Chaska Curling Center named National Training Center

Jan. 02, 2019, 12:57 p.m. (ET)

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Jan. 2, 2019

Chaska Curling Center named National Training Center for USA Curling

(CHASKA, Minn.) –  The Chaska Curling Center, the city of Chaska and USA Curling today announced that the Chaska Curling Center has been named the USA Curling National Training Center. The partnership went into effect last fall and will run through July 30, 2019, with the intent for all parties to review the first season at that time with an eye toward a longer term arrangement.

The partnership provides the USA Curling High Performance Program (HPP) and Development Program access to the six-sheet facility for practices, camps and other events. These programs are made up of teams from the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles disciplines and also include junior and Paralympic athletes. Athletes in these programs can book ice time through Chaska’s existing reservation system.

"We are delighted to have Chaska Curling Center as our new National Training Center,” USA Curling Director of High Performance Derek Brown said. “It is an amazing facility with world-class ice and ice makers, which is essential for our HP athletes to have access to for training. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Chaska.”

Additionally, the Chaska Curling Center will have opportunities to host national events with USA Curling, community-accessible events and a summer junior curling camp.

Chaska Curling Center Manager Jeff Isaacson said the staff is looking forward to showcasing the high-quality ice at the Curling Center and seeing the impact the partnership will have locally.

“The exposure from this partnership will be a great benefit to the Chaska community, our members and our junior programs,” Isaacson added.

The city of Chaska facility has already hosted the production of “Curling Night in America” and The Americas Challenge in 2018. In March 2019, the Chaska Curling Center will welcome the 2019 U18 National Championships, which will feature athletes age 18 and under. Twenty-four teams will compete in round robin and playoff format March 13-17.

About the Chaska Curling Center:

The Chaska Curling Center is a city of Chaska facility and a member of the U.S. Curling Association. The center is home to over 900 curlers, which makes it one of the largest curling memberships in the United States, and boasts six sheets, locker rooms, a player’s lounge, and a 4,750 sq ft event center. Since opening in 2015, the Chaska Curling Center has hosted major events associated with the production of ‘Curling Night in America’, the 2016 Ryder Cup and Super Bowl LII. For more information, visit www.chaskacurlingcenter.com or follow @ChaskaCurlingCenter on Facebook.

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

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Media contacts:         

Kevin Wright, City of Chaska, 952-242-4313, kwright@chaskamn.com

Terry Davis, USA Curling, 715-344-1199, terry.davis@usacurl.org