The Extra End — Winter, 2013

The Extra End — Vol. 3, No. 1
The new edition of the Kalamazoo Curling Club newsletter is available for download! We have lots of things happening with the club, and you can read all about it here. If you don’t find information about a topic that YOU are interested in, you’ll want to get in touch with the newsletter crew. Submit your ideas, photos, or full articles to curlthezoo@gmail.com, so that those ideas can show up in the next newsletter. Better yet, volunteer to be a part of the newsletter committee! Highlights from the current newsletter include bonspiel success stories, KCC league success stories, standings, and more!

Kevin Martin in Your Pants!


That’s right, you’ll soon be able to keep Olympic curling’s gold medal skip right in your pocket. Kevin Martin has unveiled a new curling app — coming soon to a digital device near you. The application’s chief goal will be to allow users to follow Team Martin through the current curling season, but it will also deliver some pretty detailed content. Users will have access to a library of videos, curling tips, scores, and headlines. One feature that we’ll be seeing in the headlines as this app starts popping up on people’s phones and pads is the feature which will allow you to contact Martin directly. For a fee, users will be able to get personal responses directly from Canada’s Olympic gold medal champion. The per-instance fee is starting at $11.99, but Mr. Martin suggests that if the response is overwhelming, the cost could be adjusted.

I guess that means that we shouldn’t abuse the app by bugging Mr. Martin for stories about a young Mr. Eckstrand.

Android version is apparently out now, and should be available in Apple’s app store sometime soon.

New! For 2012!

Kalamazoo Curling Club Baseball Hats
New for 2012 is the Kalamazoo Curling Club baseball hat! By popular demand! Embroidered and beautiful! These wonderful hats (embroidered in the USA!) come in a variety of colors (two!). Looking for that certain something to spice up your team’s curling uniform? These hats will do the trick! They have that certain je ne sais quoi that you’re looking for (I don’t know what that means!). What I DO know is that the hats are ready, and waiting for you at the Kalamazoo Curling Club! Use the secret promotional code WANT for a club discount! For you? $20!

Pre-Season Open Curling

9/30, 10/7, 10/14 and 10/21 from 5-7 pm.
These nights are available for people that are interested in giving curling a try or just want to get out there and practice. If you have curled before and don’t need any help, the cost is $10. If you are a new curler looking for some help, the cost is $15. We will work with the new curlers, and show you the basics.

Check the calendar for other dates as they become available.

If you’re interested in the 2012-13 league offerings, you can find them on our league page.

Of Course She’s Canadian…

Writes Steve Secreast:

Diana Krall was in town for the Gilmore Fest, did a concert last night at Chenery Auditorium. Tom Mulhern’s wife Kym works for Gilmore and got me in as a volunteer driver with a back stage pass. Last night after the show I drove Diana’s band from Chenery to the Radisson. This morning I drove Diana’s, her band’s and her crew’s luggage from the Radisson to the AZO airport.

And I had the opportunity to actually meet Diana in the airport this morning. I told her that she had fans in the Kalamazoo Curling Club, that we’ve made her an honorary member, gave her a club pin, and told her to wear it with pride. She shook my hand, said thank you, and that she would work on her sweeping.

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