Become A Member
We welcome new curlers to join the Belfast Curling Club twice a year, in early November and mid-January, when new leagues are formed. These leagues run for an 8-week session (called a half) and can differ slightly, depending on demand.
Prior to each half, we hold two-hour events open to the public known as Learn to Curls. There is a fee to participate, but if you decide to join the curling club, it is applied towards membership dues. Club members are available at the Learn to Curls to facilitate the signup process and answer any questions. For more information, go to Learn to Curl Events.
Once a member, you can sign up for as many leagues as you want and can reserve ice for practice or pick-up games any time there are not leagues, events, or ice maintenance scheduled. Leagues typically run weekday evenings starting at 6:30, and also most weekday afternoons at various times. On Sunday, there is a Doubles League (not for beginners), and otherwise weekend ice is reserved for bonspiels, rentals, youth, and college curling. To see our most recent league schedule, go to Leagues.
Learn to Curls are a great avenue for new curlers to join the Belfast Curling Club. If you are an experienced curler new to the area or a past BCC member who hasn’t curled for a while, email [email protected] for information about joining BCC and signing up for league play without attending a Learn to Curl Event.
Since BCC is an all-volunteer organization, we ask that members contribute a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer time per year. There are many ways to fulfill this, including ice maintenance, bar/kitchen help during bonspiels, Learn to Curl events, and more. The call for volunteers is issued often during the curling season, and our continued success depends on a great response each time!
If you are a continuing member of the Belfast Curling Club, dues are $375.00 for the full season, or $187.50 for a half. New curler dues are $150 for the first half, and then $187.50 per half as continuing members.
If you are under age 25, your annual dues are $300, or $150 per half.
Social members may participate in in-house bonspiels, held several Saturdays per year. They may not sign up for league play but may sub in 3 league games per half. Social members may reserve ice to practice any time there is not league play, events, or ice maintenance scheduled. Cost for a social membership is $100 per year.
DUES MUST BE PAID BY THE DEADLINE SET BY THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH HALF. Deadlines will be communicated via all-club email and posted on the club calendar. You will not have access to the ice if dues are not paid.
MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE BUT MAY BE CREDITED TOWARD FUTURE PLAY.