CURLING RETURNS TO THE HAM THIS SATURDAY!

The 2018-19 season “unofficially” kicks off this Saturday, July 14th at 6:00pm. This will not be a “learn to curl” but rather a time for returning players to shake off the dust, cool off and have some fun. Whether you want to try out some new equipment, experiment with a new slide or just throw some stones. If you’ve never tried doubles or “Sturling” this would be a great time to check it out.

Grab a buddy, $15, your broom and come on down to the Ham!

See you on the ice!

MWV Curling Club, Well Represented at the Plymouth Rocks Mudspiel

“B” Event Winners, vice Steve Ripkey; skip Paul Valle; third Sherry Marceau, and Conor Ketchum, second.

16 teams descended on the Plymouth Rocks CC last weekend for their annual Mudspiel and the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club was well represented with three teams taking the ice. All three teams made it to the semi-finals, with two making it to the finals and one coming away the the “B” Event trophy.

The “Fork and Stones” skipped by Paul Valle, vice Steve Ripkey, third Sherry Marceau and second Conor Ketchum (PRCC) defeated the “Ladies of the Valley”, skipped by Gwenn Munroe, vice Eileen Neal, second Shirley Alessandroni and lead Margaret Scrimger to make it to the “B” Event finals Sunday morning.

Billy Chick and his “MUD-WISE-ERS”, vice Kathy Sherman, second Michelle Chick and lead Joan Mcgrauth beat the PRCC “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”, skipped by our own Chris Pollock, to go on to the “C” Event Finals.

On Sunday morning the “MUD-WISE-ERS” fell to a very tough South Shore team, the Mud Shuckers.  The 11:00am finals saw the MWVCC “Fork and Stones” prevail over Derek Cambell and his “Curling Me Softly” rink from Portland to capture the “B” Event win.

Another great Mudspiel from our friends at the Plymouth Rocks Curling Club, thanks to Dave Geyger, Scott Shedd and their crew.

2017-18 Season Comes To An End!

Paul Cail, Peter Lewis, Keith Force and Charlie Townsend

Our 2017-18 season came to a close at the Ham Arena on April 11th with Team Force snatching “victory from the jaws of defeat” in the Championship game.  Team Force (9-3) defeated Team Valle (9-3) by pulling off an amazing 5 ender in the eighth end  to claim the Club Championship, 9-8. Congratulations to Team Force on a great season!

In the “B” Event, Team Huemmler (Bill Earle, George Leblanc with subs Kirk Membry and Geoff Murray filling in for Larry) defeated Team Chick, Billy and Michelle Chick, Kathy Sherman and Joan Magrauth.

Team Pollock ( Chris, Steve Ripkey, Margaret Scrimger and Denise Noel) was victorious over Team Munroe (Gwen, Sue Bennett, Eileen Neal and Shirley Alessandroni) in our “C” Event.

Congratulations to all, enjoy the summer and see you in the fall!

Hack Attack takes the Gold!

The 2018 Olympic-Mini Curling League was a great success.  Following the playoffs our Bronze Medal winners were (bottom row, L-R) Pat Jones, Susan Beaulieu, Margaret Scrimger (filling in for Kara Layton, who couldn’t attend the last night) and Sherry Marceau, one of many club members who helped skip throughout the event.  They played Denise Noel, Ian Cruckshank, Mona L’Heureux and Club Member Paul Valle who helped skip.

The Silver Medal going to Dan Corrigan, Kirk Membry, Hank Letarte and Club Member Bill Earle helped coach and skip. The Gold Medal went to Geoff Murray, Eric Mueller, Lisl Mueller and Club Member Keith Force who helped skip.

We want to thank everyone who attended our 3 curling camps and all volunteers who helped make this such a tremendous success.  We hope to see you all in the Fall.  Good Curling!!!!

The Olympic Mini-League is back!

 

USA Takes Curling Gold, And So Can YOU !!!

Go for the Gold in our Mini-Olympic Curling League

You’ve read about it in the news..you’ve seen it on TV … and now it’s your turn to curl like an Olympian!!

 

 

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The Mount Washington Valley Curling Club will be holding a 4 week mini-league beginning March 10th and running each week thru March 31. The league will be held from 7-9:30pm at the Ham Arena in Conway, NH. This league is open to all new curlers who have attended at least 1 of our Learn To Curl events in the past year.  Here you will have the opportunity to “Go for the Gold”. Medals will be awarded for the top 3 finishing teams. Can you and your team bring home the gold?? This league will be limited to 8 teams. Sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team, or sign up with 3 friends to form your own team. Sign up in the registration below to reserve your spot now! Pay at the door.

 

             

 

Saturday Night Casual Curling

Our Saturday Night Casual Curling program is the place to come to learn how to curl, improve how you curl or just have a great evening of fun.

Our program is designed for all curlers 18 and above of any ability. Experience is not necessary as we will teach you the traditional “lunge” delivery or for folks with back or knee problems, how to curl with the “stick”. Stick curling is much like shuffleboard on ice and that method is used by many club members with great success. All equipment is provided.

All you need to bring is a clean pair of footwear, a good attitude, and a desire to have a great time.

The cost is $20 per person. Should you decide to join us for the Winter League, half of your ice fees paid will be credited towards your membership. Click here to register.

So grab a friend or two (or an entire team of 4!) and join the fun. This is an Olympic year and as always there will be tremendous interest in curling. Get ahead of the curve  now and truly enjoy this Olympic Curling Experience!

