Our Construction Story

One More Push To The Membership

The club planned a meeting on January 27, 2019 to present the Hobo Curling Club plan to the membership. The plan was two part. First, let the membership know that despite falling short of the original $300K fundraising goal, a new plan had been developed to get to dedicated ice with no frills attached. The […]

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The Numbers Are In

First, we were quickly reminded that none of us had ever built an ice rink before.  We needed to make sure we defined what we needed to do to make a sheet of ice from scratch, and figure out which costs we could eliminate, and which costs we were stuck with. We defined this project […]

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Bad News and a Last Minute Hail Mary

Going into to request, there was no expectation of how much would be pledged.  Obviously, we hoped to get over our hurdle amount, but we wanted to at least get close.  Despite our best efforts, we only received $117K in pledges.  We could have pressed the club for some more but thought that even if […]

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Can We Capitalize?

Our board took this momentum and officially kick-started the dream.  We would put together a plan to have a 4-sheet dedicated club using the warehouse conversion model. For those of you not familiar with this process, it is where you rent an industrial warehouse, and inside of that building you build your club.  You build […]

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The Club Catches A Break

After being stuck in limbo for quite some time, the 2018 Olympics brought us our first break.  Team Shuster energized curling across people across the country, and we were able to leverage this into a large amount of Learn to Curl attendees.  We also managed to negotiate the use of some ice at an outdoor […]

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Dedicated Ice Sure Would Be Nice

As with any arena curling club, it does not take too long for the membership to start dreaming of their own dedicated ice.  Concepts were discussed, buildings were toured, budgets were made, and business plans put together.  But the roadblock that was continually run into was that we didn’t have much money as a club, […]

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