2013 Nationals begin Saturday in Green Bay
The weeklong competition kicks off with the opening ceremony at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday followed by the first round of games at 4:30 p.m. with women's curling. The men take the ice at 8:30 p.m. Teams will compete in a nine-game round robin in their respective divisions, followed by the Page playoffs starting on Feb. 14.
At stake for the two teams who win the championships on Feb. 16 is the right to represent the United States at the upcoming world championships. The 2013 Women's World Championship will take place March 16-24 in Riga, Latvia, while the 2013 Ford World Men's Championship will be contested March 30-April 7 in Victoria, British Columbia.
In addition to representing the U.S. at the world championships, the winning teams will be qualified for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling, Nov. 10-17 in Fargo, N.D. (See Trials qualification information at the bottom of the release.)
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