The end of the year meeting was held on Championship Saturday, April 16th.  Full minutes will be posted under the Board minutes section, but we also want to highlight the service and recognition of some of our many volunteers:

    Board of Directors

    Congratulations to the newest members of the St. Paul Curling Club Board of Directors:  Andy Hovland, Rachel Orvik, and Colin Simpson.  They will serve a 3-year term, replacing outgoing members Chuck Donkers, Don Pitlik, and Julie Smith.

    2022 Larry Pieper Service Award Winner (speech given by President Erik Ordway at the meeting)

    The Larry Pieper Service Award is one of the most treasured awards given out at the St. Paul Curling Club.  Larry was quite a guy.  He had a great mechanical mind and spent countless hours volunteering at the club at a time when major renovations were necessary.  Since his passing in 1998, the club has selected one member annually to receive an award in Larry’s name who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit at our club. 

    I've had the personal privilege of working closely with tonight’s winner over the last couple years as we’ve battled the COVID crisis.   As you can probably imagine, we had countless meetings on that subject at both the board level and the committee level…dozens and dozens of meetings.   This individual never missed a single one.

    There was often debate in these meetings, but tonight’s honoree always maintained a level head and provided constructive, strategic insight throughout.    Many of the policies that got us safely through the last two years can be credited to this individual.

    I talked to a few of her friends and would like share some of the comments I received:

    One person said, “She is incredibly organized and is always involved.   Always the first person to arrive at every meeting.   She made wonderful contributions to the Pandemic Guidance Committee.   She spoke her opinion and always supported the end decision even if she disagreed with it.”

    Another added, “She helps out at countless bonspiels.  Whether it’s making and serving food, providing elbow grease, or coordinating registration, she is a hell of a volunteer.”

    And last but not least, “It wasn’t until I got to know her and she became a leader that I really began to feel connected.   She is warm and inclusive and does a wonderful job keeping people involved.   She is just a marvelous person to be around and really just wants everyone to participate.”

    And what impresses me the most about this individual, is that she made all of these contributions, during COVID, while also serving as the president of Cairn Lassies.

    Tonight’s Larry Pieper Service Award winner, is Barb Klussendorf.


    SPCC Broom Closet


    Our online club apparel store, the SPCC Broom Closet, is now available!  Items for sale include jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, and T-shirts, in both adult and youth sizes with designs by Rick Loberg.  Items can be picked up at the club or at the vendor site, or shipped directly to your home for a small fee.

    CLICK HERE to browse through the store.  You will first need to create a free account.

    All profits go directly to SPCC, so this is a great way to support your club.  Also, if you would like other items to be made available online, please send your ideas to club manager Scott Clasen or Broom Closet administrator Liz Owens.

    A huge thanks go out to all named above, plus Rapit Printing for making this possible.


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    Available now:

    Dexs pin

    "Dex" curling pins - both a remembrance of Jim “Dex” Dexter and a fundraiser for cancer research.

    Available for a minimum donation of $10.00 or the amount of your choosing.

    All proceeds go to the U of M Masonic Cancer Center for kidney cancer research.

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    8-Ender at SPCC


    On Monday, October 21, the Merlin Orvik rink scored an 8-ender in the first end of their 4:30 league game against Team Eustice.  Team members were Britt Fugina at lead, Marlin Johnson at second, Paul Oberstar at third and Merlin Orvik at skip.



    Another 8-Ender at SPCC!


    On Saturday, January 11, the Erik Ordway rink stole an 8-ender in a Big Spiel game at St Paul CC.  Team members were John Zimmermann at lead, Joe Cloutier at second, Dale Webb at third and Erik Ordway at skip.



    Dex Debbie

    Dex lost his brief battle with cancer on Friday, September 13.

    He is survived by his wife Debbie, sons Mike and Jeff, granddaughters Dani, Bailey, and Gracie, and sister Pam.

    Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Dex's presence at SPCC will likely never be replaced. He was a true icon of the sport we love and his loss will be felt all across the curling community.  Join us in remembering and celebrating the life our beloved manager, ice maker, and coach:

    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Memorial service will be at 12:00 PM, with a gathering starting at 10 AM, at:

    Trinity EFCA

    10658 210th St. W

    Lakeville, MN

    A celebration of Dex's life will be held after the memorial service at our club.

