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.
MANKATO CC HOSTS WORLD CURLING OLYMPIC CELEBRATION
November 17 – 19, 2017, Mankato Curling Club, Mankato, MN
The event will feature Shannon Kleibrink who skipped the 2006 Canadian Team to the Bronze Medal at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. A decorated curler, Kleibrink won the 2005 Canadian Olympic Trials in Halifax and was a bronze medalist at the event in 1997 and 2009. In the ’06 Olympics, Kleibrink skipped the Canadians to an 11-5 victory over Norway. In the nine-match event, Kleibrink threw 76%, which was the second-highest among skips.
***Friday, November 17th
8:00am School Program at Monroe Elementary; Afternoon Program at Prairie Winds
***Saturday, November 18th at the Mankato CC
Junior Program, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Learn to Curl and Open House, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Member Social and Olympic Trial Viewing Party, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
***Sunday, November 19th at the Mankato CC
Learn to Curl and Open House, 10:00am – 12:00pm
All events are open to the public and members of the Mankato Curling Club. The Learn to Curl and Open House activities will benefit curlers of all levels. There will be a small fee for the Saturday afternoon and evening events and Sunday morning session, with the fee being donated to a local charity.
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.