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Business of Curling

The Business of Curling Program was developed and designed by Curling Canada. Its purpose is to help curling centres understand the business they are in. Over the past decade, curling centres have experienced a variety of problems when trying to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Meeting the challenge of survival in the marketplace has prompted them to adopt selected management tools from the private sector. These tools are helping them make a success of their facility and their programs.

Curl BC is pleased to work with Curling Canada in delivering Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Business of Curling Program.

Anyone with any questions about Business of Curling in BC should contact Curl BC Education Coordinator Kim Dennis at kdennis@curlbc.ca.

The Business of Curling Symposium (Phase 1)

The Business of Curling Symposium is a professional development and networking conference for representatives of curling clubs within BC and elsewhere. Included in the registration fee(s) are meals, conference package & resource material.

The next Business of Curling Symposium is scheduled for summer 2021, but Curl BC offers professional development on an as-needed basis or when there are specific requests. Contact Kim Dennis at kdennis@curlbc.ca if your club wants to get involved.

The Symposium is an ideal setting to:

  • share ideas and network with other curling centre managers, volunteers, members and board of director representatives
  • find out the newest trends in curling centre management, program deliverables, communication styles and more

We asked past participants: Would you recommend that your Curl Centre/Club participate in future Business of Curling Symposiums?

“Absolutely. I wish they were all here.”

“Well worth the cost. Many valuable ideas that can be implemented immediately for little or no cost to staff and resources.”

Business of Curling Development Workshops (Phase 2)

Phase 2 is available throughout the year and is separate from the Symposium.

Two Day Strategic Planning Workshop for 1-2 Curling Centres and their full Board of Directors
The entire Board must be available and committed to the 2 day’s in order to schedule the Phase 2 Workshop.
The Board of Directors must be committed to implementing the plan after the workshop.
Workshop Fees are $400 per club
The workshop consists of making your road map to success!

The Board is guided through the planning process by our facilitator(s)
Envisioning where they want their centre to be 3-4 years down the road.
Analyze the current situation
Understand trends affecting the business.
Describe the steps or strategies for implementation
This part of Business of Curling is enjoying a good return on investment, as it allows our clubs to look more closely at their operation. It asks them to find out what their customers want; and, most importantly, it hands them a written plan they can follow to improve their business without taxing their volunteers.

The following testimonials highlight the benefits of this second phase of the Business of Curling Program.

“Exciting to see how quickly a ‘draft’ [strategic] plan could come together.
The format or agenda for the workshop was easy to follow and flowed nicely.”
~Participant 2011 Bunisess of Curling Phase 2 (club manager)

“Awakening creativity to make changes” ~Participant 2011 Business of Curling Phase 2

“..info that forces people to think about the things they do in a different way” ~Participant 2011 Business of Curling Phase 2

Request a Business of Curling Phase 2 Session

Contact Jack Bowman, former Canadian Curling Association Chariman, and Phase 2 Business of Curling Facilitator. jackbow@telus.net
Go ahead and Invest in Your Club!

Business of Curling symposium and workshop costs are subsidized to members.