September 2019 News – Find out what’s happening at the Amherst Curling Club …

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 Curling Season is now available via the online registration process …

Amherst Curling Club is providing online curling registration service through the Curling.io website run by the Curling Canada Association.

The process is pretty straight forward however, we have included a few notes below that can help summarizes the process.

If you are new to the Amherst Curling Club then the first thing you will need to do is create a profile on the IO site, if you have registered online before then you simply just need to use the same email as you used when you registered last year (as your profile information should already exist).

You do not need to a password, simply enter your email into the input box, and then click the send button, to have the site send you a secure link that you can use to either create a new account or continue with an existing one.

 

 

Select Your Membership Type

After you have your profile all set up, continue by going to the Products tab and select the type of membership you would like to register (e.g. Full Membership, One Night Membership etc.). Click the Add to cart button and follow the payment instructions provided. https://amherst.curling.io/en/products

Amherst Curling ClubOnline payments are processed by Stripe (a 3rd party website) a receipt will be sent by email with your order details.
* In order to pay with a debit card online, it needs to have a Visa or MasterCard logo.
** Select the Cash / Cheque button to arrange payments directly with the club.

Select Your Leagues

After you have selected your membership type, you can select the “leagues” page and sign up for all the different leagues that you wish to play in.

 

The process can be completed on a smartphone but the process may be a bit harder because of the way it is configured; a computer may be easier.

If you run into any issues, then let us know.

Amherst Curling Club is looking for an Ice Technician

The Amherst Curling Club is looking for an ice technician. The successful candidate will be self motivated, friendly, able to communicate well with others, and willing to learn new techniques for providing the best possible curling ice surface in our club.

Experience is preferred but training could be provided. The ice technician will be responsible for the installation of the curling ice in the fall, maintenance of the ice throughout the curling season and removal of the ice and shut down in the spring as well as a few of building maintenance items.

Volunteers are available for help at different times throughout the season as need be. The ice technician will report to the ice chairperson and work within an established budget.

Interested persons are to provide a resume or questions to the Amherst Curling Club, PO Box 71, Amherst, NS, B4H 3Y6 or via email at [email protected]

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Carter’s Sports Cresting Funspiel

The annual Year-End Mixed Curling Funspiel, sponsored by Carter’s Sports Cresting, was held last weekend (March 22 and 23) here at the Amherst Curling Club.

Twelve teams entered the draw this year with the Peter Rushton’s team defeating the Ray Fowler team in the Championship round.

The A division winner was Dan Jolly over Ron Davis.

The B division winner was Paul Hawkes over Robin Keith.

Many thanks goes out to the major sponsor Carter’s Sports Cresting for their continued support of our closing funspiel.

 

Carter's Sports Cresting Bonspiel

Carter’s Sports Cresting Bonspiel

The annual Year-End Mixed Curling Bonspiel, sponsored by Carter’s Sports Cresting, will take place March 22 23, & 24th at the Amherst Curling Club.

Six end games, open mixed format, everyone is welcome.

The First Draw starts Friday evening with entertainment Friday till closing.

The kitchen will be open for the afternoon on Saturday and everyone is welcome to drop by and enjoy the action and entertainment.

 

 

The Amherst Curling Club will be hosting the Nova Scotia Woman’s Curling Club Provincial Championship Feb 28 to Mar 3, 2019.

9 teams will be starting the triple knock-out competition at 2:00 PM Thursday with 3 draws each day until the Final game at 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon.The winner of this event will represent Nova Scotia at the National Championship in November 2019.

The Teams are from New Glasgow, Truro, Halifax (3), Dartmouth, Windsor, Sydney and Amherst.

The Amherst team is made up of Skip Kathleen Trites, 3rd Tiffany Cuthbert, 2nd Lisa Gilbert and lead Wendy Graham.

The public is welcome to come to the Club at 45 Prince Arthur St. and watch some great curling. You can also follow along online through the NSCA Scoreboard.

December News – What’s Happening at the Amherst Curling Club?

Amherst Curling Club logo

Open House

Thanks to Chris Manuge for a job well done with organizing the Open House this year. Some new and many familiar faces were greeted by a group of friendly volunteers.

US Ladies Tour

Rhonda and Alice deserve a round of applause for hosting this terrific event. New friendships were made and both members and visitors provided some entertainment to spread good cheer.

US Ladies Tour

Raffle Tickets

Great stocking stuffer idea! The sale of tickets supports Junior Curling. The draw is January 10, 2019 so time is getting short to sell the
remainder of tickets. Brian would appreciate your ticket stubs and cash ASAP.

Christmas Tree Gift Tags

The tree is decorated with Christmas tags with suggested gift ideas for the curling club. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

Food Establishment Chairperson

We are looking for someone to take on this responsibility. Below is a description of this position. Please contact a board member if you are willing to do this task.

Duties of ACC Food Establishment Chairperson

  • Be the contact person for NS Environment Inspection, Compliance and Enforcement.
  • Complete the annual inspection renewal form every February. Display the Food Establishment Decal in a prominent
    place. (Expires on March 31 annually.)
  • Oversee and delegate cleanliness of the kitchen.
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are known and followed.
  • Send concerns to the ACC Board of Directors.
  • Keep a list of members with a valid food hygiene certificate.

Christmas Decorating

Some curling elves were busy at work last week “Decking the Halls” in preparation of Christmas. HO! HO! HO!

Curling IO – Curling On-line Registration

Have you registered with the new Curling IO application, an online web-based tool used to accept curler registrations and accept online payments? If not, here’s how:

The link below will take you to the curling IO site. Find the “leagues” page for the Amherst Curling Club.
https://amherst.curling.io/en/products

From there, login and create your curler profile.  After that, you can purchase memberships and lockers from the “products” page, and sign up for leagues from the “leagues” page.

Several curler profiles can be managed from one email account, making it convenient for youth and family curlers.

Click here for some notes to assist you with the registration process

Comments about the registration experience would be greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Events:

Seniors Christmas Lunch
We will be curling Monday December 17 @9:30, then heading to Bella’s for a delicious lunch.

Monday Night Curling
A sign up sheet for Monday night curling will be posted on December 10. The next round is for the Annual Presidents’ vs. Vice-Presidents’
Trophy.

Next BOD Meeting
Sunday, January 13 @ 7PM

Grey Cup of Curling

Friday January 11th to 13th

NS Women’s Club Championship
Thanks to Peter for stepping up to chair this event with Chris acting as liaison to NSCA.

Sleigh Ride
Mark your calendar February 2, 2019. The bus will leave the club @ 6:30 from ACC. Cost $40.00 each. Includes baked ham & scalloped
potato dinner. There’s only room for forty on the bus, so make sure you sign up early.

If you have an upcoming event to include in a future newsletter, please send the event details to [email protected]