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

PRESIDENTKathy RicciTerm: May 2019 to May 2021Phone: 715-790-1122 Work: 715-736-4743kricci@johnsonfinancialgroup.comkathyricci1@gmail.com
PRESIDENT ELECTBen RivardTerm: August 2020 to May 2021Phone: 715-205-1519 benrivard32@gmail.com
TREASURERKraig SmithPhone 715-931-0648kraigsmith@ricelake.com
SECRETARYTina HerreraPhone 715-497-4599tiny252003@yahoo.com

BOARD MEMBERS
Dane JensenTerm: May 2018 - May 2021Phone 715-269-2710danej@wjmcradio.com
Mark TurnerTerm May 2018 - May 2021Phone 715-205-1265mturn323@gmail.com
Deanna StanleyTerm: May 2019 - May 2022Phone 715-651-4341stanley_mls@hotmail.com
Colin TomeshTerm: May 2019 - May 2022Phone 715-651-8583ctomesh92@gmail.com
Pat HealyTerm: Aug. 2020 - May 2023Phone 715-205-9416phealy2030@charter.net
Tia VanderbentTerm: Aug. 2020 - May 2023Phone 715-418-1025tianneke.vanderbent@gmail.com
PAST PRESIDENTJim BerndtTil May 2020Phone 715-296-1139jltg@charter.net
APPOINTED POSITIONS
Club Manager Larry AndersonPhone 715-205-3183
Website Manager Kristina ZengaffinenPhone 715-642-2907rlcc@ricelakecurling.org
Ice Keepers Eric SeversonPhone 715-205-5515Scott SharpPhone 715-234-4995

League Chairpersons:Sunday Night Men’s - John MickeshMonday Night Men’s – Ben KnepperTuesday Night Open Split Season– Rick SharpWednesday Night Mixed – Jim and Lucy BerndtThursday Morning Practice – Bill KindThursday Night Women’s – Kathy LaffinFriday Night Open – Tim and Deb WoldSaturday Morning - 5 and Under Practice – Mark and Marsha Shuda
Standing Committees:Ice CommitteeBill Kind, Eric Severson and Scott SharpBd mbr: Dane Jensen
Draw CommitteeBill Kind, Larry Anderson and John MickeshBd mbr: Mark Turner
Educational/Communication CommitteeBill Kind, and Mark ShudaBd mbr: Deanna Stanley
Sign CommitteeLarry AndersonBd mbr: Mel Pearson
Junior CommitteeDeb Schmidt, Don Drost and Sarah TurnerBd mbr: Phil Henkel
Building CommitteeBob Stanonik Bd mbr: Colin Tomesh

Are you interested in serving on the Board?

We hold elections every spring. Please contact Kathy Ricci for more information.