Registration for the 2014-2015 Curling Season is Open!
The Pittsburgh Curling Club has two leagues, both of which are on Saturday nights.
Our main league is called the Can-Am league for historical reasons – reasons which are lost in antiquity.
The Can-Am League is split into two groups, A and B. Each group plays on alternating Saturdays at 9 pm. There are 10 regularly scheduled matches for each group. The top teams in each group make the playoffs. Members of a Can-Am group may spare in the other Can-Am group and in the Vampire league (see below) at no additional cost. The game schedule is here. Please indicate A or B group preference on the registration form. We will make every attempt to honor your group preference, but to balance the numbers between the two groups you may not get your preference. It’s first come first serve for group preference.
We have another league for crazy people, the Vampire League. This league plays at 11:45 pm weekly with cleanup around 1:30 am… Yup. Crazy. Vampires play weekly, therefore 20 matches plus are GUARANTEED. A Vampire may spare in the Can-Am League at no additional cost. Using this structure, we have 40 curlers in each Can-Am League group and 40 curlers in the Vampire League.
As with years past, there are a couple of weeks where we don’t have ice, and a couple of weeks where our start time may be pushed back slightly.
There is also a Social Membership for those who would like to support the club but won’t be curling. Social members may attend all social events.
If you have any questions just ask Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's a Spare?
It sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Sparing is fun. You get more practice time and you get to meet a lot more people.
New Member Information
Registrations are accepted in order of postmark date or PayPal payment date so send in as soon as possible. There are limited spots available.
New members do not need any equipment to get started. We supply brooms and sliders which is all you need. The registration form asks for the size of slider you would like. Slider sizes are listed on this page. Don’t fret too much about slider size. If it’s not right we can can fix it later. If you have any questions please email Brian at email@example.com.
You may register as a full team, a partial team, or as an individual. We attempt to fill partial teams with individuals. (A team is four players.)
If registering as a full or partial team, there’s a place on the registration form to enter your teammates’ names. See the links below for the registration form.
The registration fee is per person. If registering as a team or partial team, every person on the team must send in a registration form and payment.
Returning Member Information
Retuning member fees received with a postmark date or PayPal payment date on or before September 2, 2014 will have priority on the spots available. All spots will fill by postmark date or PayPal payment date. After September 2, 2014 registrations from returning and new members are accepted in order of postmark date or PayPal payment date.
Membership Categories and Fees
|Can-Am – Adult (Ages 21-59)||$180.00|
|Can-Am – Senior (Ages 60+)||$165.00|
|Can-Am – Student (Full-time student)||$165.00|
|Combo – Can-Am and Vampire (All Ages)||$350.00|
|Vampire (All ages)||$225.00|
|Social (All ages)||$10.00|
All fees must be paid by 09/27/2014
Note that fees are not deductible for income tax purposes.
League Fees can be paid with PayPal or by mailing the registration form with a check. All fees must be paid by 09/27/2014.
Can-Am league only
Played every other week – 9 regularly scheduled matches. Top teams make the playoffs. May spare in the other Can-Am and Vampire leagues at no additional cost. The game schedule is here. Please indicate A or B group preference on the registration form. Adults: $180 Seniors and full-time students: $165.
Vampire League only
Can be played weekly – therefore 20 matches plus GUARANTEED.
Matches are played late draw only.
May spare in the Can-Am League at no additional cost
All ages: $225
Combo – Can-Am/Vampire League
30 matches plus Guaranteed 1 Vampire playoff match.
May spare in Can-Am and Vampire Leagues at no additional cost.
The game schedule is here. Please indicate A or B group preference for the Can-Am League on the registration form.
All ages: $350
Supporters of the club and curling fans can join as Social Members for $10 for the season. You aren’t entitled to curl, but you can attend all social functions, including our annual Steel Spiel. You don’t need to sign a waiver since you won’t be on the ice. (Although you certainly can sign a waiver and come to take embarrassing photos of friends and family!)