Tag Archives: business of curling

Tag Archives: business of curling

Meeting challenges with innovation at the Calgary Winter Club

May 3, 2017

Imagine you’re leading a busy life in Calgary, Alta., but you’re looking for something fun to do during the winter. Something that isn’t a huge time commitment (because you’re busy, right?). Something that won’t break the bank. Something that even allows you to bring the kids along, rather than hire a babysitter. Impossible? No way – just ask the convenors of the Six Pack League at the Calgary Winter Club and they’ll tell you this is a terrific initiative to attract new members through the doors of your curling facility and onto the ice.

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“Something for everyone”: How the Tartan Curling Club is building its business of curling

January 4, 2017

Wes Czarnecki knows that in many Saskatchewan communities, the curling club is “The Place”, the social hub, and he’s determined to foster that small-town, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, even in the city. As General Manager of the busy Tartan Curling Club in Regina, Czarnecki is using savvy business initiatives to bring curlers – new and seasoned – through the doors of his club and keep them coming back for more.

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Barrie Curling Club Development League brings new and not-so-new curlers together

November 9, 2016

It’s early in the season, and your curling club has welcomed some keen beginners into Learn To Curl (LTC) sessions. How do you make sure these potential new members don’t drift away, lose interest and fall off the radar during the season? Organizers at the Barrie Curling Club have found a way to keep those new curlers coming back for more.

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Elite curlers bring experience to the business side of curling

October 13, 2015

Curlers Brad Jacobs, Heather Nedohin and Robbie Doherty are going to be busier than ever this season: they’re joining a growing list of high-performance curlers who are adding off-ice club management to their curling résumé.

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Youth curling thrives at Elmwood CC

April 21, 2015

The future of curling looks bright in Winnipeg if the Elmwood Curling Club’s very successful Little Rock, Bantam and Junior curling programs are anything to go by.

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“Sociables” league fills afternoon ice at Royals CC

April 15, 2015

Like many clubs, downtown Toronto’s Royal Canadian Curling Club – known as “The Royals” – has a busy evening schedule of league play. But in the afternoons? Not a whole lot going on.

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Business of Curling: Blind River Curling Club

November 26, 2014

When you’re a curling club in a small community far from larger centres, it can be a challenge to keep the sheets full and members happy. But the Blind River Curling Club hasn’t let its relatively small size get in the way of providing successful leagues and activities for curlers of all ages and levels.

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Business of Curling: Creative marketing at Juan de Fuca Curling Centre

September 24, 2014

Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria, B.C., has found a number of innovative ways to attract and retain new curlers, thanks to some creative thinking and valuable partnerships with local businesses.

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Business of Curling: Keeping members happy at Sherwood Park CC

April 11, 2014

“There is no magic pill, only hard work,” says Dan Girard, manager of Alberta’s Sherwood Park Curling Club, about the effort required to provide a positive experience for club members, year in, year out.

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Business of Curling: Attracting new members through Learn to Curl

February 26, 2014

A few years ago, when Kathy Arnold looked into starting a Learn to Curl program at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., she had no idea the results would be so spectacular – and so long term.

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Business of Curling: Corporate partnerships help generate revenue

December 12, 2013

Finding revenue beyond membership fees is a concept that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to curling clubs. Corporate partnerships are great ways to find secondary sources of revenue, an opportunity that many clubs are missing out on.

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Partners Glendale and ClubLink Keep Curling on the Ice

October 18, 2012

They’ve been curling at the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario, since 1960, but when ClubLink stepped in to take over management of the golf facility two years ago, the big question arose: will Glendale continue to offer curling as well as golf?

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La promotion du sport… une question de vision

November 12, 2011

Je me suis amusé le week-end dernier à naviguer sur les différents sites qui traitent de curling, entre autres sur celui, évidemment, de l’Association canadienne de curling. Comme à toutes les fois que je visite ce site, je

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Business of Curling: Sharing of ideas!

August 16, 2011

We have been recently challenged by a couple of curling club managers to consider creating an on-line forum for club managers and/or Board members where they could share ideas and best practices. It is now generally accepted that facilities, especially in urban settings (where there may be more than one building in the area), are not in competition with each other. And that sharing of ideas is now a good thing!

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Business of Curling: Good wines in your bar!

January 25, 2011

Audrey Frey is the manager of the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa, played lead for Anne Merklinger at a number of Tournament of Hearts, AND is about to graduate as a sommelier!!

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