2019-2020 Members League Information Handbook

The St. Vital Curling Club welcomes new and past members.  We ask that you read the information within this handbook to understand league operations and policies. 


In it you will find:


  • 2018-2019 Member Achievements 

  • St. Vital Curling Club

  • Mission Statement 

  • Operations

  • Website

  • Club Activities

  • Locker assignments 

  • 5th players / spares

  • League Play

  • League Scheduling

  • Club Championships 


Click here for the 2019-2020 SVCC Members Handbook. (UPDATED December 2019)

  • Ice Rentals 

  • Other Leagues 

  • House Rules

  • St. Vital History

  • Formation of club

  • Past Presidents 

  • Honorary Life Members

  • Awards

  • Bryan Holt Award 

  • Volunteer of the Year 

  • Lafreniere Ambassador

Presidents Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 season at the St. Vital Curling Club! 


As your returning President for the upcoming year, I would like to welcome all of our returning

members, and those of you who are joining us for the first time.


The SVCC has been in operation since 1933, thanks to the hard work, and commitment of our

dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and Community Sponsors over the

years. Without their support, we would not have this successful, recreational and competitive

curling facility that we have today. We are very proud that we are able to provide an environment

for this lifelong pastime, where friendships evolve, and opportunities for competition on the

Local, Provincial, National, World, and Olympic stages are possible.


We once again welcome all members to join us on January 1st at our annual membership SVCC

Levy as a thank you for your continued support of St. Vital Curling Club. Come out and enjoy

complimentary food and beverages, win a chance to win one of 5 bottles of Manitoba’s finest

whiskeys and watch the Andrew “The Ice Man” Atkinson and myself go Head to Head ONCE

AGAIN in the SVCC famous annual Bumper Game!


I would also like to invite all of our Member’s teams to participate in the 132nd Manitoba Open

from January 16th to 19th, 2020. This historic event that holds the world record as the largest

single bonspiel ever staged (1280 teams in 1988), and the longest continually run bonspiel in the

world. AS WELL, as part of the Manitoba Open, please join us at our pre-Manitoba Open Calcutta Night to start off the weekend off right on January 15th, 2020.


Capital Projects

Once again, our board has undertaken a considerable amount of capital project work this past spring and summer. This work included:

  • Carpeting upstairs and downstairs.

  • Upstairs refreshed with new paint and colors.

  • Plastic board dividers eliminating paint chips on the ice the need to paint the boards ever again.

  • Andrew replaced the Sheet 1 sideboard this summer. Both the Sheet 6 (replaced last summer) and the Sheet 1 sideboards should be good for about 20 years now.

Work still to come this year and leading into next summer include:

  • The installation of a brand new sound system this upcoming fall. The new system will provide us the opportunity to play music and use the microphone in 4 distinct zones: the lounge, main floor, basement and the barn.

  • Working with structural engineers, a continued review of our roof leaking and insulation challenges with work to be completed next spring/summer.

  • Working with Dustin, a refurbishment of the bar area.

  • Re-do the storage room to accommodate for a tool room.

  • Study future wheelchair access to the main floor.

  • A continued review of whether our club needs a club manager, or should remain volunteer driven, as it is today.


In future years, our club will need to study and be prepared to be gender and disability friendly including wheelchair accessibility and gender neutral washrooms and options for gender friendly change rooms.


Notable Upcoming Events


  • Larry Jones Classic – Sept. 26-29

  • Member’s Curling starts Sept 30th

  • SVCC Fun Spiel – Oct. 5th

  • Thanksgiving – Oct. 11-14 (closed)

  • Past President’s breakfast & dinner – Oct. 20

  • Xmas break - Dec. 20-Jan. 1 (closed)

  • New Year’s Day Levy – Wednesday, Jan. 1

  • Member’s Curling starts - January 2nd

  • Calcutta – Jan. 15 (no curling after 7pm)

  • Manitoba Open – Jan. 16 – 19th

  • Louis Riel Day – Feb. 17 (closed during the day)

  • Club Championship – March 9 - 31

  • Awards Dinner – April 25


The St. Vital Curling Club has one of the hardest working and passionate board of directors in the North America, and together with Andrew, Dustin and the rest of our exceptional staff, we wish all of you a successful season of curling! I look forward to meeting you all and seeing you all on the ice and at upcoming events!


Ken Stevens

2019-2020 President

St. Vital Curling Club

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