    Star Tribune article


    Did you miss the managers party and club championships on April 15th?  A brief recap:

    Championship Results:

    Club Championship:  Ruohonen defeated Cerkvenik

    • Ruohonen rink:  Rich Ruohonen, Mark Willmert, Andrew Puleo & John Johnson
    • Cerkvenik rink: Steve Cerkvenik, Paul Cerkvenik, Wayne Vespoli & John Kuronen

    A-Flight:  Hovland defeated Hedstrom

    • Hovland rink:  Andrew Hovland, Desmond Kilcoyne, John Hovland & Nicholas Elfering
    • Hedstrom rink: John Eustice, Bob Hedstrom, Eric Schultz & John Zimmermann

    B-Flight:  Dolan defeated Nelson

    • Dolan rink: Chris Dolan, Darin Holt, Tom Pecchia & Dale Webb
    • Nelson rink: Bob Nelson, Tim Lindgren, Dan Frey & Steve Meyer

    C-Flight:  Lickteig defeated Metcalf

    • Lickteig rink: Tom Lickteig, Troy Lockwood, Todd Thomas & Mike Spragg
    • Metcalf rink: Dan Metcalf, Tom Conroy, Jeff Dubois & Kenneth Judge

    D-Flight:  Bauer defeated Ernster

    • Bauer rink:  Paul Bauer, Dan Dickinson, Tedd Cheney & Robert Hennelly
    • Ernster rink: Bob Ernester, Bob Reichenbach, James Guhl & Al Zdrazil

    Mixed: Severson defeated Owens

    • Severson rink: Curt Severson, Caela Severson, Ron Paul & Brenda Paul
    • Owens rink: Zac Owens, Liz Owens, Aaron Nunberg & Jen Kamarainen

    New Board Members:
    Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of the board:

    • Chuck Donkers
    • Julie Smith
    • Don Pitlik

    And a big thank you to out-going members Donn Satrom, Pete Westberg, and Kristin Lovejoy!

    Honorary Lifetime Member
    John Armstrong has been a member of the SPCC for 54 years.  He represents the third generation of a curling family that now includes a fifth generation of curlers.  He served two terms on the SPCC Board of Directors, has chaired both the Kyle Satrom and Winter Carnival bonspiels, and was the 2008 recipient of the Larry Pieper Service Award. He has spent the last several years as an on-ice instructor for our corporate rental groups.  Congratulations, John!

    Larry Piper Service Award
    Rich Fitzgerald has been a regular on the Tuesday Night Work Crew for many years.  He is the club's first 2nd-generation recipient of this prestigious award.  He has a knack for finding the most efficient and cost effective way to complete a complicated project, and he has all the tools necessary to complete the task.  Congratulations, Rich, and thank you!


    Did you miss the virtual all-member meeting on April 11th?  A brief recap:

    President's Trophy:

    As you all know, we had no club championship this year as our season was cut short by Covid-19.  But a hearty congratulations go out to the Dan Metcalf rink (Wed 4:30) -- they took the President's Trophy this season with a perfect 18-0 record.  Dan's team includes Ken Judge at lead, Jeff Dubois at second, Tom Conroy at vice, and skip Daniel Metcalf.

    New Board Members:
    Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of the board:

    • President Erik Ordway
    • Vice-President Pete Stolt
    • Julie Carlson
    • Steve Jytyla
    • Liz Owens
    • Rich Fitzgerald (1-yr term)

    And a big thank you to out-going members Mike Barrett, Ann Dondlinger, and John Miller!


    Larry Piper Service Award
    Perry Tholl has been a member of the Tuesday work crew almost since he began curling, and was instrumental in the installation of our new windows upstairs.  He was also the person behind the "Curl with Dex" pins and the donation effort for kidney cancer research at SPCC.  Thanks for all your dedication and hard work, Perry!

    Honorary Lifetime Member
    Linda Lokensgard began curling in St Paul in 1986.  She was a very accomplished curler on ice, winning the state Mixed championship in 2000 and a silver medal at Nationals that year.  But her greatest achievements were off the ice.  In addition to being an amazing ambassador of the sport, Linda served at the Bonnies president from 1998-2000, and served as the first female President of the St Paul Curling Club from 2014-16.  She also was the driving force behind the creation of the St Paul Curling Foundation, which exists to raise money for junior curling, curling education, and the historic preservation of curling in St Paul.

    Sadly, Linda passed away on May 21 after a long health battle.  She will be missed by everyone who ever came in contact with her.  Her warm smile lit up the room and she was as gracious a curler as you'll ever meet.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Jim, and the rest of Linda's family.


    Congratulations to the following teams on winning their respective brackets in the 2018 SPCC Club Playdowns!


    • Club Championship -- Team Beadle over Team Stolt
    • Competitive League Champs -- Team Stolt over Team Meyers
    • A Flight Champs -- Team Jytyla over Team Hovland
    • B Flight Champs -- Team Gartner over Team Barisoff
    • C Flight Champs -- Team Satrom over Team Cerkvenik
    • D Flight Champs -- Team Eliason over Team Quinn
    • Bonnies A Flight Champs -- Team Armstrong over Team Dunn
    • Bonnies B Flight Champs -- Team Rachu over Team Powers
    • Bonnies C Flight Champs -- Team Matthews over Team Orvik
    • Mixed League Championship -- Team Abraham over Team Faltesek




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