Curling… in Hawaii??
- Yes! In 2013, ASB formed the Hawaii Curling Club and its annual fundraiser to benefit a select Hawaii nonprofit. This year, ASB and USA Curling are pleased to introduce Curling with Aloha, an exclusive event for curling enthusiasts from around the world.
I heard there will be *special guests*?
You heard right. We're excited to welcome Olympians Joe Polo
and Tyler George
to this special event! Participants will have a special opportunity to meet - and curl with - the gold medalists in person.
And we'll be curling for a cause?
This event will raise much needed funds for a local nonprofit in the Aloha State: Kahauiki Village
. This organization provides homeless families with long-term, affordable housing in a plantation-style community. All proceeds from this event will support Kahauiki Village's efforts to provide more homes to families in need.
How will the event work?
We’re offering three 90-minute sessions on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each session includes curling time with hands-on instruction from the Olympians, use of curling equipment, traditional Hawaiian food and beverages, official "Hawaii Curling Club" merchandise, traditional lei welcome and autograph session with the 2018 US Men's Curling gold medalists. Space in each session is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot!
A few notes about the ice:
The sheets will be shorter (about 30 ft.): This event is being held in Hawaii’s only ice rink (what’s normally an ice-skating rink). Because of this, our icemakers will need to work within the facility’s parameters.
Speaking of ice makers, the ice is being prepared by USA Curling’s head ice technician alongside a former multiple-sport-use ice rink manager. This talented pair, which includes a certified Zamboni driver, will work day and night to flood, level, pebble and scrape the ice so that there will be speed and curl.
In case you’re wondering, the stones are REAL curling stones. Brooms and sliders will be available free of charge – though you’re welcome to cart your own gear along if you’d prefer.
By the way, you may wonder why we’re not having a formal bonspiel. That day may come, but we’re currently focused on delivering the best Hawaii curling experience possible. Remember, there’s only one ice rink in Hawaii, so ice time is at a premium.
Alright, sign me up!
Great! Click here to register
. There is a $175 entry fee per person ($100 of each ticket is considered tax-deductible). To complete registration, you will receive an email shortly after submitting your registration form with a PayPal link. Visit the link to complete payment.
Registration and payment must be completed by Sept. 7, 2018.
Once registration and payment are received, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know you are all set to curl...in Hawaii!
Anything else I should know?
: Enter this code and receive a 5% discount on your reservation: ECMZ876. This code is valid for booking from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and Costa Rica). Simply enter the code upon booking at www.alaskaair.com
and the discount will be automatically applied for travel between Sept. 26-Oct. 9, 2018. Restrictions apply. See link for details
Depending on registration, sessions may be consolidated.
Spaces are limited – register and reserve your spot today!
Mahalo to our partner companies for supporting this event!