Corporate Events and Ice Rental
The Evergreen Curling Club (ECC) is available to host your group for a fun-filled curling session. Whether it is for a corporate function, birthday party (kids must be at least 10 years of age) or just a group outing, ECC can accommodate you.
Curling is a fun sport that appeals to a wide range of people. Strategy, leadership, communication, sportsmanship, socialization and competition are a few aspects of curling that make it a great event for corporate team-building exercises, social events, or just about anyone who is interested in having fun!
The cost of the ice rental includes all the equipment you will need, including stones, brooms, sliders and grippers. Each session lasts about two hours, with an off-ice introduction followed by on-ice instruction and participation.
For more details, or for information on rates and availability, please contact our Group Events Manager at
Frequently Asked Questions
A group of people interested in learning the basics of curling come to the Evergreen Curling Club and ECC volunteers provide equipment and personal instruction needed to learn to curl.
Please review our club calendar below for ice availability. Time slots are available during weekday business hours, and some limited availability on weekends.
Of course, some other organization may have already scheduled a group event on one of these dates. It is best to plan well ahead.
Contact the at least one week prior to your desired date with your group size and any other pertinent details regarding your group. ECC is a volunteer-run organization so please provide us time to mobilize our instructors so we can provide a fun and worthwhile experience for your group.
The perfect group size for curling is 24, but we can handle groups as large as 40.
The ideal group size is 24 participants. This gives each person the most time for instruction and for throwing stones. The bigger the group, the less time for each individual to learn and play.
We cannot accommodate groups larger than 40 in a single session. Groups of 40+ have the option of breaking into sub-groups and being organized as two group events.
No, curling does not involve ice skates. Curlers wear flat, rubber-soled shoes.
The cost is $25 per person, with a $200 minimum and full payment is required to book your reservation.
After confirming a date and price, you may pay with
check. Our mailing address is:
Evergreen Curling Club
ATTN: Group Events
PO BOX 12162
Portland, OR 97212
You may also pay with PayPal:
Group events last 2 hours. In the first 15 minutes, instructors will introduce you to the basics of curling, including how a game is played and how to be safe on the ice. For the remaining hour and 45 minutes, we head out to the ice! Instructors will break you up into small groups to teach you:
- How to throw a curling stone
- How to sweep the ice
- How to read curling signals.
Once you've become a well-trained pro, you'll play a mini-game to put your new skills to the test!
Not in the Portland/Vancouver Area. The Granite Curling Club in Seattle is the closest alternative.
Experienced curlers from your group are always welcome to assist the ECC instructors.
Make sure to bring warm clothing and gloves. The temperature on the curling ice is much cooler than the average room temperature, typically around 40°F. Loose fitting clothing is best for curling because there is a good deal of stretching and bending involved. Jeans are not very comfortable. For secure footing on the ice, bring shoes with rubber soles, such as walking or running shoes. Please carry your "on-ice curling" shoes to the rink to avoid bringing debris onto the ice.
Everything you need besides yourself: Curling sheets with houses, stones, brooms, grippers, hacks (you'll find out what a hack is when you learn to curl). And, Instructors!
We have a very limited assortment of snacks (chips, etc.) available for purchase. You may bring your own food or order delivery. We do not supply plates or silverware.
Upon request ECC will provide a bartender to serve beer, wine and soft drinks. You can bring your own non-alcoholic drinks, but beer and wine must be purchased at our bar.
Yes, though our Learn to Curl sessions are more economical for small groups ($20 per person). If you would like a private event, with exclusive use of the club for your small group (8 or fewer), you can rent the ice for $200 for a two hour session.
As long as a person can stand or walk on the ice or use a wheel chair, they can push a rock down the ice with a Delivery Stick.
We have wheelchair curlers in our club that use the Delivery Stick to propel the rock down the ice!
Below age 10, it may be difficult for a child to slide or push the stone all the way down (about 120 feet) the sheet of ice .
42 pounds of solid granite, but you don't have to (and shouldn't) pick them up or try to catch them.
No one has ever told us that it was not fun or was a waste of time to learn to curl.