All three of the Juniors who curled at Junior Nationals this week are coming home with a medal. Team Runing (Melissa Runing and Aly Deegan) qualified for the playoff round with an exciting extra-end tiebreaking game. The High Performance team (Caiti Flannery) finished the round robin with a record of 5-2. These two teams faced each other in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night. The High Performance team was able to move on to the gold medal round where they fell to the gold medal winner. Team Runing was able to win the bronze medal and Caiti Flanner ended the tournament with a silver medal. The Mankato Curling Club is proud of these girls and wish them the best of luck. Great curling, ladies!
Team Runing is still looking for help in raising funds to achieve their goals. Please consider making a donation to Team Runing by going to their go fund me page by clicking here. Caiti Flannery's High Performance team has also qualfied for the 2017 National Championships in Everett, Washington held February 11 - 18. Please follow this link here for more information on this great achievement.
A big thank you to everyone who helped by donating time and money over the past 6 months to help us get to where we are today! Please check out the pictures of the process that it took to get ice once again. Good Curling!
The MCC Board would like to express our extreme gratitude for all of those who donated over the matching fund campaign this summer. In total, over $225,000 was raised! These donations allowed previous debt to be paid off, the downpayment to be made for the new ice equipment, and a contingency fund in place. The MCC Board would like to recognize all of those who have given a new life Club and made curling in Mankato possible again. Please follow the link this link, Thank You All!, for a list of our generous donors.
The Mankato Curling Club is one of the oldest curling clubs in the state, boasting more than 113 years of competitive action. For the first time since its founding in 1903, the club was unable to provide home ice for the 2014-2015 season.
Ice plant failures have crippled a club that normally serves approximately 200 adult members and a successful Junior Program with as many as a 100 youth participating. Along with leagues and spiels, the Mankato Curling Club is used by many groups, clubs, schools, organizations and individuals who rent the club to learn to curl, team building events, and school physical education programs.