August Newsletter

Time to register for the upcoming season

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If you haven't done so already, please register for curling! The refrigeration plant was turned on Thursday, and we're getting ready for you to start curling in September. Visit league and program pages on the VCC website at to find registration links. Contact VCC assistant manager Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need help finding a league to curl in.


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.

Men's locker rentals

Women's locker rentals


Curl BC coaching course at VCC Sept. 9-10

VCC is hosting a Curl BC competition coach course on the Sept. 9-10 weekend. Take the course and become a VCC coach! We are always looking for more coaches for our rental groups and learn-to-curl programs. For more information on becoming a VCC coach, contact Richard Brower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.  

If you have questions about this partnership, they can be directed to VCC president Andrew Forshner via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Annual general meeting with board elections on Sept. 13

The annual general meeting will be in the upper lounge on Wednesday, Sept. 13, starting at 6:45 pm. More information for the meeting will be made available at a later date. VCC curlers are welcome to join the board by putting their name up for election at the AGM. If you are interested, contact VCC president Andrew Forshner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

Little Rock 

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

Reduced chiller

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!

Novice or experienced, all are welcome in the Engineers' League on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. We have fun but are also competitive, co-ed and you don’t need to be an engineer. Novices can learn from experienced skips. We will get you placed on a team and position that best matches your abilities. Cost is $300/ person based on four-person team, plus club fees of $47.50/person. Contact league reps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Contact Us

Vancouver Curling Club
4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Vancouver, BC
V5Y 2M4

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About VCC

The Vancouver Curling Club is located at Hillcrest Centre in the facility that hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games curling competitions. With eight sheets of ice in a modern, bright and accessible building, the VCC has over 1,700 members who participate in 28 weekly leagues.

The Vancouver Curling Club acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations who lived here before us and continue to live here.

To be a leader in community-focused curling.

To cultivate an environment where community members come together to deliver positive curling and social experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

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