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Norfolk Curling Club

The NCC club is located at 70 Golf Drive in Norfolk, CT. It is a two-sheet curling facility. The club was established in 1956. The Norfolk curling club is a nonprofit organization that is entirely run by volunteers. The money earned by membership dues and from special curling event is used to support these volunteers do their job effectively. The club consists of 115 members. This club is a member of the following curling clubs:

  • The United States Curling Association (USCA)
  • Grand National Curling Club of America (GNCC)
  • The United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA)

The Club History

The sport of curling came to Norfolk with the Childs of Elisabeth. In 1951, Elisabeth went to Norfolk and married to Ted Childs. Elisabeth, Ted and a small group of friends started curling in Norfolk. During the winter season of 1954-55, different sets of used curling stones were brought to Norfolk. Tobey Pond and Tamarack Pond were used to hosting 1955-56 games.

The first meeting of this club was organized in Feb 1956. In that meeting, they decided to build a curling shed. They thought that games could be played on a regular basis inside. The  became a member of the GNCC in the autumn season of 1956.  

The first curling club building had two sheets of ice.  A warm room, bathrooms, and kitchen were also attached at one end. The first inside the shed curling took place on January 1, 1957. New curling stones were purchased in 1959, to replace the original secondhand stones. The wooden ice shed was falling apart and the club members were looking to get better curling conditions in 1971.  A new metal building was constructed in the autumn of 1971.

The Norfolk Curling Club building was destroyed by fire in Dec 2011. From the whole building to the stones or trophies, everything was just lost. That was devastating news for the members as well as world-wide curlers. The Norfolk residents and other curling clubs supported them to rebuild the club.

What does it offer?

The club hosts regular league curling throughout the week. In addition to this, the club also hosts men's, women's and mixed contests with clubs. Junior curling is also continuing to be the part of the club. It is to provide children with exposure to the sport at an early age of life.

As a non-profit organization, the Norfolk curling club does work hard to sponsor and promote the curling sport in different ways. One of the ways is by offering educational opportunities to a different variety of groups. These groups include corporate retreats, schools, and the general public. The club started to conduct a public night once a month on Fridays. The interested people go there and learn the sport of curling.

 

  • Bucks County Curling Club

The Bucks County Curling Club was formed in 2010 summer season. The purpose of this club was to bring the great curling sport to Bucks County. The Bucks County is located 75 miles from New York City and 25 miles from Philadelphia.

 

What does it offer?

The Bucks County Curling Club does offer curling classes. The club also offers private parties. The corporate events to the public are also offered by the Bucks County Curling Club at the Bucks County Ice Sports complex.

Norfolk Curling Club

The NCC club is located at 70 Golf Drive in Norfolk, CT. It is a two-sheet curling facility. The club was established in 1956. The Norfolk curling club is a nonprofit organization that is entirely run by volunteers. The money earned by membership dues and from special curling event is used to support these volunteers do their job effectively. The club consists of 115 members. This club is a member of the following curling clubs:

  • The United States Curling Association (USCA)
  • Grand National Curling Club of America (GNCC)
  • The United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA)

The Club History

The sport of curling came to Norfolk with the Childs of Elisabeth. In 1951, Elisabeth went to Norfolk and married to Ted Childs. Elisabeth, Ted and a small group of friends started curling in Norfolk. During the winter season of 1954-55, different sets of used curling stones were brought to Norfolk. Tobey Pond and Tamarack Pond were used to hosting 1955-56 games.

The first meeting of this club was organized in Feb 1956. In that meeting, they decided to build a curling shed. They thought that games could be played on a regular basis inside. The  became a member of the GNCC in the autumn season of 1956.  

The first curling club building had two sheets of ice.  A warm room, bathrooms, and kitchen were also attached at one end. The first inside the shed curling took place on January 1, 1957. New curling stones were purchased in 1959, to replace the original secondhand stones. The wooden ice shed was falling apart and the club members were looking to get better curling conditions in 1971.  A new metal building was constructed in the autumn of 1971.

The Norfolk Curling Club building was destroyed by fire in Dec 2011. From the whole building to the stones or trophies, everything was just lost. That was devastating news for the members as well as world-wide curlers. The Norfolk residents and other curling clubs supported them to rebuild the club.

What does it offer?

The club hosts regular league curling throughout the week. In addition to this, the club also hosts men's, women's and mixed contests with clubs. Junior curling is also continuing to be the part of the club. It is to provide children with exposure to the sport at an early age of life.

As a non-profit organization, the Norfolk curling club does work hard to sponsor and promote the curling sport in different ways. One of the ways is by offering educational opportunities to a different variety of groups. These groups include corporate retreats, schools, and the general public. The club started to conduct a public night once a month on Fridays. The interested people go there and learn the sport of curling.

 

  • Bucks County Curling Club

The Bucks County Curling Club was formed in 2010 summer season. The purpose of this club was to bring the great curling sport to Bucks County. The Bucks County is located 75 miles from New York City and 25 miles from Philadelphia.

 

What does it offer?

The Bucks County Curling Club does offer curling classes. The club also offers private parties. The corporate events to the public are also offered by the Bucks County Curling Club at the Bucks County Ice Sports complex.

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