This page is for the exclusive use of curling clubs or other curling organizations who have used equipment for sale OR who are in the market for similar items. Opportunities may be posted here by submitting details (in brief) by Email to [email protected] or by fax to 204-925-5720. Postings may be deleted at the end of the month following their first posting. Extensions must be requested.


Fort Garry Curling Club – Try Curling – Not just for Olympians!

 

  1. For anyone

Curling is one of the most inclusive sports out there. You can play in a wheelchair, you can play if you’re visually or hearing impaired, you can play if you’re 90, and you can play if you’re five. There’s such a big age range in curling that little kids can use special lighter rocks until they get big enough to push the granite monsters. You also don’t have to be able to run 10 miles without breaking a sweat in order to play—although being physically fit is definitely a benefit. Both throwing and sweeping can get pretty intense. Curling teams can be all men, all women, or mixed.

  1. Curling is inexpensive

No crazy pads, no skates, no helmets—just some basic gear and a membership to a curling league or club, and you’ve got yourself a super-fun sport. Chances are, you can play for a lot less than an annual gym membership. Just be warned: you can blow your budget pretty easily buying rounds for the other team after a match.

  1. It’s great for your mind

Curling is all about strategy and precision—in fact, its nickname is “chess on ice.” Although you can learn to play in a couple of hours, curlers spend years learning to read the ice, evaluate the other team’s play, and make decisions accordingly. Plus, you’ll get some good practice in focusing and being mindful. As one curler puts it, “Whether it’s on sweeping, or watching a line, or letting your legs remember what the weight feels like as you slide out—you think about one thing. And for a bit, everything else melts away.”

  1. Curling is a ridiculously social sport

Good sportsmanship is key in curling—sweepers are expected to call their own infraction when they burn, or touch, a stone, for example. So while there’s definitely rivalry and competition, it’s also expected that curlers will be friendly and courteous, even if they’re losing badly. Also, getting a beer or coffee with the opposing team after the game is pretty much required, so you’re guaranteed to make friends whether you want to or not.

  1. How?

Email the club and we will get you started.    [email protected]

Check out our web site at     www.fortgarrycurling.ca

FOR SALE

Member Clubs

Clearwater Curling Club

For sale from Clearwater Curling Club – Rink Master Ice Scraper – Comes with 2 – four foot blades and cord.  Phone:  204-825-7166

 

Oakville Curling Club – Ice Plant for Sale – MAKE US AN OFFER (May 2020)

Oakville Curling Rink purchased this plant from Wildewood Curling Club in 2016 – purchased for $7000.00 plus GST.  Had CIMCO disassemble and winterize at a cost of $12000.00 plus taxes.  Ice Plant has been stored inside for the past year.  We recently found out that it is not going to work for our Curling Club. Packaged and ready to sell.

The Ice plant consists of:

1.  Compressor (Trane) 50 HP approximately W2′ X L6′
2.  Extra compressor for parts approximately W2′ X L3′
3.  Brine Pump 7.5 HP approximately W2′ X L5′
4.  Chiller approximately L7′ X W2′
5.  High Pressure Receiver (black cylinder) approximately H4′ X W16′
6.  Cumulator and Freon detector (wall mounted equipment)
7.  Condensor (Blanchard-Ness) approximately L14.5′ X W4′ (Mounted on roof)
8.  Brine Tank
 
If interested or need more information, please contact Karen at 204-267-2783 or email:  [email protected]

 

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 WANTED TO BUY – CURLING STONES
Starting a curling club in Brainerd, Minnesota, USA – we need rocks for 4 sheets. This will be arena curling. Used rocks would help with start-up cost. Anyone with used rocks for loan or sale please contact Frank Worden 612-961-9615 (Equipment Chairman, Brainerd Lakes Curling Association)

Curling related Job Opportunities in Curling Clubs, Associations or related businesses may be posted here by submitting details (in brief) by Email to [email protected] or by fax to 204-925-5720. Posting may be deleted at the end of the month following their first posting. Extensions must be requested.

STONEWALL CURLING CLUB – Ice Maker Position

Stonewall Curling Club is looking for a new icemaker for the 2022-2023 curling season, to start this September.

