Kalamazoo Curling Club Summer News

Blog posts have been a bit few and far between now that curling season has slipped into history, and the first day of summer has officially arrived… but there are a few things worth letting you all know about.

First, Wings Stadium will be hosting open curling on the LAST Monday in June, July and August. The time and price are the same as always: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a cost of $10 per person (12 and under are free). Let us know that you’re planning on going by E-mail or on the Facebook event page.

Also, our friends at the Fort Wayne Curling Club, down Indiana way, are hosting a summer bonspiel on the 21st and 22nd of August. We would love to send some ambassadors from the Kalamazoo area down to their first attempt at a bonspiel — it may offer some inspiration and ideas for a future Kalamazoo Curling Club event! If you are interested in helping to form a team, send an E-mail and we’ll help get you in touch with other people who express an interest. We have offered to loan them two sets of rocks for their bonspiel (they plan on having 8 sheets available for play), so we really would like to send a group down there to accompany our rocks.

Fall and Winter league information will be available here very soon. We want to get you signed up for 2010-11 curling fun. We have tentative plans for continued curling on Friday nights (broken up into two sessions, as before) and an expanded “Super League” on Monday nights (longer season that covers the entire curling season). Our Beginners’ Leagues were very successful, and we are planning on incorporating those into our 2010-11 season as well.

We have officially be designated as a non-profit organization, so we will also be ramping up the fundraising for our coming season. We’re hoping to get our rock sponsorship program going very soon, too.

So that’s what’s going on this summer… we’ll keep you posted as we have more developments in the next few weeks.