Belfast Curling Club opened officially in February, 1959 on the site which had previously been flooded for outdoor curling by a group of enthusiasts. Inspired by founder and first president, Dr. Norman E. Cobb and friends from the St. Stephen, New Brunswick Curling Club, volunteer masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and laborers built the club on donated land - even making their own 5,000 cinderblocks!
Before this, the original handful of "roaring game" fans traveled frequently to St. Stephen, and later carted an assortment of stones to a nearby college hockey rink for early morning ice time.
In 1962, the two-sheet ice house was razed to make room for the present three-sheet clubhouse which now provides activities for more than 100 members ranging in age from 16 to 75. A banquet and dance hall was added in 1977.
Belfast's Ice: Three sheets of some of the finest ice in New England are the result of extensive renovations made in 1991, including insulation and controlled temperature in the ice house. An experienced committee meticulously maintains our ice using a state-of-the-art scraper and pebbler. Our well-lit ice is in use from November until early April. To learn more send us an email.
We have members in the following towns/cities: Andover, Appleton, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bath, Belfast, Belgrade, Belmont, Bernard, Blue Hill, Boothbay, Brewer, Brooks, Brooksville, Brunswick, Burnham, Camden, Carmel, Castine, Cushing, Dedham, East Boothbay, East Winthrop, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Farmingdale, Fort Fairfield, Freedom, Freeport, Fryeburg, Glenburn, Gorham, Hallowell, Hampden, Holden, Hope, Islesboro, Knox, Lamoine, Levant, Liberty, Lincolnville, Linconlville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Newport, Northport, Orland, Orono, Owls Head, Palermo, Pittsfield, Portland, Readfield, Richmond, Rockland, Rockport, Rumford, S. Thomaston, Searsmont, Searsport, Smithfield, Somerville, South Portland, Stockton Springs, Surry, Swanville, Tenants Harbor, Thomaston, Thorndike, Topsham, Union, Unity, Waldo, Waldoboro, Warren, Washington, Waterville, Wayne, Windsor, Winslow, Winterport, Winthrop, Wiscasset, Woolwich