Williams Lake Curling Club, Williams Lake, BC

“Make that a DOUBLE-DOUBLE”, please!

The “Make that a DOUBLE-DOUBLE Funspiel starts this Saturday, February 22nd.  This is also “Curling Day in Canada” so what a great way to celebrate this occasion with our own “Learn To Curl Doubles” Funspiel.  It is so great that our 12 teams filled up so quickly, and with only a few days left the finishing touches are  being taken care of so that everyone can have a great time curling, socializing and eating this weekend.  To view the Funspiel’s program, which contains all the details, click these links  ….  Open Doubles Funspiel Front-Back….. Open Doubles Funspiel (Inside)  Good curling to all!

BONSPIEL UPDATE

 

DOUBLES FUNSPIELThe WLCC is hosting an Open Doubles Funspiel on February 22nd.  This will be a one-day event with the guarantee of three games, followed by a dinner. The purpose of this event is to have a one-day “recreational” Funspiel where curlers can learn the game of doubles with other interested curlers from our club.  This Funspiel is meant for our club members and is not intended to be a highly competitive “Bonspiel”  …  more like a “Learn to Curl Doubles” Funspiel.  Click the link above for details.  A sign-up sheet has been posted at the club.   HERE’S AN IDEA – In order to get ready for this Funspiel members should come out on Saturday nights and practise with their teams in games against others.  A number of teams did this before Christmas and it was a ton of fun AND gave the players a really good feel for what the game of Doubles is all about.

MIXED BONSPIELMarch 6th, 7th & 8th will see many “mixed” male/female teams from the club and from out-of-town vying for top place in “A”, “B”, and “C” events.  Check out the poster below for some details.  The Bonspiel Committee wishes to encourage “Novice” curlers to attend their first Bonspiel and as such have made a separate category just for Novice/Rookie curlers and their teams.  This year-end Bonspiel is always a ton of fun, and it’s a great way to experience what a Bonspiel is all about, and now it’s been made even better by recognizing our newer members and their need to have their own group ….  well done, Bonspiel Committee!!!

OTHER TYPES OF CURLING

STICK CURLING LEAGUEThis has become so popular that Stick Curling is now two days every week  …. Mondays starting at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm.  Bill Rand is the organizer and he asks that curlers arrive about 30 minutes early so that teams can be determined and equipment obtained.  Everyone is invited upstairs afterwards for some great social time!  For more info click here.

DROP-IN CURLINGThe Curling Club is booked for the next 5 weeks so the rink is not available for Drop-In Curling until January 2020.  We’d like to thank everyone who has attended our Saturday Drop-In sessions so far this year  ….  we’ve all had a ton of fun!!!  Hope to see everyone back on January 11th, 2020!  One thing to think about in the New Year is using Saturday nights to practise “Doubles” curling.  Lessons/Rules/Strategy will be explained if needed.

MANY VOLUNTEERS KEEP THINGS ROCK’N

Curling Coaches Dec. 15th, 2019.  Missing from picture are Jerry Mooney, Bill Rand, Mike Pedersen & Ken Kvist.

Managing the lounge, making the ice, running many programs, doing the maintenance, hosting Christmas Parties (6 this year!) and serving on the executive ….  all these things have something in common  ……  these are all done by club members who volunteer their time  ….  and what a great job all these people do!!!  All members get to enjoy a fantastic facility, both on and off the ice, thanks to the many hours of volunteer time put in by  fellow members.  If you see people behind the bar, coaching school kids, making the ice, fixing things, hosting newcomers, and just taking care of things at the  club, say THANKS!  Without all of our volunteers we couldn’t have such a great club!!! Everyone is invited to help!  Throughout the season there will be many more opportunities for members to step forward and help out in some little way that makes a big difference.  Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help make our club the best it can be so we all continue to enjoy this great Canadian sport.  Again, thanks to all you volunteers out there …  all of your efforts are greatly appreciated!!!!  The Curling Club is the place to be 6 days a week, thanks to you!

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you want more info, after thoroughly checking out our web page, you can follow us on FaceBook (Williams Lake Curling Club), email the club at wlcc@shaw.ca, or phone us at (250) 392-4636.  Someone will get back to you promptly!  Please remember to tell your friends about all of our great leagues and programs!  Good curling  …..

LOOKING AHEAD  

  • Saturday, February 22nd – All Junior Lessons from 9am – 10:30am today.
  • Saturday, February 22nd – Doubles Funspiel – Starts at noon.  Check our Bonspiels page for details.
  • Saturday, February 22nd – NO DROP-IN CURLING today.
  • Saturday, February 29th – Last day of Drop-In Curling for this year.
  • Saturday, March 7th – NO JUNIOR LESSONS today.
  • March 6th, 7th, & 8th – Mixed Bonspiel – Check our Bonspiels page for details.
  • Tuesday, March 10th – All Junior & Teen curlers attend today from 3:45pm – 5:30pm for our Year-End wrap up play-day and Pizza Party!
  • Friday, March 13th – Last day of curling for this year.