“News from the ICE”

Duluth Curling Club
Fall 2013
A SNEAK PEEK of What’s inside this issue:

President’s Report
I am honored to be re-elected president of the Duluth Curling Club (DCC) by the Board of Directors. I would like to thank all our managers and employees that helped make last season a success: Sue Jordon, Dick Wicklund, Barb Payette, Jack Kurshoff, Jim Parmeter, John Parmeter, Joe Adamczak, Jeff Heikkila , Stacey Spaeth, Evan Economos, and all the food & beverage staff. I would like to thank Jon Fiskness and Renee Meyers for providing leadership with our junior program, Nancy Odden & Doug Britton for overseeing Hockey nights, Ken & Joanne Doctuer for doing Friday Fun nights, Kerry & Regis Hadiaris for running the website, the members who chaired bonspiels last season, and the members that serve on the DCC Board of Directors, the Ladies Board and as league commissioners. Several current and former members of our club will be competing in Fargo, North Dakota at the Olympic Trials to be Team USA in Sochi, Russia. They are Courtney George, Amanda McLean, Aileen Sormunen, Jessica Schultz, Tyler George, Jeff Isaacson, John Landsteiner, Chris Plys, Joe Polo, John Shuster and Jared Zezel.. Good luck to all of you! The Chris Plys team and the Cory Christensen team, with Anna and Sonja Bauman, won the US Winter World University Games (WWUGs) trials in May and will represent the USA in the WWUG’s event in Trentino, Italy in December. John Landsteiner was named the 5th for the Plys team. We had a very successful season last year. We were able to apply $20,000 toward the repayment of the trustee account for the remodel of the kitchen/bar area from the general operation account. This is independent of the individual donations and fundraising effort to the Legacy Account. We have continued to work with the Federal Prison in Duluth this summer to repair the wooden chairs in the lounge area. Broken parts have been replaced and the chairs have been refinished. We have also added a second fryer to the kitchen. The DCC received $9400 from an anonymous donor to upgrade the webcasting capabilities at the club. The funds will be used to install cameras that will cover all of the sheets and monitors for the lounge area to see both ends of the ice. We need volunteers to help with both the technical and the commenting aspects of the broadcast for as many leagues as we can cover. If you are interested please contact Jim Luttinen (jluttine@d.umn.edu) or Jon Fiskness (jfiskness@gmail.com). Training will be provided. The dues structure will change from last year; see the schedule outlined on page 11. Parking fee will increase from $30 to $35. Please plan to attend the fall meeting Thursday, October 17th, Sue has a great dinner planned @ $12 a person – see the notice in the newsletter. The Curling Club is available for your Holiday Party. Contact the office to see what dates are available. To all Bonspiel Chairs, there will be a list of menus available for bonspiels. Be sure to check that list when making plans for your event. Tom Eng has planned the 2nd Annual Duluth Curling Club Legacy Kickoff Golf Scramble for September 28th at Ridgeview. Details are on the next page and on the website. Sign up deadline is September 25th. As always, support the Copasetic Lounge for supporting our club by allowing us to sell pulltabs at their location on Central Entrance. I hope everyone is excited for the curling season! Linda Christensen

Women’s President Report


Director of Curling Report Senior Curling Junior Curling Advertising USWCA Report League Signup Dues


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Duluth Curling Club
327 Harbor Drive Duluth, MN 55802 218-727-1851 218-727-6326 fax

League Sign-up October 1-13, see page 9

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2nd Annual Duluth Curling Club Legacy Kickoff Golf Scramble
September 28th , Checking in 12-1 pm Ridgeview Country Club, sign up as a team of 4 players —need not be curlers 4 person teams—$90 per player, Dinner only $30 Includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, steak dinner after and prizes. Fun kicking off the Curling Season Hole Sponsors welcome. Sign up online at the Duluth Curling Club website or call the office 727-1851 Deadline for entry is September 25th., More info call Tom Eng 591-1040

Women’s President Report
Hello Ladies! Hard to believe it’s time to think about curling again! As you look toward the upcoming season, plan on becoming a member of the women’s league on Wednesdays at 7pm. The women’s league offers opportunities for all skill levels to fuel your competitive spirit in a social environment. If you are an individual and need help being placed on a team, please contact league commissioner Beth Hager at (651) 380-9549 or beth7473@hotmail.com. Ladies Fall Meeting/Social – Wednesday, October 23rd 5:30pm social, 6pm meeting, at the Duluth Curling Club. Kick off the curling season and reconnect with lady curlers. Also, silent auction to benefit the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Fund. $10 hors d’oeuvres will be served. Important dates: First Night of Ladies League – October 30th (feel free to wear a Halloween costume) Ladies One-Day Grinch Spiel – December 7th All American Spiel – TBA As always, please feel free to contact me personally if you have any ideas, questions or concerns. Good curling and see you soon!

