Utica Curling Club
Where Central New York plays the hottest sport on ice
News and Notes
For Immediate Release
November 17, 2021
Because of the severe financial impacts of COVID-19 and our resulting closure for the 2020-2021 season, the Utica Curling Club decided it was not financially feasible to compel our members to purchase a membership in USA Curling for the 2021-2022 season. While this was a difficult decision, it was necessary to ensure our financial stability and our ability to operate this season. We have encouraged our membership to join USA Curling using USA Curling’s new individual membership model which allows curlers “the option to choose the membership that is best tailored to their individual needs.” As stated in a prior written communication to USA Curling, we will re-evaluate our current financial situation and ability to require all of our members to contribute to USA Curling on an annual basis.
We share a commitment to the USA Curling mission to “grow, strengthen, and advocate for the... sport of curling.” Collegiate curling is an important part of that mission, and the Utica Curling Club has in the past and will continue in the future to advocate for and support the college curling community by providing our facility as a venue for collegiate curling events, regular access to quality ice, as well as discounted collegiate membership and league fees. We are proud to support our fifty-strong collegiate curlers this season.
The Utica Curling Club is disappointed that USA Curling has elected to impose sanctions that will prevent college curlers from competing at our facility for qualification for the USA Curling Collegiate National Championship, negatively impacting college curlers from Colgate University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, and Syracuse University, as well as the college curling community at large. The Utica Curling Club remains strongly committed to the support of collegiate curling, and we hope that USA Curling will reconsider its actions for the greater good of the college curling community.
For the health and safety of our members and guests, and to allow for the fullest enjoyment of the sport of curling, the Utica Curling Club will be requiring all guests, and all members and employees who are medically eligible, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the premises. Members, employees and guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and sign a Declaration of Compliance. Details of the policy can be found here.
Six Sheet Open canceled
Unfortunately, the Six Sheet Open has been cancelled for 2021.
The December 2021 Curlogram is available online. Read it and older newsletters.
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Our Fall membership recruitment is complete. But there are opportunities to curl beginning in January 2022. Or you can inquire about joining Curling School to get ready for league play in January. Go to the Join Page to explore membership options and fees.
Bring your group or party in for a private Try Curling event. It's a great way to celebrate, work on team dynamics, or learn about managing people, all while having fun. Packages are available for 2 hours. We are normally open October-March. All participants must provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and be at least 12 years old. Learn more.