Improve Your Skills

Now that we are into our third week of league play, many members may be wondering how they can improve their games. We have the answer for you!

The VCC is continuing the successful monthly clinics on a variety of intermediate topics throughout the season, and the first one starts this month.

Running from 9.30-11.30am on Saturday, October 22, the clinic topic is Game Planning and Team Strategy.

Please click here for complete details and to register.

Twice as Nice - Second Eight-Ender in less than 24 hours

Team Gerhard Eight Ender

Only one day after the first-ever eight-ender was scored in the new home of the VCC, the feat was matched! That's right, the first two eight-enders at Hillcrest Centre were achieved within 18 hours of each other.

Playing in the third end, Team Gerhard scored their eight-ender on sheet 4 at 1:35pm on October 4, 2011. Pictured to the left, skip John Gerhard, third John Bell, second Bill Burrell, and lead Barrie Brown have managed to score the fourth eight-ender at the VCC in the past 10 months.

Eight-Ender Rings in Second Week of League Play

In only the second week of league curling in the brand new home of the Vancouver Curling Club, the first Eight-Ender was accomplished by "North of 40" of the Pacific Rim Curling League!

North of 40 scored their eight-ender at 7:56pm on October 3, 2011 while playing the fourth end of their game on sheet five - the first-ever eight-ender at Hillcrest Centre.

The third eight-ender at the VCC in the past 10 months, North of 40 achieved this rare feat with Skip Rick Feeney needing to throw a draw on his final stone. "In 35 years of curling, this is the first time I have ever had an 8-ender," said skip Rick Feeney."It's a once-in-a-lifetime achievement!"
 

Team North of 40 Eight Ender

Welcome to Your New Home

With the end of September upon us, it means that league play for the inaugural season in our new facility begins soon. September 25 is the first day of league play so the Club's staff and Board of Directors are looking forward to seeing the facility in full action and jointly welcoming VCC members (new and returning) to our new home.

The month of September has already seen hundreds of new curlers as well as VCC members walk through our doors and try the sport during our open houses and clinics. There is an excitement in the air as almost all of our leagues have expanded since last season (and some already have a wait list). We have a new menu, expanded draught taps, HD televisions, comfy couches, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make visiting the Last Draw Lounge before or after your game a must-do item.

Come on Out to Enjoy the New Home of the VCC

Team Faa - 2011 Lower Mainland Club Champions Come try curling for free as part of Sports Day in Canada. From 1-5pm this Saturday, September 17, there will be activities for kids and adults on and off the ice.

Click here for more details.

We're Ready to Rock

After ten years of discussions, planning, construction and transition, the Vancouver Curling Club opens the doors to its new facility at Hillcrest Centre this weekend.

For the first time since the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, stones will once again be gliding across the ice in the building that saw Canada win three curling medals (two gold, one silver) at those Games.

Final Countdown to our New Home

After years of planning, we are now just weeks away from curling in our new facility! It’s going to be a very busy time over the next eight weeks as we complete the move, and get ready to start the 2011-2012 season.

We will have open houses, clinics and plenty of opportunities to have members experience the new facility before we officially start the inaugural season in our new facility on September 25.

Some of the key dates to be aware of are as follows:

New Manager of Membership Services

The VCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Club’s first Manager of Membership Services.

As part of the management team, Brad Blackwell will be the key point of contact for Club members. He will also oversee the Last Draw Lounge and pro shop operations.

Brad comes to the VCC with ample food service and curling experience. His most recent position was as a senior sous chef and acting chef at Milestones where he was involved in hiring and the development of new back-of-house employees, scheduling and managing the back-of-house team on a day-to-day basis.

Brad Blackwell - VCC Manager of Membership Service

The Club Moves Soon

As the summer is now upon us, we wanted to let everyone know that both staff and the Board of Directors are working hard to prepare for the move to our new home. We will be moving from our current club to the new facility in late July / early August, and we are aiming to have as smooth a transition as possible in our first curling season in the Hillcrest Olympic / Paralympic Centre this fall.

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