On September 20, the Vancouver Curling Club will once again be filled with the rumble of rocks, the screams of skips, and the clinks of beer glasses. Our 100th season kicks off with our Thursday Open League and will be followed by the rest of our 20 leagues over the coming weeks.
We are thrilled to be able to welcome so many new and returning curlers to the VCC's second season in the Hillcrest Centre. It has been a busy road over the last few weeks to get us up and ready, but it is shaping up to be a memorable season. From our Harvest and Doubles Bonspiels to the Barry Naimark Charity Skins and VCC Championships, and everything in between, this will certainly be a season for the history books. You can find more information about our events, both big and small, on the Events Page of the website.
To all our members looking to work out the summer kinks: Thursday, September 6 is our Members-Only Open House. Come out to the Club from 6:30-9:00 pm and be among the first to try the ice. The Last Draw Lounge will be open if you want to enjoy a drink after your first throws of the season.
For those interested in obtaining a locker for the 2012-13 season, registration will be in the Lower Lounge starting at 6:30 pm. Due to the limited number of lockers, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and you must share with another member.
Any members looking to get some practice time in before their games start, the Open Ice Schedule has been updated in lead up to the kick-off of league play on September 20. Come on out and work off the rust before everything is on the line.
With the new season knocking at our door, we wanted to offer some tips for one of the biggest challenges for league play: game speed. Most leagues play games in two hour time slots. Strategy is often determined by expecting to play eight ends, and we want to ensure we get them all in before our time runs out. Listed below are some great tips to save time and keep the game moving.