Organized curling started in Grand Forks in 1914, but the Grand Forks Curling Club as we know it today has been a part of the community since 1960. We are a non-profit organization and our members come from many different backgrounds and places. The GFCC is committed to promote the sport of curling in Grand Forks as well as in North Dakota. Many past and present members have represented our city and state in national and international competitions. In 2008, we hosted the Men's World Championships at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Starting in 2016 and reaching completion in 2017, we built a new curling facility!
Though its origins date back to the 15th century in Scotland, curling has only been an Olympic sport since 1998 in Nagano, Japan. Since then, curling has grown worldwide to include more than 30 countries. While most of our members choose to curl socially and for fun, there are plenty of opportunities to become competitive. Curling is a sport in which kids, seniors, men, women, even people in wheelchairs can participate and enjoy.
There are no prerequisites to becoming a member, only a desire to curl and meet new people. Our membership fees are reduced for first year members. Membership fees cover only a fraction of what is necessary to run the club in physical terms. Our organization is completely run by member volunteers and we are always interested in seeing you at our club.
Welcome to our club and we wish you Good Curling!