Get involved in Olympic Day
USA Curling is
partnering with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to celebrate International Olympic Day. Olympic Day is
celebrated annually on June 23rd by thousands of people in 160
countries. In addition to recognizing the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day
promotes fitness and healthy lifestyles and introduces members of the
community to various Olympic Sports.
curling clubs can host official Olympic Day celebrations between June 14th
and June 30th. The USOC will provide an Olympic Day flag,
temporary tattoos, and an electronic toolkit for registered events. The USOC
will also attempt to arrange for participation of an Olympian at registered
events. In addition, USA Curling can provide brochures and posters featuring
our 2014 Olympic athletes. (Member clubs can request these materials
using our online
form at any time.)
There are a
number of ways in which your club can potentially participate.
On-ice events: Clubs curling on
arena ice or dedicated clubs that have spring/summer ice may consider hosting
an open house or other event open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE: Clubs
will be able to charge a fee to offset costs of ice rental. However, eligible
events cannot charge a fee that will bring in profits, unless the event already
exists and is designed to raise profits (more details in Olympic Day Hosting
Off-ice events: Any club with gym
rocks or other rolling stones has the potential to host an event or join an
existing event in their community. USA Curling (with assistance from the USOC)
can help locate already existing events in your area that you may be able to
join or provide you with contacts for groups such as local Boys and Girls Clubs
that may be interested in an event. Another option for events could be summer
camps for youth in your area.
PLEASE NOTE: For
clubs without rolling stones, USA Curling has several sets of rolling stones
that we regularly lend out. Some clubs also build their own rolling stones (see
Curling News article on Gym Curling for more details).
If you are
interested in hosting a curling-themed Olympic Day celebration or potentially
participating in an already existing event in your community, please
contact Christy Hering at USA Curling with any questions or information
requests at email@example.com
or 715-344-1199, Ext 209. All events (even those that build upon an event
already established by another group) will need to be registered with the USOC
under USA Curling.