CURLING FALL 2014
If you couldn't make it to any of the Learn to Curls this season but are interested in joining us for a Learn to Curl in the Fall or thinking of becoming a new member for the next season - email us at email@example.com. We'll keep you up to date for the upcoming season.
OLYMPIC ROOKIE LEAGUE
Now that you have learned about curling -- curl. Beginning March 1 through March 15, 2014, rookie curlers can take to the ice in the Rookie League. There will be lots of rock throwing and sweeping plus a lot of hurrying ... this is a full two and a half hours of actual game play with rinks playing eight ends, scoring and strategy. Cost is $75 and includes membership to the club through the end of March 2014.
If you have taken a learn to curl in the past few years -- you're still eligible for the Olympic Rookie League. So join the Rookie League. (It's highly recommended you attend a Learn to Curl before signing up for the Rookie League)
OLYMPIC ROOKIE LEAGUE - Saturday March 1, 8, 15 - 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday March 1, 8, 15 - 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
THE BUZZ ABOUT THE OLYMPICS
Curling in the Winter Olympics always brings a lot of attention to the sport. The lead up to the 2014 winter games is being fueled by increased tv coverage, social media pages, focused websites and apps for IPads, tablets and smartphones.
Brush up on Curling Etiquette and Curling Terms Here
Find out more about the USA Curling Teams Here
USA Curling is looking for volunteers! Here
DIAMOND JUBILEE AND MEN'S BONSPIEL
Men's Bonspiel - January 31 - February 2, 2014
MCC hosted the Badger Women's Curling as they celebrated 60 years of curling in January 2014. The Diamond Jubilee Bonspiel was themed Ice on Ice.
The Men's Bonspiel took the ice at MCC the following week with 32 teams. Check out the photos along with the Family Bonspiel on December 26 and the Cosmic Curling event on the MCC Facebook Page.
THE SEASON CONTINUES...
The Milwaukee Curling Club is in it's second season at our new facility in Cedarburg. The first half of the curling season was off to a great start with all leagues in play. And the Spring Season promises just as much action. There are more special events including the Badger's Women's Curling Diamond Jubilee and the Interclub Five and Under Bonspiel. Check the members' calendar. Keep up to date in the members' area with notices about leagues and events. You can also view past newsletters in the members's area.
IT'S OFFICIAL - Our New House is Open
New ice on five new sheets was the center of attention for the First Ice Event and the Public Open House. The club opened its doors to a new season and a new home in October.
Milwaukee Curling Club members who made the new clubhouse a reality were along sidelines as Dave Goelzer took to the hack on center sheet ice for the First Rock Friday night. It was a special rink of MCC members -- Betsy Fredericksen and Mary Beth Goelzer took first sweeps onto Steve Shallock and more sweeps to Fred Blizzard for the rock run to the house. On the button delivery to First Skip Mark Conrardy. Brooms up and a "good curling" handshake from Matt Goelzer. And a well deserved applause to the success of the new shed.
The doors to the new clubhouse opened to members, guests and those interested in seeing curling up close on Friday and Saturday nights. More actiivities followed the next week including Practice Ice and 3 Learn to Curls. The Members' Opening Day, a MCC club tradition was Sunday October 28, 2012, in the new house.
OUR NEW HOUSE
The Milwaukee Curling Club, has moved into our new location in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The longest running curling club in the US now curls in a five sheet facility with a new club house that officially opened in October, 2012.
Check out the Public calendar for details. We're ready to introduce you to our club and the great sport of curling. Find out more about us here!
Want more info - email us at - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club is now located at -
OZAUKEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Columbia St. Mary's Building
W67 N890 Washington Avenue,
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Email - email@example.com
BUILDING A NEW HOME
The groundbreaking was a big milestone for the Milwaukee Curling Association, Board members and club members. Read about it HERE and check back often for more updates. Photos of the new shed layout and the building can be found on our Facebook page
Milwaukee Curling Club Members exchanged brooms for shovels to break ground for the new facility located in the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds - February, 2012
ABOUT THE SPORT OF CURLING
Curling is a game of etiquette as well as skill... and enjoyed internationally. More Info.
Granite rocks with handles are sent down the ice after being delivered by each of four members of the two competing rinks (teams) to the house (target) at the end of the sheet. Sweeping by other members of the rink assists the rock as it travels down the ice before stopping in or around the house. The fourth member of each team, the Skip determines the strategy and delivers the final two rocks of the team's eight rock side. After all sixteen rocks have been delivered down the ice, it is called an end. A complete game is eight ends and is decided by the team with the most points.