College Curling

College Curling is intended to provide ice time and instruction for college students who want to learn to curl or form a competitive team. All individuals participating in college curling activities must be full-time college students and paid members of the Utica Curling Club.

Meeting times
First Half: Sundays, Oct. 15-December 17, 5:15-7:15 PM
Second Half: Sundays, January 21-March 4, 4:15-6:15 PM

Instructors: Mary Jane Walsh & Roger Rowlett, USCA Certified Level II Instructors

What to bring: Wear clean, warm, flexible, loose-fitting clothes (sweats, not blue jeans). Bring a pair of athletic shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes) with clean soles or a pair of curling shoes (see below). Please do not ride/drive to the club in the shoes that you will curl in and either change into your pants at the club or roll-up your pant legs until you get on the ice. Clean ice is good ice! Brushes will be provided or can be purchased. A limited number of grippers and sliders can be borrowed from the club.

What to purchase: It is highly recommended that each student purchase two grippers and either a slip-on slider or a gripper-slider. A pair of curling shoes should be your first big purchase; a broom your second.


Release forms

Must be signed before you can go on the ice

Registration forms


UCC College Bonspiel

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2019.

Other College Qualifying Events

GNCC Calendar (sort by type and college events will appear on top
USA Curling College Central

USA College Curling Championship

March 8-10, 2019 at the Broomstones Curling Club, Wayland, MA.

Teams qualify by earning points by playing in qualifying bonspiels and playing "head to head" games with other schools. For more information, see the 2017-18 United States College and University Curling Championship Rules or go to http://www.collegecurlingusa.org/

Other college bonspiels in the East can located on the GNCC calendar and the USCA College Curling website . Not on either calendar? Send your event so M.J. Walsh (GNCC) and Gordon Maclean (USCA)

Upcoming Events

1)  Wed Oct 10, 2018 04:00 pm
Try Curling!
A brief introduction to the game of curling. Membership information will be available. Membership details. Open to the public. Ages 6 and up. $10
2)  Fri Oct 12, 2018 06:30 pm
150th Anniversary Party
A celebration of the Utica Curling Club's 150th Year. Daniele's Valley View. $50 per person payable by October 1. Payment details on Home Page.
3)  Sat Oct 13, 2018 07:30 pm
Try Curling!
A brief introduction to the game of curling. Membership information will be available. Membership details. Open to the public. Ages 6 and up. $10
4)  Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:00 am
Curling Class and Tournament
For non-members. Curling Class includes a 2 hour learn to curl, lunch, four hour Spiel, and "Curling Opportunities" talk at the end. $30; can be applied to membership.
5)  Sat Oct 20, 2018
Spiel 'n Spiel
For new members from the 2018 Olympic Curling School as well as new members from fall recruitment. A new member orientation and welcome plus a 4 end game to get your ice legs back! Time TBD.
6)  Fri Dec 07, 2018
Utica Six Sheet Open
Fri Dec 7-Sun Dec 9. An open-format bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee and six final events. Teams may be composed of any mix of men or women, 21 or older, shooting in any order. Details.