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Club Questions

  • How do I contact you?

    Please email us at info@tccurling.org for more information or questions not answered here.

  • Tell me about the Club

    The Traverse City Curling Club is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2014, to grow and share the great sport of curling in the greater Grand Traverse Bay area. The easiest way to contact us is by emailing info@tccurling.org. Click here to learn more about our history.

  • What is your club's connection to regional and national curling?

    We are connected to USA Curling and the Great Lakes Curling Association (GLCA). TC Curling Club membership includes an annual membership in these two governing bodies of curling. Members receive a monthly magazine during curling season from USA Curling and 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.

  • Who runs the Club?

    The Club is run by a volunteer Board Of Directors, primarily focused on getting the Club into a dedicated curling ice facility (Click here to learn more about our Board and our Bylaws). The day-to-day work of the Club is handled by the Operations Board and the various Committees of that Board (Click here to find out more about our Operations).

  • Where do you curl, and when? And can we come watch?

    We currently curl on the east rink (David's Rink) at Centre ICE (1600 Chartwell Drive, Traverse City, MI), where the Centre ICE crew and our own Ice Team work to give curlers some of the best "arena ice" (i.e., ice that hockey players were tearing up 30 minutes earlier) in the Country . Our curling season runs from October through April, and we typically curl on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from about 8:15 to 10:15. And YES, folks can come out and watch for free and start to learn what curling is all about.

  • How can I get involved?

    Email info@tccurling.org, or just come on out, watch some curling, talk to our Club members, and dive in! You can Take a Learn to Curl class, then Join a Beginner's League. Or Become a Club Member, and Join one of our Rec Leagues. We have plenty of Volunteering Opportunities, especially during our end-of-the-season Cherry Bombspiel (you don't need to know anything about curling to be a valued volunteer at this fun event). And of course, we always like to see folks wearing Club Swag. and - OK - we'll say it - DONATIONS ALWAYS HELP! We look forward to seeing you on the ice.

  • How do I get TC Curling Club swag?

    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.

  • Can I still play if I can't commit to a full league?

    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.

  • Do you have any volunteer opportunities?

    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!

  • How do you communicate with club members and players?

    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 info@tccurling.org.

League Questions

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