Our Plan

Broomstones Curling ClubAs we outlined in our vision, our long-term goal is to bring a 4- to 5-sheet dedicated curling facility to Keene, NH, and the greater Monadnock region. This will require a good bit of work, people and money, but we believe it can be done and can make the Keene region a true regional center for winter sports activities, particularly when coupled with the new year-round ice arena being built by the Keene Ice organization.

As our club is just in the formation stages, our precise plans are still in development, but a rough outline of how we’d ideally like to proceed is:

2014-2015 season

  • Initial planning stages and publicity
  • Identification of curlers (both new and experienced) within the Monadnock region who could form an active group
  • Outreach to regional and national curling organizations who can help us grow the club

2015-2016 season

  • Continued planning stages and publicity
  • Identification of curlers (both new and experienced) within the Monadnock region who could form an active group
  • Outreach to regional and national curling organizations who can help us grow the club

2016-2017 season

  • Creation of a legal organization and board of directors (interested in helping?)
  • Start curling as a group either on: 1) arena ice at Keene Ice ; or
    2) rented ice at Petersham Curling Club.
  • Continued publicity and membership building
  • Beginning the work of identifying a site, creating business plans, etc.

2017-2018 season

  • Continued group curling, including ideally hosting a first bonspiel in the Monadnock region
  • Continued publicity and membership building, particularly with the Winter Olympics.
  • Identification of a site, planning, permitting
  • Raising of funds

2018-2019 season

  • Continued group curling
  • Continued publicity and membership building
  • Continued fundraising
  • Start of building or remodeling

2019-2020 season

  • First year of curling!

In an ideal world, of course, we’d love to see this happen sooner – WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this a reality!  Please join us and bring curling to the Monadnock region!

P.S. The image on this page is from Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland, MA, which is a beautiful four-sheet facility.

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