Jamie Kraus, women’s board president
jamiejcrump@gmail.com (218) 349-9152

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Director of Curling
It’s time to get ready for another curling season. Starting dates and clinics are yet to be determined as we wait to find out when the DECC will turn on the ice plant. Team registration will open on October 1 and close on October 13. Registration and league offerings are part of the newsletter and are also online. The leagues offerings are the same as past years with two changes. The Tuesday 8pm league is an open league (not a competitive league as hoped for in the past) and there is room for more teams. The Thursday 8pm league will be a men’s-only league. We will offer the Sunday 4pm Special league again this season, limited to 10 teams. To join this league, each team will need one club member (corporate, senior, or junior instructional) and fill the remaining spots on the team for $100. This is a great opportunity to bring new curlers into the club or have junior curlers play with their parents or other family members. The Sunday 6 pm league will expand to 24 teams and some games will be played at 4 pm. All other leagues will be limited to 18 teams and as in the past, if teams are returning to the same league they participated in last season, with 3 or more rostered players, they will retain first rights in that league. The number of teams in last season’s other leagues were as follows: Mon 5pm -18 teams, Mon 7pm mixed -18 teams, Tue 6pm men’s 18 teams, Tue 8pm open -10 teams, Wed 5pm open -18 teams, Wed 7pm women’s -10 teams (11 is max), Wed 7pm beginners -6 teams Thu 4pm open -17 teams, Thu 6pm open – 18 teams, Thu 8pm men’s – 15 teams. So if you are a new team, please select a league which has openings or you may be disappointed. If you are attempting to change leagues, please make sure you also choose your current league or you may find you have no league to play in. Every season, the same curlers do most of the volunteering in the club. We need the membership to step up and volunteer to help organize and run the many bonspiels and other events we host. We also need volunteers as league commissioners and instructors to teach the many groups coming to the club to learn to curl. Please contact me if you are interested. We are very fortunate to have the ice available for almost unlimited practice; however there are some common sense rules we need to follow. IF YOU ARE THE LAST PERSON LEAVING THE ICE, PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS. LAST SEASON WAS BETTER BUT THERE WERE MANY TIMES I LOOKED DOWN ON THE ICE AND THE LIGHTS WERE ON BUT NOBODY WAS CURLING. We must get better at this or practice time could become restricted. If you bring in guests, they must complete the liability waiver form and sign in the guest book on the table near the ice entry door. We are a private club and our insurance carrier requires this. If you are practicing, please throw a rock or 2 before you use the nipper or rock boat. Many times I have seen curlers assume the ice needs their “special attention”. You may be following other practicing curlers and the ice is fine. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED HOW TO PEBBLE OR USE THE OTHER ICE EQUIPMENT, PLEASE DO NOT PEBBLE OR USE THE NIPPER AND ROCK BOAT. THIS WILL ONLY INCREASE THE WORKLOAD FOR THE ICE CREW AND ALSO RESULT IN LOUSY ICE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. We are all looking forward to a great season at the Duluth Curling Club.

Dick Wicklund

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Senior Curling Opens with a “Warm-Up” & Instructional Afternoon
The Duluth Curling Club’s afternoon recreational curling for seniors – including men and women interested in learning the sport – will begin with a warm-up and instructional clinic at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 31st. Once the season starts, senior curlers gather at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for club competition with several one-day “mini-bonspiels” planned, including a home -and-home rivalry with senior curlers from Eveleth’s Curl Mesabi Club. The “Afternoons on Ice” senior curling consists of eight-end matches that follow a recreational rather than highly competitive format with curlers changing positions every two ends so each team member can play each position from lead to skip. Teams are formed at each session depending who comes to play on that day and no league standings or won-loss records are kept. The “mini-bonspiels” are held from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. on dates to be determined and teams are made up by random drawing, but curlers then stay in the same positions for each game. The day-long ‘spiels include two four-end games in the morning rounds, a lunch, and six-end championship and consolation matches in the afternoon. The tentative exchange with Curl Mesabi seniors include two eight-end games with lunch inbetween. This year we will hold a two day bonspiel on December 12 & 17. We will play two games each day with all games being 6 ends. We will start in the morning around 10 am, have lunch and play another six ends in the afternoon. All DCC members 55 and over – men and women – are invited to participate in the afternoon curling, even those who also curl in evening leagues. The club offers a reduced annual membership fee for retirees who curl only in the afternoon program. For more information on senior curling, contact Ellis Johns at 724-3146.

