The Vikingland Curling Club, Inc., established in 2005 with the inspiration of our founder Nancy Haggenmiller, is located in Alexandria, Minnesota USA. Our organization is run totally by volunteers and supported by membership dues, fund-raising events, sponsorships and donations. We curl on five sheets of ice at the Runestone Community Center on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Spectators are always welcome to stop by and visit us. The club is an IRS designated 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
The Vikingland Curling Club is committed to teach, develop, promote and encourage the sport of Curling; to develop youth and adult programs that lead to local, national and international competition.
For a healthy curling club and to reduce the cost of curling, we need to continue to grow our club. The maximum number of curling members for one time slot currently is 32 players. This is for four sheets of ice and four sheets of curling stones (64). Our league can accommodate more curlers as we add draw times and bye weeks. It is our hope to expand each season by adding both members and ice time. The club’s long term goal is to eventually have our own facility with dedicated curling ice.
The club ended it’s first season with 58 members making up 13 rinks (teams). A league championship was held in the final week of the season with the Hoffarth team taking the Gold medal. The Haggenmiller team took Silver and the Dittberner team took the Bronze.
The club ended it’s second season with 75 members making up 16 rinks (teams). A league championship was held in the final weeks of the season with the Poker Group rink taking the Gold medal. The Dittberner rink took Silver and the Kriel rink took the Bronze. This was also the first year that the club hosted a bonspiel (curling weekend tournament hosting out-of-town teams) called the 1st Annual Authentic Runestone Spiel. It was a success.
The club ended it’s third season with 88 members making up 20 rinks (teams). A league championship was held in the final weeks of the season with the Dittberner Rink taking the Gold medal. The Alex Extrusion Rink took Silver and the Golden Girls Rink took the Bronze. The club also finished its curling season by hosting the 2nd Annual Authentic Runestone Spiel the first weekend in March.
The club ended its fourth season with 77 members making up 17 rinks (teams). A league championship was held in the final weeks of the season with the Dumm Rink taking the Gold medal. The Dittberner Rink took the Silver medal and the Alex Extrusion Rink took Bronze. Finishing off the curling season, the club again hosted the 3rd Annual Authentic Runestone Spiel.
The club ended its fifth season with 71 members making up 16 rinks (teams). A league championship was held in the final weeks of the season with the Dittberner Rink taking the Gold, Moore rink taking Silver and SJU taking the Bronze medal in Division A. The Division B Gold Medal winner was the Watkin Rink with the Capistrant Rink taking Silver. In Division C the Alexandria Extrusion Rink took the Gold and Poker Group took the Silver and in Division D, Hurlin Curlers took Gold and Rock On took Silver. Finishing off the curling season, the club again hosted the 4th Annual Authentic Runestone Spiel.