1 October 2016
Play starts - Juniors
4 October 2016
Play starts - Seniors Men
7 October 2016
Play starts - Senior Mixed
30 October 2016
Learn to Curl Clinics start (City run programs)
25 to 26 November 2016
2016 Open Mixed Inlet 'Spiel
Sign up here
Mark your calendars for November 25 and 26, 2016 for the 2016 Open Mixed Inlet 'Spiel. The theme this year is "Celebrate Sport" to continue the great spirit of sport and competition from the Rio Olympic Games, the first inaugural North America Masters Games in Vancouver, and the BC 55+ Games in Coquitlam. Come dressed up as your favourite Grey Cup contender, or as your favourite athlete, team, or mascot from any sport. Register online here and secure your team's spot by paying $100 ASAP to Port Moody Curling Club. Payment can be made by cheque, cash, interac, or credit card for a fee.
Learn to Curl Clinics coming up
Join our own Tracey Crawford-Smith who is a certified club coach to learn to curl and pick up some great tips to improve your game. Learn to Curl Level 1 and Level 2 clinics run for 4 Sundays starting October 30, 2016 and ending November 20, 2016. Please note that these clinics are offered through the City of Port Moody and not through the Club. Sign up here.
Leagues are Still Looking for Curlers!
Esco Mixed has 12 teams, but every other league is still looking for curlers! Here are the current openings:
Monday Mens' - room for 2 teams and spares
Senior Mens' - room for 2 players
Hump Day Huckers - room for 1 team
Daytime Thursday Ladies - room for 7 teams
Thursday Mixed - room for 2 players
Seniors Mixed - room for 4 teams
Pleasantside Mixed - room for 1 team
All leagues start play the week of September 19 or before, but it's not too late to sign up! Sign up here.
Another Successful Open House!
Port Moody Curling Club (PMCC) celebrated another successful Open House on September 16, 2016 with lots of members dropping in, signing up for leagues, and catching up over snacks and drinks. There was even some friendly competition for new league members among the Thursday Mixers and Friday Rocks. We also had many of the newly minted curlers from the Learn to Curl Clinic earlier in the day join us to ask about our leagues. Our inaugural Funspiel was a great opportunity for new and returning curlers to get a game or three in before the season starts this week and next.
If you missed the Open House, but still want to curl, every league still has room for teams and/or players. New and experienced curlers are all welcome!
In addition, there are new leagues and drop-in/pick up game opportunities in the plans and works.
Watch this space for updates on league openings and news on the new leagues and drop-in/pick-up games.
Calling All Ladies
Port Moody is bringing back a Ladies League! The league will play on Thursdays from 10am to noon, starting September 22, 2016. We are looking for all positions - no experience necessary! If you can’t make all games, we have 5 person team options and spares as well! The curling club also offers a Learn to Curl Clinic & Mini Funspiel September 10, 2016 to get you started!
For Ladies League inquiries, contact Tracey Crawford-Smith at .
40 and Fabulous!
PMCC’s 40th anniversary season is now behind us, and what an awesome year it was!
Ice conditions were the best they have been in years due to a mid season tune-up by the professionals from Smart Ice Consulting. Huge improvements were made to the dreaded sheet 6, and the rest of the ice saw big improvements as well. Sharpening of the rocks resulted in more curl and more strategic play. With better ice maintenance by the stellar Port Moody ice staff, the improved conditions persisted for the remainder of the year.
This year’s bonspiel was a spectacular event. Tons of thanks and credit to the many volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort towards a fantastic 70’s party. Tell your friends that they will not want to miss the 2016/2017 bonspiel which will be held November 25 - 27, 2016.
This year Port Moody boasts of two Club Members who played on the BC Women’s Scotties championship rink and a top junior player skipped his multi club team to the Division One Optimist Champions. Two fantastic achievements – we are so proud!!
Under new (Club) management this year the Port Moody Curling Club bar was great place to socialize. Drinks were reasonably priced and the company was a pleasure. Under the guidance of Peter Muir’s financial management, we actually came out a little ahead. Next year we expect that we will have some funds from the bar to put towards club improvements.
Moving Forward To 2016/2017 and Beyond!
Exciting News!! Next year the Port Moody Curling Club will once again host a Ladies League! This new Daytime Ladies League is hoping to see 6 to 8 teams competing on Thursday mornings. As President I am so pleased to see the return of the Ladies League and hope that this will be the start of a new wave of expansion.
Steps are underway to obtain the necessary funding to make our curling experience even better. If all goes as planned Port Moody Members will soon enjoy improved new rocks and improved rink conditions with the installation of heaters designed to reduce the humidity on the ice. With improved ice conditions we can then turn our attention to improving the lounge and by extension -- our events.
Finally, I am happy to welcome our many new additions to the Board of Directors. New faces bring new ideas and a new approach toward making this club great.
As a start the new Board will be combining the Learn to Curl and the Annual Open house into one event scheduled for September 10, 2016. To kick of the new season, the Club will host a mini fun spiel for new and old Club Member’s to get back into the swing of things. Watch the Club website for details.
Have a wonderful summer and see you soon for a fantastic start to our next 40 years.