Hundreds of Potential Curlers Attend Open Houses

SCC would like to thank all of the visitors we had during our Olympic Open House events February 21st and 22nd 2014! We had a great time hosting all of you and sharing our love of curling with you. We had 437 total one-ice participants who spent around 25 to 30 minutes out on the ice trying out curling with 33% of them interested in grabbing some ice time in March and April for pickup games to give it another try! Our advanced registration process worked out great for folks (80% of our participants signed up ahead) which made it much easier for us to schedule and slot times for everyone to get out on the ice! And we were happy to see 12% of our participants were children (12 and Under) who gave the sport a try…we love our little rockers! And we had 2 people win free memberships and 5 people win free curling lessons after trying their luck in our “Draw to the Button” Contest! We had lots of media coverage so there are some great photos of our participants enjoying their time with us.

We estimate that more than 820 hours went into the planning and execution of this event; with ~65 club members contributing greater than 600 hours of volunteer time this past Thursday-Sunday. Everyone who contributed did an outstanding job to make this open house a success. A very special thanks goes out to Kirk Wallace and Becky Trousil for chairing this effort. Their attention to detail and upbeat attitude ensured an organized and successful event that surpassed our expectations!

So if you came out to our open houses and gave curling a try, we hope to see you back to continue on your road to curling fame! Look for more information coming up on future new curler activities....