For more information: curl@mwvcurlingclub.org or call Paul at 603-452-4737

Good Curling … and see you on the ice!

Delivery Clinic

The Mount Washington Valley Curling Club will be hosting a delivery clinic on Saturday, October 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Ham Arena in Conway. While all curlers are invited, this is not a “Learn To Curl”. This is for new, intermediate and advanced curlers looking to fine tune their delivery and “up” their game.

The clinic will be instructed by Gwen Kraylo-Lyons. In addition to being the President of the GNCC, Gwen is a USCA certified Level 2 instructor, a CCA certified Level 2 ice maker, and one of only four USCA certified Level 4 Officials in the US.  Gwen has officiated annually for the World Curling Federation since 2001, and recently returned from Beijing China where she officiated at the World Women’s Curling Championships. 
 
Gwen has been involved on various committees for the USWCA since 1994.  She joined the USCA Championship Committee, the Rules and Officiating Committee, and the Request for Ruling Committee in 2004 and served and served until 2016 year.  She was USCA VP of Member Services in 2012 and Secretary in 2013.  She currently serves on the USCA Officiating Advisory Committee.

The cost of the clinic is $25 per person.

If you have not yet registered, register by clicking here.

 

Thank you, Good Curling, and See You on the Ice!

Learn To Curl!

Mount Washington Valley curlers in action at the Ham Arena

Our Fall Learn To Curl will be held Saturday, September 23 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Ham Arena, 87 W.Main St., Conway, NH. This event is open to all adults 18 and up.

You will learn a little about the history of the game, and the fundamentals to make you comfortable on the ice. You will receive about 2 hours of training from USCA (United States Curling Association) certified instructors. Instruction will include safety on the ice, customs and traditions of curling and, of course, the fundamentals of the game and “on ice” practice and a short game. Should you decide to “give curling a try”, our games are played at the Ham Arena on Wednesday nights from September thru early April. The Fall Season runs from September 27th to November 29th.The Winter Season from January to April. You may choose to curl in the Fall, Winter, or both!

Curling is not a difficult sport to learn and takes no special atheletic ability. If you can golf, you can curl. We can teach you how to curl in an hour or two….then, you can spend the rest of your life getting good at it!

The Learn to Curl program costs $25 per person, but if you register on line, it is just $20. Additionally, should you decide to join the club, 100% of the cost of your Learn To Curl will be applied towards your club membership.

Is curling for you? Maybe it is, or maybe it isn’t, but why not come find out for yourself? Great for couples, or singles. Grab your favorite girl or guy and join us Saturday, September 23!

Good Curling, and See You On The Ice!

2017-18 Curling Season Registration

Hard to believe, but it’s that time again!. It’s time to register for the 2017-18 season at the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club.  Past members are always welcome back and we welcome new curlers and will sponsor a Learn To Curl on Saturday, September 23 from 6-8:30pm at the Ham Arena in Conway. If you’re new to curling, you must attend a Learn To Curl event before participating in a league.

This year we will again offer our Saturday night “Casual Curling”. This is open to all curlers experienced or not (we will teach you and provide all equipment) from ages 16 and up. All you need to bring is a clean pair of footwear, a learning attitude, and a desire to have a great time.

So grab a friend or two (or an entire team of 4!) and join the fun. This is an Olympic year and as always there will be tremendous interest in curling. Get ahead of the curve by joining now and truly enjoy this Olympic Curling Experience!

For more information: curl@mwvcurlingclub.org

Good Curling … and see you on the ice!

 

 

The 2017-18 Curling Season kicks off this Saturday with a Learn To Curl!

Get out of the sun and have some fun this Saturday at the Ham Arena. We will be holding our first “Learn To Curl event from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Ham Arena, 87 W. Main Street, Conway.  All equipment is provided. Your introduction will include off ice instruction, on ice instruction and a mini-game. USCA instructors will have you curling like an Olympian in no time!

If you’ve ever wanted to try curling, now’s your chance! Open to all adults (16 and over).

Register here.

Good Curling, and see you on the ice!

Woodstock/MWVCC take the Bronze at the GNCC Arena Club Championship

Paul Valle, Vice and Sherry Marceau, Second from MWVCC joined Skip Jay Flanders, and Lead Paula Flanders from Woodstock to win the Bronze (4th Event) in this year’s GNCC Arena Club Championship held recently at the Triangle Curling Club in Durham, NC. After a grueling 16 hour road trip, we arrived at the relatively new  and beautiful Tri Angle Curling Club to be greeted by none other than Pete and Paula Ellis, remember them??

It was somewhat ironic that the GNCC Arena Club Championship would be held on dedicated ice.. but no one seemed to complain.

Thanks to the GNCC, Jay Flanders, Travis Hamilton and the members of the Tri Angle Curling Club for putting this event together.

2017 Mount Washington International Open Bonspiel

The 2017 Mount Washington International Open Bonspiel has been scheduled for the weekend of September 15, 16 and 17. We have already had several inquires from our Canadian friends making this, once again, an international event. And for those of you who have never been to the Mount Washington Valley in the early fall, you’re in for a treat!  

The cost is $380 (US) per rink and includes a 3 game guarantee with awards for winners and finalists.  Saturday night banquet and continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning are included as well as “goodies”, finger foods, etc. throughout the weekend. There will be  a raffle, 50/50 etc. This event will be limited to only 16 teams, registration will open June 1 and close on September 1 … or when 16 teams are entered.  Click here to register.  Good Curling and See you on the ice!