Charlotte Curling is always accepting new members!
We continue to grow each year and we would love for you to be part of all the exciting things that are happening with our group. Some of the many benefits of being a club member include:
- Ability to participate in club leagues throughout the year (on a team or as a substitute) *
- Participate in pickup/practice nights
- Right to represent Charlotte in bonspiels
- Use of all club equipment, such as brooms and sliders
- Insurance that covers your curling activities in the club
- Membership in the Grand National Curling Club (GNCC), the US Curling Association (USCA), and US Women’s Curling Association (USWCA)
* Separate League and Sub Fees apply
Applying for Club Membership
Becoming a member is easy. All that’s needed are:
- Completed Membership Form (one for each person applying)
- Completed Adult Waiver or Minor Waiver **
- Payment of annual Membership Fee
** For members age 17 and younger
The Annual Membership Fee is $89 per person. There is no profit from this fee; this is the cost of all insurance required by the club to carry by the GNCC and USCA. You may mail a check along with your Membership Form(s) or you can pay below via PayPal ($3 processing fee applies).
You may also mail your $89 check with your form to:
Charlotte Centre Curling Club
12815 E. Independence Blvd., Suite C
Matthews, NC 28104
How is the money from league fees spent?
Why does it only cost $10 to play pickup games?
Could we just do pickup games and forget league play?
Does my membership fee cover part of the ice cost for league play?
What are the other costs are there to running a club?
Is curling more expensive than playing other ice sports?
Where can I find your club Bylaws?
Q: How is the money from league fees spent?
A: Ice rental at any Ice House is expensive. When we hold a league, we are renting the ice for the time it takes our league to set up, play, and break down, which is roughly 3 hours. We are very fortunate that XIC is working with us in several ways to bear this expense, however, ice rental still costs the club hundreds of dollars per night of league play.
Q: Why does it only cost $10 to play pickup games?
A: Pickup games are only possible when XIC has not been able to book the ice. XIC charges less than what the ice actually costs them per hour in order to bring people in the door. For them, some people on the ice at $10 per head is better than no people on the ice at all. What they lose in ice rental fees they recover in bar sales when our group comes to play. However, it is a break-even situation for them at best. Again, this is the generosity of XIC at work here. They have offered us this in order to help promote the sport of curling.
Q: Could we just do pickup games and forget league play?
A: No. XIC only offers pickup games for clubs that are utilizing the ice for league play as well. Remember, they only break even at best when we do pickup and they need to survive as a business. In addition, leagues are a part of our sport. Curling is a competitive sport and one of the club’s goals is to foster the growth of this sport to hopefully one day send a team to Olympic play-downs! You can’t do this with informal play.
Q: Does my membership fee cover part of the ice cost for league play?
A: No. Membership fees only cover the cost of insurance required for us to carry by our governing bodies: The GNCC and The USCA.
Q: What other costs are there to running a club?
A: Other costs include: Purchased and rented rock sets, liability and specialty insurance specifically for the rocks, general insurance for all club assets, fees to the USCA and GNCC, and curling equipment such as brooms, stabilizers, and sliders.
Q: Is curling more expensive than playing other ice sports?
A: Actually, no. Adult hockey leagues can cost hundreds of dollars per season, not counting the equipment each player must buy for themselves. Figure skating can run into the thousands with private lessons, cost of skates, costumes, etc. Compared to those sports, curling is far less expensive!
Q: Where can I find your club Bylaws?
A: Right here.