Bus got canceled, but You Betcha the Williston ND - MT Dedicated Curling Ice event is still on.

    We currently have 34 Montana based curlers signed up for this event, and we will continue to accept registrations from MT based curlers through Tuesday Nov 16th.

    The Williston Basin Curling Club is very excited to host us and will be opening their bar and kitchen for putchase of drinks and food for sale on Friday and Saturday, and we have heard that a lot of their membership are excited to come down, watch, socialize, and maybe show us a thing or two.

    General Schedule Details: (Times are listed as Central Time aka Williston Time)

    • Friday Evening
      • Draw from a hat at 6:30 pm to finalize teams.
      • Two draws (90 min ea) for warm up / fun at 7:00 and 8:45 pm
    • Saturday
      • First Draw at 9:00 am
      • Pizza dinner provided during evening.
    • Sunday
      • Single draw at 8:30 am
      • Wrap up by 11:30 am to allow everybody to get back on the road

    Format: Bracket with guarantee 3 games in addition to warm up

    Schedule subject to minor revisions.

     

    Unfortunately, due to very few registrations the Bozeman Curling Club has canceled the October 10th Learn to Curl. All registrants have been notified. We do have plenty of spots left for the Oct 17th Learn to Curl. If you can't make that date work, look for potential other opportunities this season.

     

    Responding to feedback, I am putting up this article to help explain the full league registration process.

    Registration for our Bozeman Curling Club Leagues is a two step proces:

    1. The league registration is how your team reserves the spots in on Thursday or Sunday league. The league fee is per team and it covers the ice time for the rink. For this season the cost is $400 for the Fall session and $440 for the Winter session which includes the end of the year playoff. If you pay for Winter session now, you can get a discount of $40.

    2.  Each team member must register individually their annual membership in the Bozeman Curling Club to play in league. The membership is $60 annually and covers insurance, equipment such as hacks and stones, and other club incidentals. The membership registration also includes a liability waiver which is a requirement of our insurance.

    So for a 4 person team to play in Fall League the total team cost would be: $400 + 4 x $60 = $640. If the team plays in both Fall and Winter the cost is $400 + $440 + $4x60 = $1080 as the memberships extend over both sessions.

    We want to emphasize that the Bozeman Curling Club is all voluteer and a registered non-profit.  As such all fees, payments, and donations (tax deductible!) go to operating the leagues and investing in the future of curling in Bozeman. Our vision is to expand our youth curling programs and eventually build out a dedicated curling ice facility. 

    The Bozeman Curling Club painted the sheets last Tuesday evening in the newly insulated Ressler Ice Rink. We even got a picture in the Chronicle! Thanks to all the volunteers that came out to help paint and layout the lines.

    The new insulation and air handling at the Ressler Ice Rink will make our curling experience quite a bit better. It will eliminate the drips that plagued us on the warm days and will make the temperature of the ice and air in the arena consistent - no more freezing when it is 20 below out! In addition, it will enable ice in the summer. Look for opportunities to curl in summer of 2020!

    Registration for our Fall and Winter Leagues is open under the events and registrations tab.

    Responding to feedback, I will explain a little about the registration process.

    Registration for our Bozeman Curling Club Leagues is a two step process. The league registration is how your team reserves the limited spots in on Thursday or Sunday league. The league fee is per team as it mostly covers the ice time on the Rink. In addition to the league fee, we have each person register individually as member of the Bozeman Curling Club. The membership is good annually and covers insurance, equipment such as hacks and stones, and other club incidentals. The Bozeman Curling Club is all voluteer and non-profit.  As such all fees, payments, and gifts go to operating and investing in curling in Bozeman. Our long term vision is to build out our own dedicated curling ice.  

    The Bozeman Curling Club is excited to be organizing a special Bonspiel event open to any MT curler at the Williston Basin Curling Club in Williston, ND the weekend of November 19th - 20th, 2021.

    With no dedicated curling ice in the state of Montana, the Williston Basin Curling Club is lending the use of their dedicated ice and opening their bar that weekend so that Montana based curlers can have a chance to curl on real dedicated ice.

