CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KWWL) – USA Curling’s top event is headed to Cedar Rapids in 2021.
The Men’s and Women’s National Championships happen February 6-13, 2021 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
This the first time the championships will happen in Iowa.
“We are thrilled to be the first host of this event in Iowa. It will be a great way to help curling grow in Eastern Iowa corridor as anticipation for the Beijing Olympics rises. We look forward to seeing the competitors, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans in 2021,” said Phil Burian, president of the Cedar Rapids Curling Club.
The week-long event features the top men’s and women’s teams in the country and helps determine Team USA for the subsequent World Championships.
The 2021 World Women’s Championship happens in Switzerland; the 2021 World Men’s Championship is in Canada.
About 200 athletes, coaches and officials will be in Cedar Rapids for the event.
“Cedar Rapids did a superb job of hosting the USA Curling Arena Nationals in 2015, and the combined support and skills of the curling club, arena staff and tourism department should make the 2021 Men’s and Women’s Nationals another very successful event, ” said Rick Patzke, USA Curling chief executive officer.
The competition is a partnership between USA Curling, the City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Tourism Office, VenuWorks and the Cedar Rapids Curling Club.