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About Our Club

The Mankato Curling Club, previously known as the Caledonia Curling Club, was originally organized in 1903. Since 1965, the organization has been housed at 600 Hope Street in Mankato Minnesota. This location consists of 5 sheets of dedicated curling ice, large viewing area and spiel (social) room.

Over the years, the Mankato Curling Club has grown into a strong and prestigious club. The club has been home to World Medalists, National and State Champions, yet we are still proud to provide a curling venue for curlers of all ages and experience levels. With a current adult membership numbering at approximately 200 and youth curling program of over 80, we are looking at a bright and prosperous future.

Currently, the Mankato Curling Club offers league play 5 nights a week during our October through April season, with our juniors meeting weekly. Additionally, the club hosts four annual spiels (tournaments) during the season. The tradition of hosting spiels began in the 1960’s at the Mankato Curling Club and has drawn several local and out of town teams to the events.

Along with leagues and spiels, the Mankato Curling Club is used by several groups, clubs, schools, organizations and individuals who rent the club to learn to curl, team building events and school physical education programs. These rentals bring hundreds of people of all ages into the Mankato Curling Club.

The Mankato Curling Club has a reputation of hospitality and was chosen to host their first National Championship in 2004. Over the last 10 years, the club has hosted 5 National Championship Events, a National Challenge Round, and an Olympic Team Trial Challenge Round. While the Mankato Curling Club is proud to host these events, we take great pride in bringing the sport of curling and its value to the greater Mankato area.

 

Club History

In February of 1903 a paper was circulated among some men in Mankato asking who would be interested in forming a curling club.  This was followed by a meeting on September 12th, 1903 at which time a constitution and by-laws were drawn up.  The rest is history.

Eight-ends:  There have been 7 eight-ends recorded in club history. 

Elmer Anderson 1966
      First eight-end in club history, during inter-club bonspiel, March 12, 1966.
      Pictured L-to-R, Elmer & Nina Anderson, Catherine and Kennard Kimble.

Joe Galli 19??
      Pictured L-to-R Duane & Lorene Bleess, Vicky & Joe Galli.

Stan Solie 1981
      1981 Bunny Spiel.
      Pictured L-to-R, Stan & Kay Solie, Mary & Harlan Jaeger.

Jeff Annis 1993
The photo is a re-creation at Mapleton of the eight-end that occurred in Mankato in the first end of a game in the Early Bird League, December 2nd, against the Kevin Boerboom rink. The Annis rink was curling three-handed; they were without Bruce Annis that night.
Pictured
L-to-R, Jeff Annis(skip), Tim Solie(3rd), Randy Cumming (lead).

Kevin Vetter 2004
In the 3rd end of a semi-final game in the Second Event on Sunday of the Bunny Spiel against Craig "Catfish" Keller (St. Paul), a team that included former Caledonian Club President, Angie Hendel.
Pictured L-to-R, Kevin & Julie Vetter (lead), Sharon Thielges (3rd), John Krenz (2nd). (Tim Solie and Jake Palmer are in the background.)

Matt Schmidt 2005
(Sarah Schmitt (3rd), Joey Dobie (2nd),(lead).  During the Bunny Spiel and stolen against Lisa Strassburg.  No picture yet.

Greg Rheaume 2008
Jake Palmer,Third; Matt
Strassburg, Second; and Al Rykhus, Lead

 

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