Monthly Archives: May 2011

Funspiel, championship date set

Anthracite Curling Club will host the annual Funspiel 2011 on Tues., June 21, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at The Ice Rink at Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Championship match of the Spring 2011 League is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Sheet 1. That draw will feature the champions of the Smith and Fell conferences.

Weather permitting, there will be a charcoal grill, hot dogs, buns, condiments provided by Char Hick (Cracked Ice). All members are encouraged to attend and please feel free to bring food/drinks to share. There will be a list of items people will be bringing at future League nights, so check the list, and sign-up. There are still plates, napkins, utensils and cups.

Guests are encouraged! This would be the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends and family to what you do and to meet fellow club members.

Name badge orders being accepted

We said badges, not badgers.

Anthracite Curling Club is currently taking orders from members for name badges. These badges are great for introducing your shy shelf to the rest of the Club.

The badges come in two varieties, strawberry and chocolate. Actually, it’s magnetic back or pin back. The magnets with the pins are quite strong and easily attract through heavier curling clothing like a sweatshirt or fleece jacket.

The costs are:

Magnetic back: $13
Pin back: $10

The badges are plastic and have a curling stone graphic aside your name or nickname and the name of the Club (that’s Anthracite Curling Club). About a dozen are needed to fulfill the minimum ordering quota.

Email Club President Alison Piatt with your order, including the proper spelling of your name or nickname. She will verify the order and expected delivery date.

Week 7: Goody’s gets first win after pre-game practice

Goody’s was “talkin’ about practice” on Tuesday night, spending considerable time on Sheet 4 working on draws and shooting form. The practice paid off, as they say, resulting in the team’s first win of the season. In other action on the ice during Week 7 of Anthracite Curling Club’s 2011 Spring/Summer League, the race in the Fell Conference is growing in intensity with three teams now tied for first place and two more within two games.

Here are recaps from the night on ice in Week 7: Continue reading

Club gets attention from Scranton Times-Tribune

Did you see the article about the popularity of Anthracite Curling Club in yesterday’s Scranton Times-Tribune newspaper?

Here’s the link to the article in case you didn’t pick up a hard copy: http://thetimes-tribune.com/sports/anthracite-curling-club-brings-the-sport-to-the-area-1.1143962#axzz1LrfFpyi7

Week 6 recaps

We’re halfway through our 2011 Spring/Summer season. Here are the recaps of the draws in Week 6 … Continue reading