The Club

The Wengen Curling Club meets during January each year in the beautiful Swiss village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland for a three-week programme of competitive, but social curling. Curlers visit for various lengths of time during this period so there is a lot of coming and going at the railway station.

Although the majority of members are from Britain they enjoy the fellowship of visitors from a variety of countries, in addition to the local Swiss.

Each competition lasts for one or two days and they are played on a knockout, schenkel or bonspiel basis. A peculiarity of the Club is the custom of drawing rinks from the hat, players having the opportunity to say what position they would prefer to play.

Curling in Wengen is a marvellous experience. There are eleven sheets, eight outdoors and three covered, allowing curling in all weather conditions. The ice is exceptionally well prepared although the outdoor elements can present interesting variations in conditions. Play is normally at 10:00 in the morning and at 2:00 in the afternoon unless the weather prevents the use of the outside ice.