28 Nov

December Curling Opportunities

On December 16, the Curling Club of the Berkshires will host another curling opportunity at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield. From 6pm to 9pm, we will have open curling for members while people wishing to learn more about curling can participate in a learn to curl. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us at info@curlberkshires.org for more information or sign up at the December 16 event page.

28 Nov

2018 Bay State Winter Games

We are very excited that the Bay State Winter Games will be adding curling to their program in 2018. Curling has seen tremendous growth over the past few years in the United States. In Massachusetts, there is now curling from the Berkshires to Cape Cod and Nantucket at both dedicated curling facilities and arena clubs across the Commonwealth. More information on this event will be available shortly.

28 Sep

Throwback Thursday – Pittsfield Curling Club (1897-1903?)

As the Curling Club of the Berkshires prepares for our first Berkshire County curling event, we wanted to find out about earlier Berkshire curlers.

At the Lenox Apple Squeeze, one visitor to our table told us about the Pittsfield Curling Club and shared a picture of the club.

Pittsfield Curling Club in the early 1900s

We found a little information about the club.  The Pittsfield Curling Club was organized on August 3, 1897, and received their charter twenty days later.  The club likely built their curling rink shortly after this in the Morningside area of Pittsfield.  The rink lasted only a few years before General Electric purchased the building around 1903.

If you have any Berkshire curling stories, please share them with us.