The publication date for the winter issue of the KCC newsletter, The Extra End, is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 2012. If you have pictures, articles, or other items to submit for the newsletter, please send them to email@example.com. The submission deadline is Friday, January 13, 2012.
Well, not this space… but we do have SOME space for rent.
Our curling season is underway, but perhaps you didn’t sign up for a league. Don’t worry about it. You can sign up for the Winter 2012 Friday Night league… there’s plenty of time for that. In the meantime, if you’d like to come out with some friends and throw some stones, we do have an open sheet available each Monday night from 8:30 to 10:30. It is available to be rented out (as an entire sheet) for $125 (up to 8 people) or $20 per person for non club members, free for club members.Contact Marcus Gleaton to inquire about the availability of one curling sheet during this time. Remember that club members can also sub for free; if any of the Monday night teams are in need of a sub, you could get in on a game, too!
Howdy folks! Labor day has passed us by, and by now you’ve all put away your white slacks and started putting up your holiday lights… I’m sure that got you thinking that it’s just about time for curling season to begin! Well it is!
We’ve been hammering out the details, trying to figure out the whens and the wheres and the costs… and we think we’ve got it.
Monday Night Super League
Monday nights from 8:30 to 10:30, starting November 28. The cost will be $375 for club members ($440 for non-members), and we’ll be curling for 16 straight weeks.
Friday Night League
Our Friday night league will begin November 4, and run for 8 weeks. There will be some gaps in there. The cost is $185 ($245 for non-members). We will run another 8-week league in the winter… so don’t be discouraged if this one doesn’t work out for you.
We will also be offering a short, 3-week league for beginners. The cost on this is $85, and you can choose from two sessions. The first will be October 10, 17 & 24. The second session will be held November 7, 14 & 21. These will be two hour sessions, held on Monday nights from 8:30 to 10:30. Folks will get a good introduction to the game. It’s a great opportunity to find out if curling is a sport that you’d like to play some more, AND you’ll have plenty of time to round up a team to participate in one of our regular leagues.
You can download the membership form here. Bring it to one of our open curling events on Monday evenings (more details to come — the first is coming up September 19, 2011 at 8:30), or drop an e-mail, and we’ll try to work out the details…
Well, Kalamazoo is under the grips of an ice storm that has evidently left lots of people without power. Wings Stadium is among the powerless. Keep an eye on the Kalamazoo Curling Club Twitter feed and Facebook page for updates as to the status of Monday night curling.
[ UPDATE ] Power has been restored to Wings Stadium. Monday night curling is on as of 3:00 p.m.
Well, the news came out today that the Olympic champion Kevin Martin has picked his 5th for the upcoming Brier in March. Marc Kennedy (the second for Martin’s team) and his wife are expecting a child right about the same time that the Brier is happening, so an alternate for the team is of utmost importance. They have selected Dustin Eckstrand, who plays regularly with Martin in a league in Alberta. If the Eckstrand name sounds familiar to you… it should! Kalamazoo Curling Club secretary Garnet Eckstrand is Dustin’s uncle. So if you needed any more reasons to follow the Brier… there it is!