The Victoria Curling Club was incorporated as a non-profit society of BC on November 20, 1949. A lease on the land was obtained through the City of Victoria in June, 1950. Through considerable efforts of a dedicated few, funds were raised through the sale of debentures and a building was constructed and opened in February of 1953; since that time it has been in continuous operation.
The Victoria Curling Club is proud of the impressive achievements that its' members have accomplished since the facility opened - numerous provincial champions; national champions; world champions; and coaches with Olympic experience have all stepped on the Club's ice. The building played host to the MacDonald Brier in 1958. The Club and many of its volunteers have helped host the 2005 and 2013 World Men’s Curling Championships along with the 2009 Ladies Scott Tournament of Hearts.
We features 8 sheets of ice, 20 weekly leagues and the Greater Victoria Curling Academy - a youth training program that runs Monday - Wednesday with credits going toward their middle school and high school physical education. We also have ice rental opportunities for bonspiels, funspiels, shorties, and school groups. The Club's innovative instructional programs range from junior programs (such as the Optimist Junior League and the Curling Academy) to our Curl4Life Curling Clinics and a beginners league program.
We are always striving to deliver on our promise of excellent customer service - the members of our club, and the community of Greater Victoria are our customers. Our goal is to be the most welcoming place to come and enjoy sport, recreation, socialization, and leisure.
Colin Coughlin, President
President, Board of Directors
Colin Coughlin: President
I have been curling off and on for 50 years, staring in high school. I have filled a number of league executive roles including president, draw master and treasurer. In addition to curling I have volunteered for a number of organizations including the International Project Management Institutes (PMI) where I was president of the local chapter and served as the North West North America Mentor.
Operationally the BOD main goal is to remain fiscally viable while balancing club needs with an affordable recreational experience for our members. Strategically we will strive to preserve a strong community within the club and foster positive relationships within the community at large.
Paul's been curling in Victoria since the early 80's. With a background in sales management and customer service, he is committed to making the VCC the most welcoming curling club in the country.
Head Ice Technician
Cody is quite possibly more passionate about ice than any other person on the planet. A Level 2 Ice Tech, he has made ice for both provincial and national championships, and strives to bring that level of quality to the VCC.
The Victoria Curling Club wouldn't be the Victoria Curling Club, without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Everything from bonspiel and league organizing, to working the occasional shift in our pro-shop, to lending a helping hand doing tasks that otherwise would be placed on the back-burner, our club is built on the shoulders of our volunteer force.
And we need volunteers more than ever! As we look to the future of the Club, it is "all hands on deck" - if you have a skill and some time to donate for the betterment of the building, we are undertaking numerous projects that require your expertise. If you are interested in lending a hand, or resources, we need you - please contact the office and we will match you up with the right opportunity.