Evergreen Curling Club formed in 2002 and has grown steadily over the past five years. We currently have about 106 members and curl twice a week at Lloyd Center Ice Rink in Portland, Oregon. In addition to two weekly league sessions during the regular season (October through March), In the past we hosted a summer bonspiel -- the Rose Spiel -- and participate in many curling events, including regional and national competitions. We are a warm and welcoming group with a lot of enthusiasm, and we love newcomers. So if you're interested in curling, please let us know!
Meet the Board -- 2012 - 2013
Bruce started curling with his parents in the 1970s at the Alpine Curling Club in Monroe, WI. Later curling helped him to survive graduate school at the University of Wisconsin. Then after many years of raising small children he joined Evergreen Curling in 2009.
-- Vice President
Intrigued with the sport of Curling during the 2010 Olympic Games, Kris googled "curling in Portland" and found Evergreen Curling Club. Encouraged by the great welcoming spirit of curling and the members of Evergreen Curling Club, Kris is excited by the new dedicated curling facility and is working towards building and growing the community of curlers. Kris is an Operations Manager for a non profit open source software project located in the Portland area.
-- Past President
Steve joined Evergreen Curling Club in 2006 and was elected President in 2008. He served two full terms before continuing his involvement on the Board of Directors as Past President in 2012. When not volunteering for ECC, Steve is the Senior Regional Engineer, managing a team of seven engineers, surveyors and draftsmen, for a non-profit wetlands restoration organization that relies heavily upon volunteer efforts and fundraising to accomplish their mission.
Karen became fascinated with the game of curling while watching the televised curling competitions during the 2006 Winter Olympics. She joined the Evergreen Curling Club shortly afterwards with her husband Ron. Although Karen is still not as good of a curler as she would hope, she has become passionate about the game and greatly enjoys the warm and friendly competitive spirit of her fellow club members. Karen spent 20 years in high-tech finance, and then seven year ago, she totally shifted to the other side of her brain and became a fused glass artist.
Joe was intrigued by curling (this weird sport with brooms on ice) when he was kid. Joe went to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC and saw his first live game which featured the Canadian women’s team and he was hooked. Joe joined ECC directly after a learn-to-curl session in March 2010. Joe is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University.
-- Community Relations
Arnie is an USCA Level 2 certified curling instructor and passionately promotes junior and wheelchair curling. Arnie helped start 3 curling clubs in Oregon and Idaho, has participated in 7 National Championships: 3 Mixed, 3 Mens and 1 Mixed Doubles. Arnie is a Chemical Engineer by trade and consults for Harris Group, a full-service engineering company in Portland.
-- Promotions Director
Joe joined Evergreen Curling Club and began curling in 2008. In 2009 Joe was elected to Secretary and appointed to be the Open House Chair.
Keith had wanted to try curling since he watched it for the first time in the 1988 Winter Olympics, but didn't get the chance to curl until he moved to Portland and joined the Evergreen Curling Club in 2004. When Keith is not curling, he is a software developer and avid gardener.
Eric started curling in Chicago in 2006 to take a break from graduate school, at Northwestern University. Eric was one of the founding members of the NU Curling Club, which has since grown to introduce the sport to over 100+ Northwestern University students annually. Eric joined Evergreen in 2010 when he came out to Portland to enter "the real world" as a process engineer at Intel.
-- Webmaster (WebSkip)
Garry is a USCA Certified Level 1 Instructor. He started curling in the 9th grade at Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg. Garry has competed in bonspiels in the U.S.A. and Canada. He is a Planetarium and Video Producer, but currently teaches "Digital Photography", "Photoshop" and Web Design at Clark College.