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USCA Certified Ice Technician Course Scheduled

Registration will begin soon for a Level 1 U.S. Curling Association ice technician certification course to be held at the Duluth Curling Club in Duluth, Minn., Dec. 3-4.

Ream more about it in the Event Section…..The last Ice Course was taken by Francesca Somma from Curl San Diego, “it was fantastic, I learned a lot”


PIC Playdowns for California

Pacific International Cup Playdown

Mens’ and Women’s Playdowns for a California berth in the Pacific International Cup are scheduled for Presidents Day Weekend (Feb 18-20) and will be hosted by the Hollywood Curling Club.  The Pacific International Cup takes place in Richmond, B.C. between April 18-22, 2012.

The registration deadline is set for October 15th. Please visit the CalPIC website ( to find your club’s PIC Rep and for more information about the tournament itself.  For further questions, contact Michael Lively,

Regional Play Downs

December 29, 2011 to January 1, 2012 Junior Regional Championships, Granite Curling Club, Seattle.
Junior Nationals – Jan. 28-Feb. 4 – Madison, WI
Registration Deadline – Dec. 7th, 2011
January 13th-15th, 2012. Regional Club Nationals, Kearns Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Salt Lake City.
Club Nationals – March 3-10, Mankato, MN
Registration Deadline – Oct 31st, 2011 MoPac/Nov 30th, USCA. Please consult with the MoPac play down chair Tim Irish,, regarding regional registration policy.
February 3-5, 2012 Mixed Regional Championship, Granite Curling Club, Seattle.
Mixed National Championship – March 17-24, Portage, WI 
Registration Deadline – Jan 25, 2012

Level 1 Instructor USCA Certification Class at OCCC.

The Orange County Curling Club will be hosting a USCA Level I Instructor’s Course on Saturday, July 23rd from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm. This class is intended for curlers who have the fundamentals down and want to learn how to share that knowledge with novice curlers.

The cost is $40 for USCA paid members. $75 for Non United States Curling Association members. Please, Cash or Checks only. Make checks payable to: Orange County Curling Club.

New instructors will be given the latest information from the USCA on teaching new curlers the basic fundamentals of curling. In addition to the 3 ½ -4 hours of classroom training, the new instructors will teach a Learn to Curl class that evening as part of the course. The Learn to Curl is from 7-9pm.

For more info or or to sign up here, Please visit:

New USCA Board member elected from MoPac

MoPac President, Nick Kitinski, requested a region recount at the USCA spring meeting to achieve a second USCA board spot for MoPac. Jerome Larson, VP of Membership and MoPac USCA board member will be joined by the newly elected Gabrielle Coleman.