First things first… the holiday season is among us, and it sure was refreshing to see curling included on the 2010 Lego Advent Calendar! If only they had included some curling mini figures or little Lego stones. For those, you have to be creative, and if you want to see a fantastic Lego curling set-up, take a look at this. It was done around the same time as the 2010 Winter Olympics, but it’s still pretty impressive for those nerdy enough to enjoy Lego AND curling. And if you’re interested in some fantastic Lego curling, take a look at the last end of this fantastic Lego curling match. The last shot is truly unbelievable!
Okay… now for some serious stuff. We have an extra sheet available during our Monday Super League™. Interested curlers can use the ice from 8-10 p.m. each Monday night. Cost for non-members is $20; members get the ice for $10 each. We do have a limit of 8 people, so if you are interested, be sure to show up in a timely manner.
Our Friday night league Winter session will get underway on February 11. There is still time for you to get your team together to join our next session. Visit the league page for more information.
Also, there has been a call for some open curling dates, and we have worked some out.
Sunday, 12/26, 5-7 pm
Friday, 1/14, 7-9 pm
Friday, 1/21, 7-9 pm
Saturday, 1/29, 8-10 pm
Saturday, 2/26, 9-11 pm
Saturday, 3/5, 8-10 pm
One or more of these will offer learn-to-curl opportunities too. We’ll learn more about that in the next day or two, and post that information here as well.
Check the calendar for more information about more bonspiels in the area. We’ll be posting more there in the next few days.
Calling all WMU Students! We have had some good response and participation from WMU students over the past couple of years. Some students are looking to try and get a Club team for WMU. Currently we have 3 MSU teams that come down and play and they have much of their league fees paid for by the student government council. We’d love to get WMU involved. Beyond that, USA curling participates in the World University Games and sends a Team every year from one of the University Club teams. This year, the team is going to Turkey. Why not WMU? If you are interested in getting involved with WMU Club Curling please respond to this or email Marcus Gleaton at email@example.com. We are hoping to have the club up and funded before our winter leagues starts in January, but we need you to get involved.
P.S. Kalamazoo College is welcome, too!! C’mon Hornets!!
Our Beginner’s League that was scheduled to begin on Monday, October 4 has been cancelled. There will be open curling on that date for those folks still interested in getting on the ice. For those of you still interested, we are hoping to have another session of our beginner’s league. It’s a 3 week program designed to get people familiar with curling. The next session is set to start October 25. Find out more here.
Curling will be moving back to the Annex on a brand new surface.
To help make sure it’s ready for next week, we offered the club’s time to help them paint again. Well, they just informed us they could indeed use some help after all. The only problem is, they will be doing it tomorrow at 10am. A little short on the notice, so it’s understandable if you can’t help. But, if anyone can and is willing to help, please come by Wings and help wherever you can. If you can only spare an hour at lunch, even that will be helpful.
More than likely you will be asked to paint the rings within the lines. So don’t wear fancy clothes.
Looking forward to seeing you on the ice.
Our friends at the Fort Wayne Curling Club are lucky enough to be hosting the 2010 Olympian Debbie McCormick in early November. You may remember her as the skip for the US team at the Olympics in Vancouver. Anyhow… she will be in Fort Wayne selling some curling goods and offering some instruction too. Details will be more… detailed… as the event gets closer. But for now, put Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 on your calendars if this sounds like something you could be interested in. More details will surely be found on the Fort Wayne Curling Club web site.