Our Junior Program
Each year there are about 125 junior curlers ranging from third graders to seniors. There are currently four classes to accommodate them.
Donations of land and building materials that were given to the buildings over the years exemplify the character and dedication of its membership.
At the heart of Wisconsin’s original clubs and only 30 minutes from La Crosse, WI and 20 minutes from Winona, MN, the Centerville Curling Club resides in an area that attracts curlers from as far as 90 miles away.
The Centerville Curling Club was established.
Over 40 team’s participated in Centerville’s first men’s spiel, which was played on natural ice. Stones were purchased for the club. Prior to this members were required to purchase two of their own stones at $25 each and they used kitchen brooms for sweeping.
Women began playing in Centerville and membership dues were only $3.
The club received stones that were shipped from Scotland and club members had to drive to New York to pick up them up. At the time a new set of stones cost $55 and the club traded in 33 sets of old stones at $10 a set to purchase the new ones.
The club borrowed $360 to have artificial ice installed and the club room and machine room were also built.
The first senior bonspiel was held.
The first women’s bonspiel was held.
An addition was built which included a combined warming room and kitchen.
Used stones were purchased for the club.
The club qualified for Non-Profit Tax Exempt status and the Centerville Community Development Foundation Inc. was formed.
The current four sheet club was constructed as part of the Town of Trempealeau Community Center at a cost of $360,000 on farmland donated by Elaine Delaney. The building and land were sold to the Town of Trempealeau and a long-term lease was formed.
An addition, which included an office, another locker room and cold storage was built.
The 60th anniversary of the Centerville Curling Club Men’s Bonspiel.
Wisconsin Terrazzo Company (La Crosse) spent 2 1/2 days grinding high spots off the rink’s concrete floor. Top 1/2″ is removed saving about 1000 gallons of water when making ice.
In August, one of the two dehumidifier units was installed for the upcoming season. In December, five sets of New Common Green/Double Sided Blue Hone Insert stones were purchased and put into play. They were purchased through a World Curling Federation program with the United States Curling Association. The manufacturer was Kays of Scotland with a purchase price of $530 per stone including a new handle. The handles were engraved by George Phillips in North Dakota.
1st Annual Centerville Outdoor Open Bonspiel. Four teams competed with the Bryan Hosler team, Tim Jessessky, Larry Adams, Mike Oslie, and Brian Brenengen, taking 1st place. Other competing teams included Lynn Adams, Heidi Arndt, and Rick Weltzein. The rink was located on the north side of the club and consisted of single 12′ x 88′ sheet with nylon fabric frozen into the ice. The rink took two weeks to prepare due to members having to work around the weather.