If you are a seasoned curler or just starting out, you most likely have one or several treasured bling items called pins! There are serious collectors who dedicate years of their time and finances displaying their prized collections of thousands at museums and curling venues across North America. Then there are those who modestly exhibit Read more about How do You Display Your Curling Pride?[…]
I became the Competition Director last year when the past Director unexpectedly resigned after accepting a new job that would take him frequently out of town. I had never scheduled curling teams before and it is actually more complicated than I had expected. League play at the Lone Star Curling Club has two sometimes contradictory Read more about How LSCC teams are formed and scheduled – the life of the Competition Director[…]
The last time I played some serious competitive curling was back in Canada in 1977. Our schoolgirl team represented Base Borden Collegiate Institute (BBCI) from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, Ontario in the All Ontario School Girl Champion Playoffs. Back then, all we had to do was show up to play! Our coaches did all Read more about Advancements in Curling Competition[…]
Our team walked away from the closing ceremony at the Golden Gate Bonspiel with a medal. Normally you might think this would be a memory hard to top, but in actuallity I’m not sure it cracked the top 10. But maybe I should go back to the beginning of the story… Having recruited Guy Davis, Read more about Golden Gate Bonspiel Trip Report – Joe Glaeser[…]
For those that have watched various national and international curling championships on TV, it should be readily obvious that sweeping is a major part of the game. If you pay close attention you can learn the many intricacies of sweeping and many tricks that elite teams employ to get every advantage that they can out Read more about Men and Women With Brooms: A Note on Sweeping[…]
February 8th, the Lone Star Curling Club held a “Learn to Curl”. 62 excited Austinites signed up and attended this two hour training session either because they had heard about Austin curling from a friend, or watched the Olympics and got interested in curling. Many said they were surprised to hear that there was a Read more about Learn to Curl with Us[…]
Tania Ortega of Fox 7 joined us Thursday January 15th morning for 3 live spots. Big thanks to Chaparral Ice in giving us the ice time to help promote the game of curling! Thanks to Buck, Pat and everyone else who came out and showed Austin and Tania how to curl! During the 1st live spot Tania, Read more about We were on Fox 7 Austin[…]
After curling had great ratings (again) in the Olympics in 2014, the momentum continues with two recent stories: 1) Curling Night in America 2) ESPN 3 Streams Top Level Canada Season of Champions Watch the top level curlers and keep more curling events on TV!
As fall is now approaching here in Austin, we arebeginning to think of cooler weather and shorter days ahead. One sure sign that summer is ending is the start of the Lone Star Curling Club’s fall schedule this Sunday, September 7th. While many people may have taken some time off this summer, the curling club Read more about 8 Ender![…]
The Austin Monthly magazine had an article featuring the Lone Star Curling Club. Pat and Buck were both interviewed for the article. They also came out on one of our league mornings and took a bunch of photos.