The mission of Second City Curling is to promote and grow the sport of curling in Northern Illinois, focusing on providing area youth with educational and experiential opportunities that connect them to the future of curling.
Who Are We?
The board of Second City Curling is a group of dedicated curlers with over 50 years of curling experience. They have a passion for the sport and experience teaching new curlers. Perhaps most importantly, they understand that having fun is one of the most important aspects of curling, and encourage all of their participants to find joy in a sport they love.
Adam is a high school theatre and English teacher and lover of the sport of curling. He joined the Chicago Curling Club on a whim after watching the sport at the Olympics, and has found not only a passion in the community and camaraderie of the sport itself, but he fell in love with a fellow curler, Sara Gaum. They got married at the Chicago Curling Club on July 4, 2015.
Karrie started her curling career at a young age, after her parents joined the Chicago Curling Club in 1975. Junior Curling instantly bonded her to the sport and the family affair continues to this day, as Karrie can be found on the ice with her mother, sister, husband and three children. She holds dear the deep traditions of curling, cherishes the community it creates across the globe and looks forward to connecting more youth to the future of this tremendous sport.
Aaron joined the curling community in 2012 after becoming an “empty nester.” Aaron has now curled in 12 states and one province (with a goal to add to each). Among his most fun has been curling with his son and daughter. Aaron enjoys introducing and then having fun with newer curlers as they become hooked on curling too.
Sara enjoys long walks down the sheet, take-outs, and broomstacking. Curling highlights include trying out for the 2018 Israeli Olympic Team and winning the Kettle Moraine Mixed Bonspiel costume contest five! years in a row.