The Orlando Curling Club (OCC) has relocated to The Ice Factory of Central Florida in Kissimmee.
Since its inception in 2014, the club has held the majority of its events at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den in Maitland. OCC will hold the first member-event in its new home on Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in Kissimmee.
“We are truly grateful to the staff at RDV for working with us these past six years and allowing our young club to lay a great foundation here in Central Florida,” OCC President Jim Windsor said. “At this stage, moving to Kissimmee is the right thing for our club and will allow us the best opportunity to continue to grow and expand the sport of curling in Central Florida.”
Earlier this year, The Ice Factory brought in Florida native, Keith Smith as its new general manager. Smith brings a fresh vision to the Kissimmee institution, and is able to provide OCC with more opportunities in terms of scheduling, as well as ice-making knowledge more specific to curling.
“I’m excited to be able to add curling to the other great programs here at The Ice Factory,” Smith said. “Curlers are known to have a great sense of community and we are looking forward to having this unique sport on display in Kissimmee.”
In order to protect its members and guests during the Covid19 pandemic, OCC will be implementing social distancing measures that adhere to the Ice Factory policy as well as other curling-specific measures based on the recommended best practices of USA Curling.
OCC will resume its public Learn-to-Curl events and member drop-in leagues beginning Sunday June 28.
For more information, visit www.curlingorlando.com or search for the club on Facebook.