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In memory of Sigrid Festersen

Sigrid Festersen, a longtime member and former leader of Aksarben Curling, passed away last week.

Sigrid was incredibly strong while being warm and gentle. She was exceptionally organized. Her infectious smile could light up a room.

Throughout the history of the Aksarben Curling she led, served, and provided continuity from one generation to the next. She was a terrific curler and an advocate for women's curling everywhere. She saw our organization through successes, setbacks, building moves, and explosive growth.

All future success of curling in Omaha can be traced back to a foundation Sigrid was so deeply involved with.

Sigrid was loved by all and will be missed by those of us lucky enough to call her a friend.

Sigrid's family kindly shared some wonderful photos of her curling, representing both Aksarben Curling and the United States at a number of curling events throughout the years. We're pleased that we can share them with you.


       

Looking for a random evening to practice throwing stones or play a pick-up game?

We’re partnering with Baxter Arena to offer drop-in and practice times for Aksarben members only on Tuesdays in August at 5:00pm and 7:15pm.

All you have to do is bring your Aksarben Curling nametag and pay either $10 for one hour or $20 for two hours to Baxter Arena at the Holland Ice concession stand.

Drop-in and practice ice will be offered at 5:00pm and 7:15pm on the following Tuesdays:


 
Register for September League & 2022-2023 Season Membership

It may be the middle of July but our next curling season is just around the corner in September!

Starting Saturday, July 16, you can sign-up for our 4-week September leagues and renew your membership for Aksarben Curling’s upcoming 2022-2023 season. We're offering early-season September Leagues on the following days:

Playing in leagues requires having a membership for the 2022-2023 season.

This season, we’re simplifying the membership renewal process.

Simply select the appropriate membership from our website's event registrations, add it to your cart, and check out:


 
2022 Winter League Champions

This winter, we hosted a 10-week Tuesday League, three 7-week Sunday Leagues, and a 7-week Friday League. Let’s have a round of applause for all of our 2022 Winter League champs!

2021 Fall Leauge Tuesday champs Team Adams sq copy2022 Winter Friday League champs
The Ice Is Right (6-1)
Stacy Feit, Michael Feit, Ray Koza, Andy Burkhardt


 
Curl at the 2022 Cornhusker State Games!

You can compete for a bronze, silver, or gold medal in curling at the 2022 Cornhusker State Games on July 23-24 at Baxter Arena in Omaha!

This tournament is a 3-game guarantee. Curlers can participate in either a Novice 5&U Division (5 years or fewer experience) or an Open Division (any combo of curlers).

Register for Cornhusker State Games!

Novice Division Curlers: Gold and silver medalists will be eligible to submit bids to compete in the USA Curling National Five-and-Under National Championship in 2023 in the Tier Two and Tier 3 categories, respectively.

Registration deadline: June 1. Registration is $110 per participant until April 15 and increases to $115 per person until June 1.Registration is processed through the Cornhusker State Games website.

Don’t have a full team? No problem—individuals are welcome to sign-up! We'll help match you with other individuals/teams.

Note: While the Aksarben Curling Club helps facilitate this event, please note that this is not a traditional Aksarben Curling bonspiel and is run by the Nebraska Sports Council with volunteers from Aksarben Curling.

Questions about the event? Contact Nic Ridder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you at the Cornhusker State Games!


 
2022 Summer League

What's the best way to stay cool during the summer? Curling, of course!

We're going to off a 7-week Tuesday 7pm league this summer in June and July. Register for Summer Tuesdays. Play will take place on the following dates: 

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • July 12
  • July 19
  • July 26

We're also offering a 7-week Wednesday 8pm league this summer. Registration will open on Thursday, April 21.Register for Summer Wednesdays. Games will take place on:

  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27

Leagues are first-come first-serve for who gets in (must have annual membership). You don't need a full team — we'll gladly help place you with one!


 
College Curling concludes its season, UNL heads to nationals!

College Curling at Aksarben has wrapped up a successful season.Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at about 12 students each, have played against each other in college league since September. The schools play for points, which count towards qualification for the USA Curling College Championship.

This year, Creighton has worked hard to recruit more students for a solid curling team. Creighton University will be fielding 2 teams in the upcoming Aksarben Irish Open Bonspiel on March 25-27.

Along with league, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln team also played in college bonspiels in the midwest and qualified to play in the USA Curling College Championship as one of 16 top college teams. Congratulations to UNL for their hard work!

The 2022 USA Curling College Championship will be held at the Fargo Moorhead Curling Club in Fargo on March 11-13. Many of the games will be live-streamed. In the round robin, Nebraska will play:

University of Nebraska vs. Cornell University: Friday, March 11, 1:00 pm CST

University of Nebraska vs. Yale University: Friday, March 11, 8:00 pm CST

University of Nebraska vs. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point: Saturday, March 12, 12:00 pm CST

After the round robin, quarter finals and consolation brackets will be played. Finals will be held at 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 13.

Thanks to the Aksarben Curling Board of Directors and all the Aksarben members for your support of college curling!

Nancy Myers
College Curling Coordinator


 
2022 Spring League schedule

We’re going to offer three spring leagues this season: Mondays at 7pm (4 weeks) beginning April 4, Tuesdays at 7pm (7 weeks) beginning March 15, and Fridays at 7pm (5 weeks) beginning April 1.

Register online:

Leagues are $20 per game plus sales tax. You must also have a 2021-2022 season membership (good through August 2022). Membership is $30 for individuals registering to play in the spring league.


