• January 22, 2014 2:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Want to find out more about what's going on at Hollywood Curling.  Check out our January newsletter, packed with info on leagues, learn to curls, play down results, supporting the Olympic athletes headed to Sochi, and more.  

  • January 21, 2014 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    New dates just added!
    Sochi is just a few weeks away, and we're giving you plenty of opportunities to come out and learn to curl, and claim your bragging rights around the water cooler during the Olympics! Bring your friends or family out to try the hottest sport at the Winter Games!

    Next Learn to Curls:
    Jan. 26 6:00p - LA Kings Valley Ice Center
    Feb. 7 7:30p - Ice Station Valencia
    Feb. 8 8:45p - Ice Station Valencia
    Feb. 14 8:00p - LA Kings Valley Ice Center
    Feb. 21 8:00p - LA Kings Valley Ice Center
    Feb. 23 6:00p - LA Kings Valley Ice Center

    Advance registration is required to guarantee a spot.
    Click on the date above and follow the links to reserve your group now!

    (While we are unable to offer refunds, we may honour exchanges, pending availability of alternate dates, up to 48 hours before the original scheduled event)
  • January 21, 2014 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Our Spring 10 Week FEATURES league (for experienced curlers) is now open for registrations to Platinum Members.  Other members can sign up starting January 23rd.  Pending space availability, registrations will open to non members on February 8.

    Introducing our SHORTS Beginner's Leagues
    5 week league includes one night clinic and four league nights. Experienced curlers will be on hand to help coach, answer questions, help with etiquette, and help new curlers to feel comfortable in game situations.

    SHORTS 1
    Mar 2 - Mar 30
    Sundays @ 5:45pm
    LA Kings Valley Ice Center

    SHORTS 2
    Apr 6 - May 18 (no curling Apr. 20 or May 11)
    Sundays @ 5:45pm
    LA Kings Valley Ice Center

    Registrations for our Shorts leagues for Beginner's ONLY are now open for members. Onsale to the general public will take place (space pending) in February.
  • January 08, 2014 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This year's MoPac 5 & Under bonspiel is taking place in Seattle April 26-27. Registration opens on Friday morning. Any curler who joined during or after the 08/09 season is eligible to attend. This is a great bonspiel for any new curlers to consider attending- even if you give the sport a try with us this spring for the very first time and you're pretty much hooked, this is a perfect event to nail the lid on the coffin of your curling addiction!

    Sign up early to secure your spot.  Click the link below for more information.

  • December 12, 2013 6:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Want something truly original for your holiday gift giving?  Or a great birthday gift that is sure to knock their socks off?  Hollywood Curling now offers customized gift certificates, valid in any denomination.  Treat them to a learn to curl lesson for one or two (or six or sixty!), treat them to a Hollywood Curling membership, or give them any dollar amount of your choice.  Gift Certificates can be applied to membership dues, league fees, learn to curls and open houses, private parties, merchandise- you name it! 

    To get started, email us.  We will send you a paypal invoice, then send you your gift certificate.  Printed certificates are available (additional $1 shipping & handling charge), or electronic gift certificates are always available.

    Contact us today to get your custom Gift Certificate Order in before the holidays!
  • December 12, 2013 5:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We just announced a slew of Learn to Curl dates for 2014.  Help us get the word out by sharing, posting, emailing, blogging, tweeting, and everything else that lets people know!

    Dates announced (click on a date to view details):

    Advance registration is required for all Learn to Curls.  As we fill up, we will open waiting lists and additional events as we are able to.  

    Have any questions?  Please don't hesitate to contact us!  Good Curling!
  • December 06, 2013 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click to view the December 2013 Newsletter

    Table of Contents includes:
    Annual General Meeting
    Board Elections
    Fargo FANdango
    Fargo: A Few Days In Paris
    Halloween Mini Spiel
    Recent News
    Member Spotlight- Katie Kerr
    Curling Ettiquette
    International Tankard Nominations
  • November 27, 2013 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We've just opened registration for a Learn to Curl on December 15.  We will have many, many more dates in January, February and March.  We will open registration for those events after Thanksgiving weekend, so stay tuned, or join our mailing list to find out more!

