Things are still ramping up for us at the Aksarben Curling Club. It's been a big season already with Curling Night in America and the Olympic Curling Team Trials and several league sessions. With the Olympics in full-swing, and we prepare to greet nearly 700 new curlers via our Learn to Curl events, we want to let you know what to expect from your curling club in the weeks ahead.
The Bonspiels are Coming!
Our annual end-of-season bonspiels are just around the corner! Grab your team - or fly solo, we'll set you up with a team! - and sign up now for the Irish Open (March 23-24) or the Last Chance (April 28-29).
What’s New – Open Doubles, New Dues Structure, New Website
This Spring we are introducing a new league - Open Doubles! These matches will follow same format as Mixed Doubles you've just seen on the Olympics - but teams can be comprised of any two individuals, regardless of gender. Grab a friend, a spouse, a sibling, a parent, a child - and have a great time Thursday nights in March. More information can be found on the league detail page.
To support the new league structure, we have a new, streamlined dues structure. Everyone is asked to join by paying $100 membership dues. Leagues are then open to members. The 4-week fall leagues are $60 per league and the 6-week winter and spring leagues are each $100 per league. If you curl in the two winter leagues, you’ll pay $300 for the 12-week season, which is slightly more than we paid last year. We booked more ice time on Sunday to allow players to complete their games and start the next game on schedule. You shouldn’t be rushed to get in 6 ends anymore!
The new website should enable better league communications and management. Likewise, everyone will eventually be provided a login and password to allow to you manage your personal information, sign up for leagues and events - or even find a sub when needed for leagues! More information will continue to shared as new features are stood up.
What’s the Same – Where We Curl, Winter League, and More
Our leagues return to Baxter Arena’s Holland Ice for the third year. We will have room for people of all skill levels and ages. We still have Sunday afternoon and Friday evening leagues, we will host Youth and College programs, we will have the Irish Open bonspiel in March, and learn to curls throughout the season. Some of the details for these programs are still being finalized so keep an eye on our home page for more information.