College Curling

College Curling is intended to provide ice time and instruction for college students who want to learn to curl or form a competitive team. All individuals participating in college curling activities must be full-time college students and paid members of the Utica Curling Club.

Meeting times
First Half: Sundays, Oct. 14-December 16, TBD
Second Half: Sundays, January 20-March 10, TBD

Instructors: Mary Jane Walsh & Roger Rowlett, USCA Certified Level II Instructors, Vicki Sheardown, Becky Schewe, Emily Schweitzer & Paul Mokotoff, USCA Certified Level I Instructors

What to bring: Wear clean, warm, flexible, loose-fitting clothes (think sweats, not blue jeans). Bring a pair of athletic shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes) with clean soles or a pair of curling shoes (see below). Please do not ride/drive to the club in the shoes that you will curl in, and either change into your pants at the club or roll-up your pant legs until you get inside. Clean ice is good ice! Brushes will be provided or can be purchased. A limited number of grippers and sliders can be borrowed from the club when playing in Utica.

What to purchase: It is highly recommended that each student purchase two grippers and either a slip-on slider or a gripper-slider. A pair of curling shoes should be your first big purchase; a broom your second.


Release forms

Must be signed before you can go on the ice

Registration forms

  • College and College Plus curlers register using this form .
  • If you are joining as an Associate or half season member, use the standard UCC membership application form and mail the form and membership fee to the address on the form.
  • Also register with USCA, so that your school and teams are eligible to earn points. Link will be posted when ready.


UCC College Bonspiel

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2019.

Other College Qualifying Events

GNCC Calendar (sort by type and college events will appear on top
USA Curling College Tour & Championship

USA College Curling Championship

March 13-15, 2020 at Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club, Fargo, North Dakota.

Teams qualify by earning points by playing in qualifying bonspiels and playing "head to head" games with other schools. For more information, see the 2019-2020 United States College and University Curling Championship Rules or go to http://www.collegecurlingusa.org/ . Standard USCA Rules of Play are used in all events.

Other college bonspiels in the East can be located on the GNCC calendar and the USCA College Curling website . Not on either calendar? Send your event to M.J. Walsh (GNCC) and Gordon Maclean (USCA)

Upcoming Events

1)  Fri Nov 15, 2019
Utica Six Sheet Open
A 3-day, open format bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee, and a twist! Fri-Sun, Nov 15-17 (new date!) Details.
2)  Thu Jan 09, 2020
Mitchell Bonspiel
Men's Invitational Bonspiel dating to 1884. 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Jan 9-12. Details.
3)  Thu Jan 30, 2020
Utica 5 and Under Open
Open format bonspiel for participants with 5 or fewer years of curling experience. Thu-Sun, Jan 30-Feb 2. (New event!). Details.
4)  Fri Feb 07, 2020
UCC College Bonspiel
Open format bonspiel for full-time college students. USA Curling College Curling merit points available for qualifying college teams. Fri-Sun, Feb 7-9. Details.
5)  Thu Feb 20, 2020
Cobb Mixed Bonspiel
Traditional mixed bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Feb 20-24. Details.