Chaska Curling Center
USCA Membership

USCA Membership

The Chaska Curling Center, along with 8 other clubs from around the country, were voted into the United States Curling Association and now have full membership status. The vote took place at the 2018 USCA Member's Assembly in Utica, NY.  Chaska was a provisional member since January.  We are looking forward to a good partnership and working together to grow the game of curling and provide opportunities for our membership- including hosting events similar to Curling Night in America, offering instructor and officiating courses, and providing more opportunities for our junior curlers, just to name a few.

A Message From Your Ice Makers

Hello from your Ice Makers!
Welcome back to the start of another great season of curling.  As we like to say, “Happy New Year!”
As your Ice Makers, we hope to provide the best quality ice conditions we can on a daily basis.  There is a lot of curling going on here at the Chaska Curling Center and as always, we need your help at times.  Please remember to clean your sheet after a big win or practicing- use the big mop brooms in the corners of the arena. After running them up and down the ice, clean the mop thoroughly by using your hand to remove lint and debris.  Sweep up the remains with the corn brooms and dust pans provided.  You and your fellow curlers always appreciate stepping onto a clean sheet! 

So you all know, the ice is fully prepped for the first games of the night so no need to nip, just get ready to curl.  The second draw of the night (6pm Sunday, 8pm Monday and Friday and 6:45pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) will have the slide path pebbled only.  This means the area by the hack to the back line.  No need to nip here either if you play at this time, just get ready to curl!
That leaves the last draw of the night and this is only on Sunday at 8pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:45.  For these draws, the entire sheet is pebbled and it is best to run the blue nippers on the far end up and back on your sheet, just overlapping the center line each way.  If you have questions, please let an ice maker or the front desk staff know.  Most of you have done this the last 2 years so it’s old news but if you see someone needing assistance and you are curling please help them out!  Thank You!

Also, please remember your rules of etiquette.  No knees left on the ice while you watch your magnificent shot travel down the ice…it melts the pebble right off in a matter of seconds!  Same with your hand or any other body part.  If you tumble over while delivering a rock please try to stand up asap unless you are hurt.  Also, please don’t pick the rocks up off the ice!  If they slip out of your hand, they will surely damage the ice.  Just slide them about, anywhere they need to go. 

The drink rail at the home end near the bar is for just that, your beverage of choice!  Please never, ever carry your beverage out on the ice or take it to the far end.  Your beverage is in the world’s largest walk in cooler and there’s no need to panic if you’re 150 feet away, it’ll stay cold and you’ll work your way back to it during your game!  ??

If you are ever curious about the ice making process, when and why we flood, shave, nip pebble or any of the other fun stuff we do, don’t hesitate to ask.  I’m always happy to talk ice and curling.  If anyone is interested in becoming as assistant ice maker please don’t hesitate to inquire about that either.

So you know we have Learn to Curl II classes for members pretty much monthly- the October 27th session from noon to 3pm has a few openings left!  It’s a fun, easy going class that helps with balance, line of delivery, strategy, sweeping and team communication. 

That’s it folks!  Thanks for all you do here at the Chaska Curling Center, it’s been a true pleasure working for you all and watching you all improve a great deal since we opened.  Keep up the good work, have fun, build friendships and enjoy!
Cheers and good curling  from your ice crew.

Dakota Curling Supplies

Dakota Curling Supplies will be visiting the Curling Center on Sunday, Oct 28- Tuesday, October 30.  They will be set up in the afternoon/evenings during league times.  Contact them if you have any specific requests prior to their arrival.  As with all vendors, a percentage of sales goes back to help support the Curling Center.

Steve's Curling Supplies

Steve's Curling Supplies has offered Chaska Curling Center members a coupon code to use with any orders through the end of the month.  Use code: chaskafreeship if placing an order.  They are also planning a visit soon.

Goldline Mobile Pro Shop

Deb McCormick will once again be joining us with her Goldline Pro Shop November 29-30. 

Holiday Instructors

We are experiencing an extremely high volume of bookings and requests for corporate and family instructor-led events over the holiday months.  If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a curling instructor over the months of Dec and Jan (or hopefully you'll find out how much fun it is and stay for years), please let us know.  Saturday bookings are heavy already and anywhere from 5-10 requests come in each day.  Working an event only takes a couple hours and we'll get you caught up on everything you need to know- mainly, help people learn to game and have fun!

USWCA All American Spiel

Here is an informational FLYER for the All American one day bonspiel this Saturday at SPCC -- THIS SATURDAY!!  Everyone is welcome to participate.  It is a lot of fun for beginner and experienced curlers??!
Sign up as individuals and there is a draw for teams.  The cost is only $15 and includes lunch!!!! 
(Probably best to let Amy the SPCC organizer know in advance if you are planning to attend so she has a good count for lunch and planning.  Her email is:  amy.anderson@arconic.com)
 
Let Sapa Carlson know if you have any questions and thanks so much for getting our club membership off to a good start!  sapa@sapaRealtor.com
 
Men are welcome to join as associate members and can play in this All American Bonspiel as well! 
 
If you have not paid your $7 member fee to me for your Chaska USWCA dues and you wish to play this weekend, you may pay at the All American. 
PLEASE just make sure they specify they are from CHASKA so we are credited with your membership.

Learn to Curl II

As Scott mentioned in the ice maker email, openings still remain in the Learn to Curl II class.  This is great for new members who are looking to pick up some new tips and are looking to improve their skills.  You can register HERE.

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