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Aksarben Curling’s Board of Directors recently voted to create two new policies: a head injury policy and a new code of conduct policy. We want to share more details about these policies, which can be found on our website’s Policy Center page.

Head Injury Policy

Following national trends, our Board of Directors recently voted to adopt a new Head Injury Policy.

The health and safety of our members is of utmost importance. Head strikes can be deceptive. What feels like a minor hit could have more of an impact than realized, and remaining on the ice could lead to further injury.

If a curler falls and hits her or his head while curling, she or he will be asked to leave the ice for the day. We ask that individuals remain at Baxter Arena for 30 minutes to make sure that you're safe to drive and that you fill out an incident report.

Injury incident reports can be found on our website’s Policy Center, at this direct link, or on site in Holland Ice in Aksarben Curling's supply cabinet near the freezers.

Code of Conduct Policy & Reporting Process

In the fall of 2022, our Board of Directors revisited our organization’s code of conduct and reporting policies to ensure that our policies and practice matched our values of kindness, respect, and a goal of building a welcoming and inclusive community through the spirit of curling.

We undertook this in light of the lack of transparency last year from USA Curling regarding their investigation into CEO Jeff Plush’s role in the reports of systemic abuse against athletes under his prior leadership of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Aksarben Curling joined many curling clubs calling for greater transparency and accountability from Jeff Plush, who ultimately resigned in October of 2022. We also recognized that we are responsible for ensuring a safe environment for everyone within our own organization and curling community.

To that end, our board explored model policies and adopted a new Code of Conduct and Reporting policy based on that of the Silicon Valley Curling Club, which they kindly allowed us to adapt for our organization.

Join us for Ladies Ice!

Calling women curlers — Join us for our next women's event, Ladies Ice, on Saturday, February 4!

It's free for 2022-2023 season members and just $20 for non-members.

We'll start with a 30-minute mini0Learn to Curl for folks new to curling and then have two hours of curling fun for women and non-dudes alike!

If you're new to curling, please arrive at 10:45 so we can get you up to speed and onto the ice for a quick overview of the sport at 11am. For those of you who already know how to curl, we'll start playing around 11:30!

Registration required to reserve a spot

Show your support—get some merch! We’re also have some special shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts available to mark the occasion and grow the game! Purchase our Gurlers Support Gurlers gear online.

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2022-2023 Season Championship

Aksarben Curling is excited to announce our inaugural Aksarben Curling Season Championship Bonspiel on April 15-16, 2023!

The top performing team from each Fall and Winter League will be invited to participate in a competitive bonspiel to crown the Champion of Aksarben Curling for the 2022-2023 season.

The representative team for the Championship Bonspiel must have at least 2 members from the team that took part in the league to qualify. Open team spots for the championship bonspiel will be filled via a lottery to be drawn in late March. More information to follow!

Qualifying League Champions (11 spots) — teams listed have confirmed their participation

Fall Tuesday 8pm: Little Raise of Sunshine
Fall Friday 7pm: Sweeping Swine
Fall Sunday 2:15pm: Sweep Dreams
Fall Sunday 4:30pm: Eh Team
Fall Sunday 6:45pm: Silver Snakes

Winter Tuesday 8pm: Stone Cold
Winter Friday 7pm: Lottery spot
Winter Saturday 4:15pm: Rolling Stones
Winter Sunday 2:15pm: Stop, Drop & Curl
Winter Sunday 4:30pm: Stone Cold
Winter Sunday 6:45pm: Sheets & Giggles

College Club Team (1 spot)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Curling Club

Aksarben Women curlers welcome the Scot Tour in Denver

A twenty-member Scottish women's team is chosen every 10 years to compete and represent Scotland in the United States. Tour participants are selected based upon several criteria including physical and social stamina as well as dedication to the organization and game of curling. The USWCA (United States Women’s Curling Association) sends women to Scotland and Canada every 10 years for a Friendship Tour. Bobbie Greenspan represented Aksarben in 2006 and Nancy Myers represented Aksarben in 2012 for the Canadian Friendship Tours.

The Denver Curling Club invited Aksarben women curlers to participate in this year’s Scot Tour games. Twenty women from the Royal Caledonia Curling Club Ladies’ Branch Membership traveled to the US for a month of curling at clubs in the Midwest and East Coast. Representing curling clubs from all over Scotland, these ‘lassies’ are outstanding, life-long curlers.

Sally Ashmore, Lois Imig, and Nancy Myers joined with the women of the Denver Curling Club to play against the Scots. We found the Scottish women friendly and eager to share about their families and their country. They talked about many things, noting that the Queen of England had been in Scotland at the time of her death. Much reverence and love were expressed for Queen Elizabeth, who had been an important icon for the Scots. We toasted the tour participants by singing a resounding version of Auld Lang Syne and Scotland the Brave.

We appreciate the generosity of the Denver Curling Club and are reminded that curling truly is a sport based on camaraderie and community.

Bone Spiel Fun Spiel 2022

Join us for our annual fall fun spiel, the Bone-Spie Fun Spiel! Our Halloween costume-themed event offers fun, costumes, and prizes, with broomstacking afterward. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Prizes will be awarded to the best individual and team costumes (Check out some of the costumes from 2021). Individuals are welcome to register! We'll help connect you with a team!

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.

2022-2023 Season Preview

We're so excited for the the upcoming 2022-2023 curling season kicking off in September! We have a lot of energy and new members coming out of last season after the Olympic Trials in Omaha and the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here's a preview of our upcoming season:


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

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

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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!

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Doubles League
24 Mar 2023;
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Spring Friday 7pm League
27 Mar 2023;
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Spring Monday League
28 Mar 2023;
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Spring Tuesday League
01 Apr 2023;
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KC/Aksarben Friendly @ KC
15 Apr 2023;
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Aksarben Curling Championship
16 Apr 2023;
09:30AM - 02:15PM
Aksarben Curling Season Championship

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