Established in 2008, the Kalamazoo Curling Club is a group of people who like to curl, want a place to curl, and want more people to curl with. Our five-sheet club is housed in the Wings Event Center, located at 3600 Vanrick Drive in Kalamazoo, just off I-94, Exit 80 (map).
Of course, we also want to expand the great sport of curling, a wonderfully fun and social game. If you want to know more about curling, take a look at our “Curling 101″ page,
or take a look at the curling entry on Wikipedia.
The inaugural Fall 2008 season consisted of eight teams, and our league expanded to 13 teams the following season. Wings Stadium’s successful bid to host the 2010 U.S. Curling National Championships – coming hot on the heels of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – helped to generate more interest and enthusiasm for the sport here in Kalamazoo. We have steadily grown since then, and have made a mark in the US curling community by taking home four medals in the first two years of the US Curling Arena National Championships (in 2013: Gold for men, bronze for ladies, and in 2014: Gold for ladies, silver for men).
In 2015, the U.S. Curling National Championships returned to Kalamazoo, and we transitioned from an arena club to having dedicated ice, which affords us the opportunity to share curling with more people, and on a more flexible schedule than ever before. In 2015 we also held the first annual Beerspiel competition, which now has teams returning year after year from all over the U.S., and in 2017 we were awarded the host city for the 2019 National Championships!