Please contact Stu Brown (204) 223-8468 or [email protected] if interested

CLUB MANAGER – JOB DESCRIPTION FORT ROUGE CURLING CLUB (FRCC)
Effective June 15, 2022
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OVERVIEW
The Fort Rouge Curling Club (FRCC) is looking to fill its Club Manager position.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Club Manager will be responsible for day to day club operations including, but not limited to the building, ice, lounge, cleaning, security and supervision of staff. The Manager will operate and maintain the curling club in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Directors of the curling club. The primary responsibilities of the FRCC manager will be managing staff, operations and revenue generation activities including facility rentals and advertising.
While responsibilities cover the full year, the seasonal nature of the business of the FRCC requires the Manager to work a flexible and variable schedule, depending on the time of year. The position also requires the manager to check on the building, and maintain specific administration aspects of the curling club during the off season from May 1 – July 31.
The role of Club Manager is considered a full-time seasonal position. From August 1 through April 30 it is expected that the manager will work a minimum of 30 hours per week. During summer (May 1 – July 31), it is expected that the manager will work a minimum of 8 – 12 hours per week (i.e., be available at the club two half days per week).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
General
• To work with the Board of Directors to manage day-to-day operations of the FRCC;
• Mandatory attendance at monthly board meetings;
o Prepare a monthly report that provides an overview of club operations and identifies issues that require the boards attention;
• To continuously evaluate operations of the club to make appropriate recommendations to the board for any improvements and changes to the curling club;
• To identify new sources of revenue/fund raising opportunities, as well as other uses of the facility;
• To collaborate with the ice maker to ensure a high quality ice surface;
• To work with the kitchen operator to ensure their needs and the clubs needs are being met;
o Ensures that kitchen operator is aware of any upcoming events;
• To have a flexible weekly schedule in order to meet the needs of the members, this may include evenings and weekends and attendance/participation at special events;
o Respond to member and non-member inquiries about the club and its activities; and
• Perform assigned duties as determined by the Board of Directors.
Operations
• Responsible for all aspects of the physical club and property management. This includes but is not limited to the ice, ice barn, general building, and general property of the FRCC;
o Ensures all required equipment, necessary to the operation of the FRCC is maintained and in good working order;
o Purchase supplies required for the day-to-day operation of the club (Bar, Lounge, Change rooms, Washrooms)
• Provide regular updates (as required) to the Board of Directors. This may include but is not limited to ice rentals, staffing, bar and inventory control, condition of the facility, and security of the curling club;
o Consults with the Board of Directors on all required repairs, improvements, initiatives, or projects;
• Responsible for all aspects of inventory control. This includes but is not limited to lounge products and supplies, ice management supply inventory, and the club’s lockers;
o Validate invoices for goods and services and prepare cheques for payment;
o Responsible for regularly updating inventory and comparing with sales;
o Responsible for lounge product pricing;
• Manage online payment process;
• Responsible for operation and maintenance of the security cameras, in-house TV’s, POS system and on ice cameras;
• Responsible for ensuring the FRCC meets any regulatory needs of all governing jurisdictions. This will include any permits or other compliancy requirements. Ensure that:
o Manitoba Health & Safety and MLCC rules and regulations are followed;
o Work Place Health and Safety Inspections are completed;
o The FRCC insurance policy is renewed and up to date;
• Responsible as the primary contact for alarm company call-outs;
o May need to respond to alarm calls on weekends or week nights;
• Responsible as the lead on sponsorship, advertising, and fundraising opportunities that are available to the FRCC;
• Responsible for researching grant options, preparing application packages for submission (as approved by the Board), prepare progress reports, and final claim reports;
• Responsible for establishing all membership and rental rates for the upcoming season; the Board of Directors will provide feedback and approve;
• To request estimates for required work projects;
• With assistance from the board of directors, expected to lead the annual membership process for all FRCC leagues (mixed and open nighttime leagues) including the rental leagues;
o To assist in league promotion and marketing; the goal is to fill all available spots in our leagues;
o To prepare ice and cost allocation agreements for each of the rental leagues;
• Expected to manage the club’s website;
o Expected to keep an up to date log of ice availability (online);
• Expected to assist with all aspects of club communications, including but not limited to the club’s online and social media presence;
o To prepare a Rouge news-letter to update FRCC members after every monthly board meeting; and
• To prepare mixed and open leagues schedules and standings;
o Communicate with mixed and open leagues team representatives.
Staffing
• Provide management and people leadership;
o Responsible for managing all staff (bar, cleaning, ice) employed by the FRCC;
o Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and terminating staff in consultation with the Board of Directors;
o As needed, act as bartender for low volume sales periods and/or in emergency or special situations;
• Develop work schedules, set rates of pay, provide job descriptions, administer club policies, and complete staff payroll (with the boards approval);
• Complete bi-weekly payroll; and
• Assist all staff to ensure the highest quality of service is provided to the FRCC members and guests.
Finances
• Responsible for all aspects of internal cash controls. This includes but is not limited to all banking needs of the FRCC, daily cash and credit processing, payables and receivables, membership transactions, and monthly and ad-hoc reporting;
o It is expected that cheques will be deposited at the end of each week;
• Financial reports prepared for the monthly board meetings will include, but not be limited to:
o Daily Lounge Sales Reports;
o Membership (Cash and Cheque) Payment Reports as required;
o Membership and Bonspiel (Online) Payment reports monthly;
o Lounge Debit/Credit Payments Report monthly; and
o Any ad-hoc report required to support the duties of the Manager or the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for submitting all financial reports to the bookkeeper and the FRCC Treasurer monthly, prior to the monthly board meeting;
• Expected to assist the FRCC Treasurer in preparing the annual budget as well as any reporting needs for the Annual General Meeting and Semi-Annual General Meeting; and
• Expected to assist the FRCC Treasurer in compiling year end data for the Annual General Meeting Treasurer’s Report and to assist the auditors as required.
General Miscellaneous Duties:
• To work with the Board of Directors in establishing and maintaining an annual calendar;
• Lead the booking of all special events hosted by the FRCC;
• Maintain productive relationships with Curl Manitoba, Curling Canada, the Association of Winnipeg Curling Clubs, Winnipeg Curling Club Managers and established ice technicians in the Curling Canada program;
• Represent the FRCC at the Association of Winnipeg Curling Club meetings; and
• Perform other related duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Board.
Salary:
• 45,000 – 53,000 annually depending on qualifications
Please send your cover letter and resume to Cam Barth ([email protected]) before the closing date of May 18, 2022 (16:00 CST).

