CURLING: The Ice Sport
HOSTED by the LA CROSSE CURLING CLUB
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, at Green Island Ice Arena
Curling in La Crosse began in 1914!
We closed our northside building in 1998.
Curling in La Crosse returned in 2010!
Fall 2013 season and Winter 2014 season:
We hosted >120 curlers in 4 shifts of curling!
We added a collegiate shift and a senior curl!
We helped >150 adults and youth learn-to-curl!
We curled on several different ice surfaces over the time of our existance. We first curled outdoors on natural ice and then moved indoors onto refrigerated ice including long stints (1) at the fairgrounds when we were located adjacent to the UW-L campus and (2) within the northside industrial park. We curled 1998 - 2010 at the Centerville Curling Club.
In 2010, a board of interested curlers began the process of re-starting "Curling IN La Crosse" (our theme). We reconstituted the La Crosse Curling Club and negotiated with planners in our efforts to establish a full schedule of curling opportunities in La Crosse - including learn-to-curl clinics, league play, bonspiels, and camps for instructors and officials! We presently curl at Green Island Ice Arena on the south side of La Crosse.
For 2014-2015, we curl on 5 sheets of ice, in 4 distinct leagues (including a senior devision) plus collegiate curling. We host youth and adult Winter Rec Fest events, youth curling events, learn-to-curl events, and our annual bonspiel. After four active years, we continue to celebrate the return of "Curling-in-La Crosse."