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

PRESIDENT Ben RivardTerm: May 2021 to May 2023Phone: 715-205-1519 benrivard32@gmail.com
PAST PRESIDENTKathy RicciTerm: May 2019 to May 2021Phone: 715-790-1122 Work: 715-736-4743kricci@johnsonfinancialgroup.comkathyricci1@gmail.com
TREASURERKraig SmithPhone 715-931-0648kraigsmith@ricelake.com
SECRETARYTina HerreraPhone 715-497-4599tiny252003@yahoo.com

Dane JensenTerm: May 2021 - May 2023Phone 715-269-2710danej@wjmcradio.com
Deb WoldMay 2021 to May 2024
Deanna StanleyTerm: May 2019 - May 2022Phone 715-651-4341stanley_mls@hotmail.com
Colin TomeshTerm: May 2019 - May 2022Phone 715-651-8583ctomesh92@gmail.com
Sheldon JohnsonTerm: May 2021 to May 2024
Tia VanderbentTerm: Aug. 2020 - May 2023Phone 715-418-1025tianneke.vanderbent@gmail.com
Club Manager Marsha ShudaPhone 715-651-4787marsha2874@gmail.com or ricelakecurlingclub@gmail.com
Website Manager Kristina ZengaffinenPhone 715-642-2907rlcc@ricelakecurling.org
Ice Keepers Eric SeversonPhone 715-205-5515Scott SharpPhone 715-234-4995
League Chairpersons:Sunday Mens - John MickeshMonday Mens - Ben KnepperTuesday Open - Wednesday Mixed - Jim & Lucy BerndtThursday Women - Stacee Sevals & Deanna StanleyFriday Open - Tim and Deb Wold
Ice CommitteeBill Kind, Eric Severson and Scott SharpBd mbr: Dane Jensen
Draw CommitteeBill Kind, Marsha Shuda and John MickeshBd mbr: Mark Turner
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: Kathy Ricci
Building CommitteeBob Stanonik Bd mbr: Colin Tomesh
Health & Safety CommitteePatti Fox, Kathy Ricci, Karen Dundore, Jeff Dunham & Marsha Shuda