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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?
Wheelchair Curling
Curling Stones from Aisla Craig, Scotland (video)
News and Updates from the United States Curling Association

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2021-2022  MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

♦ Men’s and Women’s State Club Championships…
Dates:  January 14 – 16, 2022
Site:  Bemidji Curling Club, Bemidji, MN
Club Contact:  Dave Willford, (218) 556-2602, djwillford@gmail.com
Championship Contact Info:  Phil DeVore: pdevore@centurytel.net
Current and Past Champions:  Men’s  /  Women’s

♦ Mixed State Championship…
Dates: February 25 – 27, 2022
Site:  Two Harbors Curling Club, Two Harbors, MN
Club Contact:  Ann Thompson: akt24@humboldt.edu
Championship Contact Info:  Phil DeVore: pdevore@centurytel.net
Current and Past Mixed Champions

♦ U-18 Boys’ and Girls’ State Championships…
Dates:  December 31, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Site:  Bemidji Curling Club, Bemidji, MN
Club Contact:  Stu Noble, (218) 434-0214, Stuartnoble80@outlook.com
Championship Contact Info:  Phil DeVore: pdevore@centurytel.net
Current and Past Champions: U-18 Girls / U-18 Boys

For registration and Nationals information, visit the Championships page.

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State Senior Men’s Championship
Dates:  January 21 – 23, 2022
Site:  Detroit Lakes Curling Club, Detroit Lakes, MN
Club Contact:  Mark Schiffner, (218) 849-2771

Link to Senior Men’s Registration:

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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

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SUMMERTIME CURLING
Enjoy combining summertime vacation or travel with a bonspiel in Minnesota, around the U.S., or in Canada.

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SAFESPORT INITIATIVE
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

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2020-2021 MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Men’s and Women’s State Club Championships…CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
Mixed State Championship…CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
U-18 Boys’ and Girls’ State Championships…CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19
For registration and Nationals information, visit the Championships page.

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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.

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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.

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