Work Bee Thursday October 8th at 7pm
The curling club will be having a work bee on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm. Tables, chairs, kitchen equipment and supplies will need to be moved out from the back storage area. It would be nice to see at least one member from each curling team participate. Many hands make for light work. Do your part to help your club.
Learn to curl clinic October 14th
The curling club will be hosting a free "Learn to Curl" clinic on Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm. There is no cost, but registration is required. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "learn to curl" in the subject line and the names of the people that will be attending the clinic. Equipment will be provided (sliders and brooms). Shoes must be clean, and street shoes will not be permitted on the ice. Air temperature is 40F, so dress warmly.
Looking for a team to curl with or have a team and looking for curlers?
If you are looking for a team to play with or have a team and are looking for players, submit an email to email@example.com with what your are looking for and your contact information, and we will post the info in this space.
Curlers looking for teams:
Curling registration now open
Registration for the upcoming 2015-16 curling season is now open. We are accepting the first 16 teams that register for each league (Monday & Thursday). Submit your team reservation form now to avoid disappointment. Team match-ups and times for the first night of league play will be posted by October 9th. League reservation and registration forms are available on the Member Information page. Read the information carefully to make sure you have the proper form.
When does curling start? Look here
Provided everything goes according to plan, here are the start dates for the various leagues:
Start of Thursday league: October 15th
For general questions, please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Starting September 18th, we will need a few volunteers to help with certain aspects of the ice installation. If you are interested in helping the club for a few hours here and there, please email the club at email@example.com with your name and contact number. We will then email volunteers when an upcoming task requires a few extra helping hands. If you want good looking ice, help us out.
If anyone is going to Grande Prairie during the week, we need to have one of the club's propane tanks (used with the bruner) delivered to Neufeld Propane for repair. This is a 35lb tank designed for fork lift use. If you are interested, please call Bert at 780-827-2126.
Adult learn to curl league starts October!
The curling club will be starting a Adult "Learn to Curl"
league in October. This league is for those new to curling, or have not
played since the days of corn brooms (a really long time ago). Here you
will learn the game as you go, with specific instruction provided along the way.
The curling club will provide all necessary equipment. This league will
likely take place on Wednesday nights, but has not yet been confirmed. We
will need a minimum of 16 people (4 teams) to make this work. If you are
interested in participating either with a team or individually, please email the
club at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and
The REAL reason curling is better than hockey!
Check out the YouTube video here. This is from a while back, but I still like it.
Bert's Rant - 2015 Edition
So far I have nothing.... what a surprise!
For those new to the game, and have not taken the learn to
curl clinic offered by the club, here is a good introductory video presented by
the Canadian Curling Association.
For those that have no idea what this game is all about, maybe
this video will help.
Asham curling supplies are available for purchase through the curling club. We currently have an assortment of brooms, replacement brush heads and grippers available. Asham shoes and the rest of their products are available for order. Check the Asham catalogue at the club or visit Asham.com to view their product line.
If you are reading this, consider yourself a curling nerd. What causes a curling stone to curl? Check out this YouTube video on the physics of curling.
Free WiFi is now available at the curling club. Internet access is sponsored by Nucleus, one of the club's new advertising partners. Nucleus is an internet service provider (isp), and can provide internet service to Grande Cache, provided ports are available. Residential service is $39.95/month, and business service is $49.95/month. If you are frustrated with your current isp, give Nucleus a try. Check their website at nucleus.com for more information. Ask at the bar for the WiFi password.
Important: If you obtain
internet service through Nucleus, please mention that you were referred by the
Grande Cache curling club. The curling club will receive a $25 credit for
each new account that is created.
The Curling Club is always looking for Advertisers for either "In-Ice" or 4X8 wall signs. Check the Advertising section for more information.
Attention Members: Please help the club attract new
advertisers by speaking with employers and other business people. Have
them contact Bert Opitz at 780-827-2126 for complete details. If you own a
business, please also consider advertising with the Curling Club.
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