Been wanting to try curling, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet? Look for a cool way to beat the summer heat while having some friendly competition?
Here is your last chance of the season to try the HOTTEST sport on ICE! Register now for our last Learn2Curl for the Spring/Summer, taking place on Thursday, May 29 from 6:45 – 9:00 pm at the Richmond Ice Zone.
A Learn2Curl class is the fastest way to get a “handle” on curling! By the end of this two-hour class we will have you on the ice playing in a real curling match. This class is also a requirement for new curlers who are considering playing at the club in a pick-up game or summer league. The cost of this class is $30 per person and you can register online now to save yourself a spot.
If you are interested in staying cool this summer, consider joining us for the May 29 class and signing up for one of our fun Summer leagues!
Meet the Curling Club of Virginia; meet Rich Collins! Rich is a founding member of the Club and our GNCC regional curling representative on the Board of Directors.
Rich was first introduced to curling in 2001 at an open house by a golfing buddy, and about 8 weeks later he was competing in his first bonspiel! In the past 13 years, curling has taken him all over the country — from Maine to Georgia, as well as Minnesota, Las Vegas, and Indiana for the inaugural USCA Arena Championships — and as far away as Russia. But the biggest trip has been down the aisle after he met his wife curling at a bonspiel in Maryland many years ago.
One of his favorite things about curling is that it offers an opportunity to meet people from all over with different roles and backgrounds. As Rich explains, “Curlers are great people!”
He also enjoys the competition of the sport, and the opportunity for teams– win or lose — to sit down and talk after the game. In addition to representing the club at the regional curling association, Rich also serves as the regional chair for the GNCC Arena Club Championship and was nominated for the 2012 USCA Volunteer of the Year.
When he isn’t curling with his wife, Rich is a busy father to 4 future curlers. Come meet Rich and the Curling Club of Virginia at our next Learn2Curl event May 29.
The Club was honored and surprised this past weekend in Connecticut during the Grand National Curling Club‘s (GNCC) annual meeting when a Presidential recognition award was given to CCVa’s Kirsten Collins.
The GNCC is the regional curling association for the East Coast and includes clubs from Maine to Florida. Over the summer and fall, Kirsten worked with GNCC President Sally MacKenzie and GNCC Secretary Joel Leneker on a unique design to promote local area curling while also showcasing the 48 curling clubs in our region. More than 1,000 tshirts in two different colors were sold to clubs on the East Coast to assist with local curling efforts during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Others recognized with a Presidential award include Phyllis and Hannah Ely from Rochester Curling Club, and Joel Leneker from Nutmeg Curling. Joel designed the GNCC booth for the USA Curling Nationals competition that took place this year in Philadelphia. Phyllis and Hannah designed the Edie Savett Memorial pin for Sportsmanship that was presented at the GNCC Junior Playdowns. This year’s GNCC Outstanding Service Awards went to Carl Thomas of Utica and Kayuta Lake Curling Clubs, Mark Mooney of Plainfield Curling Club, and Russ Lemke of Cape Cod Curling Club. Busy with club activities here in Richmond, Kirsten was not present for the award but said she was very surprised and honored to be recognized. Congratulations to all recipients!
Hear about our latest curling adventures here!