10 Nov

After Great Open House, Curl Berkshires Heads to Schenectady this Saturday

Curling season has started!  After two events at the Boys and Girls Club in Pittsfield, the Curling Club of the Berkshires hits the road, heading to New York for events in Schenectady and Albany.

This Saturday from 2-5 pm, the club will be curling at the Schenectady Curling Club for both club members and non-members. Members and other experienced curlers will have a chance to play while new curlers can participate in a learn to curl before a short game.  This will be a great opportunity for people to curl at a dedicated curling facility. The cost for this event is $40 for Curl Berkshire members and $50 for non-members.  For more information, or to sign up for the event, please visit the November 11th Curling at Schenectady event page.

On December 9th, the club will hold another event at the Albany Curling from 6-9 pm.  This is a members-only event to curl at another dedicated curling facility.  We have filled all spots for this event, but if you are interested in the event, please contact us at info@curlberkshires.org to be place on a waiting list.  We are also considering a second session if enough interest exists.

We are also working on finalizing more curling opportunities at the Boys and Girls Club in Pittsfield.   We had a lot of fun at our inaugural curling night and open house and wanted to share some photos from the open house.





Please let us know if you are interested in joining the club or looking for an opportunity to curl in the Berkshires.

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. 

 

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!

09 Sep

Curling is Just Around the Corner

The Curling Club of the Berkshires is getting ready for another season of curling.  We already have confirmed opportunities to curl again at the Albany Curling Club and the Schenectady Curling Club.  Additionally, this year we will begin curling in Berkshire County at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield.  There will be plenty of opportunities to curl during the 2017/2018 season.

Mark your calendars, our Berkshire County Curling Open House will be November 4!

Additionally, we will have a tent at the 2017 Lenox Apple Squeeze.  Be sure to visit us at the Apple Squeeze on September 23-24, 10am-5pm.