2011 Charity Skins Draw Now Available

The schedule and draw for the 2011 Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel is now available... please click here to visit the event page to learn more.

Meanwhile, as of Feb. 22nd, the 2011 Charity Skins has a full complement of 32 teams. Any additional teams who are interested in adding their names to the waiting list, can do so by clicking here.

Here's looking forward to a fantastic four days of fun at the club from March 3rd - 6th!

Special Update on Ice Conditions

Email message below was distributed by the VCC President on Feb. 16...

Many members have noticed that our Club’s ice situation seems to be worse than in the past, and you would be correct if you thought so. You should, however, also know that our Club’s staff have been working extremely hard since December to try to mitigate the problems.

I have outlined below a summary of what the issue is and the steps that the club has been taking to rectify the situation. The Board has been monitoring the state of affairs and we have sought external advice. Over the past month, as the ice has deteriorated, members have been growing increasingly frustrated. Any member with an issue regarding the ice is free to contact me directly at president@vancouvercurlingclub.com.

VCC team heads to Senior Provincials

A team from the Vancouver Curling Club will be competing in the Tim Horton’s BC Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Kamloops. Team Miller - skipped by Karen Miller – is one of eight teams vying for the provincial title from Feb. 21 to 27.

Pictured left to right, Miller, Beckie Ross (third), Dianne Petrant (second) and Kathy McInnes (lead) only formed as a team just one month before the coastal playdowns. Miller, Ross and McInnes are from the Tuesday Women’s League, and Petrant plays in the Thursday Open.

Team Miller

Town Hall Meeting for the New Facility

Do you have questions about the club's new facility? Do you want to know more about the club's new home?     Saturday - February 26th at 10am - is your chance to learn more about the VCC's new facility at a special town hall meeting that will be held at the club.

Please click here to learn more.

Don't Miss Out on Spiel Fun

As the first month of 2011 comes to a close, the VCC has a number of bonspiels that are fast-approaching on the horizon. Registration is going well and a couple of them are already getting close to filling up, so be sure to register now to guarantee your space.

The 2011 Doubles Bonspiel takes place on Saturday, February 12th, and the registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 8th. This one-day spiel features two-person teams playing the game with a unique format. Click here to learn more, and be sure to sign-up soon since the event is already over two-thirds full.

The VCC Playdowns for the Club Challenge get underway on Saturday, February 19th, and the registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 11th. There are two divisions – men’s and women’s - and interested teams are to be compromised of players forming a regularly-playing team in one of the VCC's leagues. Click here to learn more about this opportunity to represent the club at the Lower Mainland division of the Dominion Curling Club Championships of British Columbia in April.

Eight-Ender at the VCC

The Vancouver Curling Club is thrilled to announce that an Eight-Ender was accomplished by Team Rose of the B&B League!

Team Rose recently scored an eight-ender in the first end of their game. The team is actually becoming adept at achieving this rare feat as they previously scored an eight-ender approximately 12 years ago at the VCC with the exact same foursome.

Team Rose

Planning Your New Year

The next few months mark the final time that you can participate in events in our historic building, before we move to our new facility in the fall of 2011. There are a number of bonspiels as well as skill development opportunities that will be hosted at the club between January and April 2011. We look forward to having you join us.

Season's Greetings from the VCC

To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. The Vancouver Curling Club Staff and Board of Directors wish all members of the VCC a safe and happy holiday season.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy holidays and an exciting New Year!

Reminder: the club will be closed from December 23, 2010 until January 1, 2011, and regular league play resumes on Sunday, January 2, 2011.

Help Celebrate our 100th Anniversary

The Club is inviting artists and designers (both amateur and professional) to design a visual image to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Vancouver Curling Club (2012).

The winning graphics will be put on t-shirts as well as other memorabilia and event materials. The t-shirts will be available for sale to members and friends of the Club with proceeds going to help our move to the new facility.

Artists are requested to keep a three-colour limit in their designs. Contributions should be submitted in PDF format with 300 dpi or better resolution by Friday, January 21st, 2011.

A New Section About Our New Home

The VCC Board and Management are pleased to unveil a new section on the club's website - a complete section featuring information, drawings and photos of the Club's new home.

Negotiations between the VCC and the Vancouver Park Board are continuing so this section will be updated as new decisions are completed, but members can be assured that the facility will be ready for play next fall for the 2011-2012 season.

Please click here to learn more about our new home in the Olympic/Paralympic legacy facility at Hillcrest Park.

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