Fall League Info and Results

Information on our Fall League and last night’s results are now available on the Fall League page.  Refer to this page for current standings, league schedule (including byes), team rosters, and substitutes list!

If you are looking for a substitute (or are one) remember our Facebook Virtual Warm Room is a great place to check!

Good Curling!

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Learn To Curl Sessions Every Friday Night

The Cedar Rapids Curling Club will be hosting learn to curl sessions every Friday night that they are scheduled to curl, starting September 12.

Space will be limited to 8 participants per night, and cost will be $20 per person.  You will get up to 2 hours and 15 minutes of on-ice instruction and game play.

Learn To Curl

Learn To Curl

Each learn to curl session will start at approximately 9:00 PM and end no later than 11:15 PM.  You may stay and play/practice for up to the full 2 hours and 15 minutes.  Instructors will work with you for as long as you like.

If you feel confident enough to fill in on one of our league games, and a team needs a sub, we’ll try to work you in for a few ends so you can get some real game experience.

REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to go to our Learn To Curl page for more information.  CLICK HERE to register for a learn to learn to curl session!

Make sure to join us for Broom Stacking afterwards!  What is Broom Stacking?  Check our Curling 101 page for the answer.

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From Behind the Hack #3 – Letting Go

Letting Go

The third installment of From Behind the Hack is now available!  In this article, Mark discusses Release.

“Last time we met, we talked for quite a while about setting up and starting the delivery. This time, we take the next step, and actually send the rock out onto the sheet.”

Read the Full Article

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2014 CedarSpiel Results

The 2014 CedarSpiel bonspiel has come to a close, and congratulations to Team Rittgers of Chicago, winning the 1st Event.

CedarSpiel 1st Event Winners

CedarSpiel 1st Event Winners

Congratulations to Cedar Rapids Curling Club’s own Team Zanglerle for winning the 3rd Event, becoming the first CRCC team to win an event at a bonspiel.  Amazing accomplishment for 4 first year curlers!

Here are the final results:

1st Event Winner – Rittgers (Chicago)
1st Event Runner-up – Plan C (Nicko – Four Seasons)

2nd Event Winner – Buresh (Capital)
2nd Event Runner-up – McCormick (Pardeeville/Palmetto/Madison)

3rd Event Winner – Zangerle (Cedar Rapids)
3rd Event Runner-up – Temporal Anomalies (Murphy – Chicago)

4th Event Winner – Shultz (Pittsburgh)
4th Event Runner-up – Burian (Cedar Rapids)

5th Event Winner – Fitzgerald (Blackhawk)
5th Event Runner-up – Morelewicz (Potomac)

6th Event Winner – Eye94 (Thompson – Eau Claire/Owatonna/Madison)
6th Event Runner-up – Sweeping’s Back in the Lou (Shook – St. Louis/Kansas City)

Thank  you, Debbie McCormick, for bringing your Goldline Mobile Pro Shop.

We look forward to seeing many teams back again next year!

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NEWS RELEASE – Olympian Debbie McCormick and Paralympian Patrick McDonald coming to Cedar Rapids for curling tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CEDAR RAPIDS CURLING CLUB TO HOST FIRST BONSPIEL

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – August 4, 2014 – Curlers from across the country will be traveling to Cedar Rapids to curl in the Cedar Rapids Curling Club’s inaugural bonspiel – CedarSpiel.  The event takes place August 22 – 24 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, with the first games being played at 9:00 AM Friday morning.

Participating in this special event are 4-time Olympian (1998, 2002, 2010, 2014) and World Champion (2003), Debbie McCormick, and 2-time Paralympian (2010, 2014), Patrick McDonald, who has entered a wheelchair team. Curlers will be traveling to Cedar Rapids from 13 states, from as far away as Vermont, South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado and North Dakota.

Everyone is welcome to come watch the action. Games will be played between 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM on Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Saturday, with the semi-finals at 8:00 AM on Sunday, and finals at 11:00 AM on Sunday. Individual games last up to 2 hours.

Following Sunday’s games, the Cedar Rapids Curling Club will be hosting an open house to give local residents the chance to try the sport of curling. Instructors will be on hand to help anyone who is new to the sport. The cost for the open house is $10. Debbie McCormick and Patrick McDonald will be on hand to meet and talk with the participants.

“We are thrilled to have Debbie and Patrick playing in our bonspiel,” said Jim Archambeau, Bonspiel Co-Chair. “Having both of them at our open house will add excitement to the event.”

The Cedar Rapids Curling Club will begin their Fall league in September, playing Friday nights at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Other days and times are also being explored. Anyone who is interested in learning more or signing up to play in a league can visit cedarrapidscurling.com. The club is also on Facebook at facebook.com/cedarrapidscurling and Twitter @crcurlingclub.

The Cedar Rapids Curling Club is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 2012 by a few curling enthusiasts. This all-volunteer club has worked diligently to bring curling to Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa.

Curling is an ancient Scottish sport played on ice where each member of a four-person team slide 42-pound granite stones across the ice toward a target. The team’s objective is to position as many of its stones closer to the target than its opponent’s nearest stone is to the target during each “end,” or turn. This how a team earns points. The winning team has the most points at the game’s conclusion. Curling is a sport of camaraderie, honor, tradition, and integrity that requires both physical dexterity and complex decision-making. Curling made its official debut as a medal sport in the 1924, then went on hiatus until the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano Japan.

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