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We play Sunday evenings at Paradice Avondale from April-May until October.
The 2019 season has finished, 2020 likely start is early May, to be confirmed! Sign up for our newsletter above, or email us for more.
New members – regular or occasional – are always welcome!

2019 Auckland Spirit of Curling Award winner, Iain Craig 2019 Auckland Curling Promotion and Development Award winner, Liz Matthews
Iain Craig with the Spirit of Curling cup (L) and Liz Matthews, Promotion and Development award

17 Oct 2019 – Stonehenge backed up their 2018 success when they won the Auckland Curling League final against top qualifiers My Name is Curl last weekend.

Both teams were playing without their regular thirds, as Benjamin Frew (Stonehenge) and Kieran Ford were on international duty for NZ at the World Mixed Championship in Aberdeen.

After the Stonehenge trio of Garion Long, Kieran Grieve and Rebecca Treacy conceded a single in the first end, they got their noses in front with a double in the second and followed that up with a steal in the next.

Garion and Rebecca Long
Auckland Mixed Doubles champions for 2019, Garion and Rebecca Long 

10 Oct 2019 – Garion and Rebecca Long won a short and sharp 2019 Auckland Mixed Doubles Championship at Paradice Avondale last Sunday.

With the reality of ice hire costs making a traditional round-robin format unviable, the 8 teams competing started the evening with a random draw to find their opponents for the three preliminary four-end games.

After the preliminary rounds the Longs had a perfect 3-from-3 record, as did Sasha Goloborodko and Nikita Derevianko, so it was these sides who met in the final.

Winter is coming

4 Apr 2019 – Yes, winter IS coming! And if you've ever thought "Curling ... wouldn't mind trying that one day", then that day is almost here.

Auckland Curling invites you to come along to Paradice Avondale on Sunday 5th and/or 12th May, and give it a go.

Come and find out all about sliding, sweeping, and yelling at granite. We'll give you an introduction to curling, some coaching, and get you started in your first game.

We supply everything you need to play the game. You just need to wear warm gear that you can stretch out in and clean, flat-soled shoes.

Click here to register

2018 AK finals 08
Team Stonehenge, 2018 Auckland Champions. Photo Earl Irving

17 Oct 2018 – The Stonehenge team of Garion Long, Benjamin Frew, Kieran Grieve and Rebecca Treacy are the 2018 Auckland Curling champions after a 9-2 win over last year's winners, Cleansweep, in last Sunday's Premier League final.

The side also won the Auckland's Round Robin trophy and the Big End award.

In the semi-finals a week earlier, Chelsea Farley's Cleansweep had beaten Iain Craig's Rockers, while Stonehenge headed off the fast-improving Penguins skipped by Sasha Golborodko.

Korea women at PACC 2017
Will the home side play for Olympic Gold? Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki

26 Jan 2018 – Auckland Curling's first newsletter for the year confirms that the Club's 2018 AGM will be held at the Cornwall Park Sports Association club on Sunday 25 February at 11:00 am. Members will also hear details of exciting prospects for a dedicated curling ring in the city.

A barbecue lunch will follow, and the Women's Olympic Gold medal match will be screened live.

The 2018 season will start with four Post-Olympic "come and try curling" sessions on Sundays 4, 11, 18 and 25 March.

Read the full newsletter here.

Auckland 21st anniverasry bonspiel
Auckland Curling Club's 21st Anniverary Bonspiel. Photo: Kana Parr-Whalley

30 Oct 2017 – Auckland Curling Club celebrated its coming of age in style over Labour Weekend, with a 21st Jubilee dinner on Saturday night, and then a bonspiel on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Old friendhips were rekindled amongst the 40 guests who enjoyed Saturday evening's dinner at the Remuera Club. A slideshow of photos from 1996 to the present day entertained all, and sparked much comment on the change of colour (and quantity) of some of the hairstyles on display.

Ryan Lewis and Chelsea Farley
Ryan Lewis and Chelsea Farley. Photo Beth Gibbs

10 Oct 2017 – A fortnight after winning the Auckland Club Championship with their Cleansweep team, Chelsea Farley and Ryan Lewis collected more silverware when they scooped the 2017 Auckland Mixed Doubles title.

Six doubles teams (four of them mixed teams) played an abbreviated round robin through the evening, with short games of 3 or 4 ends.

With the final round left to play, three sides held a 3 win - 1 loss record: Pauline Farra / Ian Ford, Ben Frew / Garion Long and Farley / Lewis.

Cleansweep - 2017 Auckland champions
2017 Auckland Champions Cleansweep. Photo Beth Gibbs

27 Sep 2017 – Cleansweep made it back-to-back titles, and 3 in the last 4 years when they beat Rockers in Auckland Curling's 2017 Premier League final last Sunday.

In the semi-finals a fortnight earlier, Cleansweep had beaten John Allen's Diamonds while Rockers headed round robin winners Stonehenge, skipped by Garion Long.

A succession of single point ends in this week's final was broken with a 3 in the sixth end to Rockers. But Cleansweep (Chelsea Farley, Ryan Lewis, Tessa Farley, Kate Smirnova, Lisa Wu and Marie Tsai) then replied with a decisive 5-pointer, and went on to steal the last to win 9-5.