The time has come, the curler said, to talk of many things…and one of them is your membership renewal! That’s right. It’s time to renew membership dues. This is also the perfect time to join us! Being a member of our club is more than just curling (even though it’s really mostly about curling!) Here are some of the other benefits:
- Use of all club equipment
- Membership in the Grand National Curling Club (GNCC), USA Curling
Association (USCA) and US Women’s Curling
- Opportunity to participate in leagues or bonspiels for an additional fee
- Attendance at Learn-to-Curl events
- Skill-building and social opportunities throughout the year (some additional fees may apply)
Basic membership dues are $89 per year and membership renewal occurs annually. Each new member should also submit an adult or minor waiver along with their membership form and the fee.
To renew your membership or to join the Charlotte Curling Association, you have two options:
- Click here to access the online version of the form (you will still need to complete the waivers which you can print and mail in or bring with you the next time you see them.)
- Print and complete the form below then mail it in along with the check for $89 and the appropriate waiver to:
Charlotte Curling Association
145 B Cupped Oak Drive
Stallings, NC 28104
Checks should be made payable to “Charlotte Curling Association.”
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 us 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 groups 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 our 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 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.
Please visit the Contact Us page if you have any further questions.