Riverview Curling Club – Club Manager

Position: Club Manager – Riverview Curling Club – Permanent Full Time

We are looking for a motivated individual to manage the business and facility operations of the Riverview Curling Club. We are a four-sheet facility with kitchen and banquet amenities.

The Club is seeking a full-time Club Manager.  There is an expectation of increased availability during the curling season (September to April) and less during the off-season. The Manager will be expected to manage their own schedule as needs dictate, but will allow for flexible hours (including some evenings and weekends)

Responsibilities

  • provide management and leadership to Board members, curlers, renters etc.
  • budgeting, forecasting and business planning
  • market all aspects of the Club, including curling and banquet activities
  • manage website and social media
  • configure and manage the registration system and payment process
  • maintain the financial viability of the Club through cost control and revenue generation
  • provide excellent service to current members, while also attracting new members
  • report to the Board of Directors monthly
  • ensure the Club maintains up-to-date policies and procedures
  • ensure that there is clear responsibility and accountability for all club activities
  • manage and hire staff as needed (bar, security, cleaning etc.)
  • purchase supplies for day-to-day operations

 Required Education or Experience:

  •  Degree/Diploma in Business, Marketing or Recreation or combination of education and/or experience would be an asset
  • small business management, human resources, and financial management
  • membership service, including good communications and interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of customer service
  • knowledge of curling would be an asset
  • knowledge of applicable laws and regulations (e.g., Liquor Laws, Health and Safety, operational permits) would be an asset

Salary range is commensurate with education and experience.

All information submitted will be strictly confidential and only those selected for further
consideration will be contacted.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

COVID-19 considerations:
The Riverview Curling Club follows all COVID-19 protocols as recommended by our local public health unit and the Government of Manitoba.

