Waupaca Curling Club

Our Leagues

Sunday Mix

  • Teams:
    Mix Curling, also known as Couples or Coed Curling, are four person teams consisting of two men and women with the throwers alternating in gender.
  • Time:
    League play begins at 4:30PM with games lasting around 2 hours.
  • Socialization:
    Typically the winners buy the losers a drink after the Men have swept the ice. After each game teams will sit down together and talk while eating a hot meal. Each week a different team will prepare a simple meal for the club.
  • Competitiveness:
    Although teams try to win, this is first and foremost a social league. League Chairs will evenly balance the teams by placing rookies with experienced curlers. As either an individual or a couple, this would be the perfect league to join if you want to start curling or are looking for a way to meet new people.

Sunday Mix League Champions

MONDAY OPEN

  • Teams:
    Open league teams can consist of any gender combination. Unlike Mix Curling, players are able to throw stones in any order regardless of their gender
  • Time:
    League play begins at 6:30PM with games lasting around 2 hours.
  • Socialization:
    After each game teams will sit down together and talk. Typically the winners buy the losers a drink after they have swept the ice. No meals are prepared for this league. 
  • Competitiveness:
    The Open league is smaller and more competitive than the Sunday Mix; however, new curlers are always needed and welcomed to this league. New curlers will be placed on a team of experienced curlers.
Monday League Winners 
 

TUESDAY WOMEN'S

  • Time:
    League play begins at 6:30PM with games lasting around 2 hours.
  • Socialization:
    Typically the winners buy the losers a drink after they have swept the ice. After each game teams will sit down together to talk and eat. Each week a different team will prepare a light snack for the club. 
  • Competitiveness:
    This is the most competitive league for our Women curlers; however, it is a smaller league that always welcomes and needs new curlers. If you are an individual looking to play in this league, there are teams currently looking for new curlers.
 Women's League Champions
 

WEDNESDAY MEN'S

  • Time:
    League play begins at 6:30PM with games lasting around 2 hours.
  • Socialization:
    Typically the winners buy the losers a drink after they have swept the ice. After each game teams will sit down together and talk while eating a hot meal. Each week a different team will prepare a simple meal for the club. 
  • Competitiveness:
    Men’s Wednesday night league is smaller and less competitive than Men’s Thursday night league. League Chairs will evenly balance the teams by placing rookies on every team, making it the ideal league for a new curler to join.
Wednesday Mens Champions 
 

THURSDAY MEN'S

  • Time:
    Thursday Men’s is a large league with two shifts. Both shifts play 8 ends with games lasting about 2 hours. The first shift starts at 6:00PM with the second shift starting as soon as a sheet becomes available, usually 7-8PM.
  • Socialization:
    Typically the winners buy the losers a drink after they have swept the ice. After each game teams will sit down together and talk while eating a hot meal. Each week a different team will prepare a simple meal for the club. The first shift of curlers will eat after they curl, while the late shift will eat before hand. 
  • Competitiveness:
    This is the Club’s largest and most competitive league for our Men curlers. Due to the large size of the league, there is always a team looking for a new curler.
 Thursday Men's League Winners
 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Teams:
    There are both Boys and Girls Varsity and JV teams. The Waupaca High School lists curling as a club sport, allowing students to achieve a Club Letter.
  • Time:
    All league games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 3:45PM. In addition to weekly games, there are a few optional weekend bonspiels (tournaments) as well as the Wisconsin High School State Curling Championships.
  • Place:
    Waupaca is currently in the Columbia County High School Curling League, which includes Poynette, Portage, Lodi, and Pardeeville. Games will alternate between these locations, with students being allowed to leave school early to attend these matches. 
  • League:
    Students are placed in a fun atmosphere were they will build friendships, learn about sportsmanship, and the Spirit of Curling. League will focus on the basics: stone delivery, sweeping, and the rules of the game. After that, the focus will turn towards teamwork and game strategy.
  • Competitiveness:
    Waupaca has a long history of winning State Championships, with several being won under our current Coach, Jason Smith. Former Waupaca curlers have continued on to win Badger State, Collegiate, National, and World Championships. Any student, with or without any curling experience, is welcomed to join. Students will receive a month of instruction before league starts as well as continuous instruction throughout the season.
Waupaca High School Curling Teams 

YOUTH CURLING

  • Time:
    Mondays following school, lasting until 5PM.
  • Transportation:
    Students can be picked up directly in front of the Middle School and be transported by the school’s bus to the Club. 
  • League:
    The Youth Curling League is open to both Boys and Girls in 5th through 8th grades. Students are placed in a fun atmosphere were they will build friendships, learn about sportsmanship, and the Spirit of Curling. The beginning of the season will be spent working on the basics: stone delivery, sweeping, and the rules of the game. The remaining of the season will build on these basics as we play games and also introduce, teamwork and game strategy.
  • Competitiveness:
    The emphasis of this league is to have fun while curling. With that said, this league has produced curlers that have went on to win Badger State, Collegiate, National, and World Championships. Students have the option to join the United States Curling Association’s Jr. Merit Program, where they will be rewarded a patch every time they master a particular skill and passed a short written test.
 Youth Curling League
 

WEDNESDAY MORNING CASUAL CURLING

  • Teams:
    Casual Curling is a non-competitive league without any formal teams. This could also be called a Pickup League because teams are formed during the morning of play. This league is open to both Men and Women.
  • Time:
    Socializing starts around 9AM with games starting about 9:30AM. Only six end games are played, lasting around an hour and a half.
  • Place:
    Most of these games are played at the Waupaca Curling Club, but occasionally members will travel to, as well as host, a neighboring club, like Wausau. 
  • Socialization:
    This is a highly social league with post-game conversations frequently lasting until lunchtime, which may result in members dinning out together.
  • Membership:
    This league is open to curlers with a “Regular Membership” or “Casual Curling Membership”.
  • Competitiveness:
    This is a noncompetitive league especially with new teams being formed each week. This would be the perfect league for a new curler that wants to curl but is unable to commit to an entire curling season. This league also has the advantage of allowing people to try curling at a reduce price with a Casual Curling Membership.
 

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN NIGHT: FISH AND CURL

What better way to spend an evening than by combining two Wisconsin classics, curling and a Friday night fish fry? This is a fun, non-competitive event open to both men and women with either a full or casual curling membership. This event happens every Friday; depending on the club calendar and ice maintenance.

  • Teams:
    Friday Night Fun Night is a non-competitive league without any formal teams. This could also be called a Pickup League because teams are formed during the evening of play. This league is open to both Men and Women.
  • Time:
    There is open ice starting around 5:30 PM.  Games will start at 6:00 PM and end around 7:30; only 6 ends are played.
  • Socialization:
    This is a highly social league. After all the games are done, everyone meets at a local restaurant for a fish dinner.
  • Membership:
    This league is open to curlers with a “Regular Membership” or “Casual Curling Membership”.
  • Competitiveness:
    This is a noncompetitive league especially with new teams being formed each week. This would be the perfect league for a new curler that wants to curl but is unable to commit to an entire curling season. This league also has the advantage of allowing people to try curling at a reduce price with a Casual Curling Membership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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