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Dedicated Ice

Our Own Facility

For 8 years, Palmetto Curling Club has enjoyed the generosity and hospitality of the Pavilion Recreation Center and Greenville County.  But now is the time to grow and move on from that location.

Curling has exploded in popularity across the country.  Once an obscure sport, little known outside of Canada and Europe, curling has seen an increase in interest due to its inclusion in the Olympic Games.  And while terms like “hog line” and “hammer” are still not common sports terms in the southern United States, PCC has been able to introduce the sport to over 1000 people across upstate SC in its first 8 years.

Curling is for everyone.  Whether you are interested in training hard and competing every week, or you just want a fun and social activity, curling is appropriate for both.  Here at Palmetto Curling Club, we want to offer people the chance to play 7 days a week, not just for four hours on a Tuesday night.  The only way to accomplish this is with a dedicated, curling facility.

Curling, at its core, is all about community.  A place for people to gather and have a good time, while playing (or just watching) a wonderful sport.  A dedicated facility would open up the possibility for local colleges to field teams and compete, kids to come and learn to play, and curlers from across the continent to visit our beautiful region for bonspiels.

Recently, the club Board was contacted by a developer who purchased an old mill in the area. They expressed the desire to put a curling rink inside. Naturally, we are pursuing the opportunity.

Our vision would include 3 to 4 sheets of ice, dedicated for curling, with a warm room area for broomstacking.  A wonderful vision, to be sure, but a costly one.  The total project is estimated to cost $460,000.  PCC has a plan to reach this goal through a combination of donations, grants, sponsorships, loans, and a lot of begging.

But first, we need your help.  Click the link to the right and see the reward options.  Any donation of $5 or more will earn gratitude and a gift from us.

So are you someone who has money?  Do you want to give that money to us??  Then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

This is something we will all enjoy.

 

Any questions, please email palmettocurling@gmail.com or contact one of the members of the executive board.

Thank You, and Good Curling!