About Plainfield Curling Club

Good people, good times, good curling.

Founded in 1963, the Plainfield Curling Club (PCC) is the only curling club in New Jersey with its own dedicated ice facility. Our club was planned, designed, financed, and literally built by the membership. We’re a not-for-profit organization that’s owned by our members and operates on the hard work and volunteerism of our members. We love our club and hope you do too.

Our curling season runs from October to April with 9 weeknight and weekend leagues for our members to curl in. We also host 9 annual bonspiels (curling tournaments/parties) over the course of the season.

Plainfield Curling Club is located off Exit 4 of Route 287 in South Plainfield, NJ. We’re less than a 10 minute cab ride from either the Metuchen or Edison train stations on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor line. Also, you can ask Google how to get here.


Plainfield Curling Club is proudly associated with  the United States Curling Association, the Grand National Curling Club, the United States Women’s Curling Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Curling Association.





The PCC Board

PCC is governed by a 9-person Board of Directors, from which our President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary are elected. Board members are nominated and voted on by the general membership of the club.

Ali Colluccio

Ali Colluccio


Ali has been curling since October 2010 when she came to a Plainfield Curling Club Curling Experience and just refused to leave the warm room bar. An avid traveler, she has found a way to curl in Iceland, Hungary, Norway, and Scotland. She has been a co-coordinator of the Bonsqueal and was elected to the Board in May 2017. Ali curls on Thursday and Saturday nights and enjoys cats, comics, cocktails, curling, and other things that do not begin with the letter C.

Committees: Communications, Website & Streaming

Bret Curran

Bret Curran

Vice President

Bret and his wife Colleen joined the club in 2014, not because of the Olympics that year, but because of family members in New Hampshire urging him to try curling for quite some time. In 2016, he completed the Level 1 Instructor Certification and took the helm as organizer of The Curling Experience program. Bret has also assisted with all of the Open House events since becoming a member, as well as designed and managed fundraising shirts and merchandising. You can find Bret on the ice in the Saturday night league.

Committees: Membership, The Curling Experience & Group Outings, Advertising & Media Relations

Shelia Nickle

Shelia Nickle


Some 25 years ago, Shelia’s husband encouraged her to try curling and, except for a few years (kids, moves) has never stopped. She’s been a member of Plainfield Curling club since 1996, curling in many of our leagues, initially Friday and Saturday evenings then more recently Wednesday, Thursday, and Monday evenings, each with its own features that makes that league unique! In addition to league curling, Shelia has played in bonspiels, across the GNCC and also had the opportunity to represent PCC at events in Italy and Scotland, in Margarita ‘spiels both home and away and in the US Senior Women’s Nationals (2015). She has previously served on PCC’s board from 1999 to 2002 and has volunteered for Bonspiel meals, food/snack donations, cleaning, maintenance and assisting training.
Ed Berberich

Ed Berberich


Ed has been curling at the Plainfield Curling Club since the Spring of 2014 when his interest was piqued after reading an article in the Star-Ledger seeking folks interested in giving curling a try. He is a member of the ice minions at the PCC and a graduate of Pebble Tech. Ed has also worked on the new floor, back room, new boards and assorted ice prepping tasks on the new floor. In the Fall of 2015, he completed Instructional Level I training and has trained in many “Learn to Curl” and “Curling Experience” sessions. Off-season interests include biking, hiking and flying his plane.

Committees: Ice; Regulatory Compliance & Insurance

Mark Mooney


After seeing an open house announcement in a community paper in Rochester, NY, Mark threw his first stone in 2000 and was hooked on curling. He was an active curler and President of the Rochester Curling Club before moving to New Jersey and finding a home at the Plainfield Curling Club for the past decade. One of our competitive curlers, Mark has represented Plainfield at multiple Club Nationals and Playdowns as well as the USCA Challenge Round. Mark curls on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Committees: Training & Learn to Curl, Juniors Program

John Weidemann


John started curling in 2011 along with his wife Beverly after attending a Curling Experience. He started out in the crazy late Thursday 10:30 pm league in its inaugural year; he now curls Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. John is also a member of the Ice Crew and is often helping out whenever he can at bonspiels. Outside the curling club, John has 2 beautiful daughters and works as the Production Coordinator at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College.

Committees: Building & Grounds, Bar, Kitchen & Warm Room