Corporate Team Building

Curling is easy to learn and is perfect for all ages.  A corporate curling event experience is definitely unique!

With as little as one hour of ice time your employees, colleagues and clients can learn the basics of delivery (throwing), sweeping and skipping (strategy); followed by “ends” of game play.  No curling experience is necessary to take part in a corporate curling event.

With training and encouragement from our instructors, curling provides an outstanding setting for team-building with your group.  Curling is an interactive sport, and covers a range of experiences: leadership, communication, trust, problem solving and decision making.

Team-building events can have multiple benefits – they can improve the way a group of people works together, boost productivity, increase employee job satisfaction and enhance communication of business goals and objectives.

McArthur Island Curling Club six sheets of ice is the perfect venue!

Curling is an Olympic winter sport that can include everyone; from office staff to operations or executive retreats curling offers a memorable experience that is fun for all.    McArthur Island Curling Club can also combine regular curling with wheelchair curling.   A recent innovation has been the development of curling adapted for the disabled.  If you are unable to deliver the stone normally you can use a pole to push the stone down the ice. This enables those in wheelchairs and those with bending disabilities to enjoy curling.

Our Corporate Curling Events are coordinated through the McArthur Island Curling Club, along with our experience on the ice, the McArthur Island Sports Center offers full catering and a variety of function spaces for pre and post curling meetings and socializing.  The Curling rink is best suited to groups of 48; however, options are available for smaller groups to use a portion of the rink, or for larger groups to play in shifts (mini bonspiels).

Corporate Curling Events can be packaged with a meal, meeting or both!

Corporate Curling is very affordable and our on-site restaurant and lounge facility (BG Urban Cafe) provides the perfect package as we can tailor a meal and refreshments to meet your needs.  BG Urban Cafe offers high quality foods that are good for the body and pleasing to the palate.  The facility holds up to 200 people.  Your group will smile as they sink down into the leather loveseats and feast on a myriad of succulent savories, hearty soups, salads, Italian artisan breads, hot pressed sandwiches, globally inspired wraps and meal creations, and of course, delectable desserts.  We offer full service catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The BG Urban Cafe floor space is ideal for hosting meetings, receptions, refreshment breaks or just for kicking back in the lounge and relax!  Our sizeable lounge is equipped with audio visual technology including a 120” flat screen television and is large enough to create 3 or 4 break-out sections for your conferencing needs.

Curling is a game of skill, precision, fitness and fun!

Having fun is one of the quickest and easiest ways to foster exceptional relationships.  A successful team building event can help your employees and colleagues develop the specific skills to build a team-oriented environment, in which everyone contributes to the overall success of the organization. It should be enjoyable… fun is one of the quickest and easiest ways to foster solid interpersonal relationships.  If you’re looking to try something new, then visit McArthur Island Curling Club.

Corporate Curling Costs

Our curling season is from September – March and our facility offers 6 sheets of ice.  The curling area on the main floor offers private change rooms and spectator viewing areas on the main floor and lounge.  All enquiries welcome!

If you are looking to curl during work hours we are able to offer half day bookings on weekdays after 12:00 pm and before 5:00 pm.   Half day curling is the perfect option for groups wishing to experience the sport and to fit a break into the corporate business agenda. You and your team will learn the basic skills and participate in a small competition.

Cost:  4 hour exclusive Half Day Curling Event includes all equipment and instruction for up to 20 participants costs $1000.00.  Reservations are required and are subject to ice availability.

Full Day Curling – perfect for larger groups – Mini Bonspiel

Book the whole rink exclusively and learn to curl.  With full instruction and all equipment supplied exclusive curling is available on Monday and Fridays and most weekends.  Please contact the McArthur Island Curling Club office for available dates.

Group size: up to 48 participants can participate in a session.  Larger groups can also be accommodated. Please contact us to discuss hosting a large group activity.

Cost:   Exclusive Full Day Rink Curling, including all equipment and instruction for up to 48 participants costs $2500.00.    Reservations are needed and are subject to ice availability.  For larger groups and extended time (e.g.:  2 day event) please contact us for a customized quote.

For additional information on facility, available ice time, instructors and services please visit our website:

http://mcarthurislandcurlingclub.com/

What to Wear – Layer Up!

To ensure you enjoy your time on the ice.  Layer up!  During the lessons you may be standing around for a few minutes watching the instructors. When you start to curl, you’ll warm up again.   Wear a light jacket or fleece that you can take on and off as you need to.  Wear loose pants!  You need to be able to stretch easily.  If you’re worried your hands may get cold, bring a pair of gloves or mittens just in case.

Our ice technician spends many hours making perfectly flat, clean ice.  You will need to bring some clean shoes; running shoes or tennis shoes are ideal.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

We require a deposit of 25% of contract at the time of booking. Bookings are provisional until the deposit is paid – we take credit cards, cash or cheques. Deposits are refundable on bookings cancelled up to 21 days before the date booked. Thereafter deposits are not refundable. The balance is payable before play begins on the date of the booking.

Contact us

 

Location:  McArthur Island Curling Club, 1665 Island Parkway, Kamloops, BC

Mailing Address:  70-700 Tranquille Rd,  P.O. Box 24035, Kamloops, B.C.  V2B 8R3

Telephone:    250-554-1911        Fax:    250-554-1901        Email: micc1@telus.net

 

Here are few tips to keep in mind when putting together a team building event:

 

  • Hold your team building event off-site – getting away from the office will reduce distractions and make it easier for your employees to open their minds to new ways of thinking.
  • Make venue selection easier by starting with a list of what you’ll need (size and layout of space, technical equipment, catering facilities etc.).
  • Keep the day interesting; balance serious sections about the future of the business or troubleshooting workshops with a fun social activity.
  • Include some physical activity in the day to keep energy levels high. Take into account the ages and fitness of your participants and choose an activity that will suit all levels.
  • To extend the impact of the team building event well beyond the day, hire a photographer or cameraman.  Email the best photos around and post them on your website, or give hard copies to the participants so they can take them home and show their families. Show an edited version of the video – with music and graphics – at the next group meeting or social function.
  • Consider engaging a motivational speaker to whip up a bit of excitement and inspiration.  There’s not much that’s more stirring than listening to a good communicator talk about their path to success.
  • Schedule follow-up sessions after your team building event to re-emphasise the lessons learned on the day and assess the team’s progress.