Survey Shows Support for Dedicated Ice, Improved Times

Survey Shows Support for Dedicated Ice, Improved Times

The Missoula Curling Club has been working with the city, county, Glacier Ice Rink and others to explore the idea of building more ice facilities in the region, including a possible dedicated curling facility in Missoula.

Although we continue to accept responses to the survey, we thought we would share some of the initial responses from the nearly 200 current and former members as well as those interested in curling but who have not tried it.

First, the non-members. We found that most did not cite the cost of curling, but rather the times of the night we play and the general length and timing of the season.

Additionally, many of these people indicated they would be more inclined to join the league and perhaps play in multiple leagues if there were better times or a curling rink.

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We also asked former members what it was that made them stop playing and, again, we heard more about timing, with most citing the game times and season schedule as the reason they left.

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Read the full report here

You can email missoulacurling [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions.

Individual Club Dues Due by November 28

Individual Club Dues Due by November 28

We are excited to get the 2015-2016 season kicked off this weekend. We have 26 teams and a fair number of new curlers taking to the ice.

One thing we need to pull together is the full list of players to submit to USA Curling for your membership and the all-important insurance to cover you while on the ice. To do this, we need you all to register and pay your club dues. Does for this year are $71 (you can find out how we came up with the number here) and if you volunteer 4 hours of documented volunteer time, you can request a $25 refund.

Fill out the form below and make sure you are paid by the 28th. If you have not registered and paid ahead of the game on December 5, we cannot let you take to the ice as you will not be covered by the insurance.