Welcome to the Minnesota Curling Association, an organization of over 4,000 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.
PREPARING FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS
USCA / Olympic Pin
During past Winter Olympics, curling clubs around the country experienced an increase of inquiries about curling and club membership. The USCA is distributing newsletters and articles to assist clubs in responding and planning Olympic-related events.
SUPPORT REQUEST FROM OUR U.S. OLYMPIC CURLERS
Dear USA Curling Fans,
We are so excited to be representing all of you at the 2018 Winter Olympics! We promise to try our best to put on a good show in order to grow the sport in the United States. We appreciate all of your support and cannot wait to make you proud. We could never do this without all of you and want to say thank you in advance for all of your cheering, promoting, and positive words. Make sure you have viewing parties so we can all make NBC realize how great our sport is! We imagine that many clubs will be hosting learn to curls and introducing the general public to our great community and atmosphere. Have fun!
Here are several links to fundraisers that the athletes have put together in order to get their families to the Olympics. If anyone feels inclined to make a donation or order USA apparel, we would be very grateful!
♦Apparel (all athletes splitting profit): https://garon-brothers.myshopify.com/collections/usa-curling
♦Donation (all athletes splitting profit): http://www.gofundme.com/DCCOlympicFamilyFund
♦Shuster’s boys (2 & 4) donation site (cute video): https://www.youcaring.com/johnshuster-1040211
♦Checks can be made out to and sent to the Duluth Curling Club at 327 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802.
Please write Shuster/Roth/Hamiltons/All Athletes in the memo line depending on who you would like to support. If anyone has a business that would like to make a tax-deductible donation or if someone would like to sponsor a team/teams, contact Sara Shuster at email@example.com.
♦There are several events that need raffle items/auction items: items could be mailed to the Duluth Curling Club or the Madison Curling Club. Events will be on January 24th, January 25th, January 30th.
Again, thank you so much for taking an interest in this amazing sport and getting involved with helping to grow it!
Team USA (John, Tyler, Matt, John, Joe, Nina, Tabitha, Aileen, Becca, Cory, and our families)
MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES and LOCATIONS
♦ Men’s and Women’s State Club Championships, December 28 – 30, 2017, Brainerd Lakes Curling Association
♦ Under-18 Juniors Men’s and Women’s, December 29 – 31, 2017, Duluth Curling Club
♦ Mixed State Championship, February 23 – 25, 2018, Heather Curling Club, Mapleton
♦ 50th Anniversary Gopher State Women’s Bonspiel, March 9 – 12, 2018, Hibbing Curling Club
INVITATION FROM OUR CANADIAN FRIENDS
The Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, invites all Junior curlers to their Junior Bonspiel happening March 11 & 12, 2018. The FWCC also advises referring to this website for tips on travelling with youth teams across country borders: http://www.ezbordercrossing.com/the-inspection-experience/travelling-with-children/
CURLING IN THE ROCHESTER AREA
Interest is growing in the city of Rochester to form an arena curling club. To get involved or for more information, visit the Curling Club of Rochester’s Facebook page.
CLUB MANAGERS and OFFICERS CONTACT INFORMATION
Changes and additions to your current club officers roster can be sent to Kathy Busch, MCA president.