Wyoming to host first curling championship

By Terry L. Davis | April 01, 2019, 2:45 p.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2019
 
Wyoming set to host first national curling event
 
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – The 2020 USA Curling Arena National Championships will be staged in Gillette, Wyo., marking the first time a major curling championship will be held in Wyoming as the sport of curling continues to grow across the United States.
 
The 2020 Arena National Championships will be staged April 26-May 2, 2020, at the Wyoming Center Spirit Hall Ice Arena.
 
“The CAM-PLEX Multi Event Facilities, Campbell County Parks and Rec Department, and Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau are thrilled to have been selected as the host for the 2020 USA Curling Arena National Championships,” said Keith Howard, Sports Sales Manager for CAM-PLEX. “We look forward to welcoming USCA staff, competitors and spectators to the heart of Cowboy Country here on the rolling Wyoming plains. Our staff and volunteers are already hard at work preparing to make next year’s event one to be remembered. Our 26,000-square foot Spirit Hall Ice Arena was built in 2009 and is no stranger to fierce on-ice competition. Yet, we look forward with great anticipation to bringing our first national curling event to CAM-PLEX and to spreading our love for the sport to our fellow Wyomingites. Be sure to mark your calendars for the open range, some western hospitality, and the 2020 Championships!”

The Arena Nationals, which began in 2013, features teams that compete in league play in arena settings versus a traditional curling-only facility. USA Curling’s greatest growth is in arena settings. This year’s national event will feature 38 teams competing in West Chester, Pa., May 5-11.
 
“It is simply fantastic to be taking our first national event to Wyoming, and it is fitting that the Arena Championships – representing one of the fastest-growing segments of curling in the country – will be the landmark event,” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling’s Chief Executive Officer. “With Gillette’s historic association with piles of rocks already well-established, we are excited about the possibilities as we bring a slightly different twist to town. Our thanks go out to the CAM-PLEX and local curlers and the community overall for making this happen.”
 
The newly-formed Gillette Curling Club also will help out with the event. To learn more about the Arena National Championships, go to www.usacurl.org.
 
USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Toyota, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Carhartt, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Sitrin, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Thorne, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), and Twin Cities Orthopedics, and is partnered with Brakebush, 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).