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We are connected to USA Curling and the Great Lakes Curling Association (GLCA), and your TC Curling Club membership includes an annual membership in these two governing bodies of curling. You'll receive a monthly magazine during curling season from USA Curling and you will have access to USA Curling and GLCA sanctioned bonspiels (or tournaments). These organizations support the growth of local curling clubs and also run all regional, national and Olympic-qualifying events. Participation in these events (by playing or volunteering) is a great way to fast-forward your understanding of the game. More info can be found at greatlakescurling.org or teamusa.org/usa-curling.
As a member, you will receive a name tag (for new members) as well as a club pin. Pins are a big deal in curling, and sharing club pins is a tradition in bonspiels. (They are also available for purchase). In addition, Embroid ME, (S. Airport at Garfield) has our logo available to affix to soft goods, like hats and jackets. Your swag will be delivered to you during league play.
Becoming a member allows you to be a free substitute during our league play, a $20 savings per night! If you would like to sub, sign up to be a TC Curling Club member HERE.
Our club is volunteer based and there is lots of work that needs to be done each time we take the ice. Your participation is critical to the growth and sustainability of the club. Some of the areas you can help (and learn along the way) are: Ice Prep and On-ice Teaching Helper (for Learn to Curl/Group events). In addition, we can always use help in the areas of: Graphics, Marketing, Logistics, Handyman stuff (equipment repair/maintenance). If you have a unique skill, please let us know!
As with any relationship, communication is key. Currently, our most effective and timely communications channel is our Facebook page, TC Curling Club. I urge you to LIKE and FOLLOW our page. Any late breaking news, upcoming events, off-ice opportunities as well as info on bonspiels you can attend will be posted. Additionally, our website is a great place for info. Finally, we send vital information through email. Be sure to add us to your email contacts so you can receive news and info from firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is our annual blowout bonspiel and a major fundraiser for our club. We will have 32 teams from across the Midwest and Canada competing over three days annually each April. The ice prep begins on the Wednesday prior to play and stays in "curling shape" all weekend long. This is a community event, where we can share curling with the curious in our community. We even have Olympic level curlers participating! This is an all-hands-on-deck event. Your help is essential over the three days of the bonspiel as well as prior to the event. We encourage you to become a part of what some said is "the best bonspiel they've ever attended." Be watching for our first Cherry Bombspiel Volunteer meeting and find a place that you can plug in and help us grow the club, share the game with our community, and have a great weekend with our larger curling family. If you want to help, please email us!
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to have practice time periodically through the generosity of Centre ICE. They have agreed to a per person rate for Drop-in Curling with no need to sign up. Please be sure to pay the appointed club "collector" before you take the ice. Drop-Ins will generally be held in conjunction with our Learn to Curl classes so it's a great way to bring friends and introduce them to curling. A Learn to Curl class is required prior to Drop-in curling or league play. Register for Learn to Curl classes HERE.
Yes...we have many fun-loving people looking for teams...we will pair you up!
Of course! Just be sure to make a note when you fill out your registration and we will do our best to make sure you get paired up together.
You're in luck! Curling is done in SHOES! Clean, rubber-soled athletic shoes are best...we provide high-tech grippers (rubber bands) to help you get a firm hold of the textured ice, prepared specially for curling.
We all just started! Any teammate who is more skilled will want to help you get better. There is only one way to improve...get out and do it! Curlers want to help other curlers get better, it's part of the beauty of the game.
A sub is your responsibility. Check our SUBS LIST. There you'll find a number of members of the club who may be available to fill in for you. Contact one of these folks and let them know what team you are on...and be sure to let your skip know too!