21 Jan

2018 Olympic Open House February 17th

If you enjoy watching curling during the Olympics, this is your opportunity to try it out.  Join Curling Club of the Berkshires for our February 17th Olympic Open House at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires.

The cost for this event is $20 per person and there will be two sessions.  Please reserve your spot for the 6:00-7:30 pm session here and the 7:30-9:00 pm session here.

For more information, contact us at info@curlberkshires.org .

03 Nov

Curling Open House, details for Saturday

We’re looking forward to our first Open House at the Boys & Girls Club. Please note the important details listed below.

We have four (yes, four!) sheets of ice—plenty of space for everyone. We will have our club members there to help you learn the basics and to play a game. We’re pretty psyched; we just need you. If you want to get a head start, check out the short videos below: Top 10 curling shots, a fun flick on how the game is played, and a nice demonstration of the basic techniques.

See you there!

Event Information

Saturday, Nov. 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St (a one-way, from North St.)

Parking lot .. directly across the street. Entrance .. use left doors at main entrance, walk up stairs to third floor.

Registration .. please stop at the table to sign in and also sign a waiver. Fee .. $20 per person; please bring cash or check. You can also join as a full-time member if you like. Facilities .. there is a warm room to hang out in, and bathrooms, but no locker rooms. Shoes .. please carry in clean, rubber-soled shoes for the ice. Any dirt will interfere with the stones. Do bring rubber soles; slick or hard-black bottoms will be slippery.

Clothing .. it’s pretty cool on the ice, so dress in layers that still allow you to throw and sweep stones!

Refreshments .. we will have bottled water and snacks available for $1.

T-shirts .. we’ll have CurlBerkshires t-shirts on sale. 


21 Oct

One Week Away

Just a few months ago, curling in the Berkshires seemed like an opportunity still years down the road. A lot has happened since then.  Ice time became available. Numerous people–both club members and fellow curlers–have pitched in and helped get this project off the ground. There have been a few unexpected bumps in the road, but the pieces have come together. On October 28, the Curling Club of the Berkshires will start curling in Pittsfield.

For people in the Berkshires interested in curling, please look at our club calendar for curling opportunities, join our mailing list, or contact us.  Our open house will be November 4th.  We will also have a number of other opportunities to curl throughout the year.

02 Oct

October 2017 Update

Recently, the Curling Club of the Berkshires attended the Lenox Apple Squeeze. It was great to see so many folks and to talk about our passion for curling. Being able to spread the word about our new organization and activities was tremendous.

This coming year there will be lots of opportunities to curl with our club, regardless of experience level. We will send out emails about specific events as they draw closer, with instructions on how to sign up, and how to become an official member of the club. If you are not on our emailing list, signing up for this is a great way to stay informed about club activities and events.

Our first open house is coming up soon, Nov. 4 at the Boys & Girls Club in Pittsfield—a chance to try curling and see what it’s like. If you are interested, please register. Space is limited at events so that everyone who attends can have plenty of time to learn to curl and participate in a game.

Just to give a quick update on our club, things are moving fast as final preparations begin for curling in Pittsfield. Last week, reference points were installed at the Boys and Girls Club to assist with curling ice preparation. This weekend, we picked up our curling stones. Over the next few weeks, we will be pulling together everything else we need for the November open house.  Please let us know if you are interested in assisting us in October as we pull everything together.

We are excited for another great year of curling.  Good curling!

28 Sep

Curling in the Berkshires

In recent years, interest in curling has grown across New England. With this increased interest, a number of ice rinks have worked with curling clubs to offer arena curling programs. Instead of constructing a dedicated curling facility, arena curling clubs rent ice from rinks and curl on the rink’s ice. In that past eight years, arena clubs have formed in all five New England states. The arena curling model makes a lot of sense for the Curling Club of the Berkshires. We only needed to find the right ice rink, and we believe that we have done this.

This fall, the Curling Club of the Berkshires will begin curling at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield. Being able to curl in Pittsfield is an important step for our club and our primary goal of helping people in the Berkshire to learn more about the sport of curling and have an opportunity to curl.

Our first curling open house at the Boys and Girls Club is scheduled for November 4th. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at info@curlberkshires.org .

In the coming weeks, we will provide information about additional opportunities to curl with Curl Berkshires in Pittsfield, as well as at some neighboring clubs. Additionally, if you are interested in curling, we would also like to discuss what your needs might be so that we can see what opportunities might be possible at the Boys and Girls Club.