We’ll have One-on-One Curling again this year. Each league is limited to 10 players and we can have up to four leagues. Curlers arrange their matches we encourage the use of e-mail to avoid playing phone tag. The league is set up for one match per week, however, make-up games can be played as arranged with opponent. There is a $10 fee to join the league that covers prizes at the end of the year.

The $10 is not paid as part of your regular league dues but is paid directly to me. Sign up in the office with Dick and leave your $10 with him, or with me ( Nancy Odden). If you have any questions or comments, please contact me prior to the start of curling. See You on the Ice! Nancy Odden League Commissioner 218-724-8115

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Junior Curling
Junior Curlers and Parents: have a few Fridays open from 4pm to 6pm with minimal instructors for more ice time. This will be I will be involved this year in helping with the Junior posted during the season but limited as our club will Curling on ice activities along with the Junior Curl- have many events going on. During Christmas ing Advisory Committee. Thanks to Renee Meyers, break, the State Junior Curling play downs will be at the Host family and Jane Busche for getting together our club again this year. this summer to help put together some ideas for the 2013-14 curling season. Thank you to Jon Fiskness Some dates to remember: and John Shuster for running the on ice program in October 22, 2013 registration at our club from 4pm the past. I helped with Junior Curling for several years when Cindy Johnson began the program at our until 5pm. A parent needs to be able to sign the student up and pay for the current year. club. Since I am retiring, I was asked to help out again. October 29, 2013 we will have a banquet with a As you well know we have had some fine competitive Junior Curlers through the years who also have gone on to become State, National and World Champions. Today, some are competing for a run at another Olympic year. Good luck to all of you. Not every Junior Curler who registers and signs up to learn the game and play have the incentive to play competitively. Many play in bonspiels through out the year or just enjoy the game itself. My goal is to have all of you learn the sportsmanship, the ethics of the game, and the skills needed to actually play better each year. This year our plan is to have several weeks of ice time devoted to specific drills, some class room time, use of the video camera to see your own delivery style and more challenging skills incorporated in the program. I have purchased materials from the Canadian Curling Association and even videos for our new young Junior Curlers. We will continue the DCC Lakeside Curling Jr. Club tournament the second half of the year and our own DCC Jr. bonspiel January 17, 2014 where all Jr. curlers who wish may play against other clubs. This event will now be called the Elizabeth Busche Memorial Bonspiel in honor of our Elizabeth. I also plan to short meeting and a dinner provided for Jr. curlers (others can purchase dinner tickets for $5.00). Junior Curling will start November 5, 2013 from 4pm to 5:30pm. As always, we are looking for more volunteers to help with instruction. Every week, I will have a schedule for each level to work on. It's important the instructor knows how to curl. You do not have to be a specific level curling instructor. Parents are welcomed to help the instructors. Older Junior curlers who have played are also welcomed to instruct. We do have a little money for instructors for each week that you do help. Connie Host will be helping with the Web page and posting events and other information. Go to Junior Curling. See you soon, Arlette DeGrio adegrio@yahoo.com

Renee Meyers rmeyers0202@gmail.com

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About our Advertising Program

With the Duluth Curling Club’s advertising program, you Over 24,000 people visited our website last season. can reach over 75,000 people from November 2013 through March 2014. These are people who visit and curl Over 80,000 hits to our webstreamed games last year. at the club, visit the club’s website, see your ads from the DECC Skywalk and you’ll have your ad viewed by thousands who watch our webcasts. What You Get:

About the 2013-2014 Season

A Custom Business Banner right on ice level providing lasting impressions from a high-traffic location. FREE printing of your banner and choice of three banner sizes.

The Duluth Curling Club anticipates the 2013-2014 season as being one of the busiest curling seasons the club FREE Website Advertising: Your logo will be displayed has ever had, holding ten bonspiels, five nights of curling with a link to your website from the DCC website. leagues, and many other private events. Combined, these Discount for Duluth Curling Club Members. events will bring thousands of people into our club this year. In addition to our wall signs and banners, we offer in-ice advertising designed to attract attention.

