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  • Girls win Back to Back State Titles! Congratulations high school curlers for all your success!

    Girls win Back to Back State Titles! Congratulations high school curlers for all your success!

  • UW Stevens Point wins 2018 College National Championship

    UW Stevens Point wins 2018 College National Championship

  • Point Curling History

    Point Curling History

  • Point Curling Celebrates

    Point Curling Celebrates "Life Long Sport for All Ages and Abilities"

  • Proposed New Home of the Stevens Point Curling Club

    Proposed New Home of the Stevens Point Curling Club

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Stick Curling

The curling delivery can be very demanding. Even people with healthy, athletic bodies have a difficult time mastering the skill. It may be the case that you no longer can use the traditional balanced flat-footed delivery. For those who choose, the game can be played with the use a throwing device for delivery purposes. Terms like the "stick" and "extender" are commonly used for the throwing device. Curlers may choose this device for a variety of reasons:

  • General health issue
  • Back and knee problems
  • Any loss of mobility

Most clubs today accept the use of the throwing device in league play. Check with your league coordinator for any specific rules that may prohibit its use. The World Curling Federation has no specific language regarding the use of the device. The rules do state however that "the rock must be delivered by the hand". This would prevent the use of the throwing device in any event leading to world play.

The device was originally created to allow less mobile curlers a chance to continue curling when their lack of mobility would have normally caused them to quit. As throwing devices gain more popularity, rules and regulations will be written. Already, some clubs have disallowed the free switching of hand and device deliveries. This is due to the unfair advantage the device thrower has when throwing heavy weight.

Throwing Device Mechanics

Setup

Begin by placing the foot into the hack as with the traditional delivery. Place the opposite foot just behind the hack foot. Hold the device firmly with a slightly bent elbow. Unlike the traditional delivery, place the handle straight.

Forward Motion

Placing the left foot behind the hack at setup helps the body begin the forward motion. Once established in the setup position, begin moving forward by walking toward the skip's broom. Keep the rock straight until release.

Release

Before the rock reaches the hog line, rotate your hand either palm-up or palm down, depending on the turn. Extend the arm slightly. Keep the elbow close to the body for a clean release.

Rules Pertaining to the Throwing Device

The following are the generally accepted rules for throwing device use.

  • You must start with the "throwing arm" side foot in the hack.
  • The walking path must extend toward the skip's broom along the line of delivery
  • The rock must be released before the rock touches the hog line
  • If a player starts a game with the stick, they must complete the game with a stick
  • Not allowed in most championship events

(From the CurlingSchool.com - The Curling Manual - Section 4  http://www.curlingschool.com/manual2007/Section4.html)

News and Events

  • Point Community Business Showing Support For Our High School Curlers!
  • 2018 Kid Curl Youth Program
  • Team Wisconsin Makes a Good Run at the Under-18 Women's National Championship
  • Stevens Point Girls Curling Team wins Wisconsin State High School Girls Curling Championship
  • Open House / Learn to Curl Events



After the high school girls won their second straight State championship there were a number of local businesses that showed their support!  Below are some pictures from around the town, please show your support and thank them for recognizing our athletes. 

 

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KidsCurl Curling Program

 

The Stevens Point Curling Club will be conducting a four-session program of “KidsCurl” designed for kids in the 6 to 9 age range.  Last year, the United States Curling Association selected our club (along with 9 others through the United States) in a pilot program with the intent of introducing kids to the sport of curling. Participants can expect a basic introduction to curling skills and game knowledge. Participants will receive pins patches for completion of the program.  

This is a free four-week session program with a limited amount of spaces.  The sessions are held on Sunday afternoons and last approximately one hour. Lead Instructors will have program material, passed appropriate background checks, and received USOC Safesport training.

To register or ask questions, please email Art Rebischke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  or Jeff Lila (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); we will also have a sign up at the club starting next week. Please leave parents name and contact information and you will receive a confirmation.  

Here are the dates and times

  • Sunday February 18: 11:45-12:45 PM
  • Sunday February 25: 1:30-2:30 PM
  • Sunday March 4: 1:30-2:30 PM
  • Sunday March 18: 1:30-2:30 PM
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Team Wisconsin, including Andie McDonald, Ellie Vorpahl, and Stevens Point's Rachel Kawleski and Suzanna Viau, and coached by Stevens Point's Lori Kawleski, advanced to the tiebreaker round of the Under-18 Women's National Championship at the Milwaukee Curling Club. They finished the tournament with three wins (including two in extra ends) and three losses (with one in an extra end). Their loss in the tiebreaker left them just short of the championship semifinal. The Stevens Point Curling Club is extremely proud of our team for getting so far on the national stage.

 

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The Stevens Point Curling Club had two teams competing in the State High School Curling Championship, held at the Wausau Curling Club on Feb 17 and 18.  Sixteen boys and girls teams, 32 in total, from around the state competed for the title of State Champions.

The Stevens Point boys’ team, seeded 12th, played very well playing against Eau Claire, Kettle Moraine, and Brookfield, and finished 1-2 for the weekend.  The boys team consisted of: Shane Summers, Thomas Whelihan, Isko Ollech, Ben Kroening, and Morgan O’Keefe and Coach Lori Kawleski.

The Stevens Point girls team, coached by Patti Henning, won their pool by defeating teams from:  Menomonie, Wausau East, and Lodi.  The second seeded team consisting of: Suzanna Viau, Rachel Kawleski, Anissa Zaske, Elizabeth Rubenzer, Krista Domaszek won the semifinal game against Wausau West to earn a spot in the Final game against Pardeeville.  The championship game started out very close, and after a few great ends, the Stevens Point team made key shots to win.  The victory earned them the title of 2017 Wisconsin State High School Girls Curling Champions, the first high school championship for the Stevens Point Curling Club in the 58 year history of the event.

The girls team started in the Little Rocks program over 6 years ago, and truly have developed a love of the sport.  The girls would curl on the weekends at the club and competed in junior bonspiels around WI and MN, and have attended summer Curling Camps together. The girls also competed this past year in the WI U18 National Playdowns. All of their hard work has paid off.

The Stevens Point Curling club offers curling experiences for youth and adults of all ages. Many of the Stevens Point high School curlers began curling as part of the Stevens Point Curling Clubs Little Rocks instructional program providing youth an opportunity to explore the sport of curling in a fun and safe environment. 

Picture R-L: Patti Henning, Suzanna Viau, Rachel Kawleski, Elizabeth Rubenzer, Anissa Zaske, Krista Domaszek, and Lori Kawleski.

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Come Try Curling

The Olympic Sport Sweeping Across the Nation

AT THE STEVENS POINT CURLING CLUB

 

FREE! Includes all equipment and about an hour of on-ice time.

Dress warmly, wear soft-soled shoes or sneakers, and athletic pants

All ages and abilities welcome!

 

Where:

1628 Country Club Drive

First Building On the Right

 

When:

All are welcome!!! 

Saturday Januray 14th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sunday January 15nd 1:00pm - 3:00pm 

 

 

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