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Winter League Begins February 5

Join our 2010 Winter League!
Experience the true social and competitive aspect of curling. Sign up for our 2010 Winter League kicking off February 5. Come as an individual or as a team, all skill levels welcome!

How the League Works
Our league runs on Friday evenings from February 5 to April 9, 2010 (for a total of eight matches; we will have a break in the league during March, when the US Nationals come to Kalamazoo). For this league session, we will be curling on the middle two sheets only; as a result, we will have draw times at 6, 8 and 10 pm. Please show up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match.

We will play a round robin league over the first five weeks. The sixth and seventh weeks will consist of a mini-tournament (also known as a “Bonspiel”) to determine the club champion for that league session. Check out the results of our 2009 Fall League and 2009 Fall Bonspiel.

You can sign up as a single person, a full team of four, or anything in-between. We like to provide every team with at least one experienced curler, but that is completely up to you.

If you want to be placed with anyone in particular, let us know in the submission form, and we’ll do what we can to honor that request.

League Fees
Club Members – $140
Non-Members – $200*

* You can become a Club Member for only $100 (it’s the smart way to go).

We request that you pay for the league by February 1. You can submit payment at any open ice event at Wings Stadium in the Annex, or you can send a check to:

Kalamazoo Curling Club
127 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Please make checks out to Kalamazoo Curling Club.

Kalamazoo Curling Club in the Western Herald

Here’s a short piece that ran in the Western Herald, the student newspaper of Western Michigan University. It comes along with a little video from a recent open curling session. Any students from Kalamazoo College or Western Michigan University that might be interested in forming a curling team, should definitely get in touch with us.

How curling stones are made

Would you like to know what it is you’re delivering out on the ice? Here’s how curling stones are made:

Learn to Curl – Quick Look

Here’s a little video from our friends at YouTube that may give some beginners an idea of what curling is all about:

And here’s another YouTube video… something that you can do on your Wii:

Watch Curling!

You can learn a lot about the game by watching the pros, but it’s hard to watch curling in the United States. You can catch it live on the CBC’s website. Click the one that says in progress in green under it, in the blue “Watch now” box, under live video.

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