Mark your calendars!
The countdown is on for the 3rd annual Grits ‘n Granite Bonspiel, taking place August 8-10, 2014 at the Extreme Ice Center! We can’t wait and we know you can’t either. We’re immensely proud to be the hosts of this event and we want everyone to have a terrific time.
More information is coming soon, so stay tuned! We’ll update this page as we have new information to share about registration, scheduling, and more.
Grits ‘n Granite 2014 has filled up! If you missed out on registering, don’t worry – we will be hosting more bonspiels once our dedicated facility opens in fall 2014. If you’d like to get on the waitlist for Grits ‘n Granite, just fill out the form below.
Gritsino Royale T-shirts
The theme for Grits ‘n Granite 2014 is Gritsino Royale, including a casino-themed event on Saturday night! You can now pre-order your T-shirts by using the form below. Shirts come in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL, and cost $18 each (plus a small transaction fee via PayPal) for pick-up at the spiel. If you need them shipped, please email the bonspiel chair. The overall design is below, and check out the front and back designs in more detail here!
Want to make it a vacation?
There are lots of things to do in the Charlotte area.
Here are just a few highlights:
Golf: Any way you slice it (no pun intended), Charlotte’s got plenty of courses to choose from. More than 40 public ones to be exact. Whether driving the impressive wetland-shrouded 15th hole of Rocky River Golf Club or teeing off onto the hourglass-shaped greens at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, you’ll find a lot of links to your liking. http://charlottepublicgolf.com
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte is a 150,000-square-foot interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. http://www.nascarhall.com/
The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC is an outdoor recreation facility set on the banks of the Catawba River featuring over 400 acres of woodlands, home to the world’s largest recirculation river, 14 miles of biking, hiking and running trails, and one of the world’s largest outdoor climbing facilities. http://usnwc.org/
Carowinds Theme Park has the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. Carowinds is 122 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family. http://www.carowinds.com
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular themed gardens, sparkling fountains, and a nature walk await the visitor. Plus you will find The Orchid Conservatory, the region’s only glasshouse dedicated to the display of orchids and tropical plants. www.dsbg.org
Check out more ideas for your fun vacation at: http://www.charlottesgotalot.com
Accommodation Information for Grits ‘n Granite
The Charlotte Curling Association has a block of rooms set aside at a nearby Country Inn & Suites – just a few minutes away from the club! Rooms are $67-$87 per night, depending on the type of room. There is a limited number of rooms in this block and they can only be reserved by calling the hotel at (704) 846-8000.
Full contact information:
Country Inn & Suites
Address: 2001 Mt Harmony Church Rd, Matthews, NC 28104
Phone: (704) 846-8000