Welcome to the Minnesota Curling Association, an organization of over 5,000 Minnesota athletes who represent and promote the competitive yet always cordial, great game of curling.
The Minnesota Curling Association exists…
…to promote the sport of curling and unite curling clubs within the state of Minnesota;
…to conduct state curling competitions;
…to coordinate educational programs and activities for Minnesota curlers;
…to provide a channel of communication of state bonspiels, curling rules, winning techniques, equipment updates;
…and to encourage all curlers to enjoy the marvelous, unique facets of curling: honest sportsmanship, athletic competition, and social club recreation.
Two-minute Introduction to Curling (video)
What is Mixed Doubles Curling?
Curling Stones from Aisla Craig, Scotland (video)
News and Updates from the United States Curling Association
MCA’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The Minnesota Curling Association’s annual membership meeting was held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. These meeting minutes and the financial budget report capture discussion highlights and decisions.
♦ 2019 Membership Meeting Minutes
♦ Finance Recap and 2019-2020 Budget
♦ Proposed Bylaws Revision
The United States Curling Association, in compliance with federal law, now participates in the SafeSport Program to raise awareness, institute prevention, and enact response measures regarding the intolerance of abuse or harassment of any kind. All Minnesota curling clubs are required to establish a protocol for SafeSport Training for their club membership and staff.
Information Letter from Rick Patzke, USCA CEO
Adopted SafeSport Code
SafeSport Background Check
SafeSport Training FAQ
SafeSport Training Online Technology FAQ
How to Begin SafeSport Training
2020-2021 MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
♦ Men’s and Women’s State Club Championships…January 22 – 24, Site TBD
♦ Mixed State Championship…Mankato CC, February 19 – 21, 2021
♦ U-18 Boys’ and Girls’ State Championships…Duluth CC, Jan. 1 – 3, 2021
For registration and Nationals information, visit the Championships page.
FIVE-ROCK FREE GUARD ZONE
The World Curling Federation has implemented the five-rock free-guard zone (FGZ) rule this season, replacing the four-rock rule. Many Minnesota clubs will be enacting the rule to prepare curlers for state, national, and world competitions.
The expanded rule means that the first five rocks thrown each end (normally the two rocks thrown by each lead and the first rock thrown by the second on the team without the hammer) are “protected” and cannot be removed from the FGZ between the hog line and the house until the sixth rock is thrown each end. If a rock is removed before that time, it is put back. It is permissible to move an opponent’s rock as long as it remains in play.
MEN WIN GOLD AT WINTER OLYMPICS!
2018 Winter Olympics highlights from the World Curling Federation and the United States Curling Association.
2018 Winter Paralympics Men’s and Women’s teams finish fourth and fifth.