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.

Learn to curl

The last learn to curl of the season will be held at the Barwood Arena in Hartford, VT on March 11th from 5:45 to 8:00 pm. The cost is $25 per person. Spaces are limited, so please sign up in advance by emailing uppervalleycurling@gmail.com.

2017 Winter League Schedules

Can’t wait to get back on the ice. Good curling to all!

Hartford (Barwood Arena)

January 7th
Team Scott vs Team Geer, Team Noble vs Team Annis. Bye week: Team Miller/Seto
January 14th
Team Annis vs Team Scott, Team Geer vs Team Miller/Seto. Bye week: Team Noble
January 21st
Team Geer vs Team Noble, Team Miller/Seto vs Team Scott. Bye week: Team Annis
January 28th
Team Noble vs Team Miller/Seto, Team Annis vs Team Geer. Bye week: Team Scott
February 4th
Special: Pick Up Night
February 11th
Team Miller/Seto vs Team Annis, Team Scott vs Team Noble, Bye week: Team Geer
February 18th
Playoffs Round 1
February 25th
Playoffs Round 2
March 4th
Playoffs Round 3
March 11th
Snow Make Up or Pick Up Night

Players from teams on bye week may substitute as needed on other teams, or come for practice.

Woodstock (Union)

January 8th
Team Allen vs Team Svec, Team Dugdale vs Team Flanders. Bye week: Team Holt.
January 15th
Team Allen vs Team Dugdale, Team Svec vs Team Holt. Bye week: Team Flanders.
January 22nd
Team Allen vs Team Holt, Team Svec vs Team Flanders. Bye week: Team Dugdale.
January 29th
Team Dugdale vs Team Holt, Team Allen vs Team Flanders. Bye week: Team Svec.
February 5th
Superbowl weekend, no curling
February 12th
Team Flanders vs Team Holt, Team Svec vs Team Dugdale. Bye week: Team Allen.
February 19th
Team Dugdale vs Team Flanders, Team Allen vs Team Svec. Bye week: Team Holt.
February 26th
Team Svec vs Team Holt, Team Allen vs Team Dugdale. Bye week: Team Flanders.
March 5th
Team Svec vs Team Flanders, Team Allen vs Team Holt. Bye week: Team Dugdale.
March 12th
Team Allen vs Team Flanders, Team Dugdale vs Team Holt. Bye week: Team Svec.
March 19th
Team Svec vs Team Dugdale, Team Flanders vs Team Holt. Bye week: Team Allen.

Players from teams on bye week may substitute as needed on other teams, or come for practice.

Winter Curling Signups are open

Email the club (uppervalleycurling@gmail.com) to sign-up now for the winter season which starts Saturday, January 7th at Hartford, Vermont and Sunday, January 8th at Woodstock, Vermont.

Our first Learn to Curl for the new season will be Saturday, January 21st at Hartford, Vermont. Email us to register, or for additional information.

Happy 2017! Good curling!

Full house in Hartford

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Another busy Saturday night at the Wendell A. Barwood Arena in Hartford, Vermont. We had two sheets of league play and two sheets of Learn To Curl instruction.

This fall has been a busy time for the club, as we began playing in two arenas– Saturday nights in Hartford, and Sunday nights at the Union Arena in Woodstock, Vermont. Both locations hosted Learn to Curlers this season, giving club members the opportunity to share our love of the sport with new players. In Hartford we launched a new program, Curling University, where Learn to Curl graduates who weren’t ready to jump right into league play could return for additional instruction and practice.

Our winter season starts January 7th and ends on March 12th. We’ll be curling on Saturdays at the Barwood Arena in Hartford, Vermont from 5:30PM to 8PM, and on Sundays at the Union Arena in Woodstock, Vermont from 6:30PM to 9PM. League and social players can choose the night and location that’s most convenient for them.

Later this month we’ll announce our January Learn To Curl dates. For all our latest news, follow us on Facebook (UpperValleyCurling) or Twitter (@uvcurling).

Happy Holidays!