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The optional second deadline will be January 11, 2012. The State or Regional president will need to let us know by November 29 whether their State or Region wishes to use the optional later date. Please note that for purposes of filling a vacancy in one or more regions, which is determined by the number of teams in a region that register for the Club Championship, we will use only the number of teams that are signed up from all regions as of November 30. The reason for this is that we have several regions playing down in December, and we need to let them know how many spots they will be playing down for, based on the fill policy. At the same time, we would like to see maximum participation in the Club Championships, which have become one of our most popular events.
Teams in consideration as of the November 30th deadline must be completely registered for the Club Nationals; according to the 2011-2012 USCA Championships Rules and Procedures manual, this is a full four-person (minimum) roster of eligible and registered players plus payment in full received by 11:59 p.m.
You must let the USCA know, in writing, if your state or regions wants to take advantage of the later deadline in order to give teams in your area more time to form. Your request for the optional later date must be sent to Dawn Leurquin, USCA Event Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 715-344-2279. Please use the subject line “CLUB NATIONALS DATE.” If no written request is received from your state or region by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on November 29, the original registration deadline of November 30 will apply for your state or region.
Jim Pleasants, Vice-president of Championships
You may also want to consider a membership in the USA Curling Fan Club: http://www.usacurl.org/usacurl/images/Fans/fanclub2011.pdf
Have questions about the potential changes in governance? http://www.usacurl.org/usacurl//images//faq_governance.pdf
Competitive discussion (added 11/4/11): http://www.usacurl.org/usacurl//images//competitive_discussion.pdf
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This certification is equivalent to Level 1 Canadian Curling Association (CCA) standards, and all participants will receive a copy of the ice technician manual used to teach the course. The instructors will be Mark Shurek and Greg Ewasko (both Level 4 CCA ice technicians).
The course will start at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and end at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Topics covered will include:
• Development of the game and its demands on curling ice, specific definition of curling ice, and game tactics
• Floors of a curling rink and shooting (taking) levels
• Measuring and painting lines and logos
• Ice installation (off-ice discussion and hands-on practical experience)
• Ice layout
• More practical work (measuring sheets, cutting circles, painting logos, installing lines and hacks, pebbling, scraping, sealing, etc.)
• Maintaining the ice pad, contouring ice, and overview
• Temperatures, humidity, permafrost, heaving, water and ice quality
• Control systems
• Curling stones, ice plants, and refrigeration
• Level 1 test
The course fee is $225 for participants who are members of the U.S. Curling Association. Non-member registration is $275. (Membership status of all participants will be checked upon registration. The additional $50 surcharge for non-members will be assessed prior to participation for any non-members registering at the membership rate.) A $15 late fee will be added to entries received after Sunday, November 27, 2011.
Participation is limited to 30 people (may be reduced to 25 depending upon available space). Hotel information will be provided as part of the registration process.
Please feel free to contact Kim Nawyn at USA Curling at 1-888-CURLERS (287-5377) or 715-344-1199, Ext. 203, with any questions.