Registration under way for Winter 2017 curling league

The Lakes Region Curling Association has opened registration for an eight-week curling league that will run from January 15 to March 12 (no matches on Feb. 5, Super Bowl Sunday).

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All curling matches are held on Sunday evenings from 5:20 to 7:20 p.m. at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. The league is open to the public, and participants can join either as part of an established team — with four to six members — or as individuals and couples who are looking to join other players in a new team. LRCA organizers will help with the creation of new teams.

Curlers joining the LRCA for the first time must pay a $100 membership fee before registering for the winter league. Current LRCA members need only register. Registration fee for the eight-week league is $120 per person, and all registrations are due by Monday, Dec. 12.

Membership and registration forms are available on this site. Visitors to the site can also view informative videos, access information about curling rules and game play, and find the latest information about LRCA events and activities.

The only equipment needed to participate in curling is a pair of clean-soled sneakers. All other equipment is provided.

Annual Meeting elects three directors, hears Fall plans

Lakes Region Curling Association members, gathered for the organization’s Annual Meeting on August 31, elected three directors and then listened to a preview of the Fall 2016 season.

Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were Bill Connors, Brian Gately, and Susan Goodwin. Connors and Gately were already serving on the board after being appointed by directors last winter to terms ending at the Annual Meeting. 

Director Mike Turner explained to those in attendance that the Fall league will feature a 20-minute warmup period before each match begins. In addition, he said, teams will have 10 minutes after the final buzzer to complete any unfinished ends. 

The Fall season will run for 10 consecutive Sundays, starting on October 16. There will be no break for Thanksgiving weekend. A learn-to-curl and practice session for members will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. The event will also serve as a trial run for this year’s setup activities.

Turner also told members that the LRCA is revising its logo, which will be revealed to the organization as the Fall season approaches. 

Members also learned that Mike Spence, who had served the organization as an incorporator and president over the past year, is stepping down from the board. He received a solid round of applause for his contributions to the LRCA’s success.

LRCA Annual Meeting set for Wednesday, Aug. 31

The Lakes Region Curling Association holds its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Wolfeboro Public Library. All members registered for the 2015-2106 membership year, which runs from Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2016, is eligible to attend and participate.

The meeting provides members with an opportunity to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors and to receive updates on the organization’s finances as well as the upcoming Fall curling schedule.

Members are also encouraged to ask questions and offer suggestions for operation of the LRCA’s curling leagues.

LRCA directors are strongly encouraging all current members to attend this year’s meeting and to actively help steer the organization into its second year.

LRCA sets schedule for Fall 2016 season

The Lakes Region Curling Association has set the schedule for its Fall 2016 season. As in the previous year, all curling matches are set for Sunday evening at Pop Whalen Ice Arena in Wolfeboro. Matches are set to begin at 5:15, with a 15-to-20-minute warm-up/practice period preceding. 

One change from last year’s schedule is that matches are scheduled for the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, thereby avoiding the need to play on two evenings in a row — Sunday and Monday — at a later time to make up for the lost date.

Dates for Fall 2016 matches are available here.