WINTER LEAGUES (2020)
Our Winter Session runs slightly longer than Fall, starting in January and ending in March. Most leagues will run for a full 12 weeks; (min. 10 wks). Note that new players are welcome to join any of our leagues that have openings! The following list provides a general summary of each league for Kalamazoo Curling Club members. Times are subject to change, though usually not by much (e.g., half hour) if they do. Detailed descriptions for each can be found further below on this page...
- Beginners – Sunday Yager League [12-wk. session] - starting Jan.5!
- Intermediate – Sunday evening Sandlot League [12-wk. session]
- Experienced – Monday evening Schizler League [20+ week session]
- Combined – Tuesday evening Curby League [12-wk. session]
- Social –Wednesday evening Social League [12-wk. session]
- Students –Wednesday afternoon Student League [6-wk. session]
- Doubles –Thursday evening Doubles League [12-wk. session]
- Open – Friday evening Shots & Rocks League [12-wk. session]
Cost to play as a Rookie (i.e., brand new players that are new to the Kalamazoo Curling Club) is detailed here. Cost for Juniors, when program is available, is $50 for children of members ($75 if parent is non-member).
While rare, if demand is high for a particular league, please note that two (2) draws may be needed -- i.e., one earlier and one later (e.g., 5:30 and 8pm).
...but be sure to read the league descriptions (below) first!...
Leagues will be held in "The Zoo" at Wings Event Center! All leauges are subject to change based on number of teams per league. Please look at the descriptions below to determine which leagues will suit you, ask questions of our league managers, and then sign up for CURLING!
Most of our leagues are scheduled to run the length of one 'session' ...such as our WINTER Session usually begins in early January and will run until the end of the season, usually until late March. Also, ourFALL Session which usually begins in late-September or early-October, and will run until about mid-December. Each league has a designated time on the ice and a day or night of the week to play. Some adjustments to start times can be anticipated from week to week (e.g., depending on ice prep.) and, for holidays and other times of the year, some leagues may also need to anticipate having "bye weeks".
If you want to find out which days/weeks you might have 'off' for certain leagues, you can check our league calendar but also please verify playable vs. bye dates with league managers of the leagues you want to play in (see email links in descriptions below). Also, please note that early registration discounts will vary depending on which Membership Level you choose -- e.g., usually at least $50 off, with the exception of our Rookie registration which is $25 off.
...but be sure to read the league descriptions (below) first!...
NOTE: times are subject to change, though usually not by much (e.g., half hour) if they do!... Below is a list of LEAGUES for Winter 2020.
Sunday Yager League [arrive 3pm ~ 3:30-5:30pm] –
If you have never curled before or maybe just a Learn to Curl, Yager a great league for brand new curlers and those with up to 3 years of experience! This league is for people that are just starting out and have never curled in one of our full leagues before, as well as for other beginner-level players. There will be experienced curlers on hand to work with you and help teach you the game while you play. Sign-up as a single player or with a friend. Brand new curlers (i.e., rookies), and other players with no league experience have a separate sign-up page (here). If you have not curled in a league before, registrants are encouraged (though not required) to attend at least one L2C session (here). If you have more than 3 years of experience you may still be able to play in this league but you may need to play in the Lead or Second position, depending on the make-up of other teams and players that register -- e.g., if four players each with 4+ years of experience sign up on different teams and play together in an upper division, then those players can exceed the experience limit of this league and play at any position. Lastly, keep an eye out for announcements about our pre-season dates to help you get back into it! If you have any questions about this league or being a new player at the club, please contact John.
Sunday Sandlot League [6:30-8:30 PM] -
Welcome to Sunday Night curling! This is an OPEN league so anyone can join, but it will be made up of mostly intermediate players (more than 3 years of experience) but we also gladly accommodate beginners and more experienced players that want to mix-in onto other teams (e.g., as "free agents"). If you're looking for a more introductory league (for teams with beginners only; i.e., 0-3 yrs. experience), see below for the Yager League which runs just prior to Sandlot (i.e., most Sunday afternoons). A complete schedule will be posted on the club's calendar. Sign up as a full team, with a friend or as an individual (we’ll find a team for you if you need). Questions? ...contact John.
Monday Schizler League [6:30-8:30 PM] – Full Year Competition! THIS LEAGUE IS NOW FULL!
Our Schizler League is our most competitive league and is open to all club members. We play on Monday night ...all year-long / Fall and Winter sessions! These Monday nights are a lot of fun and pretty competitive too! Many teams will be pre-assembled by individuals who have curled in this league before, but even if you're not that experienced and this is the only night that works for you, let us know and we'll try to find a good team for you! Note that, because of the extended/year-long season for this league, you must sign up at the club's Silver Membership level or higher. For additional information send an email to Colby or Marcus.
Tuesday Combined League [6:30-8:30 PM] ...beginners to experienced players!
The goal of this league is to build teams with a mix of newer and more experienced curlers in order to foster education, competition, and fun. Curlers of all experience levels are welcome, including brand new curlers. Individual or team sign ups are welcome, though we would prefer the teams to be a mix of newer and experienced players (but exceptions are possible). If you sign up as an individual, you will be placed on a team to balance team experience level. This league is meant to be a year-long league, but exceptions can be made if individuals can only do half-seasons. If you have questions, please contact Chris or Marcus.
Wednesday Student League [3:00-5:00 PM] – College & High School Students!
Students are invited to try a short curling league designed for and led by students! College & High School students are invited to try a short curling league designed for and led by students! This league will start off with two (2) Learn to Curl instructional sessions for just $10 offered on Wednesday, January 8 and/or January 15. League play ($50) will begin the following week: January 22 and will continue on consecutive Wednesday afternoons until February 19, with a League Championship draw on Thursday, February 20! Questions? Contact Mayaor email@example.com.
Wednesdays - [6:30-8:30 PM] ~24 spots open this Winter!
This is an ideal league for new curlers, with an emphasis on getting to know people and playing (semi-competitive)! The league has a wide range of skill levels, beginners to experienced players, and is a great opportunity for new curlers to learn the game or for more experienced players to de-stress with a fun game of curling. Players are grouped based on experience and then randomly selected on teams. New teams are re-drawn every 3 to 4 weeks, giving players the opportunity to play and socialize with many different members during the season. Individual points accumulated through the season determine end of season awards. Questions?...contact Will.
Thursday Mixed Doubles League [6:30-8:30 PM] – THIS LEAGUE IS NOW FULL!
We are mixing it up this year by adding our Thursday night mixed doubles league. Teams will be made up of one male and one female player with no experience necessary. Preferably you will put your team of two together before registration and list your partner at that time. However, if you don’t have a partner we will try to find one for you. Mixed doubles gives you the opportunity to throw more rocks and be very involved in the strategy with your partner. It is a fast paced and exciting way to play. Keep in mind we only have room for 10 teams so don’t delay if you want to play! Questions? - contact Laurie or Marcus.
SHOTS & ROCKS
Friday Shots and Rocks League - [7:00 PM] ~16 spots open this Winter!
This is the Friday Shots and Rocks League! Teams may be made up of any combination of male and female players. Entries are normally made by full teams. However, if you are interested in playing in this league and don't yet have a team, we will be happy to find you a team that is seeking an extra player. This league is a combination of new and experienced curlers. Questions about this league should be directed to Trevor.