CHAMPIONSHIPS National Championships return to Kalamazoo in 2019 By Terry L. Davis, Editor

2019 Nationals will take place at Wings Event Center. “From the first time we took the USA Curl-


ing Nationals there in 2010, Kalamazoo has been an exceptional destination for these champion- ships,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief ex- ecutive officer. “As the Kalamazoo slogan says, ‘You’ll be Back. We Promise.’ With Discover Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Curling Club as core partners again, coupled with the dedicated staff at Wings Event Center, I have no doubt that these Nationals will be even better than the first two held there.” Kalamazoo, which hosted the 2015 and 2010

National Championships, will stage the week- long championship at Te Valley, an NHL-size

SA Curling’s National Champion- ships will make a return to Kalama- zoo, Mich., for the third time as the

Wings Event Center previously hosted

Nationals in 2015, 2010

ice arena with bleacher seating. USA Curling and the Kalamazoo Curling

Club will partner with Discover Kalamazoo and Wings Event Center staff to host the champion- ship, which will take place Feb. 9-16, 2019. “We are honored USA Curling has selected

Kalamazoo and Wings Event Center to host this prestigious national championship,” said Greg Ayers, president and chief executive officer of Discover Kalamazoo. “In partnership with the Kalamazoo Curling Club, we look forward to welcoming the nation’s finest curlers to Kalama- zoo for the third time in 10 years.”

Te weeklong national event features the top

men’s and women’s teams in the country and helps determine Team USA for the subsequent World Championships. Te 2019 World Wom- en’s Championship will take place in Esbjerg, Denmark, while Canada will host the 2019 Ford World Men’s Championship. Te 2018 Nation- als are taking place in March at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. “Te Kalamazoo Curling Club is excited about

continuing the tradition of providing our top curling athletes a great experience and bring- ing championship curling back to Kalamazoo,” said Marcus Gleaton, president of the Kalamazoo Curling Club, which calls Te Zoo, an adjacent ice rink, its home. Prior to Kalamazoo hosting in 2015 and 2010,

Detroit was the only other Michigan city to host the National Championships aſter holding the event three times (1989, 1975, 1962).


2017 World Mixed Championship 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

2018 U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Team Trials 2018 Nationals Men’s Challenge Round 2018 Nationals Women’s Challenge Round 2018 Continental Cup

Upcoming Championship Events Dates

Oct. 6-14 Nov. 11-18 Dec. 13-17 Jan. 5-8 Jan. 6-8

2018 U.S. Mixed Doubles National Championship Jan. 17-21 2018 Senior National Championships 2018 Junior National Championships 2018 Club National Championships 2018 Olympic Winter Games

2018 U18 National Championships 2018 National Championships 2018 World Junior Championships 2018 College National Championship 2018 Paralympic Winter Games 2018 World Women’s Championship 2018 Mixed National Championship 2018 World Men’s Championship

2018 World Mixed Doubles/World Seniors 2018 Arena National Championships *dates and sites subject to change

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Jan. 11-14 Jan. 24-28

Jan. 27-Feb. 3 Feb. 10-17 Feb. 9-25 Feb. 20-25 March 3-10 March 3-11 March 9-11 March 9-18 March 17-25 March 23-31

Location Champery, Switzerland

Baxter Arena, Omaha, Neb. Four Seasons CC, Blaine, Minn. Capital CC, Bismarck, N.D. Four Seasons CC, Blaine, Minn. London, Ontario, Canada Site to be announced

Duluth CC, Duluth, Minn. Detroit CC, Ferndale, Mich.

Brainerd Lakes CA, Brainerd, Minn. PyeongChang, South Korea Bemidji CC, Bemidji, Minn. Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. Aberdeen, Scotland

Eau Claire CC, Eau Claire, Wis. PyeongChang, South Korea North Bay, Ontario, Canada

March 31-April 8 Las Vegas, Nev. April 21-28 May 1-6

Dakota Curling, Lakeville, Minn. Oestersund, Sweden

Salt Lake City, Utah

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