Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012-13 United States Curling Association Volunteer of the Year Award. This award was developed to recognize and encourage contributions to the sport at the club level. Primary consideration will be given to volunteer work nominees performed in their home clubs during the 2012-13 season. All members of the USCA are eligible for nomination with the exception of current USCA board members and employees of USA Curling. Completed applications must be submitted to USA Curling by 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 14, 2013, to be eligible for consideration. Click here to download the nomination form.
Press News & Events
Two Americans have been appointed to the inaugural World Curling Federation (WCF) Athlete Commission and the first Competitions and Rules Commission, the WCF announced today.
Mark Swandby (Madison, Wis.), a past president of the United States Curling Association (USCA) and current board member and WCF representative, has been nominated to the Competition and Rules Commission. Ann Swisshelm (Chicago), reigning U.S. women's national champion and USCA board member, has been appointed to the WCF Athlete Commission.
"We are very proud to have Mark and Ann represent the United States on these vital WCF commissions," said Rick Patzke, chief operating officer for USA Curling. "Having worked with them both for many years, I am confident that they will have a great impact while serving in these posts."
To read the complete press release, click here.
Interested in nominating someone for the United States Curling Association's Hall of Fame? Click here.
2014 Olympic Winter Games Pin Design Contest
Are you creative? Do you have an artistic flair? How would you like to have your design chosen as USA Curling's logo pin for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games being held in Sochi, Russia? Contest is open to any USCA individual member. All ideas must be received at the USA Curling office by no later than July 1, 2013.
- Limited to 4 colors
- Must have the words "2014 US Olympic Team-Curling"
- Must have USA Curling Logo - Must have Olympic rings - Optional word "Sochi"
- Must be no larger than 1.5" in scale
- Must be submitted as a PDF, JPEG or EPS file
- Must include a short narrative explaining what is symbolized in the design
- Winner to receive a framed color drawing of final design along with 5 pins
- Selected design may be modified for production purposes and for approval from U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC)
- This contest is not endorsed by the USOC
Entries should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, club affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
The 2013 World Senior Championships and 2013 World Mixed Doubles Championship are underway in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The U.S. senior teams are skipped by Margie Smith and Gert Messing while the U.S. mixed doubles team is Peter Stolt & Maureen Stolt. Live webstreaming of the mixed doubles is being produced by the WCF. USA's Dean Gemmell will be part of the on-air commentary team. View the schedule here.