Welcome to the Milwaukee Curling Club
The origins of curling date back to the 16th century in Scotland, where the game was played on frozen lochs and ponds. Scottish immigrants brought the game with them to North America, where it quickly spread across the northern United States and Canada. Settlers began curling on the frozen Milwaukee River in the early 1840’s and officially formed the Milwaukee Curling Club (MCC) in 1845.
The modern game of curling evolved rapidly during the 1900’s, aided in large part by the move indoors through the use of refrigerated ice. MCC relocated to Riverside Park in 1915, where two covered sheets of ice provided a fixed home for the next 55 years. In 1970, the club built a four sheet curling shed and clubhouse located at Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, Wisconsin. Begining with the 2012 season, the club moved into a state-of-the-art 5-sheet facility located at the Ozaukee County fairgrounds in Cedarburg.
Today, Milwaukee Curling Club is the oldest curling club in continual existence in the United States.
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The Winter Olympics are right around the corner. See if this sport is as easy as the professionals make it look. “Learn to Curls” at the Milwaukee Curling Club are the perfect way to introduce yourself to this fantastic winter sport. These sessions will take you from off the street to game ready in just two hours. For more information on when these sessions are available, see our Learn To Curl page or Register Now and click on "Tickets" to select your date/time:
- Saturday, November 25 at 7:00PM
- Friday, December 22 at 7:00PM
- Sunday, January 21 at 10:00AM
- Saturday, February 10 at 7:00PM
- Sunday, Febuary 11 at 10:00AM
- Saturday, February 17 at 4:00PM
- Saturday, February 17 at 7:00PM
- Sunday, February 18 at 10:00AM
- Saturday, February 24 at 12:00PM
- Saturday, February 24 at 2:30PM
- Sunday, February 25 at 10:00AM
- Sunday, February 25 at 1:00PM
- Sunday, February 25 at 4:00PM
- Sunday, March 18 at 10:00AM
Photos from previous Learn to Curls can be seen on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel web site.