About RLCC

Rice Lake Curling History

During the winter of 1967-68, approximately 20 couples, including 4-6 individuals who had curled previously, joined in the cattle barn of the Barron County Fairgrounds, and began what is now known as the Rice Lake Curling Club.  Two sheets of ice between the rows of stanchions were flooded with a truck that, in warmer weather, sprinkled water down the race track.  All scraping was done by hand,  The "warming house" was a modified school bus that Vonasek & Schieffer construction workers used for a lunch area.  The State Curling Association loaned the club second-hand rocks, and 16 brooms were made out of broom handles and carpet.  In 1976-77, after an addition was completed to make the rinks the correct length and a viewing room was added, the club moved into the 4-H building.  The same year also saw the acquisition of a double-wide trailer for a clubhouse, complete with indoor bathrooms! That same season, the RLCC hosted its first mixed invitational bonspiel.  On August 1 of 1988, the building burned to the ground.  With the hard work and dedication of the membership, the impossible was accomplished; the building that now houses one of Wisconsin's largest and most modern curling clubs was financed, constructed and ready for curling for that 1988-89 season !!

Rice Lake Curling Club Board Members

PAST PRESIDENT Ben RivardPhone: 715-205-1519 benrivard32@gmail.com

PRESIDENTSheldon JohnsonPhone: 715-520-3886johnson.sheldon1983@gmail.com 

TREASURERKraig SmithPhone 715-931-0648kraigsmith@ricelake.com

SECRETARYPatti FoxPhone 715-520-0232 pmfox@centurytel.net 

BOARD MEMBERS
Deanna StanleyPhone 715-651-4341stanley_mls@hotmail.com
Paul BieverPhone 715-790-0457pcbiever@hotmail.com 
Deb WoldPhone 715-491-0829timotee@chibardun.net 
Larry LaPointPhone 715-651-1808lblapoint@gmail.com
Brad DahlePhone 715-205-9210bradleydahle@yahoo.com 
Russ LaPointPhone 715-205-2125russlapoint@gmail.com

APPOINTED POSITIONS
Club Manager Marsha ShudaPhone 715-651-4787marsha2874@gmail.comrlcc@ricelakecurling.org

Website Manager Laura SchutzPhone 715-764-2133laura_schutz10@hotmail.com rlcc@ricelakecurling.org
Ice Keepers  Erik SeversonPhone 715-205-5515Scott SharpPhone 715-234-4995
STANDING COMMITTEES
Ice CommitteeBill Kind, Erik Severson and Scott SharpBd mbr: Russ LaPoint
Draw CommitteeBill Kind,  Marsha Shuda and John Mickesh
Educational/Communication CommitteeBill Kind, and Mark ShudaBd mbr: Deanna Stanley
Sign CommitteeMarsha ShudaBd mbr: Mel Pearson
Junior CommitteeDeb Schmidt, Don Drost and Karen DundoreBd mbr: Deb Wold
Building CommitteeBob Stanonik