The USA Curling Men’s and Women’s National Championships will be held at the Denver Coliseum from February 5-11, 2023.
The victorious Women’s team at the event will represent the United States at the 2023 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship, planned for March 18-26 in Sandviken, Sweden. The winning team on the Men’s side will head to the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship in Ottawa, Canada, running from April 1-9, 2023.
The Denver Sports Commission worked with USA Curling to bring the event to the Coliseum. Since opening in 1951, this venue has brought a wide variety of entertainment to the city—concerts, ice skating events, volleyball tournaments, basketball tournaments, and now, elite-level championship curling.
“We’re committed to making our city a hub for high-profile sporting events,” noted Matthew Payne, Executive Director of the Denver Sports Commission. “The opportunity to host these prestigious national championships was something we didn’t want to miss, and we’re confident the area curling clubs and the greater Denver community will be fully engaged in making it a success.”
The 2023 Men’s and Women’s National Championships will feature fields of eight teams per gender. A full round-robin schedule will be played, with four Men’s teams and four Women’s teams advancing to their respective playoff rounds. Both the Men’s and Women’s championship games will be played on Saturday, February 11th.
“It’s exciting to bring these championships to Denver, a metro area that now has two curling-specific facilities,” remarked USA Curling Interim CEO Dean Gemmell. “Not only is the city growing, the curling community is thriving. We look forward to capitalizing on that momentum, and attracting new fans and participants.”
A range of qualification paths are available to curlers seeking a berth in these National Championships. Early qualifiers include teams led by 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist John Shuster and two-time Olympian Tabitha Peterson. Team Dropkin, who represented the United States at the 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship, has also secured its berth in the event.
Tickets and additional championship schedule information will be available here.
USA Curling is sponsored by Columbia Sportswear, Toyota, Twin Cities Orthopedics, Training HAUS, Brakebush, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), and Sitrin, and is partnered with Rock Solid Productions, IHG, and Laurie Artiss.
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