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Teams skipped by Kim Susens and Ann Werth won the first and second events, respectively, at the All American bonspiel at the Wausau Curling Center over the January 15 weekend.

The first event winning Susens rink included Lisa Schroeder (lead), Brooke Ewert (second) and Maureen Noteboom (vice).

First event runnerup was the team skipped by Lisa Landon, with Chrissy Kaupie (lead), Judy Fries (second), and Patti Todd (vice).

The second event winning Werth rink included Kimberly Taylor (lead), Annette Esselman (second), and Samantha Diedrich (vice).

The Jane Christianson rink was second event runnerup, and included Kat BeBeau (lead), Tracey Manock (second), and Valerie Gorichs (vice).

The next major event at the Curling Center will be the curling competition at the Badger State Winter Games, Jan. 29-30.


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Caught up in the Olympic curling action?  Want to get on the ice and learn the game?
Registration is now open for our special 3-week Beginner's Curling League.

Monday nights beginning February 28, 6:30 - 9:30pm.

Wausau West high school rinks won both the boys and girls championships at the Tietge High School Curling Championship Bonspiel held January 8-9, 2022 at the Wausau Curling Center.

The Wendling rink was the boys winner and the Hintz rink won the girls competition.

The Tietge is the largest and longest-running high school Bonspiel in the United States and is named for former Wausau high school curling coach Dennis Tietge.

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The popular Tietge High School Bonspiel returns to the Wausau Curling Center Friday and Saturday, January 7 and 8, after a year off because of the pandemic.

It is the largest high school curling bonspiel in the United States, and also is the longest-running, according to event coordinator Jim Wendling. It is named in honor of retired Wausau High School curling coach Dennis Tietge.

Well over 100 student curlers are expected to compete. “We have 36 teams signed up, from 15 different high schools,” said Wendling.  “There will be 20 girls’ teams and 16 boys’ teams.” The teams from Wausau East and West and D.C. Everest high schools will be among the participants. 

Competition will begin Friday morning and continue through to the final games on Saturday evening. Due to COVID restrictions attendance will be limited to players and coaches. Some of the competition will be viewable on the Wendling Rink page of Facebook.

Located on Wausau’s southeast side, the Wausau Curling Center features eight sheets of ice and is one of finest curling facilities in the United States.

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A team from the Wausau Curling Club won the third at the U.S. Women’s Curling Association’s Senior National Championships December 1-5, 2021.

Skipped by Lisa Landon, the team members included Terri Gleason, Valerie Gorichs, and Kim Susens.

You’ve watched it on TV during the winter Olympics, now try it with your friends, family, or co-workers.

The Wausau Curling Club holds public Learn-to-Curl events multiple times a year to introduce “Chess On Ice” to people of all ages. Whether you are a skilled athlete or someone who wants to give it a try, we will ensure that you have a great time learning the game of curling. We are also a great team-building activity for your business or organization.

If you, or your group, wants to get out on the ice and give it a shot, we host two different types of “Learn-to-Curl” events.

Public, Large-Group Learn-to-Curl Events

Several times during the season, our club offers learn-to-curl events to the general public to teach the basics of curling. When you attend a learn-to-curl event you’ll get instruction from our members and you will learn:

  1. The history of Curling, the sportsmanship that drive the game, and some of the terminology used when playing.
  2. How to be safe when walking on the ice and delivering a stone.
  3. Proper delivery technique.
  4. How to put the “curl” into curling.
  5. How to sweep a stone.
  6. How to score an end.

You will also learn how to become a member and the leagues that are available to new curlers.

If you cannot get low and deliver a stone like an Olympian, do not worry! We also can teach you how to stick-curl!

Our upcoming Learn-To-Curl Events are:

Sunday, January 28. 8:30am - Noon  (Please note this is a NEW date. It was previously, Sat. 1/27).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up here.  Groups of 4 or more should sign up as a group to guarantee they are placed together.  

For more information, contact Tucker Diedrich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 715-573-1959


Private, Small-Group Learn-to-Curl Events

We are happy to host your group for a private learn-to-curl event.  These have been popular as corporate outings or team-building events.  These can be scheduled during the season (November – mid-March) on weekdays, weeknights or Saturdays, pending ice availability.  There really is not a limit on the number of people in your group, pending ice availability.  Find more info here.  If you have questions about fees and available times, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What to Expect


Curling is a sport that can be enjoyed by players of all ages.  At the Wausau Curling Club, we have members ranging in age from 8 to 80 years old.  Minors are required to have an adult sign a required waiver on their behalf before stepping on the ice.


All participants will learn the basics of safely getting a rock from one end to the other, sweeping, and scoring. We will then play a few “ends” of curling to simulate match play. 


Hospitality and camaraderie are hallmarks of curling, so the Wausau Club has a large hospitality area.  For private events, we will discuss whether food and refreshments are part of your plans. 

The Ice

Unlike hockey or skating ice, which is smooth, curling ice has a pebbled surface. This is necessary for the stone to be able to travel the length of the sheet of ice.  It also makes the surface less slippery for the curler.

The Rocks (a.k.a. stones)

Each rock weighs 42 pounds, but don’t worry, we never pick them up. They slide with ease on the ice surface. If any participants have difficulty bending down, we can instruct them using a stick delivery. The stick has extended curling careers by decades, and they are regularly used in leagues and tournaments.


The temperature inside the ice house is 40 degrees. Wear layers and comfortable, flexible pants. Bring a clean pair of athletic (rubber-soled) shoes to wear on the ice. Street shoes are not allowed on the ice. 


All necessary curling equipment will be provided by the club.  If you wish, you may choose to wear a bicycle helmet while on the ice.  A limited number of helmets are available at the club.


All participants will be asked to sign a waiver prior to stepping on the ice.  You can download and print the waiver here.


If you want to learn the basics of curling, check out our Curling 101 page

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Interested in Curling?

Are you new to the sport of curling? Want to give it a try? Interested in becoming a member of the Wausau Curling Club? We're always looking to welcome new members to our club. Please view our League Description page and make sure to sign-up for our Learn2Curl sessions. For more information or email us with your questions. Good Curling!

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