Time to register for the upcoming season
Locker rentals open up on Saturday
The annual rush to get lockers starts online at noon on Saturday, Aug. 19. Click the links below to rent.
Curl BC coaching course at VCC Sept. 9-10
VCC staff to operate the Marpole Curling Club
VCC has entered into an innovative community-focused operating agreement for VCC to manage the day-to-day operations of the Marpole Curling Facility for the 2023-2024 season.
Our organization is embarking on this new journey to support the growth and healthy future of curling in Vancouver. This arrangement for VCC to manage the Marpole Curling Facility will give added value to VCC members by providing increased ice access, expanded programming and more access to curling experiences for the Vancouver community. This will increase the visibility of our sport through our partnership, engage with new diverse curlers, and utilize both community spaces to their full potential to grow the Vancouver curling community.
At its core, the Vancouver Curling Club remains steadfast in preserving our rich culture and traditions, while advancing our organizational visions of being a leader in community-focused curling. Our commitment to the long-term sustainability of Vancouver’s curling community drives the VCC to expand our reach, enhance our offerings, and provide additional recreational opportunities, creating an ideal environment for all curlers.
Annual general meeting with board elections on Sept. 13
Ron Braunstein to throw ceremonial first little rock prior to AGM
Former Brier champion and longtime VCC member Ron Braunstein has made a generous donation to pay for a new set of little rocks to be used by youngsters. The rocks arrived in the off season, and Ron will throw the ceremonial first little rock at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 13, prior to the annual general meeting. All are welcome to watch.
The new little rocks are full size, but made of a material lighter than granite.
Ron in the Manitoba sweater he wore winning the 1965 Brier.
We need to save money to replace aging equipment
This chiller in the refrigeration plant at the Hillcrest Centre cools the brine in the concrete floor of the curling rink. VCC will need to pay its replacement cost once its lifespan ends.
By VCC president Andrew Forshner
Did you know that VCC budgets each year to set aside funds to save for the eventual replacement of the machines and equipment that make the Hillcrest curling facility into an amazing space that we all love? Established in 2016, the Sustainability Fund provides the VCC with the resource capital it needs to cover the capital expenditures for the Hillcrest curling facility’s physical infrastructure and assets, such as the ice plant and lounge furniture.
With over $500,000 in the Sustainability Fund - sitting in safe investments thanks to the help of our Vancity financial advisors - the VCC is in a good financial position to weather any issues that may befall our ice plant and ensure that curling remains available to our members and our community. Adhering to good governance, all expenditures from the Sustainability Fund are approved by the membership at the VCC AGM. Come out to this year’s AGM (Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:45 pm) to see how your curling fees and the VCC’s operations are helping save for the future of the Hillcrest curling facility.
New interclub league for youth curlers
VCC is joining up with the Marpole Curling Club and the Royal City Curling Club to start a new Greater Vancouver Youth Curling League, initiated by Royal City junior coordinator Chris Summers. Any junior-aged curler is welcome to participate. A registration form for the new league will be posted soon on the junior curling webpage.
VCC curlers will be able to book practice ice at Marpole CC
Practice ice at VCC can be in high demand, but a new feature this season will allow VCC curlers to book practice ice online for the Marpole CC. For more information on booking practice ice at both clubs, go to our practice ice webpage.
Engineers' League welcomes new curlers
One good reason to join the Engineers’ League at VCC is the year-end prize table!