The Plainfield Curling Club
) is a curling
club located in South Plainfield
, New Jersey
. It owns and operates the only curling facility in New Jersey. It was founded in 1963, with the members initially using rented ice and curling outdoors. The current two-sheet structure was completed in 1967.
The PCC season runs from late October through early April. As of the 2009–2010 season, the club holds league
play seven days per week, hosts five annual bonspiels
, and has programs for juniors (teenagers
) and “little rockers” (ages 6–12).
The PCC currently has over 160 active members. The club had a significant increase in membership for the 2002–2003 season, after U.S.
television coverage of curling in the 2002 Winter Olympics
increased awareness of the sport. There was a similar spike in membership for the 2006-2007 season due to the 2006 Winter Olympics
The Plainfield Curling Club hosts five annual bonspiels.
- Founders’ Bonspiel, November
- Robert Burns Thrifty Bonspiel, January
- Junior Bonspiel, for teenage curlers, February
- PCC Stone Bonspiel, March
- "Bonsqueal", March/April (see below)
All PCC bonspiels are open to curlers from other clubs. The PCC Stone
is a men's competition. The other bonspiels are "open" format; that is, teams may be made up of any combination of men and women.
Named for the popular pig roast
on Saturday night, "Bonsqueal" is held on... Read More