Promoting and Providing Curling for the Greater KC Metro Area

The Kansas City Curling Club is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization. Our club coordinates curling activities for people of all ages by offering instruction, training, practice and league play by providing equipment and ice rentals. This foundation gives our curlers the means to become competitive athletes on the regional, national and international stage. Locally, our club hosts multiple bonspiels (curling tournaments) much like most curling clubs do when we travel to them. Our BBQ Bonspiel has sold out on numerous occasions attracting curlers from all corners of the United States (i.e. Seattle, New York, Texas), as well as several Canadian teams from Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

After 25 years of curling on hockey rinks in both Kansas and Missouri, our club is now the only dedicated facility within 350 miles. KC Curling starts a new chapter in its evolution as a dedicated facility strictly for curling. With more ice time for leagues, practice and rentals, and better ice conditions for curling more programming can now be offered to those parties that are interested. We may one day have an Olympic curler who trained within our walls. 

Our current fundraising effort are set to help us as we transition from a club of 100 to 500. We would greatly appreciate any participation and/or financial support to curling in Kansas City you can provide. All donations are tax deductible.

Most importantly, we want you to give this sport a try. We hope to see you on the ice!

All our programs are for Beginner and Experienced alike.  You only get better by playing.

Club Governance

We hold an annual meeting each April to elect a new Board of Directors who fill the Officer and Chair positions.  Terms are two years and voted on by club membership.

Board of Directors

  • Doug Hill
  • Matt Filla
  • Stacy Foree
  • Bill McBride
  • Kurt McGuff
  • Brian Martinelli
  • Leigh Palmer
  • Nathan Wood

Officers

  • President: DeeAnn Wlodarski
  • Vice President: Brian Foree
  • Secretary: Sara McGuff
  • Treasurer: Sarah Wruck

Committee Chairs

  • Fundraising: David Huston
  • Ice and Equipment: Doug Owens
  • Marketing: Melissa Rhoades
  • Membership / League: Doug Hill
  • Communications: Rebekah Owens
  • Events: Stacy Foree
  • Facilities: Leigh Palmer
  • Learn to Curl: Bill McBride
  • Building: Leigh Palmer

History / Future

Starting in 1987,  the Kansas City Curling Club continues to grow and work toward bringing dedicated curling ice to the area.

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Crown Center Ice Terrace

1987, We first curled at the Ice Chateau in Overland Park for one year before the club moved to Crown Center Ice Terrace. There, the ice sheet was smaller in size , in curling outdoors, it gave members a sense of what curling may have been like some 400 years ago. Despite building interest in the club, loss of good ice times plus inconsistent weather made curling unreliable and difficult to build membership. In 1995, finding no financial alternatives we stopped curling.

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Pepsi Ice Midwest

 

 

In 2003, a few members seeing the recent successes of new clubs in Texas and Florida due to Olympic Fever, decided to reconstitute the club at the newly built facility in southern Overland Park, (Pepsi Ice Midwest), then renewed their aged equipment with generous donations within the club and borrowing one set of stones from the Aksarben Curling Club in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Line Creek Community Center

In 2011 Pepsi Ice Midwest closed, and the club moved to Line Creek Community Center. Here the ice, lighting, sound have proven to be better in many ways and the staff continues to make us feel welcome. Regardless, of our future, we have found this rink a great place to continue to grow our club.

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KC Curling, Blue Springs, MO

In 2022, we opened our first dedicated curling facility along I-70 for all of KC to see. Now, we will be able to offer expanded programming and increase our membership to all that are interested in curling. 

Donate / Advertise/ Sponsorship

Our long term goal is to provide a facility to the Kansas City area that offers ice that is dedicated to curling. Your tax deductible donation or advertising will help us to maintain that goal.

Donate

There are two ways that you can make your donation 

1. If you have a PayPal account, you can set up  KCCC as a favorite charity and donate to us without a FEE  charge. 100% goes to us. 
 2. The following link will allow you to make a direct donation to us using paypal or a debit/credit card.  This can also be used to set up a monthly donation.

Advertise

Advertisers can find multiple ways to show their brand within our club.  Locations include along our walkway next to the rink,  in the ice and above our scoreboards.

All advertisers will get a link on our website homepage and this page.

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SPONSOR A STONE

Sponsor a stone for $250 and get your personal name, company's name, or message printed on the handle of a curling stone for all curlers to see! Your inscription will remain on the handle for three years. If you are interested in sponsoring a stone or other donation opportunities, please contact [email protected] for more information.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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The United States Curling Association (USA CURLING) is a Member to the World Curling Federation that hosts all international events held each year other than the Olympics. It represent 11 regional associations that comprise over 180 club in 45 states. We curl in the Mid America Curling Association with the following clubs

MID AMERICA CURLING ASSOCIATION CLUBS

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2022 Shortened Season (Feb-May)

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Innaugural Bonspiel Teams

We limited our first bonspiel to 24 teams and it sold out in the first day.

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League Curlers

Despite starting in February, we had over 400 registrations for the 2 six week leagues during our season offered from Monday to Saturday each week this year.

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Learn to curls

The total number of signup for our learn to curl class (not including corporate events).

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Potential Olympians

Since 2003, when we restarted curling, over 9000 Kansas Citians have stepped on the ice to try the sport of curling.

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