2024 Big Sky Bonspiel Registration
Registration for the 2024 Big Sky Bonspiel is now closed, Email the club at [email protected] to get on the waitlist. The waitlist will be based on the timestamp of your email.
$25,000 Challenge Donation
2024 Turkey Curling scores
Here are the scores from 2024 Turkey Curling. This page will update scores throughout the event. Winners will be contacted using the information provided during the event.
2024 P-burg Outdoor Spiel Registration
Registration for the 2024 P-burg Outdoor Spiel is now closed. We registered 20 teams in under 2 minutes. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Harmen Steele.
New Leagues Announced
The Missoula Curling Club has announced two new leagues. The Fun League will be focused on families, youth, and those who can't play late on Saturday nights. The focus of this league will be learning and fun, more along the lines of a less competitive Spring league. The Doubles League will follow standard doubles rules and gameplay, but we will not require the teams to be mixed-gendered. There will be a meeting before the doubles league starts to discuss the differences from the standard play we are all accustomed to. Both leagues will allow for ten teams.
The six Sundays of gameplay will be the following:
Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 3
Here is what the Sunday morning schedule will look like:
8:30 - 9:00 - Set up
9:00 - 10:30 - Fun League
10:30 - 11:30 - Doubles League
Fun League cost will be:
- $360 for a family (This includes the player's membership fees)
- $120 for an individual not currently a member of the curling club (This includes your membership fee)
- $75 for an individual already a member of the curling club.
Doubles League will cost $75 per player, and each player must be a club member.
The setup will be modified since each Sunday League will follow Saturday night league play. The Fun League will be responsile for this modified set up. For security, we will lock the rocks in the cabinet overnight. This means that stones will need to be transferred to the ice. For safety, we will rebeble Sunday morning. The hacks will already be in place. The Doubles League will be responsible for cleaning up.
Have you got questions? Please reach out.
The Missoula Curling Club in partnership with The Paddleheads, Missoula Food Bank, and Glacier Ice Rink is hosting 2023 Turkey Curling. This event is focused on collecting food and raising money to support Missoula families around the holidays. This event is also part of the Can the Cats Canned Food Drive. Turkey Curling will take place on November 17 from 6 to 9 pm at Glacier Ice Rink. For a $25 donation of either food (Frozen Turkey or non-perishables) or cash, you can participate in a short learn-to-curl session followed by a quick game of turkey curling. Prizes will be awarded, and all food will be given to the Missoula Food Bank in support of their Can the Cats food drive. No pre-registration is necessary – simply show up the night of the event. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. All curling gear and turkeys will be provided!
MCC to Host a Learn to Curl in October
You have seen it on the Olympics, and now you want to give it a try. Well, we are here to help. Come make your Olympic dream a reality (or, at least, see what it is like to play) by coming to the Missoula Curling Club's Learn-to-Curl on Saturday, October 21st from 4-6 pm at Glacier Ice Rink's outdoor rink.
This family-friendly event allows you and your friends to learn about the rules of curling, how to score, how to deliver and sweep a stone and how to skip. Within 15 minutes we can have you sending rocks down the ice and within a half hour we will be playing a game. You do not need any gear, just warm pants, a hat, and rubber-soled shoes. Sign up with three to six of your friends, and we can make sure you all get to play together.
You can find out more about what to expect at our "How do I get involved in Curling" page.
The cost for this event will be $10 per curler. Click here to register
P-burg Outdoor Spiel Successfully Debuts
Thanks to all who came out to help and participate in the inaugural P-burg Outdoor Spiel. This was Montana's first outdoor bonspiel, and the Philipsburg community helped make this happen. Below are the winners of the event, but we have the entire bracket sitll online if you want to examine how other teams performed.
- A Bracket Champions - What the Hack from Billings, MT
- A Bracket Runners up - Sweeping Down the Plain from Tulsa, OK
- B Bracket Champions - Sultans of Sweep from Helena, MT
- B Bracket Runners up - Team Nikolai from Butte, MT
- C Bracket Champions - House Money from Butte, MT
- C Bracket Runners up - Stones of Anarchy from Butte, MT
But don't take our word that this was a successful event, see what the Missoulian said about the event.
Curling Canceled for Jan 28th!!!
Due to the weather reports for tonight and the questionable road conditions, we are canceling all curling games for tonight (Jan 28th). Please allow us a few days to work with Glacier Ice Rink to figure out a makeup schedule. We want to keep curling fun and keep the players safe! Thanks for your understanding.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Harmen Steele or Jay Black.
