CURLING: CHICAGO'S MOST UNIQUE TEAMBUILDING EXPERIENCE!
FACILITY RENTAL PROGRAM
for Meetings and Curling Special Events
The Chicago Curling Club is a unique meeting venue that is occasionally available for use by members and non-members for meetings, organizational team building, and/or private curling experiences.
Space is available on a limited basis for business groups, nonprofits, and meeting/special event planners. Summer rental is for outdoor party space and indoor service areas. Our regular season is winter when the IceHouse is frozen for curling. We offer curling teambuilding starting late October through mid-March. Typically, times are available throughout the week whenever there are gaps between league play or inter-club competitions.
- Weekday mornings and afternoons are open for rental except Monday morning and Wednesdays me
- Saturday and Sunday mornings are often available for rental
- Saturday and Sunday afternoons are occasionally available for rental
- Friday and Saturday nights require at least six weeks advance notice for rental
- Weekday evenings are generally occupied by club league play and usually unavailable for rental. An additional surcharge is required in order to displace league play
Our unique venue consists of 4 sheets of curling ice in an environmentally-controlled area, a full commercial kitchen suitable for catering, viewing/seating for approximately 100 people, a large dining area with fireplace, TVs/DVD/VCR, two locker rooms, and a bar area. We have accommodated upwards of 150 people for formal sit-down dinners. We also house the American Curling History Museum.
Utilizing the Club for a curling experience typically consists of group lessons for 32 people in teams of 4 or 8. We will accomodate no less than 16 and no more than 64 participants on the ice. Events are scheduled for approximately 2.5 hours and include:
- Instructors / appropriate equipment / facility
- General introduction speech and short video (15 min)
- Warm-up exercises and entering the ice discussion (15 min)
- On-ice instruction on how to play the game; delivering the stone, sweeping and strategy – this is a full hands-on experience! (50 min)
- Team formation and play of a 2-end competitive game (45 min)
- “Broomstacking” session with refreshments and celebration (30 min)
All that your guests need to bring in order to participate are warm loose fitting clothes, a CLEAN pair of athletic shoes (carried into the club to keep foreign substances off the ice) and, if desired light gloves and a cap. The Club has all the game equipment necessary to participate including stones, brooms and teflon shoe sliders.
Group rate for exclusive use of facility including curling for up to 32 people is $3000 per session.
Group rate for shared use of facility including curling for up to 16 people is $2000
$50 additional is required per person up to a maximum of 64. Instruction as outlined previously is included.
Should you only be interested in the facility for a meeting or presentation not involving participating in the curling experience, the Club rental fee is $1,250.00.
- Bartenders: One is included in rental price for up to 50 guests. Additional bartenders are $50.00/hour.
- Kitchen: Cooking is only permitted by professional caterers, a bid can be submitted to use our in-house catering operation
- Cleanup: Basic cleanup is included, damage or excessive cleaning will result in additional expense.
- Soft drinks: Included at no additional charge.
- Beer and Liquor: Charged at regular Club regular club prices and master-billed.
- A liability waiver must be completed by each on-ice participant
- Make contact with the Club by clicking below, providing an outline of your event plans and potential dates.
- A Club contact will contact you for further details and email you an agreement form. Requests are subject to the approval of the Chicago Curling Club Board. Once accepted, a 48-hour turnaround by the booking party is required to maintain date request.
- Deposit of $1,500 for curling experience / $800.00 for non-curling is required at time of reservation. Deposit is non-refundable.
- Balance billed at conclusion of event and due within 5 days.
- Injury/damage: Booking party is responsible for any personal injury and or property damage. The booking party and or client must sign a waiver / release prior to any participant entering the ice area.
In the rare event that factors beyond our control (including but not limited to weather or facility damage) necessitate the postponement of a private event, the Chicago Curling Club will work with the renting party to determine appropriate rescheduling. All other pre-arranged agreements would be honored.
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