Entries by Shannon Brown

A New Addition to the USCA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Andy Anderson for Chicago Curling Club for receiving the incredible honor of being inducted into the United States Curling Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized for their outstanding service and significant contribution to curling within the United States. Andy has been a prominent member of the United States […]

11th Annual Five Year & Under

This past weekend, sixteen teams from six regional curling clubs participated in this two-day event graciously hosted by Exmoor Country Club. The 5 Year & Under provides new curlers with the chance to compete against other MCA curlers. Established in 2007, this open event allows those who have played less than five full seasons of curling […]

6th Annual Prairie State Challenge

Established in 2012, the Prairie State Challenge was created to give curlers, especially those who don’t have dedicated facilities, the opportunity to get on the ice for a fun weekend of comradery, gameplay, and socialization. This open event, sponsored by the Midwest Curling Association, is free to MCA members and provides curlers the chance to […]

A Permanent Facility for St. Louis Curling Club

Founded in 2010, the St. Louis Curling Club has relied on two ice arenas to support their bustling club of 80+ members. With their 7th official curling season underway, St. Louis Curling Club is preparing to begin work on their new curling facility. With land purchased in Hazelwood, MO, the club looks forward to building […]

Team Wright brings home Bronze Medal from 2018 Senior Worlds

Congratulations to Team Wright, the bronze medalists at the 2018 Senior Worlds Curling Championships! Team members include Jeff Wright (Libertyville, IL), Russ Armstrong (Lake Bluff, IL), Sean Silver (Grosse Point, MI), Russ Brown (Lake Forest, IL), and Steve Waters (Evanston, IL). Twenty-eight men’s teams from across the world competed in the World Senior Curling Championships […]

72nd Annual Dar Curtis Bonspiel

Beginning in 1947, the Dar Curtis Bonspiel is the oldest statewide curling competition held in Illinois. The event allows players who are generally leads, seconds, and new vice skips the chance to compete together and to dictate their strategic game. Both men and women curl in the open event sponsored by the Illinois Curling Association. […]

Learn2Curl at Park at Wrigley

In early February, one-hour Learn2Curl classes were hosted at the Park at Wrigley for six nights. Instructors from Chicago Curling Club, Exmoor Country Club, and Windy City Curling taught new curlers from 3-7 pm and played a short exhibition game on the outdoor ice from 8-9 pm. As part of the event, instructors joined the […]

Quick Guide to Curling at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

While the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is on February 9th, viewers have the opportunity to begin watching the wonderful game of curling on February 7th. With the addition of mixed doubles to this year’s Olympic program, there will be 18 straight days of curling in South Korea. Below is a list […]

Andrew Stopera’s rink becomes 2018 USA Curling Junior National Champs

Congratulations to Team Stopera, the winners of the 2018 USA Junior National Championship! From March 3-10, Team Stopera will travel alongside Team Bear, the women’s team, to Aberdeen, Scotland in hopes of bringing home the gold at the 2018 World Junior Championships. Originally from Briarcliff Manor, NY, Andrew Stopera, a member of Exmoor Country Club […]