Chaska tagged to host U18 National Championships

By Terry L. Davis | June 29, 2018, 10:37 a.m. (ET)

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June 29, 2018

Chaska Curling Center named host of 2019 U18 National Championships

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – The six-sheet Chaska Curling Center will host the 2019 USA Curling U18 National Championships next March.

The U18 Nationals are USA Curling’s newest national championship and have been contested twice prior. The 2019 event will take place March 12-17.

“We’re thrilled to bring another high-profile event to the Chaska Curling Center. One of our goals is to grow our youth programs, and hosting the U18 National Championships is a great way to showcase the talent of younger curlers to our curling community,” said Jeff Isaacson, Chaska Curling Center Manager. “Hopefully, we can continue building upon the recent success of USA Curling athletes.”  

The U18 Nationals, for athletes age 18 and under, feature 24 teams competing in round robin competition followed by a playoff round. The winning boys and girls teams then represent the U.S. at the U18 Players Championship in Canada. The 2018 event took place in Bemidji, Minn., in February with teams from the host Bemidji Curling Club taking home the national titles.

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 more than 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-square foot 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 and will be the location for the production of “Curling Night in America” this August. For more information, visit chaskcurlingcenter.com or follow @ChaskaCurlingCenter on Facebook.

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).

Cover photo courtesy of Jeff Thompson Photography