The CCC Board of Directors approved the purchase of a new ice scraper for the 2014-15 curling season. The Centerville Curling Club is currently accepting bids for the Ice King Super Scraper that we have used the past 17 seasons. Inquiries from parties interested in purchasing the used Ice King Scraper should email CentervilleCurlingClub@gmail.com.
Sat. September 6, 2014 will be the curling club's annual Reverse Raffle Fundraising Event. Cost: $40.00 (2 people) includes Chicken and BBQ Rib Dinner, Refreshments, Chinese Raffle, and Games. Drawing starts at 8:00 PM. See our "Contact" page for more information or to buy tickets.
With the start of this curling season, a new league will be run. The "Beginners League" will be held on Monday Nights from 7:30-9:00 PM. This league is set up for a person new to curling or is just getting started and has an entry level skill set. For more information or to sign up, contact Dan Lilla at 608-534-0023 or reach us on our "Contact" page.
The Maintenance Committee is hard at work this summer fixing up the walkways in the rink. After the framing and insulation is completed, new carpet will be installed.
Club members, the annual spring meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 16th at the club.
The last day to curl was Friday, March 28th. On Monday, March 31st the ice was taken out. Thanks again to Perry Trim, Mark Delaney, and the Brenengen's for providing equipment to do so. Also to all the guys that helped shovel and squeegee.
See the Learn the Curl page for our "New Curler Open House Membership Offer". We are now full at 32 people signed up. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please contact Dan Lilla at email@example.com or 608-534-0023.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House on Sun. Feb. 16, 2014. We had 143 or more people attend the 3 hour event where participants got a chance to try curling and learn about the game.
Over the holidays, 4 new Smart TV's were installed in the viewing room by each sheet of ice. The new TV's are Smart TV's and now have internet access for streaming video content, playing music or searching the web. The larger flat panels also provide better visibility of the far houses and take up less space.
Bins are setup and ready for recycling. Everything recyclable can be placed in one bin - co-mingled. Items that can be recycled include plastic # 1 & 2, tin, glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard but NO ice cream buckets, # 5 & 6 plastic, yogurt containers, Styrofoam, or really dirty items. For the crew cleaning after curling; please place the recyclables in the rolling bin next to the outside dumpster. Thanks to everyone for considering the environment, and helping our club become a greener place! New (more visible) bins are coming this December - be on the lookout!
The club has decided to purchase 5 new sets of Common Green granite with blue hone double sided insert curling stones from the Kays of Scotland. These Olympic Standard stones should provide improved quality of play for years to come. Since a shipment was delayed from Scotland, the new stones will most likely arrive early November. Most likely, not in time for the season to begin. Along with new stones, the club has purchased a dehumidification system. This system is up and ready for the start of the season. Make sure to book your visit to Centerville to check out the improvements this season.
Centerville Curling Club is getting greener. Keep an eye out for new recycling bins and guidelines this fall! Members of the women's club are working to have bins to recycle aluminum, glass, paper throughout the club.... More details to come!
Check out our "Learn to Curl" page and let us know if you would like to curl? You can join a league, curl in a bonspiel, bring your group, or just come try it yourself.
The Centerville Curling Club will hold its 1st Annual Stick Bonspiel on Saturday November 16th. A maximum of 16 two person teams will compete. Check out the "Bonspiel" section for more information.
At the April 17th, Annual Spring Meeting, members of the club approved authorizing the board to purchase new stones and dehumidification. Soon there after, the board approved purchasing both items. With input and research from the Stone Committee arrangements are being made to place the stone order this spring. We have been told that the new stones will most likely arrive in time for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Likewise, dehumidification will be installed this summer. Check out this link to learn more about curling stones.
Related Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eZy5RULzKE
On Thursday, March 28th, the last stone of the season came to a rest. On Saturday, March 30th about 20 different club members spent about 2 1/2 hours working to remove the ice. Thanks to the Delaney loader, the Trim Tractor, and the Brenengen Truck, along with many other people the process went smoothly. Ice will again be ready for curling by the 1st part of November. Stay cool this summer!