City View Curling Club, Ottawa, Ontario – Head Ice Technician

Statement of Work – Head Ice Technician
Introduction
The City View Curling Club (CVCC) is searching for a person to take on the contract position of Head Ice Technician beginning on May 1, 2022. The Head Ice Technician must be committed to always providing CVCC members with consistent and world-class playing conditions.
CVCC was established in 1957, and is in Ottawa’s west end. In 2016, the members opened a new, accessible, purpose-built four-sheet curling facility to replace the original three-sheet building. This new facility includes a Cimco EcoChill 6000E Ice Plant System running a 100HP compressor, a commercial desiccant dehumidifier and complete water treatment system on the ice side. CVCC members are justifiably proud of their new club facility and wish to have the best curling ice possible to complement their investment.
CVCC has over 500 active members, at least 34 draws and over 900 curlers in traffic during a typical week which includes providing ice for member leagues, Special Olympics, Blind Curlers, Learn-To-Curl, Little Rocks, U18, bonspiels and rental activities. A normal curling season typically runs for 25 to 27 weeks starting from late September or early October until late April.
The Head Ice Technician will report to and take direction from the Ice Chair, will maintain a positive working relationship with the Board of Directors, and will always provide friendly customer service to members and guests.
Responsibilities of the Head Ice Technician
● Adhering to all CVCC policies and procedures, as well as any federal, provincial, and municipal legislation and regulations relating to the healthy and safe operation of a curling club.
● Conducting annual start-up activities including but not limited to servicing the refrigeration plant, installing the ice surface, and setting in-ice advertisements and logos. ● Engaging, managing, training and evaluating any assistant ice technicians needed to ensure complete coverage of all draws.
● Maintaining the ice surface to the highest possible standards for league play, bonspiels, rentals and competitions by scraping, mopping, pebbling and nipping the ice surface according to a schedule developed with the Ice and Draw Chairs.
● Cleaning and maintaining the curling rocks.
● Cleaning and vacuuming the areas surrounding the ice surface.
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● Planning and implementing an ice maintenance program to ensure that CVCC’s high standards are maintained, with the ability to adjust as necessary.
● Maintaining, or overseeing the maintenance of all ice-making equipment including, but not limited to, the ice plant, heaters and dehumidifiers, mops, brooms, pebblers, scrapers and nippers.
● Maintaining complete equipment and maintenance records including a daily logbook.
● Responding to emergency alarms at any time of day or night.
● Maintaining a clean ice plant area and technician’s spaces.
● Initiating and completing ice plant shutdown activities at the end of the curling season, including the final cleaning of the ice pad.
Qualifications
● Ice Technician Certification Level 3, or an equivalent amount of experience as an ice technician, preferably in the role of a head ice technician.
● WHMIS certification.
● Experience in equipment inventory tracking and scheduled maintenance.
● Experience in maintaining and repairing ice-making and maintaining equipment, such as scrapers and nippers.
● Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and troubleshoot equipment issues and ice conditions.
● Good planning and organizational skills.
● Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
● Ability to implement the ice maintenance program with minimal direction.
Term
It is the intention of CVCC to establish a long-term relationship with a Head Ice Technician. However, this contract is for one year, with the option of an additional two years following a positive performance review at the end of the first year.
How to Apply
Applications for this position must be received by January 31, 2022. All responses will be held in the strictest confidence. Interviews will occur in February, 2022.
Applications or questions about the position may be sent via email to [email protected] They may also be mailed to:
City View Curling Club
50 Capilano Drive, Ottawa, ON K2E 6G4
Attn: Ice Chair

 

