The Let’s Rock! Campaign was a huge success!

The Let’s Rock! Campaign was a huge success, resulting in the donation of 64 new rocks for the Brainerd Curling Club! A huge thank you to all those who contributed and worked so hard to make this happen. The campaign has been ongoing for almost two years, but we found a group of generous individuals who contributed $400 per rock, allowing us to replace the used rocks we purchased about seven years ago. Those who contributed to this campaign are eternally engraved on the handles of all the rocks, so find out who those people are and thank them for their contributions. The following business and individuals purchased at least one rock. A number indicates if they bought more than one. A huge THANK YOU to you all! Brainerd Sports Boosters – 2 Fran Holden – Major Benefactor E. John Raboin The Office Shop – Scott & Jodie Johnson American Peat Technology Tom & Peggy Jones Ginny & Mark McDonald Mid MN Federal Credit Union Brainerd Lions – 4 Jenny Krueth  – In memory of Paul Krueth Bob & Lynn Hultstrom Craig & Tina Johnson Mark Ambroz – One Guy Short Mark Pfeifer Mary Jo Hamilton Mike Smith Bremer Bank Jim Koski – 2 Doug & Resa Wolf Chuck Klecatsky Kelly Sharkey & Jim Shaughnessy Nisswa Dental Terria Rohloff The “Lindas” K & M Signs Elaine Bercher Tom Bercher Neil Bratney Dan. Carol, Abby & Tim Nelson Grattan Health Care – Brion Fornshell Paper Storm – Geoff & Kelly Gorvin – 2 Maloney Family Raboin & Francis Law  Mickey’s Pizza Dave Bohlander – 2 Leif Dahleen Spirit Horse Center – Brion...

Curl in the New Year!

The Brainerd Lakes Curling Club will be ushering in the new year with a social and curling party!  Join us starting at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 for a potluck dinner and curling. The event is open to all members, friends, family members and non-members. There is no charge for guests.  We’ll start with 6-end pick-up games starting about 5 p.m. We’ll eat dinner after those games are completed, and then everyone can curl more after that if they’d like.  The bar will be open, thanks to a special liquor license.  Get it on your calendar and we’ll see you at the club on New Year’s Eve!...

Hibbing team wins 6th Ever Bonspiel

A curling team from Hibbing outlasted 31 other teams to win the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club’s 6th Ever Bonspiel, Dec. 1-3.  The annual open bonspiel is the Brainerd club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It attracted teams from Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota.  The Hibbing team, which beat a team from Bismarck, N.D., in the finals, was comprised of Paul Pustovar, Bob Perkovich, Don Mohawk and Mike Kniffin. A team from Brainerd club won the B Bracket. That team was comprised of Mike Williams, Robert Hauglog, Jarrett Swanson and Mike Hushagen. In the C Bracket, a team from Eau Claire, Wis., took home the finals win. The team: Ron Parks, Jason Verdon, Bob Heacox and Stuart Lorentz.   The D Bracket was won by a team from St. Paul: Shaun Rogers, Jeff Dubois, Kevin Walsh and Nathan West.        ...

Big improvements in store for 2017-18 season

Curling in the Brainerd area is on the rise, as the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club starts its 11th season with a growing membership, expanded leagues, improvements to the curling arena and plans to host a national tournament. The club launched its 2017-18 season with a Community Curling Night, where the public was invited to visit the club, check out its leagues and programs, and give curling a try. The club’s fall leagues run through December. A major change this year is the addition of two new leagues: an Open League on Sunday afternoons and a Doubles League Sunday nights. The club also offers the following leagues: First Timers Mini League on Mondays, Men’s League on Tuesdays, Women’s League on Thursdays and Open Leagues on Wednesdays and Fridays. “We expanded our leagues this year to give new and existing curlers more opportunities to get involved,” said Mary Jo Hamilton, who chairs the club’s Board of Directors club. “We added the Doubles League for two-person teams, and the First Timer’s Mini League is for those who want a taste of league play without the pressure of competing against experienced teams and committing to an entire season. We think that’s going to be very popular for those who are new to the sport.” The most exciting addition to this year’s schedule is the U.S. Curling Association’s Club Nationals tournament, Feb. 11-17. Some of the top club teams from around the country will be in Brainerd competing for a national championship. “This is a great chance for our club and our community to get some national exposure, so that’s very exciting,” Hamilton said....

Community Curling Night set for Oct. 21

If you’re curious about what curling is all about, here’s your chance to check it out first-hand. The Community Curling Night is set for 6-9 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club. This is a free event and a chance for those who attend to learn more about the sport and leagues, and get on the ice try their hand at curling. Cashwise Liquor will be on hand for beer and wine tasting. If you want to give curling a try that night, please wear athletic shoes with clean rubber soles and warm, comfortable clothes. It’s 45 degrees in the area and you’ll be doing a lot of bending, so keep that in mind when you’re picking out your attire. The Community Curling Night is open to the public. You must be at least fourth grade to go on the ice.  The Curling Club is located on the southwest corner of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, right off 13th...