 
Drop-in Curling / Practice Ice & Delivery Coaching

Drop-in Curling / Practice Ice
We're offering Drop-in Curling / Practice Ice for individuals who either have taken a Learn to Curl or Newcomer Leaguehave curled in at least one league previously, or are members of Aksarben Curling. For $20, participants may use the time to practice their curling skills or play a pick-up game with others.

Upcoming sessions include:

Delivery Coaching
Also, back by popular demand: Ralph Roza is resuming Delivery Coaching on Sundays from 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM. Reserve your 30-minute session:


 
2021 Fall League Champions

Last fall we hosted a 10-week Tuesday League, three 7-week Sunday Leagues, and a 6-week Friday League. Let’s have a round of applause for our league champs! 👏👏👏👏

2021 Fall Leauge Tuesday champs Team Adams sq copy2021 Fall Tuesday League champs
Team Adams (8-2)
Carrie Benes, Austin Rose, Adam Schlichtmann, Tim Adams (not pictured)


 
Youth curling returns January 2022

Registration is OPEN for our seven-week youth curling program!

This year’s program will take place on Saturday mornings from 9am-11am starting January 15th. It’ll run for seven consecutive weeks through February 26th.

Registration is $100 and includes a Youth membership, which covers USA Curling membership, insurance, and equipment expenses.

Learn more and register online.

Our junior curlers will learn everything that makes this sport so awesome - from sportsmanship and the spirit of curling to the basics of game strategy. They'll start out learning the fundamentals of delivering a stone and sweeping, and play matches with assistance from our Aksarben Curling volunteer instructors.

No experience is necessary. The preferred age range is ages 7 to 18. Dates include:

  • Jan. 15
  • Jan. 22
  • Jan. 29
  • Feb. 5
  • Feb. 12
  • Feb. 19
  • Feb. 26

Questions about our Youth Curling program? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration is preferred through our website, but we can also accept registration in-person when the program begins on January 15th.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

We've had a fantastic and succesful Learn to Curl season! Over 1,400 people learned to curl at Aksarben during the 2021-22 season. We look forward to offering many more learn to curl beginning in the Fall 2022 season. If you want to be the first to hear about these opportunities, please sign up for our newsletter or stay tuned to our Event Registrations page!


   

If you've thought about getting into curling but would like to learn more before jumping into a league then our next Newcomer's League scheduled for January 2022 is for you!

This 4-week league is designed for curlers with limited or no experience. They help folks learn the game, sharpen their skills, and brush up on basics before jumping into our regular leagues. It's especially great for people who have taken a prior Learn to Curl session and want to take the next step, or prospective curlers who've never taken a Learn to Curl.

We start the 5-week program with a Learn to Curl session and partial game, and then the following weeks you get to play full games with on-site instruction and guidance during your match from our friendly instructors. All the equipment needed to curl will be provided.

Registration is $125. Play will be on Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM on the following dates:

  • Jan. 29
  • Feb. 5
  • Feb. 12
  • Feb. 19

Sign-up for the Winter Saturday Newcomer's League today.

See you on the ice!


     

Welcome to Aksarben Curling! Once you've taken a Learn to Curl class (or if you've previously curled), you are welcome to sign up for our leagues. To sign up, you first need to become a member. Your membership grants you access to club equipment, insurance, special member events and trainings, membership with the USCA, and free subbing privileges in league games in addition to being eligible for leagues. Membership runs from September through August annually.


 

The Aksarben Curling Board of Directors is sharing an important update about COVID guidelines for the 2021-2022 season.

At our August 11 board meeting, our Board of Directors voted to use the following guidelines:

  • Masks will be required for all curlers until further notice given the current COVID conditions and members' responses to our 2021-2022 season survey.
  • All five sheets will be utilized. Sheets 2 and 4 will start on the far end (west side).
  • Two sweepers will be allowed.
  • Coin flips for hammer will be allowed.

The Board of Directors will continue to monitor COVID conditions and guidance from health professionals throughout the fall, and update guidelines as appropriate. These guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Aksarben Curling Board of Directors.


We're excited to announce our Fall Leagues for the 2021-2022 season! Registration for these leagues opens on Saturday, August 14 at noon.

Leagues will kick-off in early October. Some leagues will experience a short break due to the Olympic Curling Trials at Baxter Arena from November 12-21 and Thanksgiving weekend.

Leagues will be offered on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays on the following dates:

Sunday League - 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:45pm (7 weeks)
October 3
October 10
October 17
November 7
December 5
December 12
December 19

Tuesday League - 8pm (10 weeks)
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14
December 21

Friday League - 7pm (6 weeks)
October 8
October 15
October 29
November 5
December 3
December 10


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02 Oct 2022;
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02 Oct 2022;
02:15PM - 04:15PM
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02 Oct 2022;
04:30PM - 06:45PM
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04 Oct 2022;
08:00PM - 10:00PM
Fall Tuesday League
07 Oct 2022;
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Fall Friday League
09 Oct 2022;
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Aksarben Farmers Market Booth
09 Oct 2022;
11:45AM - 02:00PM
Learn to Curl
09 Oct 2022;
02:15PM - 04:15PM
Fall Sunday 2:15pm League
09 Oct 2022;
04:30PM - 06:30PM
Fall Sunday 4:30pm League
09 Oct 2022;
06:45PM - 08:45PM
Fall Sunday 6:45pm League

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