CHARLESWOOD CURLING CLUB

Position: Club Manager
Reporting to: Charleswood Curling Club Executive
Location: 4000 Grant Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posting Date: December 10/21
Position Summary: While responsibilities cover the full year, the seasonal nature of the business of the Club requires the General Manager to work a flexible and variable schedule, depending on the time of year. The position also requires to check on, and maintain specific administration aspects of the curling club during the off season from May-August. In addition, the manger should promote and sustain our curling membership in collaboration with a team of active volunteers who run and organize various curling programs that include juniors, men’s, ladies, mixed, seniors and masters.
Responsibilities:
• Provide regular updates and communications to the curling club executive on day-to-day operations. This includes ice rentals, bar and inventory control, condition of the facility, and security of the curling club.
• Will assist in promoting the curling leagues and to help market the curling club in order to fill all available spots in the various leagues
• To be a direct contact for/and to build and maintain relationships with the board of directors, club members, sponsors, WCCA and Curl Manitoba
• Provide support to all curling leagues and other events as needed to ensure success of each program
• Match purchase order or email authorization (if required) to invoices and goods received to validate a supplier’s invoice before payment. Prepare cheques for payment.
• To prepare ice utilization and cost allocation agreements for each of the curling leagues.
• Hours of work – Curling Season (September 1 – April 30) a total minimum of 30 hours per week. Summer Season (May 1-August 31) a total minimum of 15 hours per week
• To ensure all Manitoba Health & Safety regulations are followed, MLCC rules are regulations are followed, Work Place Health and Safety Inspections are completed
• Collect and manage all income from all sources as well as managing bank deposits with the club treasurer to ensure accuracy of all accounting records
• Manage the lounge and bar operations; including the logistics and oversight of the staff
• To attend all Board of Director meetings and to address any issues that require the boards input as well as to give an overview of club operations
• To continuously evaluate programs, procedures and club practices and to make appropriate recommendations to the board for any improvements and changes to the curling club. To also look for new sources of revenue, building on our curling operations and other uses for our facility
• To work in collaboration with the ice maker to ensure the ice surface and playing areas are prepared and operating at optimal levels
• To work closely with the kitchen operator to ensure all upcoming events that require kitchen services are communicated
• To have a flexible schedule throughout the day in order to meet the needs of the members, this may include evenings and weekends
• Develop and maintain an ice schedule for all required curling leagues
• Complete bi-weekly payroll entry to ensure that the staff of the Charleswood Curling Club are compensated
• To monitor the building systems of the curling club: including the ice surface, indoor facility, kitchen, and bar operation. Recommend upgrades and get estimates for required work projects
• To assist volunteers and co-ordinate special events/off season rentals
• To ensure Charleswood Curling Club facility, equipment and grounds are well maintained
• Source out potential grants and assist with grant applications
• Positon requires Board approval for spending $500.00 or more
• Perform other assigned duties as determined by the Board of Directors
• Note: The Charleswood Curling Club has a zero tolerance policy regarding the consumption of alcohol while on duty
Qualifications:
• 3-5 years of management and leadership experience in a customer based organization
• Must understand and be familiar with the sport of curling, the rules of play and etiquette
• Strong interpersonal skills to work with staff, members and executive
• A proven ability to meet required deadlines
• Attention to detail
• The ability to work independently
• Strong Financial acumen (manage budgets, expenses, costs and payroll)
• Strong problem solving skills – ability to use and find appropriate resources to find a solution
• Customer service focused with ability to build relationships
• Basic computer knowledge of Excel, Word, Intranet, E-mail, etc.
• Professional phone manner
• Organized and strong ability to set and manage priorities
• A team player, shows initiative and has strong ability to learn
• Have a flexible schedule that may include weekly evenings and weekend work
• Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and a brief description outlining why you would be a good fit for this position. Please reference in subject line: CLUB MANAGER POSITION. We will accept applications until Dec.24/21 As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record check. Preference will be given to candidates with curling knowledge and that have a business background.
All candidates are thanked for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

BURNTWOOD CURLING CLUB – THOMPSON, MB

 ICE TECHNICIAN

The Burntwood Curling Club is located in Thompson, MB as part of the Thompson Regional Community Centre (TRCC).

We are seeking a self-motivated and conscientious individual to fill the position of Ice Technician for the 2021-2022 curling season.  This seasonal position runs from approximately October 1st to March 31st each season.  Experience is not required but would be considered an asset.  Training will be provided as required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily ice maintenance & preparation (cleaning, ice scraping, pebbling, etc)
  • Cleaning and janitorial duties of the ice shed area, lower viewing area/lobby & changerooms
  • Ice installation may be added to the contract (to be discussed depending on experience)

Attributes we are looking for:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Some mechanical experience (minor equipment repairs & maintenance, ice plant operation)
  • Strong communication skills

Application deadline: July 15th, 2021

For more info or to submit your resume/expression of interest, please contact:

Alex Sutherland

[email protected]

204-679-7951

 

Grant Brown

[email protected]

204-679-1367

Fort Garry Curling Club

FGCC is looking for a new icemaker for the upcoming season. Resumes can be forwarded to [email protected] and for more information interested individuals can contact Darren Needham (Club President) at 204-782-6752.

 

BRANDON CURLING CLUB

Ice Maintenance Assistant Supervisor

The Brandon Curling Club is a busy 8 sheet curling facility located in the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba.

We are seeking to fill the position of an Ice Maintenance Assistant Supervisor.  This seasonal position runs from September until mid-to-end of March.

Qualifications for this position:

  • Able to work with a team and independently
  • Must have some mechanical background
  • Must have the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Ice Maintenance/making experience an asset
  • Available for morning, evening, and weekend shifts
  • Supervisory experience an asset
  • Previous scheduling experience an asset.
  • Past Volunteer recruitment an asset.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn and help with all aspects of ice installation, and ice upkeep
  • Learn daily ice maintenance routines (re: ice scraping, pebbling)
  • Ensure all ice maintenance staff are following procedures
  • Ensure proper communication with staff and office manager
  • Prepare and help schedule ice maintenance staff
  • Help Oversee proper cleaning practices
  • General upkeep during the season and closing of the facility in the spring.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact:

Crystal Lawson, Manager
(204) 726-3560
[email protected]