The Rice Lake Curling Club is indeed a club rich in history, comradorie, volunteerism and PRIDE!
A Brief History:
During the winter of 1967-68, approximately 20 couples, including 4-6 individuals who had curled previously, joined in the cattle barn of the Barron County Fairgrounds, and began what is now known as the Rice Lake Curling Club.Â Â Two sheets of ice between the rows of stanchions were flooded with a truck that, in warmer weather, sprinkled water down the race track.Â Â All scraping was done by hand,Â Â The "warming house" was a modified school bus that Vonasek & Schieffer construction workers used for a lunch area.Â Â The State Curling Association loaned the club second-hand rocks, and 16 brooms were made out of broom handles and carpet.Â Â In 1976-77, after an addition was completed to make the rinks the correct length and a viewing room was added, the club moved into the 4-H building.Â Â The same year also saw the acquisition of a double-wide trailer for a club house, complete with indoor bathrooms!Â Â That same season, the RLCC hosted it's first mixed invitational bonspiel.Â Â On August 1 of 1988, the building burned to the ground.Â Â With the hard work and dedication of the membership, the impossible was accomplished; the building that now houses one of Wisconsin's largest and most modern curling clubs was financed, constructed and ready for curling for that 1988-89 season !!
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