on the indoor rink at the Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, Montana. If we do NOT get eight teams, we will cancel the league because we can’t pay the ice time.

League Fee:  $300.00 per  team.  An additional $50 fee must be collected if you are not a member of the Missoula Curling Club

Deadline:  Sunday March 30, 2014.

Registration:  We strongly encourage teams to register via the Missoula Curling Club website (www.missoulacurlingclub.com) and paying the fee via PayPal.  However, you can pay by check if you send the check and completed registration form below to Missoula Curling  Club, P.O. Box 5523, Missoula, MT 59806.

Download the Registration Form Here

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Go for the Gold (and a Pint) this Friday

00-sochi-2014-logoWe have arranged with the Kettlehouse Brewery northside to have a MCC viewing party for the Gold metal men’s curling game this coming Friday from 3pm-6pm. They can accommodate quite a number of us, so let’s fill the house.

Bring your own snacks as they do not sell food (although we could order a pizza).

Also, you’ll have to buy your own beer, but, hey, you will get to discuss the intricacies of Canada’s strategy or Sweden’s rock placement. Nerd out over a pint or two (or three, but then that is it).

If you have not played, come on out and learn about our newbie league starting in a couple weeks and if you are a veteran sign up for next month’s bonspiel. Hope to see you there.

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Winter Season Update: Makeup Games This Saturday

Curling Stone and BroomSchedule Updates

 Saturday February 8th will be the make up games. You will play the same team and same time slot and ice sheet as you were scheduled to play on December 7th.
The following two Saturdays February 15th and February 22nd, will be the 8th game for the Rec League and the playdowns for the competitive league. These games will be seeded based on standings from the league play in the previous 7 matches you played.

Olympic Curling Addicts: Beginner League

Have friends who have said they want to try out curling and get a chance to play in a league. Well, here’s their chance. Tell them about the short, post-Olympic series of curling opportunities on 3/1/14, 3/8/14. and 3/15/14. The registration for that is now posted and costs will be $50 per person for 3 nights of play. We really hope to see many of you out for that, mixed in with new curlers that may see curling during the Olympics and want to try it out with some experienced club curlers so they can get up to speed more quickly.

Bonspiel Update: Teams Are Signing Up

Also a reminder, Zoo town Bonspiel is coming up March 21-23 so please get a team together for that. Teams from Phoenix, Az., Whitefish and Spokane are headed to Missoula and we may have folks coming in from Bozeman, Idaho and beyond. Let’s pack the ice house for a great Bonspiel. Here’s more information.
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New Curlers Welcome to Sign Up for Instructional League

4431214914_ca1b8e8a32League Information: (League may fill so sign up early)

To coincide with the Winter Olympic in Sochi, the Missoula Curling Club is setting up a 3-night instructional curling league.

The league will include three nights of play. The first Saturday night (March 1st) will involve beginner instruction (1/2 hour), followed by game play (one hour). This night is where beginning people can come and learn the sport of curling. Opportunity for instruction will also be available on the next two nights (March 8, 15).

Experienced curlers can also come to teach or play pickup teams in their assigned 1.5 hour time slot. All three nights (March 1, 8, 15) are scheduled so that people can form into pickup teams on each of the three nights. A fee of $50 covers all three nights. If enough people register, we will have two sessions of 1.5 hours each starting at 9:00pm ending at 10:30pm, and the second session beginning at 10:30 pm, and ending at 12:00 pm on each of the Saturdays. All play is on the outdoor rink at the Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula, Montana.

League Fee: $50.00 per individual -­‐ check, cash

Deadline: Friday, February 28 at 5 p.m.

Pay Registration: By check or cash at MSO Hub at Main and Higgins or mailed to Missoula Curling Club P.O. Box 5523 Missoula, MT

Download and fill out the form and mail it in or drop it off at the MSO Hub.

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