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Upper Hand's Sports Facility Management Software Gives Rock Creek Curling the Tools and Resources to Open Strong in 2021

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Rock Creek Curling

Customer Since
2020

About The Company
Rock Creek Curling, coming to Lafayette, CO in Fall 2021, aims to promote the sport of curling and its community while providing a fun and positive experience for people of all ages and abilities throughout Colorado and beyond.

Offerings
Private and small group instruction, clinics, member-only events, and open facility use.

Upper Hand’s sports facility management software has helped curling facility Rock Creek Curling prepare for opening in 2021.

Rock Creek Curling, set to open in 2021, has partnered with Upper Hand in order to offer their clients a premium lifetime curling experience through Upper Hand’s sports facility management software.

Rock Creek Curling, located in Lafayette, Colorado, will open its doors in fall 2021–just in time for the winter Olympics. And when it does, it will offer a seamless scheduling, membership, and payment experience for its clients through Upper Hand.

Part-Owner Sean Stevinson first became aware of the sport of curling 15 years ago when he watched the event at the Olympics. Soon after, he attended his first Learn to Curl session at a local facility, and brought his dad along to try. From then on, the duo was hooked.

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Owner Sean Stevinson (left) and Rock Creek Curling team on 2019 CanAm Tour. Photo by Janice Ring

When the curling club Sean and his team had joined years previously opened a new facility, they knew that, because all of the club’s leagues were full and the corporate waitlist for memberships ran several hundred people deep, there was a clear demand in the area for another facility. Thus, Rock Creek Curling was born.

In researching the best ways to run their new business, Rock Creek became aware of a curling-specific software that similar facilities used. However, after digging into the specifics of this technology, they found it to be difficult to manage and generally not user-friendly. They began searching for an all-in-one alternative that would streamline the backend of their operations, and soon found Upper Hand.

“We explored several different software applications that would help us manage memberships, event registrations and ice reservations at the new facility. The more we learned about Upper Hand's capabilities and workflow, the more we were drawn to it.”

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An All-In-One Solution

Upper Hand has worked with Rock Creek Curling not only to set up their software and operations tools, but also to build a customized and robust website for the business. Because of Upper Hand’s ability to offer this truly comprehensive business solution, the decision to partner was, to Sean, a no-brainer.

"The sales and onboarding process was super easy. They walked us through everything and were super quick with their responses back. Everyone has been so warm and welcoming, and they were patient with all of us. The customer service side was also just another reason that we knew we wanted to work with them. Because they care, and they listen, and it just made the decision to partner effortless.”

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Hitting the Ground Running

At Rock Creek Curling, they believe that curling is a lifetime sport — one that can bring people of all ages together through its traditions of camaraderie and good sportspersonship. When customers enter Rock Creek Curling, they will experience a commitment to the hospitality of curling, support in learning the sport and refining gameplay, and help in seeking recreational and competitive opportunities that match their personal goals.

Upper Hand supports this mission, and is proud to be a continued partner in innovation for the business, setting them up for success through educational tools and resources to ensure that they hit the ground running upon opening.

Sean and his team have attended many live demos and webinars hosted by the Upper Hand training team that give customers best practices and tips to use the software most effectively.

“There are no limitations to what we will be able to do using this software.”

The Challenge

In need of a sports facility scheduling software to manage all lifetime client and member interactions, from facility booking and event registration to marketing and payments.

The solution

Configured Upper Hand’s sports facility software to prepare for online registration and scheduling, payments, and other admin tasks through the platform.

The result

The Rock Creek Curling team is prepared to offer a streamlined and premium experience to their clients and members upon opening in Fall 2021.

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