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2022 Arena Nationals – MCA Arena Teams

From November 3-6, 2022, one women’s team (Team Kozak from Cedar Rapids Curling) and one men’s team (Team Allison from St. Louis Curling Club) represented the Midwest Curling Association at the 2022 USA Curling Arena National Championships hosted by Curl Mesabi Curling Club. Team Allison: St. Louis Curling Club Dan Sovar, Joseph VanArtsdalen, Michael Allison, […]

9th Annual Prairie State Challenge

The Prairie State Challenge was established in 2012 for regional curlers to compete against local teams during a fun weekend of comradery, gameplay, and socialization. Sponsored by the Midwest Curling Association, this open event is free to MCA members and provides curlers the chance to mingle with other teams in the Midwest region at the beginning […]

2022-2023 MCA President’s Letter

Midwest Curling Association Member Clubs and Members: Autumn is right around the corner, and I can almost hear the compressors whirring away to usher in the 2022-2023 curling season! That whirring mimics many of the conversations curlers had over this off-season about national, regional, and club-level issues. To cut through this noise, I would like […]

14th Annual MCA 5 Year & Under

From April 9-10, twenty teams participated in the MCA 5 Year & Under at Chicago Curling Club. Established in 2007, this event is free to all MCA members who have played less than five full curling seasons. The event aims to give newer curlers the opportunity to gain more experience and curl against their peers. […]

Statement Regarding MCA U18 Playdowns

Midwest Curling Association Member Clubs and Members: As mentioned in my President’s Letter for the 2021-2022 Season, the MCA aims to strengthen our region’s curling potential. With this in mind, I wanted to address a recent situation regarding the registration for the MCA U18 Playdowns.  This year only one team, Team Ponzio, signed up by the deadline […]

Quick Guide to Curling at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

While the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are on February 4th, viewers have the opportunity to begin watching curling on February 2nd. There will be 17 days of curling for you to enjoy this olympics. Below is a list of things you should know before the games start. History of Curling in […]

2022 MCA Mixed Playdowns

From January 21-23, four teams participated in the 2022 MCA Mixed Playdowns at Exmoor Country Club. The events format was a single round robin (double elimination). COVID safety guidelines were in place, games were timed, and a USCA-certified official oversaw the event. Team Brundidge finished the semi-finals with a 4-0 record and advanced to the […]

2022 MCA Men’s and Women’s Club Playdowns

From December 3-5, the MCA Men’s and Women’s Club Playdowns were hosted at Exmoor Country Club. Seven men’s teams and three women’s teams participated in the event, our largest group in many years. We want to extend our gratitude to David Haverick for officiating the event; in addition, thanks to all the teams, coaches, and […]

8th 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 an exciting weekend of comradery, gameplay, and socialization. Sponsored by the Midwest Curling Association, this open event is free to MCA members and provides curlers the chance to mingle […]