Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel is now closed!!! February 25, 2022
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel is now closed.
Please email Harmen Steele to join the waitlist. Any available spots will be offered in chronological order of when you joined the waitlist.
Olympic League Announced February 12, 2022
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.
Registration for the Big Sky Bonspiel is now open!!! January 20, 2022
If you have any issues, please email or call Harmen Steele (406-529-9669).
Big Sky Bonspiel coming April 1-3, 2022 January 10, 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 August 11, 2020
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.
Headgear Options November 06, 2019
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!