    This will be an exclusive Bonspiel event. The event will be limited to 64 curlers (individuals, teams, and partial teams are welcome to register). Register Here

    A nominal charge of $25 per individual will cover catering and trophies for the winning team. To make transportation simple, we are chartering a bus to leave Bozeman the morning of Friday Nov. 19th returning Sunday evening (we'll stop in Billings for any Billings curlers). Round-trip charge for the bus will be $120 per individual which allows the consumption of alchohol on the bus and also covers per diem for the bus driver.

    If you have never had a chance to curl on dedicated ice, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

    We have also reserved a block of rooms at the Microtel Suites hotel in Williston for $79 per night. Please reference the Bozeman Curling Club when making your reservation to get the group rate.

    The Bozeman Curling Club held a two-day tournament to choose out league champions on March 6th and 7th. The competition was very high with some extremely competitive semi-final games. Yet, in the end The Sharpshooters, won out against Blackbull in the final. In the 3/4 final the Button Blasters won out against the strong competition of The Curling Irons. Thanks everybody for their participation and we all had a good time. Look for updates from the BCC on next year's leagues and events. If you enjoyed this tournament, the Billings Curling Club will be holding their Bonspiel April 30 - May 2nd as part of the Big Sky State games.

    1st Place The Sharpshooters (Josh Brown, Adam Kostler, Bruce Richards, Chuck Ziegler, Michelle Ponca)

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    2nd Place Blackbull

    weakenders

    3rd Place Button Blasters

    Button Blasters

    4th Place The Curling Irons

    Curling Irons

    League Championship Tournament this weekend March 6th and 7th, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday.

    • Single Elimination Tournament
    • Outdoor "Tailgate" Area (BYOB)
    • Merchandise for Sale
    • No alcohol inside the arena
    • Spectators are welcome
    • Mask and social distancing required inside the arena

    Several substitution spots available! Please email [email protected] if you would like to substitute!

    Bracket

     

    If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

     

    Bozeman Curling Club member Larry Harmon CEO/President of Harmon Brands is donating individual bottles of their Mountain Fresh hand sanitizer for members. This hand sanitizer is made locally in Belgrade, MT at an FDA registered facility. The hand sanitizer will be available at the next Thursday Night league (11/12).

    Thanks Larry for helping our members stay healthy!

    MFHS Mountain bottle    

    The good news about the end of the Bozeman Curling Club season was that we finished up all our planned league games and events before the COVID-19 pandemic shut downs occurred. The bad news was that the heart of the MT Bonspiel season with the Missoula Big Sky Bonspiel the Billing's Big Sky State Games Bonspiel were canceled so curling will have to wait for the Fall.

    At this point we are planning for a normal Bozeman Curling Club leagues at Ressler starting in November 2020 and continuing into March 2021. We have listened to our members and we are planning a more competitive season with full tracking of scores and a league play down. Please look back here for updates and the opening of registration for the Fall and Winter 2020/2021 season.

    If you have suggestions for our planning please email us at [email protected].

     

    On the morning of Friday January, 31st the Bozeman Curling Club gave a Learn to Curl for the students of LaMotte School. LaMotte is a small K-8 country school on Bear Canyon road without gymnasium facilities, but has a great parents/school supported and maintained ice rink. PE Teacher Mark Aamot reached out to the club looking for ways to add curling to the life-long activity section for his students, and we were happy to provide a youth Learn to Curl activity. Boardmembers Joel Boehnke, Chad Kucera, Zeb Barber, and Garrett Turner brought equipment and stones to the LaMotte rink and instructed over 40 students from the 2nd - 8th grades. The students were introduced to curling, given brief instruction, and had the opportunity to throw real curling rocks on the ice in the form of some simple games. We all had a great time, and the club volunteers were energized by the excitement and enthusiasm of the great students and teachers of LaMotte School.

    If you are a school or run a youth organization and would like to explore youth curling opportunities to help us fulfill our mission of expanding curling in the Bozeman area, please email [email protected] with your information and request.

    The Bozeman Curling Club is open to all people who are interested in the sport of curling. Our objectives are to promote and support curling in Bozeman and the surrounding area, to establish and maintain regular play, and to have a lot of fun at all times.

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    05 Dec 2021;
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    Dec 5th Learn to Curl
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