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”

 

 
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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 (http://calpic.org/Welcome.html) to find your club’s PIC Rep and for more information about the tournament itself.  For further questions, contact Michael Lively, mlively@bayareacurling.com.

 
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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, mithsiri@yahoo.com, 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
 
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Fall USCA Board Meeting Summary

The USCA’s fall board meeting was last weekend, Sept 9-11, 2011 in Minneapolis. The two highlights were a board vote on a major USCA governance overhaul (the whole structure may change) and a fabulous intro-to-curling video by our own Nick Kitinski. For my full notes on the meeting, check out http://goo.gl/snOye . Nick’s video should be out soon!…

And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me (Gabrielle) at gcurling@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Gabrielle Coleman

 

 
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Competitive Curling Clinics in San Jose and Oakland

The SFBACC and the Western Curling Coalition are pleased to announce 3 evening competitive curling clinics on September 27, 28 and 30 in San Jose and Oakland with Yadranka Thompson of Richmond, BC.  Sign up now at: http://www.bayareacurling.com/usca-clinic

 
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USA Curling Las Vegas Style Bonspiel Raffle

The United States Curling Association (USCA) is proud to sponsor a drawing for the benefit of the athletes and programs of USA CURLING. For each donation of $25.00 to the USCA, you will receive an entry to win a trip to participate in the Las Vegas Style Bonspiel, Oct. 28-30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 
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Arena Curling Icemaker Course 2011

This is the first USA Curling course offered on improving curling ice conditions. This event will take place on September 9-11, 2011, at the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury, MN. Instructors will be Kevin Madsen, Willmar Curling Club Icemaker and Dave Staveteig, USA Curling Head Ice Technician.

 

 
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The Western Curling Coalition presents:

Women’s Competitive Curling Camp(Click for Info)
With Bill Tschirhart
October 15 & 16, 2011
Seattle’s Granite Curling Club

Questions? Contact Cyndy (cynthetic@gmail.com) or Gabrielle (gcurling@gmail.com)

 
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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:

http://www.occurling.com/003B.CMS

 
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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.

 
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