New Curling Stone Campaign Announcement
Dear Fellow Curlers,
Now is our chance to Rock our Club! Through the generosity of our members, a number of foundations, along with several community groups, we have built one of the finest curling clubs in the country. We are equipped with state of the art ice making equipment and a Level II Certified Ice Technician. The missing piece that will allow us to provide some of the best curling in the country are five sets of new curling stones.
Our recognition program consists of four levels:
Lead Level - $400 - $799
Second Level - $800 - $1599
Third Level - $1600 - $2399 Includes a retired MCC stone
Skip Level - $2400+ Includes a retired MCC stone
These donations will be run through The Milwaukee Curling Association. As this organization is a 501c3 organization, all donations will be tax deductible. It is VERY important that checks are made out to:
Milwaukee Curling Club Rock Fund
If “Rock Fund” is not stated on your check, it will go into the general fund and not be allocated toward new rocks. We cannot stress this point enough!
Our capital goal for this project is $60,000. This total will include all 80 stones with blue hone granite inserts on both running surfaces (so they can be reversed), new handles, all shipping and applicable import duties. We have also included money for new rock storage and bumpers for the back boards behind the sheets to properly protect our investment.
Donors at the third and skip levels will go onto a waiting list for their complimentary rocks. The list is necessary as we will not be able to set the retired rocks aside until the new rocks are in the shed ready for play. Skip and Third level donors will be able to purchase additional stones from the club if desired and will have priority on the wait list. Donors at the lead and second levels (as well as non-donors) will be able to purchase retired curling stones from the Milwaukee Curling Club for $200 each. This individual rock purchase will not be tax deductible.
In addition, all donors to the MCA Rock Fund will be recognized on a donor board similar to the one in the club lobby for the building capital campaign.
After our members, our curling stones are the most valuable asset the curling club has. Please consider this request and donate to this important campaign. Whether you are an experienced curler or one of our newer members, you will reap the benefits from this investment in more enjoyable curling for many years to come. Please give what you can and help us Rock our Club!
Thank you for your consideration,
Mark & Kelly Conrardy
Rock Campaign Co-Chairs
JANUARY 2015 LEARN TO CURL
The next Learn to Curl is scheduled for: Sunday, January 4th from 9:30 - 11:30AM! Register Now!
“Learn to Curls” at the Milwaukee Curling Club are the perfect way to introduce yourself to this fantastic winter sport. These sessions will take you from off the street to game ready in just two hours.
We recommend you arrive about 10 minutes before the session to register, prepare your equipment and tour our brand new club. The new club is just as cool as the old one so you better be ready for temperatures of about 40 degrees. In addition to a light coat or sweater, wear comfortable shoes. Light weight hiking or tennis shoes will work just fine for your first expedition curling.
Once your gear is ready we’ll send you right on the ice. You’ll get a feel for the ice surface, which isn’t anything like ice skating, and we’ll show you around a sheet of curling ice.
Before too long we’ll show you how to deliver a stone, the ins and outs of sweeping, scoring and strategy. Those are a few of the many aspects that make curling fun and great exercise. After about one hour of the basics, we’ll divide into teams of four and scrimmage against the other participants in the “learn to curl” session.
Two hours after it starts you’ll be ready for another great curling tradition, the post game camaraderie. You’ll visit for a while and tell war stories while we give you information on joining the brand new Milwaukee Curling Club.
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!
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The Club is now located at -
OZAUKEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Columbia St. Mary's Building
W67 N890 Washington Avenue,
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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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.