Sign up for the first Learn To Curl Sessions of the 2015-2016 season
Curling season is right around the corner and we have 5 available dates for you to join us. 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.
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Milwaukee Curlers are Co-Winners of the USWCA Circuit
Congratulations to Kristin Smith and Linda Even as the co-winners of the USWCA Circuit this year. They were the Regional winners of the WI region as well as the overall National winners!
In case you are wondering "What is the USWCA Circuit?" , here is a link to give you more information.
This year the prize bucket was over $5,800.00 with 19 bonspiels participating. The Milwaukee Women's spiel has been a part of the Circuit for several years.
Milwaukee Rinks Perform Well at the 2015 USWCA 5 & Under Bonspiel
Congratulations to the McLellan rink on winning the 1st Event. The team had to win 6 games over 3 days to capture the state title. Team: Nick McLellan (skip); Chris Apel (vice); Bob Sorheim (2nd) and Greg Bell (lead).
The Ziskin Rink won the 2nd Event. Team: Gabe Ziskin (skip); Justin Schmidt (vice); Josh Krausse (2nd) and Ali Ziskin.
The Hewes Rink won the 5th Event. Team: Evan Hewes (skip); Craig Boggio (vice); Aaron Nodolf (2nd) and Ken Bowman (lead). Their only loss was in the semi-finals of the 1st Event.
The bonspiel took place on January 16-18, 2015 at the 6-sheet Madison Curling Club and featured 40 teams from around the state of Wisconsin.
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.