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.
MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES and LOCATIONS
Men’s and Women’s State Club Championships, December 28 – 30, 2017, Brainerd Lakes Curling Association
Mixed State Championship, February 23 – 25, 2018, Heather Curling Club, Mapleton
Under-18 Juniors Men’s and Women’s, December 29 – 31, 2017, Duluth Curling Club
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.
UPDATED JUNIOR NATIONAL PLAYDOWN FORMAT
Responding to suggestions and concerns of families of junior curlers, the USCA announces changes to the national playdown system for the 2018 Junior Nationals.
USCA and NBC PARTNERSHIP GROWS
Media coverage of curling in the USA continues to expand, with over 93,000 web-streamed views of the USA Curling Men’s and Women’s 2017 National Championship, and 1.8 million viewers of the Curling Night in America series. More than 100 hours of curling was televised and web-streamed by NBC Sports Group of the 2017 Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles World Championships.
The WCF Executive Board approved a $100,000 grant to the USCA to support Curling Night in America 2017 – 2018.
Fall 2017 Curling Broadcast Schedule
2017 USCA MEMBERS ASSEMBLY
The annual Members Assembly gathering of USCA Board members and USCA club representatives was held September 28 – October 1, in the Twin Cities. The St. Paul Curling Club was host to the Saturday evening dinner and mini-spiel: the littlest bonspiel with the biggest trophy! The members assembly meeting and two days of informative seminars were held at the host hotel, the Bloomington Hilton. Thanks to the many Minnesota curling club officers and members who participated in making this Members Assembly such a great event.
Key Items of Agreement from 2017 Members Assembly
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.
CLUB MANAGERS and OFFICERS CONTACT INFORMATION
Changes and additions to your current club officers roster can be sent to Kathy Busch, MCA president.