With sadness we share the news that Sharon O'Leary, wife of Jim O'Leary, a recently retired longtime manager, died on Sunday, March 22nd, in Duluth. Our sincere condolences go out to Jim and his family. RIP Sharon - your beautiful spirit will be missed and remembered by many.
You can find Sharon's obituary and information about the celebration of her life at: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/obituaries/3706585-sharon-jean-bohlin-oleary
Playdowns begin for all leagues on Monday, March 30. Draw times will be either 6:00pm or 8:00pm with the majority of draws on Monday through Thursday nights. Games will be played on Friday, April 17th with the finals on Saturday, April 18th. Draw boards for playdowns will be posted at the club. Follow the link below to find out when your team has its first playdown draw.
2014-2015 Playdowns: First Draw
Spring League registration is now open. Leagues are casual with a mix of St. Paul Members and novice curlers. Everyone is welcome. Leagues will be Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays at 6pm or 8pm. Leagues begin the week of April 20th and last for 6 consecutive weeks ending May 28th. Monday May 25th (Memorial Day) league games will be played Tuesday May 26th. Cost is $125.00 per curler. Each curler needs to register and pay online. New curlers will need to register as a new user. When your access is approved, please log into the Members Area and begin the sign-up process. You can then register as a team (everyone must register to complete the team) or as an individual. We will do our best to place individuals on a team. Space may be limited. Registration link below.
ew user on the website. When your access is approved, please log into the Member's Area and begin the sign-up process.
We are sorry to share the unfortunate news that Jana Bell, who worked for the SPCC as a bartender on Wednesday nights, is currently battling stage 4 cancer. If you would like to learn more or support Jana, please view her GoFundMe page.
With sadness we anounce the passing of former member Trevor Blanton. Trevor curled the Thursday night 6:55/9:00 league for three seasons, his last season being the 2012-2013 season. He died on February 3, at 30 years of age. You can find his obituary and funeral details here.
We are sad to report that one of our former members, Jim Jensen, passed away on Saturday, January 31. Jim became a member in 1956. He will be missed by his many curling friends and family. He is survived by his daughter Christine Jensen and grandaughter Alexandra Carlson, both active curlers at our club.
Our heartfelt condolences go out the Jensen family. RIP Jim, we will miss you.
Here is a link to his obituary and guest condolences from the Pioneer Press.
The Minnesota State Club Championships will take place at the St. Paul Curling Club this weekend. Competition starts Thursday with 12 Men's teams (split into 2 pools) and 3 Women's teams competing for State Club Champion.
The draw times are listed below and most of the teams competing are from the St. Paul Curling Club, so come on down to watch some good curling and cheer them on.
Welcome to the St. Paul Curling Club and good curling to all those competing this weekend!
Friday: 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM, 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM and 1:00PM
The SPCC is sad to let you know that one of our members, Bill Zuehlke, passed away last Friday, December 26. Bill was a member since 1988, and will be missed by his team and many curling friends. Our heartfelt condolences go out the Zuehlke family. RIP Bill, we will miss you.
A memorial service is planned for a later date. Here are links to his obituary and guest condolences from the Star Tribune
and Pioneer Press
7th Annual Fabulous Fireball 500
The 7th Annual Fabulous Fireball 500 Bonspiel will draw curlers from across the U.S. and as far away as Scotland to the largest member-owned curling club in the United States, the St. Paul Curling Club On Selby Avenue in St. Paul. While registration for this event has been closed for weeks, the doors to the curling club will be open the entire post-Thanksgiving weekend so visitors and spectators can stop in and see what curling is all about.
Check out the man behind the Fireball spiel, Drew Arnold, as he tells Red Current why curling is such a big part of his life.
Click here for the Red Current blog.
The Big Spiel is coming in January! This is a brand new, open format bonspiel that involves 3 Twin Cities clubs - St. Paul Curling Club, Frogtown and Four Seasons -- and 128 teams. The event will offer a 4 game guarantee plus the opportunity to curl at all 3 clubs. How cool is that? Check your calendars and save the dates of Jan. 8-11, 2015. Registration is available at http://twincitiescurling.org.
Click here to view the flyer for this bonspiel.
Please click here for the SPCC Fall 2014 Letter to Members.