Tag Archives: business of curling

Tag Archives: business of curling

Innovations help attract new members at Comox Valley Curling Club

August 30, 2019

Keith Parry, manager of the Comox Valley Curling Club in Courtenay, B.C., says that in recent years, Friday nights were “dark”, unless the club was hosting a bonspiel. Something had to change. “So I partnered with a local craft brewery to start a Friday Fun League running in five-week rounds,” Parry says. “It’s popular and has expanded to three draws.”

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A local partnership keeps Mayflower Curling Club buzzing

August 21, 2019

When Matthew Paul became Director of Marketing for the Mayflower Curling Club for the 2018-19 curling season, his first goal was to explore how to get more potential members through the door – members who could bring some of the local youth culture to the well-established Halifax curling centre.

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Marketing makes an impact at Delta Thistle

August 14, 2019

“I went to a Burger & Beer event at Delta Thistle and fell in love with curling,” says Patrick Prade about his introduction to the sport at Delta Thistle Curling Club in Delta, B.C., five years ago. “My first question was ‘How do I sign up and when does it start?’”

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If you pour it, they will come: how change benefits curling clubs

June 26, 2019

We’re in an era of change and adaptability in the curling industry, and in many ways it can be summed up in two words: craft beer.

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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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