Founded during the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Charlotte Curling Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the sport of curling flourish in the greater Charlotte area. We have since grown to over 150 junior, adult and senior members, ranging from zero to 50+ years of curling experience.
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Curling in Charlotte
The club’s rapid growth has led to many new opportunities, including hosting Bonspiels (curling tournaments) that have attracted teams from all across the US and Canada; hosting a curling camp with Olympic-caliber curling instructors, and opening a dedicated curling facility in November 2014! To see pictures and videos of the building process for our new facility, check out our former Dedicated Facility Blog.
Our new purpose-built curling rink gives us the ice time to run junior curling leagues. The facility is in the University area of Charlotte, which is easily accessible to many young Charlotteans in elementary school through college. Starting as young as age 6, junior curlers will enjoy a fun athletic experience, with a focus on sportsmanship and fair play. Our goal is to build a comprehensive program that will develop future curling Olympians.
Special Needs Curling
A unique aspect of curling is its accessibility to people with various mental and physical disabilities. It is internationally recognized as an official sport in the Paralympic Games and as a potential addition to the Special Olympics. Within our new facility, we intend to begin programs for wheelchair curling, blind curling and more to meet this rapidly growing demand.
About Our Logo
Following a notable defeat at the Battle of Camden in 1780, the American army retreated to safety in the city of Charlotte. British colonel Cornwallis arrived soon thereafter, expecting to find the weary troops but instead encountering fierce resistance from 150 militiamen. The local forces retreated after killing about a dozen British soldiers. In a later-intercepted letter intended for King George III, Cornwallis described Charlotte as a “hornet’s nest of rebellion” – a term which Charlotteans have embraced. The symbol of the hornet is now used across many organizations, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the Charlotte Hornets NBA team and, of course, the Charlotte Curling Association.
Come visit us at:
6525 Old Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
5009 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216