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel is now open. Please click here to register. Your registration is not complete until you pay your fees.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Harmen Steele - 406.529.9669.
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel has closed
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel registration has closed. We have registered 30 teams in 8 hours. Thanks for all the interest and excitement. If you are interested in climbing on the wait list please email Harmen Steele. Any vacated spots will be filled based on your order on the waitlist. The list of registered teams will be posted shortly. Thank you for your interest in the Spiel.
P-burg Outdoor Spiel Registration has Closed
Registration for the P-burg Outdoor Spiel registration has closed. We have registered 16 teams in four minutes, and we are full. If you are interested in climbing on the wait list please email Harmen Steele. The list of registered teams will be posted shortly. Thank you for your interest in the P-burg Outdoor Spiel.
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel will on on January 21st at noon.
Philipsburg Outdoor Spiel Registration Coming
Registration for Montana's only outdoor #Bonspiel, located in the beautiful #Philipsburg, opens on November 15th at noon! Start gathering your teams and be ready to snatch a spot. Come curl with us from Friday, February 3rd in the afternoon to mid-day Sunday, February 5th, 2023. There is a Bonspiel Banquet on Saturday night and, of course, bottomless beer cups available for purchase
Learn to Curl
You have seen it on the Olympics and now you want to give it a try.
Well, we are here to help. Come make your Olympic dream a reality (or, at least, see what it is like to play) by coming to the Missoula Curling Club's Learn-to-Curl.
Winter league registration coming soon.
Olympic League Announced
This winter, many of us will be glued to YouTube or the television watching some amazing curling in Beijing. We know that when the Olympics roll around interest in curling surges. Last Olympics, we had one earn to curl where some 250 people showed up to try the game. Well, this year we are ready to offer a bit more than just a short taste of curling. This year, we are offering a three-week Olympic minileague.
The league kind of begins with an Olympic day at Glacier Ice Rink on February 12. You will be able to try curling as well as skating and hockey. All are welcome to attend that event.
The mini-league kicks off in earnest the following Saturday, February 19. Up to 20 teams can participate in the league and they will play on the 19th, 26th and March 5th. Games will be at 8:30 p.m. and another will start at 10 p.m. and run for 90 minutes. We will have coaches on site to help teach curling as well as talk strategy. For those who are members of the club, the cost will be $30 for the three weeks. Those who are new, we need to include a social membership in the club which insures you while playing. For those folks, the cost is $55.
Everyone signs up as an individual, but let us know if you have a team of 4 or more you want to play with.
Big Sky Bonspiel coming April 1-3, 2022
Coming April 1, 2022
The Missoula Curling Club is excited to announce the return of the Big Sky Bonspiel. This bonspiel has become one of the largest in the northern U.S. Rockies, attracting teams from Washington, D.C. to British Columbia and throughout Montana and the west.
This year registration opens at noon Mountain Time on January 21, 2022. The link will appear on this page at that time.
Registration will remain $300 for a team and we will have a three-game guarantee. There will only be one open division, but we will try to group similarly experienced teams when possible. Registration covers the three games, a pizza feed on Friday night and a banquet Saturday evening.
Club Announces Return to Curling Rules
We are beginning to plan for a return to curling that promotes safe play and social distancing. The Club has been working with USA Curling to develop plans to combat COVID that we have begun to outline on a new site.
In the coming weeks, we will be announcing playing options that offer flexibility and affordability -- two things we have heard from you are important this season -- for you all.
As we kick off this brand-new season of curling some people have been asking about the curling safety gear that players, including myself, have been wearing. I have seen multiple players receive concussions from impacts with the ice. Speaking as someone who has had loved one have to deal with TBI, I can tell you that the brain is a delicate thing. Protect what you got!
Here are a few head gear options to check out. I know there are other options available, but I wanted to send links to safety gear that I have seen our membership wearing on the ice. I'm sure that I can speak for the other players out there, I would be more than happy to show you what I wear so you could check it out, first hand, some of these options.
The Crasche Curler http://crasche.com/product/crasche-protective-curler-hat
The Ice Halo HD http://www.icehalo.ca
Head First Protective Curling Headgear: Baseball Hat https://www.goldlinecurling.com/head-first-protective-curling-headgear-baseball-hat
The Storelli Sports ExoShield Head Guard https://www.amazon.com/Storelli-Sports-ExoShield-Head-Guard/dp/B00F6U5X06
Head First Protective Curling Headgear: Toque - https://www.goldlinecurling.com/head-first-protective-curling-headgear-toque
Please let me know if you have any questions! Good curling!