Lone Star Open Bonspiel
The Lone Star Curling Club is excited to announce the Lone Star Open Bonspiel.
The Lone Star Curling Club was founded in 2006 and to help celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are going to hold our first ever bonspiel. The bonspiel will take place the Memorial Day long weekend in 2016. Games will begin on May 27th, 2016 and continue until May 29th, 2016. Every team will be guaranteed 4 games.
Mike Peplinski , Vice-Skip for the US Olympic team in Nagano who played in the bronze medal match, is coming to Austin to play in our first bonspiel. Mike has a long list of outstanding curling accomplishments, including National Junior Champion (94, 95) and the US Men’s Nationals (96, 97, 99, 00, 01 – final four every year).
For those of you who have ever taken a Lone Star Curling Club Learn-To-Curl, Mike is featured on the video that we play, so it will be exciting to meet him in May.
We answer many of the questions you may have about the Lone Star Curling Club in our FAQ.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lone Star Curling Club read the FAQ and then fill out the membership form. You can always contact our membership director, Kelly Kozlovsky for more information.
Want to Curl, but can’t commit to a League
We almost always need some spares (substitute curlers) for our league games. Sign-up to be notified when we need spares..
Interested In Curling?
Check out the information on the Learn-To-Curl page including signing up to be notified when we are holding them, or better yet, come see it first hand.
A New Look for the Lone Star Curling Club
We have been busy this past year. This past May, Chaparral Ice took down the ice and we were able to install new curling rings. We now have 5 sets of curling rings which should be great. We should no longer struggle in seeing the rings and hopefully the ice is better than ever. We also have new hacks! Thanks all who took part in sponsor-a-hack! And finally we created new scoreboards. Gone are the whiteboards and felt markers. Thanks again to Buck and Joe!
The Winter Olympics have helped increase membership. We had over four hundred learn-to-curlers come and take a class. Forty or so of those learn-to-curlers curled in our first ever evening league in the month of April! Many of these new curlers are still curling in leagues almost one year later.
During the 2010 Winter Olympics, television viewers watched more curling than any other sport. Why is curling so popular? Because it’s fun, competitive, challenging and anyone can do it. The Lone Star Curling Club invites you to come visit us on anytime we are curling.
The Lone Star Curling Club was founded in 2006, in Austin, Texas and is an affiliate of the United States Curling Association. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about curling and encourage you to contact our club to find out more about this great sport. Regardless of age, whether you’re 16 or 86, curling is for everyone and previous curling experience is not required in order to participate.