We look forward to curling with you this 2015 - 2016 season. Welcome back all returning members, and to our new members, we hope the VCC soon feels like home.
The Club will be closed on Sunday October 11th and Monday October 12th for Thanksgiving and Ice Maintenance. League play and open ice resumes on Tuesday.
Get your lederhosen on, the 2016 Harvest Bonspiel is back November 6 through November 8, with registration now open. The "Oktoberfest" themed Club Bonspiel welcomes curlers of all levels to enjoy a minimum of three games, cash prizes and an Oktoberfest Saturday Banquet. 50/50 draws will benefit the VCC Junior and High school curling programs with prizes awarded for best costume! Click here for more info and to register for the Club's first Bonspiel of the season.
In an effort to reduce paper, and make the waiver process more efficient the VCC has successfully rolled out an online waiver and registration system. Please use this link to fill out your waiver for the current season.
The Vancouver Curling Club (VCC) has become a hot bed for progressively thinking corporations looking to experience new and exciting team building sessions. Our facility has been used to build team synergy by Vancouver's tech elite, sporting organizations, theatre companies, choral groups, and a myriad of other local and visiting businesses.
Phil Summers, Toronto Raptors Media Relations said this about his team's recent visit to the VCC:
"While in Vancouver some of the Raptors staff wanted to try something new. Curling offered a great opportunity to have some fun while also proving to be a different type of challenge for the group. The Raptors would like to extend a special thanks to the Vancouver Curling Club for providing a great space, Olympic-level equipment, and just enough coaching to level the playing field."
VCC will tailor a positive experience for groups of all sizes and skill levels. Our coaching staff is ready to get beginners up to speed while honing the skills of more experienced curlers. Many of our customers use the skills of our staff to create mini competitions; ask us about our "build-a-bonspiel" package.
Lululemon and Intel, brought nearly 200 employees to our ice.
"The great thing about curling is that unless you have done a lot of it, everyone is pretty much at the same level. One shot you might miss completely and the next you're right on the button and the whole team is cheering for you. It's a great way to build a team atmosphere with staff and co-workers. Our 60 plus person team was able to spend some time on the ice, followed by a more formal session in the lounge" remarked a representative of local tech company, Hootsuite.
The modern and accessible lounge and boardroom can be transformed to suit 200 people; a casual lounge with couches and chairs, or a formal setting with tables and chairs. Lounge staff supports food and beverage needs, and a high end audio-visual system, with screens in the lounge and ice shed, allows clients to personalize their messaging during their booking.
We look forward to curling with you and your group.
The VCC's Junior Development program is a Club-run league that is coached by dedicated volunteers. The league welcomes young people ages 10-18, to learn the game, develop their curling skills and have some fun while learning the sport. It is open to all skill levels including those who have never curled before. The Program runs 23 Saturdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm from Sept. 19 to April 9.
Last season's Junior Development Program saw a 100% increase (from 21 members in 2013 to 42 members in 2014).
"We expect to see between 45 and 50 members in this season's Junior Development League", says Mark Robinson, volunteer coach and Club Past President.
The league consists of engaging drills, game scenarios, and mock games to help the Juniors develop their skills. There are also opportunities to dress up and have fun during the Halloween and Christmas season, as well an a Crazy Wig Day.
The pre-season beginner, beyond the basics, and intermediate clinics have come and gone. With over 50 individuals combined, this year represented a 25% increase in clinic attendance over last year. Thanks to the great coaches and all who participated.
If you missed the button on these pre-season clinics don't smash your broom all over the ice, just register for one of our in-season clinics. Learn about them and register here: vancurl.com/lessons-clinics/clinics
<-- Coaches Brad and Croft teach ideal come-around strategies for a high corner guard