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LTEC brings dedicated rink to South Lake Tahoe!

It happened. Nevada has its first dedicated curling rink. Lake Tahoe, the blue jewel in the high sierras, now has another reason for people to visit. Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC) has sparked much buzz with its new two sheet facility. Located a short distance from the South Lake Tahoe casinos the facility is currently being tested by its members and lucky learn-to-curl participants. “It’s been truly amazing and such an exciting time for our little club!,” says Club president Edith Hazard, “We’ve been working hard to get this done and it’s wonderful to see it come together.” The build began October 2018 in a refurbished building that also houses the Lake Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Grid system being laid down

 

Chiller being connected

The rink is currently still being built out; phase one is done – the ice is in. Phase two will see the warm room completed by September. A viewing area, locker rooms and a kitchen area will round out the facility. At the moment the rink is not fully open for business but as soon as the building is done, LTEC hopes to begin planning events. “As soon as we get our occupancy permits we hope to open our doors,” assures President Hazard, “and hopefully invite other clubs to showcase our rink.” In future LTEC plans to hold many events and hopes the curling community will make the trip to play. From all accounts the LTEC new rink is set to become a popular destination located in the picturesque town.

Sheets installed

Where: 128 Market St, Unit 1A, Stateline, Nevada 89449, off Hwy 207. 
For more information: @LakeTahoeEpicCurling and www.ltec.org 

Ice, Sports & Solar (ISS) CEO Said Hakim presents Ray Sidney with LTEC logo

Who is ISS?  USA Curling announces partnership with ISS Ice, Sports and Solar Systems


Coyotes Curling Club Teams Excel at 2019 Club Nationals

Heartfelt congratulations go out to the 2019 Club National Championship men’s team winners from Coyotes Curling Club known as Team Siggins: Michael Siggins, Adam Endicott, Travis Gaddie and Eric Kowal. The team was one of two men’s teams participating from the MoPac region.

Team Siggins: 2019 Club National Men’s Champs!
(Photo courtesy of USA Curling)

Also taking home the accolades was the women’s bronze-winning team also from Coyotes Curling Club known as Team Burton: Jayne Burton, Tatiana Keeling, Amy Thompson and Kim Gaddie.

Team Burton: 2019 Club National Women’s Bronze Medal Winners
(Photo courtesy of USA Curling)

Both teams participated in the Club Nationals Championships together with clubs from Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin. The event was held this year at the Dakota Curling Club in Lakesville, Minnesota. Also participating from MoPac were men’s Team LeClair: Bob LeClair, Greg Gallagher, Jeff Baird, Tom Danielson and women’s Team Aubrey: Debra Aubrey, Luba Brock, Cassandra Matras, Kimber Maroney.

We are very proud of all of our teams and hope that Team Siggins’ victory stands as an example of what is possible for curlers from our region.

2017 Competitive Wrap-Up

As the days get warmer and the ice begins to heat up (looking at you California Bonspiel season!) we wanted to take a moment to review what was an amazing season of MoPac competitive curling! We had regional representatives from U18s to Seniors – and all levels in between. Here’s a quick wrap up of the participation and photos of (most of the team to boot).

Did we miss you? Email president@mopacca.org with your information and photo!

Our next MoPac round-up will be celebrating our lively bonspielers- send us your favorite pics: mopacca.secretary@gmail.com

Inspired to playdown next season, announcements for playdowns on the 2018 season will be available this week – and playdowns will be coming faster than you think!

 

USCA Junior National Championships – Western Playdown

Team Altus (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Daniel Altus, Marc Tsogbe, Jimmy Williams, Jason Altus

USCA Under-18 National Championships

Team Irvin (Evergreen Curling Club) Lily Irvin, Maya Horten, Clara Mays, Elsa Naimo

Team Morley (Evergreen Curling Club/San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Casey Morley, Marty Hill, Asa Bensaid, Nelson Rogers

USCA Arena National Championships

Team Stengle (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Julie Stengle, Monica Hernandez, Heather Kopeck, Kristina Lugo

Team Feldman (Wine County Curling Club) Katie Feldman, Porsche Renae Stephenson, Auria Moore, Laura Lunetta

Team Raju (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) PN Raju, Cameron Kim, Anthony Del Porto, Jonathan Ochoco

Team Markowski (Wine Country Curling Club) David Markowski, Camren Spangler, Evan Elliott, Brian Feldman

Pacific International Cup

Arizona (Coyotes Curling Club) Marnie Devlin, Tracy Heuermann, Beki Nowlan, Megan Groh

California (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) TC Altus, Erin Rhode, Erin McInrue, Kate Garfinkel

Nevada (Lake Tahoe Epic Curling) Edie Hazard, Becca Kelble, Julie McCaan, Chris Sullivan

Oregon (Evergreen Curling Club) Lily Irvin, Maya Horten, Clara Mays, Elsa Naimo

Arizona (Coyotes Curling Club) Mike Siggins, Adam Endicott, Carl Thompson, Tom Dukerich

California (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Jesus Barajas, Richard Chin, Erik Jensen, Brian Davidson

Nevada (Lake Tahoe Epic Curling) Eric Hazard, Rick Gardner, Ray Sidney, Michael Lynn, Larry Sidney

Oregon (Evergreen Curling Club) Jim Smoltz, Cory Fiendell, Eric Hemesath, Matt Starr

USCA Club National Championships

Team Walsh (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Sarah Walsh, Kim Chapin, BriAnna Weldon, Pam Montbach

Team Naso (Coyotes Curling Club) Carol Ann Naso, Luba Brock, Tracey Drummond, Tracy Heuermann

Team Schaak (Evergreen Curling Club) Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Adam Seymour, Jimmy Satem

USCA Mixed National Championships

Team Mendoza (Hollywood Curling Club) Paul Mendoza, Miranda Heaslip, Tim Mendoza, Jennifer Gamboa

USCA Senior National Championships

Team Fairley (Evergreen Curling Club) Karen Fairley, Elaine Smith-Koop, Clara Martinez, Diane Keleher

Team Watson (Evergreen Curling Club) Kathryn Watson, Kathy Placek, Gail Starr, Cecile Baril

Team Naso (Coyotes Curling Club) Carol Ann Naso, Lu Brock, Debra Aubrey, Tracey Drummond

Team LeClair (Coyotes Curling Club) Bob LeClair, Greg Gallagher, Tom Danielson, Jeff Baird

USCA Mixed Doubles National Championships

Team Maxie: Steph Larson (Hollywood Curling Club), Fred Maxie (Coyotes Curling Club)

USCA Nationals

Team Wood: Becca Wood (Denver CC), Donna Umali (Hollywood Curling Club), Auria Moore (Wine Country Curling Club), Porsche Renae Stephenson (Wine Country Curling Club) Coach Darryl Horsman

WCT Curling Tour/ USCA Nationals Challenge Round

Team Horsman: Darryl Horsman (Coyotes Curling Club), Mike Greenberg (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club), Eric Kowal (Coyotes Curling Club), Brian Patrick (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club), Wes Seeger (Coyotes Curling Club)

Team Siggins: Bob LeClair, Mike Siggins, Tom Danielson, Jeff Baird