Reserve Your Space Today!
New this year! We are installing new video equipment to provide HD views of both ends of the ice which will maximize your advertising investment. In addition, we have webcasts of both bonspiel and league games which will provide you with additional advertising value. Your ad will be placed at both ends of a given sheet so it will be seen on the TV monitors no matter which end is being played. These spaces will be sold on a first come, first served basis so act quickly to guarantee your spot. After we receive your contract and deposit, we will need your ad layout and website logo by October 1, 2013. If you are not able to provide your layout by that date, your spot may be given away to someone on the waiting list. Your ad layout can be e-mailed to: Office@duluthcurlingclub.org Key Stats: Over 600 members and hundreds of visitors fill our club every day. Over 45,000 people see your ads through the glass in the skywalk in the DECC. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Britton at 218-724-8115 or borealis5@q.com We THANK YOU in advance for your support!

A HUGE thank you for all the help to date with the office demo and remodel! Joe Polo, Jed Lahti, Jim Luttinen, Steve Payette (he doesn’t know this yet, but he’s going to help paint) and Tom Vesel, What a great bunch of guys! T * H * A * N * K Y * O * U !!

WALL ADS Website Only (1 year contract) 3’ x 4’ sign – back wall ( 1 year contract) Half Banner 4’ x 10’ – side wall (1 year contract) Full Banner 4’ x 20’ – side wall (3 year contract) IN-ICE ADS 3’ x 5’ Ad (placed on both ends of a sheet) Sheets 1-4, 6-7 Sheets 5 or 8 $100 $300 $600 $1,000

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$600 $750

Discount to Members $100 on banners & in ice, $50 on back wall, and $25 on website only.

USWCA Report
Greetings from the USWCA. The mission of the USWCA is to develop, nurture and promote the sport of curling among women and all youth. Membership is open to any regularly organized curling club in the US with women curlers. Rapids, MN at Itasca Curling Club November 20-24, 2013. Good luck to our Duluth curlers who will be attending. Membership in the USWCA is not necessary but it’s the greatest deal in town: only $5 per year! Women paying the corporate rate are automatically members once dues are paid; any and all others can sign up in the office. We will also be hosting our AllAmerican Bonspiel at a date yet to be determined. This is the annual intra-club event sponsored and promoted by the USWCA and open to ALL USWCA duespaying members. Please register on the USWCA website and keep an eye on the upcoming bonspiels and the evergrowing Circuit. Last year they paid out $7,000 to the winners! Let’s have a fun and SAFE curling season. Barb Payette USWCA Rep

The 32-team USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at Broomstones Curling Club near Boston Feb 12-16, 2014 in association with their annual Spring Meeting. Membership allows women to A good faith deposit of $100 is participate in several USWCA due to the area liaison by Novemsponsored events including the ber 1, 2013. Any women may Women’s National Bonspiel and participate but only one team per Senior Women’s National club is allowed unless there are Bonspiel. They sponsor the Five open spots. Anyone or any team Year and Under Challenge as well interested can see me prior to the as sponsoring two international Nov. 1 deadline. tours: the Friendship Tour with Canada and the Scot Tour with There are many Five and Under Scotland. Bonspiels around the region. Keep an eye on the USWCA website for USWCA is a strong supporter of postings. Participants must have junior curling and offers travel five years or less curling experiassistance to teams as well as jun- ence. The goal of these events is iors looking to advance the sport to give newer curlers a chance to of curling. participate in bonspiels, meet other new curlers and play posiThis year’s Senior Women’s tions they normally wouldn't play. Bonspiel will be held in Grand

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Fall Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 17th, Social 5pm, Dinner 6pm, Meeting 7pm (beer and wine specials)
Cost $12/person RSVP by Friday, October 11th 218-727-1851 or email at office@duluthcurlingclub.org

Turkey Spiel

Nov 23-24, 2013 Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013 Dec 7, 2013 Dec 26-29, 2013 Jan 10-12, 2014 Jan 17-19, 2014 Feb 14-16, 2014 Mar 14-16, 2014 Mar 21-22, 2014

DCC Bonspiel Schedule 2013-2014

Duluth Cash Spiel Women’s One-Day Spiel MN State Junior Playdowns Bruce Bennett Men’s Over 40 Elizabeth Busche Memorial Jr. Spiel International—Open Bonspiel 45th Dunlop Mixed Bonspiel House of Hearts Charity Spiel

