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.
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:
14 nights, 3 hrs/night @ $630/night
Equipment (maintenance, fix brooms, upkeep)
Booth at Western Montana Fair
Pizza party, club socials
Fee to process payments at Paypal
Cost per member
Costs assume 30 teams, 4 per team, 120 people
USAC membership dues
USAC curling insurance program
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.