Cheers to the 2017 Winter League champs!

The 2017 Winter Leagues are done, and champs have been crowned. Congratulations to the winning teams, the league organizers and all the players who competed during the eight-week season. Photos below. Brent & The Bachelors won the Men’s Tuesday League, which had 17 teams. The Linda’s won the Wednesday Open League, which had 14 teams. Mickey’s Sheet Shakers won the Women’s Thursday League, which had 8 teams. American Peat Technologies won the Friday Open League, which had 9 teams.          ...

On The Rocks wins 2017 Paul Bunyanspiel

On The Rocks outlasted nine other teams to win the 2017 Paul Bunyanspiel, held Feb. 17-18 at the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club. Ten teams competed, including teams from Chaska and Appleton, Wis. On The Rocks consisted of Skip Michael Williams, Vice Skip Robert Haugly, 2nd Jarrett Swanson and Lead Tyler Spaulding. In the championship game, On The Rocks beat Babe’s Beauties: Julie Iten, Karen Opp, Janice Oakley and Mary Lee Kreger. The bonspiel included a costume contest for best flannel, in honor of Paul Bunyan. Three Babes And A Bunyan, the Appleton team, won with homemade costumes. The team consisted of Becka Masephol, Hanna Moscho, Erin Hansel and Aaron Cedergren.  Special thanks to Tournament Director Chris...

Brainerd hosts U18 State Championships

Some of the best young curlers in Minnesota will be in Brainerd this weekend to compete in the Under-18 Junior Women’s and Men’s State Championships. Four men’s teams and three women’s teams (four curlers per team) will be at the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club Friday through Sunday to compete for a state championship and the chance to advance to the U18 National Championships, which is scheduled for March 8-12 in Cedarburg, Wis. The event is free and open to the public. The Brainerd Lakes Curling Club is located in the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. The weekend’s curling schedule: Friday              7 p.m.Saturday         9 a.m.  2 p.m. 7 p.m.Sunday            9 a.m.  2 p.m. The winners and runners-up in both the men’s and women’s classes will advance to the U18 National Championships. The women’s teams are from Duluth, Mankato and St. Paul. The men’s teams are from Bemidji, Blaine and St. Paul (two teams). “We’re really excited about hosting these young curlers this weekend,” said Mary Jo Hamilton, president of the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club. “It’ll be a lot of fun for our members and the community to watch these very talented curlers. The competition will be very intense because there’s a lot on the line, so I hope we have nice crowds to cheer them on. It’s also a great opportunity for the community to check out our facilities and learn a little about the great sport of...

Open Curling

The Brainerd Lakes Curling Club is typically open on Saturdays from Noon to 2:00 for open curling.  Please watch our calendar for closed dates because of a bonspiel or private party.  Open curling for members is free, non-members pay just $5.00.  Instructors are available for small groups of 8 or less; please e-mail us to make arrangements....