Dakota Curling – Lakeville, Minnesota USA

League Formats

We’ve designed our league formats to appear to a wide variety of curlers – both brand new and experienced!  Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday, beginning in January 2017.

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Instructional Leagues

Instructional Leagues integrate weekly lessons with game play and are great for building skills and confidence in the game quickly.  Players typically register for this league as individuals and the club makes up teams, although you are welcome to register as a team if you have four friends who want to learn and play together. This is the only league that does not require membership in Dakota Curling in order to participate.

Novice Leagues 

Join as a full team or as singles and request a mentor to be assigned to your team. Experienced players willing to mentor new curlers in a novice league will receive a discounted rate! If you are unable to get into an Instructional League and would like a more gentle introduction to the game, a Novice League would be a good place for you.

Open Leagues

The majority of leagues at Dakota are Open Leagues, and these leagues are open to all players of any experience level, including players who are brand new to the game. Teams may be made up of any combination of men and women players. These are adult leagues, although teenagers 13 and older may join a team in conjunction with an adult family member.

Experienced Leagues

These leagues are geared for players with at least 3 years of curling experience.  Teams may be made up of any combination of men and women. These are adult leagues, although teenagers 13 and older may join a team in conjunction with an adult family member.

Lakeville Chamber League

This is a special league open to members of the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce.  Teams may be made up of any combination of men and women and any skill level.

Mixed League

A mixed league is made up of teams of two men and two women.  This is a great league for couples to play together and Mixed Leagues are typically very social.

Mixed Doubles League

Mixed Doubles is a variation of curling in which teams are made up of only two players, one man and one women. Each team starts with one rock placed in the house and then throws 5 more rocks for a total of 6 rocks in play. Mixed Doubles moves quickly and is fun to play!  This league is open to players of all experience levels, including brand new curlers.

Men’s and Women’s Leagues

These gender-specific leagues are a great way to develop a single-sex team, either purely for fun or as a precursor to competitive play.  Ladies interested in becoming skips may find learning in a Women’s-only league a less daunting proposition.

Players with Special Needs

Players with special needs such as wheelchair curlers or deaf curlers are welcome in any of the above league formats. Dakota Curling is very interested in developing leagues that serve specific audiences.  If you are part of a special interest group and have an idea for a new league that would better serve your community, please let us know!