College Curling

College Curling is intended to provide ice time and instruction for college students who want to learn to curl or form a competitive team. All individuals participating in college curling activities must be full-time college students and paid members of the Utica Curling Club. In the first half, college curling will meet concurrently with Curling School, and all college curlers are entitled to participate in Curling School at no extra cost.

Meeting times
First Half: Sundays, Oct. 20-December 15, 5:15-7:15 PM
Second Half: Sundays, January 26-March 9, 4:15-6:15 PM

Instructors: Mary Jane Walsh & Roger Rowlett, USCA Certified Level II Instructors

What to bring: Wear clean, warm, loose-fitting clothes. Bring a pair of athletic shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes) with clean soles or a pair of curling shoes (see below). Please do not ride/drive to the club in the shoes that you will curl in and either change into your pants at the club or roll-up your pant legs until you get on the ice. Clean ice is good ice! Brushes will be provided or can be purchased. A limited number of grippers and sliders can be borrowed from the club.

What to purchase: It is highly recommended that each student purchase two grippers and either a slip-on slider or a gripper-slider. The purchase of a pair of curling shoes should be your first big purchase, a broom your second.


Registration form(external link) for college curling.

College Curling membership (for college plus privileges). Go to the Join Us page

Release forms


UCC College Bonspiel

Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 2014 Details.

GNCC College Bonspiel

2014 US National College Curling Championships

March 14-16, 2014 at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, MN.

Teams qualify by winning a qualifying event or by earning points by playing in qualifying bonspiels. For more information, see 2014 United States College and University Curling Championship or got to link)