Did You See Us at the Bruins Game?

Did You See Us at the Bruins Game?

We had a great time demonstrating curling during the December 30th Bruins game.
We had a great time demonstrating curling during the December 30th Bruins game.

Thanks to all of you who came up to meet with us and ask questions about curling in Missoula and the the Missoula Bruins for hosting us at the December 30th game.

We had information about opportunities to try out curling or join one of our three-game leagues.

Here is the info we had at the game and be sure to comment to this post or email us at missoulacurling [at] gmail.com

Missoula Curling Club Upcoming Activities

  1. Friday Mornings 10 am to 1 pm, January through March 2017 $10 each session, instructors available, check GIR webpage daily schedule for availability
  2. League night introduction to curling Saturday 9 pm to 10:30 pm $20 per person/session:
  • February 28, 10:30 to 12:00 am, sheet B
  • February 4, sheet C,
  • January 28, sheet E,
  • January 7 sheet D,
  • The Big Sky Bonspiel March 31-Apri 2 (curling tournament), 30 teams from all over the west, open to the public, free admission for spectators

Spring League beginning Monday evenings April 10-May 22, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, $80 per person, register on our website at http://www.missoulacurlingclub.com

  • 4/10/17
  • 4/17/17
  • 4/24/17
  • 5/1/17
  • 5/8/15,
  • 5/15/15
  • 5/22/16 End of spring league

    Contact us for more specific information, send us your questions missoulacurling@gmail.com

Current Board members are: Barry Bollenbacher, President, Dave Strobel, Vice President, Bob Keane, Treasurer, Elaine Sutherland, Secretary, Matt Ellis, Director of Marketing, Charlene Young, Youth Program Coordinator, Lee Banville, Media Coordinator, Meredith Stewart, Shannon Dickerson, Corby Dickerson, Sam Brown and Mitch Ferm. Peter Hicks is the current Vice-President of the Mountain-Pacific (MoPac) Region of U.S.A. Curling.

I’ve Learned to Curl. Now What Do I Do?

I’ve Learned to Curl. Now What Do I Do?

IMG_0803We’ve had scores of folks come out this year to learn to curl and it looked like a lot of you were having fun. So, if you were one of those have a blast on the ice and want to keep playing but aren’t sure what to do next, we wanted to give you a rundown of your options.

Recreational League

The most formal step is to put together a Rec League team. This team — which can be from 4 to a lot more than 4 (we have one team of 11) — will play 8 games over the winter league and will play in our rec league playoffs. These games are either from 9-10:30 pm or occasionally 10:30-midnight on Saturday nights. We will put together the schedule once we have a total number of teams. Generally teams play every other weekend, although if you know you have a conflict, we can probably work around it.

Fees for the rec league include $420 for the full team (no matter the number of players). This primarily pays our ice rental fees and leaves us a little room for replacing broken equipment. If you can land a sponsor, the fee can be tax deductible. Also, any player must be a club member for insurance purposes (although there is a discount if you are planning on playing in fewer games).

Instructional/Intro League

This year we are offering a special intro league for folks who want more, but are unsure if there are ready to make the leap to a formal league. This league will play for three times over six weeks and you do not need to have a formal team. You can sign up as an individual and then if you know who you want to play with, you can let us know in the registration. The fee here is $70 per person. This includes a social membership in the club and covers your ice time and insurance.

The Intro league will also provide coaches if you want to help learn the game and is a great way to get involved. These games will be played during our normal league play (9 p.m.-midnight) and so you will also get a chance to meet other curlers.

Open Curling

For those who cannot make it to Saturday night games, we have worked with Glacier Ice Rink to help them offer pick-up curling on Friday mornings. Starting Nov. 4, open curling runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the outdoor rink. Fees are $10 a person and can be paid at the skate rental desk. Be sure to check out their schedule to make sure the open curling is happening.

Thanks again for coming out and we hope to see you curling this winter.