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The Space Race

5-and-Under Bonspiel

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Preliminary Schedule

Brackets

T-Shirts

Brooms Up Curling Supplies

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WE ARE SOLD OUT.  You are welcome to sign up to join our waitlist, and we'll contact you if a spot opens.

 

The Rocket City Curling Club is excited to announce that our third annual Space Race 5U Bonspiel will be held on April 5 - 7, 2024 in Huntsville, AL. This bonspiel is open to all players with 5 or fewer years of eligibility (2020 does not count towards eligibility—click here for details).  Teams can be made up of any combination of men and women.

This year's Space Race will also be a Qualifier Event for USA Curling's 2024 Five-and-Under National Championship.  The winner will be invited to be one of 24 teams completing at the 5U National Championship on April 24-28, 2024, at Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, MN.

In addition to competitive 5U teams, we highly encourage new teams to consider making The Space Race your first bonspiel!  We think that once you've attended your first bonspiel, you'll be hooked on curling for life!

Up to 32 team spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The price is $400 per team. This includes a 3 game guarantee for the event, with all meals provided.  

We also have the option to Register as an Individual.  The price is $100 per individual player, and we'll assign you to a team of Free Agents.

On Friday night, we'll also be hosting a just-for-fun Shorties mini-tournament.  Never played shorties before?  Trust us... it's a BLAST! (Ha! Rocket joke.)  Check out the shorties rules here.  

And on Saturday night we'll have our Basket Drawing.  Rocket City club members will be putting together a bunch of great gift baskets that we'll raffle off.  If your team would like to bring a gift basket to throw into the mix, we'd love to have it!

Please contact us at bonspiels@rocketcitycurlingclub.org if you have any questions.

Starting December 8, 2023, all teams (including RCCC teams) can register using the link below.  In a few weeks, we'll contact you by email and provide a payment link.

WE ARE SOLD OUT

You may still join our waitlist by registering below, and we will contact you if a space becomes available. 

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Thursday

  • Meet & Greet reception at The Brass Tap, 933 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

    • Great craft beer, great food, wine, cocktails, etc.

    • Starting at around 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM or so​

    • Totally informal.  Just pop in for drinks or dinner at one of our sponsors, and hang with your fellow curlers.

Friday

  • Breakfast provided 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Draws at 8:00 AM, 10:20 AM and 12:40 PM 

  • Lunch provided Noon - 2:00 PM

  • Draws at 3:20 PM, 5:40 PM and 8:00 PM

  • Dinner provided 4:45 PM - 8:00 PM, featuring BBQ, pasta and tuna melts prepared by our club members.  We’ll also have vegetarian and gluten-free options.

  • Moon Rocks Shorties Mini-Tournament beginning 10:00 PM or so.

Saturday

  • Breakfast provided 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Draws at 9:00 AM, 11:20 AM and 1:40 PM

  • Lunch provided Noon - 2:00 PM

  • Draws at 4:20 PM and 6:40 PM

  • Dinner provided 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, It's Cajun Night, featuring jambalaya, red beans and rice, cajun sausage, a bunch of Cajun-appropriate sides! 

  • Basket Drawings in the Party Room beginning at 9:00 PM

Sunday

  • Breakfast provided 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Draw at 9:00 AM

  • Piping in at 11:30 AM

  • Championship Draw at 11:45 AM​​

  • Trophy presentations immediately following the games
     

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We will be updating scores in real time on our Bonspieler page.  Once it's ready, you'll be able to click the link below!

The brackets and team rosters can be found here:

Also, click here for a link to our bonspiel rules. 

Online Brackets & Rosters
Live Scores and Brackets

YOU SHOULD PRE-ORDER YOUR SHIRTS IF YOU WANT THEM! 

All pre-ordered shirts will be available for pickup at the bonspiel starting April 5, 2024. We will have very limited quantity of shirts available to purchase on site.  But once they're gone, they're gone.  So if you really want one, you should definitely pre-order!  

This year's shirt is a buttery soft Triblend (50% polyester / 25% combed ringspun cotton / 25% rayon). The shirt color is black, an it features the large art deco design on the front.

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This design will only be available in 2024. If you miss it now, it's gone!

The pre-order sale will end on 11:59PM on March 25th, so be sure to place your order before then to secure your shirt.

Visit https://bit.ly/RCCC-Space-Race-2024-Shirt or click the button below to order.

Brooms Up Curling Supplies will be on site with their trailer full of brooms, shoes, gloves, replacement heads, and everything else you could possibly need!.  Just visit their trailer out in front of the Ice Sports Center anytime Friday evening through Sunday morning. 

We don't have a reserved block of rooms, but many visiting teams like to stay at the Hampton Inn in south Huntsville, only 6 minutes from the Ice Sports Center where the bonspiel is being held.

Hampton Inn, Huntsville-Arsenal/South Parkway
501 Boulevard South SW
Huntsville, AL 35802

There are also many hotels and AirBnB's in all price ranges in the area, including in and around historic downtown Huntsville.

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