Lakehead University Michigan Tech

Oct 7, 2013 Oct 11 & 12, 2013 Oct 25 & 26, 2013 Dec 6 & 7, 2013 Dec 13 & 14, 2013 Jan 3, 2014 Jan 17 & 18, 2014 Feb 7 & 8, 2014 Feb 21 & 22, 2014 Mar 7 & 8, 2014

UMD Hockey Schedule 2013-2014

Notre Dame St. Cloud Western Michigan US Nationals Denver Colorado College North Dakota Nebraska

Official 2013-2014 Curling Team League Registration Form

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1. League entries open October 1 and close October 13, 2013. Leagues will be limited to 18 teams. 2. All dues must be fully paid before you take the ice this curling season, or set up a visa payment option with Dick in the office. 3. Teams with three players from last season will receive preference in each league over new teams. 4. Skips complete one entry form for your team. One league entry per form. If you want to enter two or more leagues, please make a copy of this form and submit one for each league. 5. Entries must be complete with skip and at least three players. Rosters may have up to 6 players. Players may be on only one roster per league. Day Sunday Sunday Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday Format Special Rate Open Open Mixed Men’s Open Open Women’s Beginners Instr Open Open Men’s 18 18 18 Teams 10 24 18 18 18 18 18 11

6. All rosters are final on December 1 of each curling season. 7. If you are looking for a player, contact Dick at the club. 8. Register online at www.duluthcurlingclub.org, by email, fax or mail this form to the: Duluth Curling Club 327 Harbor Drive Duluth, MN 55802 Phone 727-1851 Fax 727-6326 Email, office@duluthcurlingclub.org

Start Time 4:00 6:00 5:00 7:00 6:00

Select League “X”

8:00 (no longer a competitive league) 5:00 7:00 7:00 4:00 6:00 8:00

SKIP: _________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________ City, state, zip: _________________________________________________ Email: ________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________________________ 3rd: __________________________________________________________ 2nd: __________________________________________________________ Lead: ________________________________________________________ 5th: __________________________________________________________ 6th: __________________________________________________________

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Duluth Curling Club

2013-2014 Individual Registration, One on One, and Seniors
Individual curlers without a team who wish to curl in a league must complete this registration form. All curlers will be assisted in finding a team. Please indicate which league you would like to play in, the position you would like to play and your years of curling experience. Dues are to be fully paid before you take the ice this curling season. If you have questions, please call Dick Wicklund at the club – 727-1851 Mail, fax or email this form to the : Duluth Curling Club 327 Harbor Drive Duluth, MN 55802 Phone 727-1851 Fax 727-6326 office@duluthcurlingclub.org

League choice ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________


Years of Curling Experience

________________ ______________________ ________________ ______________________ ________________ ______________________

One on One League Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon Senior Wednesday 7:00 Women’s Players you would like to curl with

________________ ________________ ________________________________________ _________________________________________

Name:_________________________ Address:_______________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________ E-mail:________________________________________ Phone: Home____________________Work______________________Cell________________________

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2013-2014 Dues Structure:
Last season Junior Instructional Senior Afternoon Corporate Senior Corporate Student New curler 2nd league 3rd league 5th or 6th on team Team fee, paid by skip $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ This season 100 150 290 265 100 200 no league play no league play

100 $ 150 $ 320 $ 280 $ 130 $ 200 $ 50 25 10 $


*Breakdown per person to $50 with a four-person team, $40 with a five-person team and $34 with a six-person team last season Corporate in 1 league Corporate in 2 leagues Corporate in 3 leagues Senior Corp in 1 league Senior Corp in 2 leagues Senior Corp in 3 leagues Student in 1 league Student in 2 leagues Student in 3 leagues $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 320 370 395 280 330 355 130 180 205 this season* $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 340 390 440 315 365 415 150 200 250

*(if team fee is split by 4 players)

Duluth Curling Club 327 Harbor Drive Duluth, MN 55802



Congratulations to: Jim Luttinen the 2012-2013 Curler of the Year

THANK YOU to our 2012-2013 Club Advertising Sponsors:
Bagley Jewelers Brozic Management Don Holm Construction Farmers Insurance Great Lakes Door Hawk Ridge Art Lakehead Constructors Lakeside Curling New York Life Insurance North Shore Analytical Novak Law Pickwick Radisson Hotel Duluth Sammy’s Pizza Scalzo Architects, Ltd. Skyline Lanes US Bank-Community Banking Vesel Construction Inc.

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