Chaska to stage production of 'Curling Night in America' in August

By Terry L. Davis | June 06, 2018, 2:37 p.m. (ET)

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June 6, 2018

‘Curling Night in America’ returns this fall; Chaska to host production this summer

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – On the heels of unprecedented TV coverage during the historic 2017-18 season, the fifth rendition of “Curling Night in America” is set to begin production this summer at the Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, Minn.

The beautiful six-sheet curling center will host four competing countries in mixed doubles, women’s and men’s competition Aug. 27-29.  The series will air beginning in October (most likely on NBCSN). The made-for-TV international curling event, which debuted in 2014, will feature three American teams taking on China, Japan and one country yet to be determined in team and mixed doubles competition. USA will be represented by all three teams that competed in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, including the men’s gold medalists. The international teams will be announced this summer.

“We are pleased to be able to continue to produce national television coverage of curling to build upon the unprecedented amount of coverage enjoyed in the 2017-18 season,” said Rick Patzke, chief executive officer for USA Curling. “Consistent national exposure has proven to be a major catalyst for the steady growth of curling across the United States, and one of the most significant benefits we can deliver to USA Curling members. Our thanks go out to the members and supporters of the Chaska Curling Center.”

Similar to this year’s event (the competition is titled the U.S. Grand Prix of Curling), a points system will be used to determine a champion in each division as well as an overall victor. In addition, prize money will be up for grabs. The U.S. has won back-to-back Grand Prix of Curling titles after winning last season in Omaha, Neb.

“We’re thrilled to host an event of this caliber and give community members an opportunity to watch world-class curling,” said Jeff Isaacson, the Chaska Curling Center Manager. “Our members and staff take great pride in our facilities, and it will be exciting to showcase the Curling Center and the City of Chaska on a national stage.”  

Watch replays of the 2017-18 season here.

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Cheetos, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Sitrin, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Thorne, BalancePlus, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), and Brakebush, and is partnered with Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, United Airlines, 12th End Sports Network, IHG, and CurlingZone.

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For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, terry.davis@usacurl.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile).

About the Chaska Curling Center:

Established in 2015, the Chaska Curling Center is a City of Chaska Parks and Recreation facility and a member of the U.S. Curling Association. The center is home to over 1,200 curlers, which is one of the largest curling membership in the United States, and boasts six sheets, locker rooms, a player’s lounge, and a 4,750 sq ft event center. In just over two years, the Chaska Curling Center has hosted major events associated with the 2016 Ryder Cup and Super Bowl LII. For more information, visit chaskcurlingcenter.com or follow @ChaskaCurlingCenter on Facebook.