Regional Bonspiels Offer Opportunity for Curling, Fun

Regional Bonspiels Offer Opportunity for Curling, Fun

A scene from a Whitefish Bonspiel.

Have you ever been to a bonspiel? It is usually a weekend full of curling, a few beers and a lot of fun. These tournaments offer both experienced and new players a chance to improve their skills, meet fellow curlers and have a great time.

Bonspiels also help grow knowledge of our club and draw people to our events.

This year has a lot of regional events that we encourage you to check out. If you are interested, but don’t have a team, you can comment on this post or email us to see if we can find you a group to go with.

Regional bonspiels this year:

Cranbrook BC Senior’s Bonspiel December 12/3-5/2018

January 11-13 Bozeman Bonspiel

January 25-27 Stanley Outdoor Bonspiel

February 4-6 Kimberly BC Senior’s Bonspiel

Palouse Curling Club Bonspiel March 8-10, 2019

March 15-7 Havre Hiline Bonspiel

4/5-7/19 Big Sky Bonspiel (Missoula’s own)

Billings Big Sky State Games Bonspiel April ??, 2019

North Idaho Bonspiel Coeur d’Alene Curling Club probably April 26-28, 2019

Sign Up for One of Our Learn to Curls!

Sign Up for One of Our Learn to Curls!

NOTE: We hosted our two learn to curls in October. We may be looking for other ways to introduce people to the sport, so be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest schedules.

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Remember last winter when you watched the USA win the men’s curling gold?

Did you think about what it would be like to curl? We have your chance to curl?

We are hosting two events on October 13 and 20. We will curl inside on the Glacier Ice Rink. Check out this brief if you have any questions and events from from 4-6 p.m.

What to Expect

Well, to have a good time. This is a sport where we yell a lot and sweep ice and slide around 40-some-pound hunks of granite. So don’t expect us to take ourselves too seriously. True, it is a competitive and really strategic game, but it is also totally fun. So we don’t expect you to have any knowledge of the sport or experience. You don’t have to know how to skate (there isn’t any skating) and you can show up in casual street clothes, although dress kind of warm, it is on ice after all.

Who Can Participate?

Anybody. We have people aged 8 to 80 curling here in Missoula and so all ages are welcome. Those under 18 have to have a parent sign a waiver on site, but other than that feel free to come.

How Hard Is It To Learn?

Well, I think it is like golf (not that I know how to golf, but how I imagine golf to be). It is pretty easy to get the basics down and start playing. It is a lot harder to be good at it. But it’s pretty darn easy to have fun out there.

So, needless to say, experience is not required to come out and try the sport.