Learn To Curl

Our February 3rd Learn To Curl has filled up.  Our next Learn to Curls will be February 24th (just as the Olympics are coming to a close), and March 14th from 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm, and participants are invited to a social gathering with club members afterwards.

The Olympics are coming!

With lots of coverage of curling during the 2018 Winter Olympics, you’ll want to know what you’re watching. Upper Valley Curling has learn to curl sessions scheduled For Saturday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 24th from 5:45 to 8:00 pm at the Wendall A. Barwood Arena in Hartford, VT. Sign up on our  Learn to Curl page or email uppervalleycurling@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Veterans Learn Curling in White River Junction

On Saturday, October 28th Upper Valley Curling and Cape Cod Curling in collaboration with Recreation Therapy at White River Junction VAMC and the Town of Hartford provided a learn to adaptive curl opportunity for many of our local Veterans and community members at Barwood Arena. Tony Colacchio is a National Assistant Coach for Paralympic Curling and a member of the Cape Cod Curling Club; he provided the instruction alongside Paralympian Meghan Lino, for this unique event.

The goal of offering adaptive sport opportunities is to provide another pathway for our nation’s heroes to find relief from their stresses in civilian life as well as shedding light onto the possibilities for those in wheelchairs, with physical disabilities, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learning new skills with peers help our Veterans find a sense of comradery, which they often miss since their service in the military.

The next clinic will be held November 7th from 9:00-11:00 at Barwood Arena. Please reach out to Jennifer Stark, Recreation Therapy at White River Junction VAMC ext. 4694 to sign up for this clinic.

2 Nights of Fall Curling Starting at Hartford Wendall A. Barwood Arena

A 13-week extended league will run from mid-October 2017 to late January 2018.

Wednesday Night League Curling will start Wednesday, October 11th, and run from 5:40 PM to 8:10 PM.

Saturday nights will be League and Social Curling, which will offer opportunities for both team play and drop-ins (on a space available basis). Saturday night sessions start Saturday, October 14th and will run from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM.

The cost to curl as team member in either the Wednesday Night or Saturday Night league is $325 per person.  Curlers who want to be on a team for both nights will pay $650. Payment is due on or before the first night of league play.

Curlers who have signed up for team play are eligible to sub on any night when they are not scheduled to play.

Wednesday night league players may pay the drop-in fee to curl on Saturday nights (space permitting). The drop-in fee is $25 for club members and $30 for non-members.

Following the extended league, there will be a six week season that runs from February 3rd through mid-March.  The format of that season is to be determined.

Fees:

Club Membership (October 1st 2017- September 30th 2018): $50
League Play: $325 (per league)
GNCC Membership: $15 (optional)
USCA Membership: $31 (optional)
Drop-in curling: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Learn to curl: $25 for a learn to curl session, or $50 for a learn to curl package which includes two Saturdays of drop-in curling.

Summer Dayspiel

It’s official, Upper Valley Curling will be hosting a one-day mini-bonspiel at Union Arena in Woodstock, VT, on July 15th. Registration will begin June 1st. The field is limited to 8 teams, open format. Everyone plays three games, lunch, dinner and snacks included.

Season wrap-up

We had a great learn to curl and the final league championship game in Hartford last weekend. Congratulations to team Scott. Tonight is the final game in Woodstock and then we are off the ice until July. Watch for details for summer curling and the fall schedule in a couple months.