KALAMAZOO CURLING CLUB LEAGUE OPTIONS (WINTER)
Winter Registration is now OPEN!
Winter Leagues run slightly longer than Fall (e.g., about 10 weeks long) with the exception of Juniors & Rookies which are typically shorter (e.g., 6-7 weeks) and Monday's which is a year-long league (both Fall and Winter sessions). 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...
- Juniors – Thursday Juniors Rock!* [dates and times TBD]
- Rookies – Sunday Intro League* [6:30-8:30pm] - Feb. thru March
- Mixed – Sunday FUN! League [6:30-8:30pm] - Jan. thru March
- Experienced – Monday Schizler League - currently FULL!
- Social –Wednesday Social League [6:30-8:30pm] - Jan. thru March
- Juniors – Thursday Juniors Rock!* [6-8 pm]- Jan. thru March
- Open – Friday Shots & Rocks League** [7-9 pm] - Jan. thru March
* - Cost for Juniors program: $50 for Members ($75 non-member), Base cost of the abbreviated season for the Rookie's Intro League: $125.
Online REGISTRATION is OPEN
Our leagues for the upcoming WINTER session begin in early or mid January and will run until late March.
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 please also verify playable vs. bye dates with the managers of the leagues you want to play in (see email links in descriptions below). Also, please note that early registration discounts (which are typically $50 or $100) will vary depending on which Membership Level you choose.
Below is a complete list of leagues...
THURSDAYS - 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, and 3/2
This is a great way to introduce your children to the great sport of curling. Kids kids of all ages ...ideally, but with certain exceptions, starting at age 10 and up through 17 years old (i.e., high school age)... can join this intro-to-curling league specifically designed for kids to learn, play, and have fun! Our instructors will work with kids in groups (as well as individually) on the basics of the game and help them learn how to sweep and deliver a rock, as well as basic etiquette of the game. In the past, some of our juniors have traveled to play in bonspiels with juniors from other curling clubs. So whether this is you child's first year curling or have been on the ice before, it's going to be a lot of fun! If you have any questions about this league or our Juniors program in general, please contact Chris.
Sundays [6:30-8:30pm] – Abbreviated Session
If you have never curled before or maybe just came out for one of our Learn to Curl experiences, this is the league for you. This league is for people that are just starting out and have never curled in one of our leagues before. There will be experienced curlers on hand to work with you and help teach you the game while you play. This league typically works best when you sign-up as a single player or with a friend, but not as a whole team of rookies unless you really want to play as a group (i.e., with four friends or family members together on the same team). Rookies will have 1.5 hours of league play and it's an abbreviated session of usually just 5 weeks of play, so the commitment isn't as long as our normal leagues, but it will definitely get you curling! Rookies have a separate sign-up page (here) and are encourage to attend at least one L2C session (here). If you have any questions about this league, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
THIS LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
Sunday Fun League [single draws - 6:30pm]
Welcome to Sunday Night curling! We are excited to open our doors and dedicated ice on Sunday nights to ALL PLAYERS! This league is for people with various experience levels to be part of a team to compete against other teams with mixed experience! Whether you've had some league experience or you're just starting out and now want to try a little competition, this league is for you! The Sunday Fun League will be held on Sundays ...6:30 to 8:30 pm. A complete schedule will be provided upon completion of registration. Typically we srart in early January for our Winter Session and early or mid-Oct. for Fall, and we typically play for 8 to 10 non-consecutive weeks each session. Check the club's calendar for specific "FUN! League" dates and times. You may sign up as an individual or you can specify who else you want to play on the same team with, though we are limiting sign-ups to no full, 4-person team registrations. In addition to teammate preferences, registrants can request position preferences as well. Questions? ...contact John.
THIS LEAGUE IS CURRENTLY FULL!
Mondays [6:30-8:30 PM] – This is a YEAR LONG league, running 10/3 - 3/27
Our Schizler League is our most competitive league and is open to all club members. We play on Monday night ...all the way through the entire, year-long season! 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 expereienced and this is the only night that works for you, let us know and we'll 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 Marcus.
This is the ideal league for new curlers, with an emphasis on having fun! 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.
SHOTS & ROCKS
Fridays Shots and Rocks League 7-9 pm (unless two draws are needed 6pm and 8:15 pm)
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. Questions about this league should be directed to Trevor.