We at the Missoula Curling Club have worked hard to try and rein in the costs of curling to make sure those who want to play can come out and enjoy the sport.
We have focused on paying off our outstanding bills — like paying for the stones, hacks and brooms — and have worked with Glacier Ice Rink to try and keep ice rental costs down. That said, we still thought it would help to go over where the league fees and club dues go and what you are getting for your money.
League curling fees are $400 a team (for 8 games), down by $50 from last year. Almost all of this money goes to ice rental.
Club fees are $71 a person, which includes $46 per person for liability insurance, USA Curling membership fee and the Mountain Pacific Region fee, which is down from $55 last year.
A breakdown of proposed fees for next year winter league for the club looks something like this:
|Ice time||8,820.00||14 nights, 3 hrs/night @ $630/night|
|Equipment||1,100.00||Equipment (maintenance, fix brooms, upkeep)|
|Outreach||470.00||Booth at Western Montana Fair|
|Club activities||500.00||Pizza party, club socials|
|Paypal fee||174.00||Fee to process payments at Paypal|
|Cost per member||99.87||Costs assume 30 teams, 4 per team, 120 people|
|Club costs||99.87||see above|
|USA Curling||31.00||USAC membership dues|
|Liability Insurance||10.00||USAC curling insurance program|
|TOTAL||145.87||Membership cost (after $25 club service rebate)|
Do to look at the dues specifically, the breakdown is something like this:
If you have questions or ideas about how to keep the price of curling low, please let us know.