The Kalamazoo Curling Club web site will be getting a facelift in the not-too-distant future, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Plans are being developed for the 2014-15 curling season, and it promises to be an exciting one. There will be MANY opportunities for volunteers to pitch in and make this season a success. League pricing information should be coming your way soon, as well as information about the (very, very likely) move to Wings West, and opportunities that may present themselves in conjunction with Wings Stadium hosting the 2015 US Curling National Championships.
In the meantime, our friends in Midland would like to extend an invitation to be a part of their open bonspiel October 17-19. Find the details for this event on the Midland Curling Club web site.
Keep checking back! Good things are brewing!
$20 per adult / $5 per child under 12 (Drinks not included)
The Kalamazoo Curling Club is holding its 5th ANNUAL KCC DINNER/ ANNUAL MEETING at Bell’s Brewery’s Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI. The bylaws of our 501c.3 organization require that an annual membership meeting be held. That sounded boring to us (5 years ago), so we decided to hold it as a fun end-of-year dinner gathering!!
Please try to attend — the more members that come, the stronger our club will become! Even if you’re new to the club — Olympic League curlers, we’re looking at you! — come get to know a little bit more about the folks who share your club.
The DINNER / MEETING will be in the back party room area of Bell’s beginning at 1 pm. We have asked Bell’s to prepare their Grill Bar for us — burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, etc. We will start off the afternoon with our annual meeting agenda. sWe will be voting on our open board positions, handing out awards, updates on the capital campaign – along with donation requests and an update on next year’s happenings. Feel free to bring family and friends. It’s a great way to introduce others to the curling family.
** All new members that attend get a prize!! **
We need to provide Bell’s a headcount, and appreciate you buying early.
(Note – buy only adult tickets online – you will pay for any children’s tickets at the door. If you experience any problems using the link above – email Garnet to let him know how many people will be attending.)
If you are interested in running for one of the open board positions – or would like to nominate someone — please let Garnet know by email.
We have several spots on the board being elected this year.
It is a 3 year commitment.
Current Board of Directors and Board Positions
President – Marcus Gleaton (April 2016)
Vice President – Jason Hall (April 2015)
Treasurer – Thomas Deater (April 2015)
Secretary – Garnet Eckstrand (April 2014)
Director – Ed Brezinsky (April 2014)
Director – Kent Elliott (April 2016)
Director – Rick Thomas (April 2014)
Michael Hillard – (April 2016)
Nicole Brinkmann – (April 2016)
That’s right — You can learn how to play the same game the Olympians are playing. Ice time and instruction from experienced curlers for only $20! There are 6 dates and 10 times to choose from, but space is limited to just 45 people per night, so sign up soon! Dates and times for each event are listed below.
To save a spot for you and your friends and/or family members, click the register button below. Please be sure to have the correct date and time in the DROP-DOWN LIST for each of your ticket selections! Then (under ‘Quantity’) select 1 or more tickets, and click the blue ‘Proceed’ button. Multiple dates cannot be selected for any one registration so, if you would like to attend more than once, please repeat the registration steps for each date.
MON. 2/17 (8–9:15)
WED. 2/19 (5:30–7 and 6:30–8)
SAT. 2/22 (5:30–7 and 6:30–8)
MON. 2/24 (8–9:15)
WED. 2/26 (5:30–7 and 6:30–8)
SAT. 3/1 (5:30–7 and 6:30–8)
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to get checked in!
All you need to do is bring clean shoes and wear warm, loose-fit clothing (note: jeans are discouraged) — we will provide everything else you’ll need to curl. If you want to “read up” on some basics of this sport, please refer to Curling 101 on our website.
We look forward to having you out on the ice for Olympic Learn-To-Curl!
PLUS one more date in October (date to be announced)
Cost is $75 per person
E-mail to reserve your spot.
The Ladies of the Kalamazoo Curling Club answer the question we’ve all been asking for years… What’s Under the Kilt?
Get your answers for $20 at www.kalamazoocurlingclub.com or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
12 months of photos celebrating the artistry of curling and the beauty of the female form. Calendars are also available for sale on league nights and on Amazon.com.
100% of the proceeds from calendar sales go to the Capital Campaign to move the Kalamazoo Curling Club to dedicated curling ice.
Limited quantities available – don’t miss out – order yours today!
Curling gets a bad rap from hockey fans. Curling enthusiasts have heard it time and time again. Take a look at this video, and you might just have a better chance getting through to that hockey fan who tells you that curling is for losers. Seems to me like curling could be one of the winningest sports out there. Just like a good curling match, you’ll want to stick around for the “last shot” in this video.