3/23/2017 - Something really NEW at CCC 

CCC Newsletter


What's NEW?  .   .   .    this is   .   .   .   the "BOSS" !!

And what does THIS thing have in common with  "Women of Curling"?  ...
Meet CCC's Laura Tait!!  


Laura is a fellow CCC curler and a Level 1 (Canadian) Certified Ice Technician!  
Laura is originally from Chicago, and went to school at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  She moved to Phoenix in 2006 to be closer to family and took up curling in 2007 after seeing it on TV during the Salt Lake City Olympics.  It didn't hurt that she  happened to be dating Shawn who curled with the Coyotes at the Ice Den. Laura saw a chance to learn something new and to spend more time with her now-husband.  “From Day 1, everyone was so welcoming and willing to help me learn. It really made it easy to come back after trying it out (and after I'd figured out how many layers to wear to make it through a game),” she says.  Laura was a Marine Biologist for 15 years but made a career change into banking after moving to Phoenix. She’s now a Performance Coach in Mortgage, helping teams and individuals improve every day. She is also a dedicated club volunteer, helping improve our facility every day! “I spend most of my time working alongside Shawn on the ice (although often we are there at opposite times and I'm there when no one else is). It is pretty unique for our club to have a woman Certified Ice Technician, so I'm actually pretty proud of that!”  Now that the Women's League has started on Wednesday nights, Laura is spearheading a drive to have more women ready and willing to help prep the ice before games. Date and time for ice crew training is coming soon!
And because Laura spends a lot of time with "the Boss"  . . .     
She recently started a fundraiser to cover the costs of our new, badly needed, Ice Master machine - this is the very important machine that cuts the ice and gives us great ice to curl on. The new machine, and a few other related items, cost close to $10,000. A custom puzzle of our ice machine has been designed and contributions are represented by pieces of the puzzle being filled in.  Please consider helping us complete the puzzle which will be permanently displayed at the CCC.  Contribute to the "BOSS"!!  So next time you are at th club, head to the bar and ask to buy a piece!!!
You can go to and DONATE for a worthy cause!  

The most effective way to attract new members to the Club is through our Learn-to-Curl program.  If you know someone who is interested in learning and trying curling, our next Learn-to-Curl events are scheduled for:  
  • Saturday  -  March 25  -  11am to 2pm
  • Sunday  -  April 2  -  1pm to 4pm
Volunteers are always needed to assist with this program.  If you are an instructor, a helper, wish to be an instructor or a helper and are not on the Learn-to-Curl distribution list but wish to participate, please send an email to and ask to be included!  

Level 1 Instructor Training Class - April 8 (9am to 4 pm)
Get your Level 1 certification or a refresher.  Cost is $50 for members and training will include approximately 4 hours of ice-time and 4 hours of classroom training.  There may be time for some one-on-one instruction or practice at the end of the day.  Lunch will be provided (or you can bring your own if you prefer).  Contact Darryl Horsman - 602-300-4808 for more information or go to https://leagues/ to sign up! 

Desert Ice - April 20 - 23, 2017                     Deadline:  Apr-10                        
There is 1 team spot open!!! The Desert Ice Bonspiel is an open bonspiel.  This year marks the 12th year of our annual bonspiel and it continues to get bigger and better every year.  Come to Arizona for a little curling in the desert in beautiful Tempe, Arizona at the new dedicated Coyotes Curling Club.  For information on this bonspiel, please contact Karen at or go to .
Coyote Cup - May 20    -  Registration Opens: Fri/Mar 24 at 12pm 
The Coyote Cup is a one-day, fun bonspiel for all CCC members. Much like the Continental Cup, the players are drafted into two large teams: Team Red and Team Yellow. Points are scored by teams winning games in the four draws throughout the day. This year Team Yellow is led by: Coach Darryl Horsman and Team Captain Tracy Heuermann! Team Red is led by: Coach Shawn Tait and Team Captain Luba Brock!
Sign-up fee is $50, with a two-game guarantee.  Participation is limited to the first 60 Coyote Club members who sign up. Participants are able to sign up as an individual or as a pair. Pairs will be drafted together for Team Red or Team Yellow. Both players signing up as a pair must submit a separate registration form and include the name of their paired person on the form. Go here for information and to register tomorrow!!
Hotter 'n Hell - July 14 - 17, 201
                      Registration Open
The Hotter 'n Hell Bonspiel is an open bonspiel.  This is the 4th year of our Summer Bonspiel.  It's a great way to "cool off" so come on out for a little curling in the desert in the summer and take advantage of great summer resort and golf prices in the desert.  There was an error with the registration link but that has been fixed.  Head here to get you and/or your team registered!!  For information on this bonspiel, please contact


Pacific International Cup - April 19 - 23, 2017 
The 18th Pacific International Cup will be held at the Richmond Curling Club, BC, Canada.  Arizona will be sending two teams:  MEN's:   SIGGINS Team:  Mike Siggins, Adam Endicott, Carl Thompson, Tom Dukerich and WOMEN's TEAM: DEVLIN Team:  Marnie Devlin, Tracy Heuermann, Beki Nowlan, Megan Groh.

Broadmoor Curling Club - High Altitude Bonspiel - April 28 - 30

The Broadmoor Curling Club in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO is hosting their 12th Annual High Altitude Open Bonspiel April 28-30, 2017. For more information, go to the BCC website -

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Upcoming Schedule

April 20 - 23 -- Desert Ice
May 20 -- Coyote Cup
July 14-17 -- Hotter 'n Hell 

The CCC calendar can be found at  


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