  • November 18, 2013 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Fargo: A Few Days in Paris (of the Midwest)
    by Chris Olander

    At one point, we were all watching Fargo in Fargo at the Fargo. It doesn't get much more meta than that. I'd call that a highlight of the trip except the whole five days was so much fun it's virtually impossible for me to pick one moment that stands head and shoulders above the rest. But let's back up, Wednesday morning I landed in Fargo. Yes, Fargo.

    The 2014 US Olympic Team Trials for curling were being held in Fargo, and a few of us from Hollywood Curling decided to make the jaunt over to see it live and in person. I am so glad I went, Fargo did not disappoint. The whole five days I kept thinking how much I love this sport (a lot) and how much fun it can be (tons).

    Though curling was the main draw we did do other things in Fargo. We had some wonderful beer and a fantastic tour of the Fargo Brewing Company. Aaron and the boys there sure do make a smooth porter and were very gracious hosts (and bonus, who knew barley was so delicious to eat raw?). Their team of 4 (maybe 5) hard working guys focused on one goal sure seems to be paying off big dividends for them.

    Most of the non-curling awesomeness we got to be apart of was because Marissa and I were hangers-on of Matt and Jen's FANdango contest winnings (thanks guys!). Liza also flew out later in the week and it was the 5 of us who got (basically) our own private screening of Fargo (in Fargo at the Fargo). We also had some great burgers at JL Beers, frozen custard at Culver's, delicious BBQ at Famous Dave's, going to the biggest Wal-Mart I've ever seen, delivering stones for 4 ends on the championship ice...and some other stuff. We even got to curl at the band new Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club, twice!

    There were also lots and lots of curling draws.The curling really was fantastic. The double round robin format allowed us to see all the teams slug it out for several draws before the finals. Great guards, draws, peels, ticks, doubles, much awesome curling. Everyone, working hard, sweeping and sliding, teams of 4 working towards a great and common purpose...Sochi.

    For all but two teams the "Road to Sochi" ended in Fargo. But that doesn't take away anything from what they've done or what they are able to teach just by working hard. Through all the fun I had off the ice, sitting in Scheeles Arena, watching these teams work, really left me thinking about team dynamics. Four great curlers don't make a championship team. Great teams are born of common cause, friendship, dedication and hard, hard work. They are more than the sum of their parts. That's my take away from this week. Having superstar players is nice but if your team is not firing on all cylinders then it's tough to win, at any level. That of course is not a new concept but I think it bears repeating if only for myself.

    I sometimes get wrapped up in trying win and forget to have fun. I sometimes take things a bit seriously when our team misses a shot. It's ok sometimes because we're all getting into the moment. But more often it's too much and I think it takes away from why our team started curling in the first place. I can be a better skip/teammate/person and I learned a little about that this week watching the Olympic curling trials.

    We closed our trip down on Sunday by chatting with Team Brown for a bit during draw 3 of the mens championship. That might actually be my "highlight" because all those girls are so excited to be going back to the Olympics (I broke my cowbell cheering so hard when they won on Saturday). Listening to them talk about games from the week before, remembering shots, discussing the ice and their play was fun to hear. They were all so great and gracious chatting with us and taking photos not half a day after winning their way to Sochi. They are a special team and a great group of women. I'll be cheering extra hard for them in a few months when the Olympics roll around (after I fix my cowbell).

    So, while you might have thought that there's only one reason to go to Fargo, curling, you'd be wrong. The people of Fargo were nothing but generous and warm. The food was great, the weather was great, the curling was (of course) great. Fargo was great. As Matt said (and we did our best to spread this saying to everyone we met) Fargo is the Paris of the midwest. It's true. Good teamwork Fargo. And good curling!
  • November 07, 2013 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hi all-
    Due to some scheduling conflicts with a number of our board members, we have postponed our November board meeting by one week.  

    The new meeting will take place November 19, 2013 at 8pm at 4n20 Pie Shop 4723 Laurel Canyon Valley Village, CA.

    Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience!

    -Hollywood Curling Board of Directors

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