Log in Register

Log in

  • New Home of the Stevens Point Curling Club Coming in 2020!

    New Home of the Stevens Point Curling Club Coming in 2020!

  • Leagues are underway! Want to curl more? Checkout Saturday Pickup!

    Leagues are underway! Want to curl more? Checkout Saturday Pickup!

  • Point Curling History

    Point Curling History

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

WheelChariCurlingJRWynne

Today, there is a growing number of wheelchair bound athletes enjoying the sport of curling. Social leagues and competitive events are available in some areas. Some countries have wheelchair teams representing them at world level. Contact your nationals association for more detail on wheelchair national championships and wheelchair worlds.

Access to Ice

Access to ice can be difficult. Since very few new facilities have opened in the last thirty years, clubs generally do not have easy access to the ice area via ramps. New clubs, opened in the last ten years have ramps, elevators or grade level access for wheelchairs. Many clubs can be accessible with some simple modifications. Temporary ramps can be built if a wheelchair league is an option.

Equipment and Delivery

The wheelchair game is slightly different. Athletes throw from the chair with either their hand or a throwing device. The chairs must be "anchored" to prevent backward movement during the delivery. Some wheelchair athletes prefer to use seat belts for stability.

Wheelchair Rules

Most curling rules apply to wheelchair curling. The rock must be released by the hog line. There is one notable exception. There is no sweeping in wheelchair curling.

Chair wheels must also be cleaned and cooled down prior to delivery. This can be done on the ice behind the hack area.

 

From CurlingSchool.com - The Curling Manual - Section 5 http://www.curlingschool.com/manual2007/Section5.html

News and Events

  • Details on the Sentry Curling Center coming in 2020!
  • Exciting announcement about the future of our curling club!
  • League Information
  • Friday Mini Leagues
  • Hoppefest Bonspiel

Click here to see the Sentry Article

The Stevens Point Curling Club plans to build a dedicated ice facility that can support current programming and expand opportunities for youth, senior, and wheelchair curlers to participate in the sport. In addition to league curling, bonspiels, and championships, this expanded facility will offer the space needed to host special interest groups and school classes of all ages.

 

Ideal Location

The Portage County Curling Facility will be located in Lake PacawaPark in the Village of Plover. The facility is a key component of the village’s long-term plan for the redevelopment of the park, which is nestled between Hoover Avenue South and Interstate 39. The location is easily accessible for all residents of Portage County and visitors to the area from greater Wisconsin and across the nation.

Facility Design

The approximately 20,000 square foot facility will feature four curling sheets, which will double the number of people who can currently curl at any given time. The design allows for an expansion of two additional sheets should be needed.

Outside Sentry Curling Center Rendering

Inside Sentry Curling Center Rendering

 

Features include:

  • wheelchair accessibility
  • tiered "warm room" to optimize spectator viewing options
  • professional-grade kitchen, with a fireplace, numerous tables, and comfortable sofas for socializing.

The space will also be available for use by other community organizations and for rentals during the spring and summer.

Benefits to the Community

A state-of-the-art, four-sheet curling facility in Portage County will:

  • Improve Portage County quality of life by ensuring affordable access to a winter sport that can be played in all weather conditions.
  • Meet the growing demand for interscholastic youth curling programs in area high schools and junior high schools, and promote curling to other youth groups/organizations.
  • Improve access to winter sport for residents with developmental and physical challenges, including those requiring the use of wheelchairs.
  • Attract more tourist dollars to Portage County through hosting larger multiple day curling tournaments, known as bonspiels, and national championships.
  • Serve as an additional community facility to host non-profit groups and other activities to benefit Portage County.
  • Enhance community pride with the addition of a first class facility in the heart of curling country.

 

 

donatebutton

Read More

Our club offers the following curling opportunities. Briefly, they are:

 

Monday;

Open League – 5:30 - 9 pm

  • Sign up as a full team, partial team, or individual.
  • Teams contain any combination of males and females
  • student members eligible, full time or as subs

Tuesday;

Daytime – 9:30am-Noon

  • Teams formed with people who arrive to curl at each draw time

Open League – 5:30 - 9 pm

  • Sign up as a full team, partial team, or individual.
  • Teams contain any combination of males and females
  • student members eligible, full time or as subs

Wednesday;

Ladies Evening – 6:00 or 8:15 pm

  • Sign up as full team, partial team, or individual.
  • student members eligible, full time or as subs

Thursday;

Daytime – 9:30am-Noon

  • Teams formed with people who arrive to curl at each draw time

Men’s League- 6:00 & 8:15 pm

  • Sign up as a full team, partial team, or individual.
  • student members eligible, full time or as subs

Friday;

Open/Social  - 6:00 pm

  • Signup for individual weeks and draws.
  • Sign up as a single, couple, or full team
  • Special events will be held and described on the event page.
  • Signups are located in the member league tab.

Saturday;

Open/Pickup Games  - 8:30 am

  • Signup for individual weeks and draws.
  • Sign up as a single, couple, or full team
  • Special events will be held and described on the event page.
  • Signups are located in the member league tab.

 

Sunday;

Open, 5 and under  - 4:30 pm

  • Sign up as a single, couple
    • Full Teams allowed if the team has a minimum of 4 years experience total or more
  • Sign up as full team, partial team, or individual.
  • Student members eligible, full time or as subs

 

 

 

Read More



Want to curl more but can't commit to a full season of curling?  Friday is perfect for you.  There are 5 week leagues that mix in some mix doubles a long the way.  Interested in signing up?  checkout the board in the curling club.

Read More

Sign up for the Hoppefest bonspiel! Sign-ups are on the fridge, we are moving to a 16 team Bonspiel! 
Click here to see the flyer

Read More

Stevens Point Bonspiels

hoppethumbnail

Hoppefest Intra Club

January 17th-19th, 2020 


Womens500X250

Women's

February 7th-9th, 2020


Mens500X250

Men's

March 6th-8th, 2020



Mixed

March 27th-29th, 2020

  • Stick Curling

    Stick Curling The curling delivery can be very demanding. Even people with healthy, athletic bodies have a difficult time mastering Read More
  • Junior Curling

    Little Rocks Start Date: Duration: Contact:   High School Curling Start Date: Duration: Contact:   Competitive Junior Curling Start Date: Read More
  • Wheelchair Curling

    Today, there is a growing number of wheelchair bound athletes enjoying the sport of curling. Social leagues and competitive events Read More
  • 1