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USWCA Calendar

International Events

Scots Tour: Outgoing November 2016

Friendship Tour: Incoming November 11 - 20, 2015.

Friendship Tour: Outgoing Fall 2018

National Events

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: Wednesday, December 2 - Sunday, December 6, 2015.  Host - Belfast CC.  For more information, go to the Sr. Nat'l 2015 page.

Winter Meeting: Monday, February 22 - Thursday, February 25, 2016.  Hosts - Fairbanks and Grand Forks CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, February 24 - Sunday, February 28, 2016.  Host - Fairbanks CC.  For more information, go to the Nat'l 2016 page.

Fall Meeting: Thursday, September 15 - Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Host - Kettle Moraine CC.

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: Wednesday, November 30 - Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Host - Waltham CC.

Winter Meeting: Monday, February 13 - Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Host - Kettle Moraine and Milwaukee CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.  Host - Milwaukee CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.  Host - Triangle CC.

Regional Events

Junior Bonspiels:

  • East: Nov. 20 - 22, 2015.  Host - Broomstones CC
  • West: March 11 - 13, 2016.  Host - Chisholm CC
  • Central: March 18 - 20, 2016.  Host - Green Bay CC

For more information, go to the Junior Bonspiels page.

5 Year and Under Bonspiels:

  • East: Open, Nov. 8 - 9, 2015.  Host - Ardsley CC
  • West I: Open, Dec. 12 - 13, 2015, Host - Four Seasons CC
  • Wisconsin: Open, Jan. 15 - 17, 2016.  Host - Racine CC
  • Central: Open, Jan. 23 - 24, 2016.  Host - Midland CC
  • Central: Women's, March 18 - 20, 2016.  Host - Cleveland Skating Club
  • West II: Open, March 18 - 20, 2016.  Host - Denver CC

More information can be found on the 5 Year and Under page.

Local Events

All-American Bonspiels:

  • All Regions: Please speak with your club's representative to get the dates and times the event will be held at your club.

Circuit Bonspiels:

Senior Women's National Bonspiel Information

Senior National Pin34th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel "Yule Rock the Coast" December 3 - 6, 2015

The 34th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel is being held in Belfast, Maine December 3 - 6, 2015. Information can be found on the Senior Women's Bonspiel 2015 page

5-Year & Under Events Scheduled

5 Year and Under PinEast: Nov. 8 - 9, 2015, Ardsley Curling Club, Open, Completed.  Congratulations to the Doucette rink from Nutmeg.

West I: December 12 - 13, 2015, Four Seasons Curling Club, Open

Wisconsin: Jan. 15 - 17, 2016, Racine Curling Club, Open

Central: Jan. 23 - 24, 2016, Midland Curling Club, Open

Central: March 18 - 20, 2016, Cleveland Skating Club, Women's

West II: March 18 - 20, 2016, Denver Curling Club, Open


The goal of these events is to give newer curlers a chance to participate in bonspiels, meet other new curlers, and play positions they normally would not play.  Curlers will feel less concern about attending regular bonspiels after they have played against others with the same level of experience.
All curlers with five or less years of experience are eligible to participate.
For more information and applications for the 5-Year and Under events, click on this link to the 5 Year and Under Page page.  

National Bonspiel Information

Nat'l Bonspiel 2016 Pin68th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel "Raven about Curling" February 24 - 28, 2015  

The 68th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Fairbanks Curling Club in Fairbanks, Alaska.  The host hotel is the Westmark Hotel.  For more information, go to the National Bonspiel 2016 page. 

Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting will be held February 22 - 25, 2016, in Fairbanks, AK, hosted by the Fairbanks and Grand Forks Curling Clubs.  The Westmark Hotel will be the host hotel and reservations can be made through this link.  Deadline for reservations is January 21, 2016.  Use code CURL022116 to receive the contracted rate. 

The links to meeting information, listed below, will be activated as they becomes available. 

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservations & Information
  • Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Proxy/Alternate Form

Junior Bonspiel Schedule

Junior Bonspiel Pin

March 11 - 13, 2016
Chisholm Curling Club, Chisholm, MN


March 18 - 20, 2016 Green Bay Curling Club, Green Bay, WI


November 20 - 22, 2015 Broomstones Curling Club, Wayland, MA
Registration is expected to open on October 22, 2015
For more information, and to see the current and last season's results, please check our Junior Bonspiel page.


All-American PinThe All-American is an inner-club event held during the curling season by member clubs throughout the United States.  The USWCA provides beautiful pins to each member club for the event. 

This event was designed to encourage the involvement of women - especially new and less experienced women curlers - so they may have a bonspiel experience within their own clubs.

For more information about the All-American, click on this link to the All-American page.

Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting will be held September 15 - 18, 2016 in Pewaukee, WI, hosted by the Kettle Moraine CC.  The host hotel will be the Country Springs Hotel.  The links to meeting information, listed below, will be established as they become available in late summer 2016.

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservation & Information
  • Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Proxy Form (for those who will not be attending the Fall Meeting)
  • President's Dinner Invitation

The Heart of Curling!

The United States Women's Curling Association was formed to promote and conserve the best interests and the true spirit of the game of curling. The USWCA unites women's curling clubs throughout the United States to cultivate friendly relations among its members and their clubs, to promote international friendships, to preserve the tradition and literature of the game and to hold women's curling events each year.

The Mission: To develop, nurture and promote the sport of curling among today's women and all youth. Indeed, the USWCA is the Heart of Curling.  

If you would like an informational brochure, a full color brochure suitable for printing is available for download here.  

USWCA Raffle

USWCA Raffle Flyer

(April 20, 2015)  The USWCA is conducting a raffle to raise funds.  The prize is two (2) full session ticket packages to the 2016 United States National Curling Championships to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on February 6 - 13, 2016.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or three (3) for $10.  The winners will be drawn the first week of December 2015.  For more information about the raffle, click on the flyer.

For information about how the USWCA uses the funds it raises, go to the Support Us page. 



The 2015 Incoming Friendship Tour

Our guests from BC arrived November 11 and were in the US through November 20.  Go to the 2015 Friendship Tour Daily Report page to read about their travels.

USWCA President's Post - October

(by Donna Pearson, November 2, 2015)

USWCA 2015 Fall Meeting

Traveling to beautiful Grand Forks, North Dakota, the USWCA met September 17 - 20, for the 2015 Fall Meeting.  Wait…..that almost sounds like the beginning of a report rather that the recollection of a fantastic meeting with great women, determined to support curling in their clubs and to strengthen the national organization.

Great Weather: 

Cool breezes mixed with warm sunshine to elevate the experience for those attending the meeting.  Excellent for outside walkabouts, the superb weather provided many opportunities for the USWCA women to enjoy different venues throughout the city.

Great Food, Sights, & Shopping:

The President's Dinner at the UND Alumni Center highlighted local cuisine (Red River Valley potatoes and Walley from our northern neighbor, 1.5 hours away) while the closing dinner included great food and scenery at the King's Walk Golf Course.

Most USWCA members traveling by air remarked upon the stunning beauty of the northern plains.  The amazement did not escape those who arrived by car, who took opportunities for sightseeing along the way.  The Red River Valley Region, as geologically paved by the Lake Agassi glacier in the North Dakota Minnesota area, is flat farmland dedicated to growing crops: sugar beets, corn, soy beans, potatoes, sun flowers, etc.  The patterns these crops create on the relatively treeless landscape create unforgettable images of agricultural and natural beauty.  Although Grand Forks is small relative to other great cities across the nation, the USWCA women took advantage of various "finds" while shopping.  From clothing to crafts, pottery and other art, let it not be said that shopping opportunities were passed up!

Great Accomplishments:

Club Representatives, Committee members, and Executive Officers from Alaska and California to Maine down to the heartland of Tennessee and the Carolinas met for 4 days to "take care of business" and consider how best to further the organization's mission.  With years of energy, effort, and expertise, this fall's meeting centered upon two tasks: (1) finalizing the restructuring process of the organization and (2) identifying and/or assessing each Committee's goals and objectives as outlined in their strategic plans.  Committee reports highlighted 3 main points of discussion within each committee and identified achievements or challenges to be addressed.  Concise and clear, reports were shared with the Board of Directors who often posed questions for further understanding.

As President, I wish to thank all the USWCA women who were able to make it to Grand Forks for the Fall meeting.  The road can be quite lengthy and air travel quite cumbersome.  If nothing else, I hope that you experienced what we term, "North Dakota nice!"  North Dakotans are well known for their hospitality and I must say that such kindness is also at the heart of the USWCA.  Thank you for your graciousness and participation.  With your continued dedication, I look forward to the final transition of our organizational restructure as we endeavor to reflect the USWCA legacy and embrace the future of curling.

USWCA President's Post - September

(September 10, 2015) by Donna Pearson

September Salutations

Greeting and well wishes as many Club Representatives are thinking about and preparing for the USWCA 2015 Fall meeting in North Dakota, September 18 - 20.  With just a few days away, many have travel plans to journey to the upper mid-west and enjoy sights reserved for only this area.  With a constant wind across the prairie flatlands, there is much beauty and we welcome you to this region.  Traveling across country to Kent, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio; Portage, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Greenwich, Connecticut, and a host of other wonderful places with Curling Clubs, there is much to be enjoyed in every part of our great country.

Yet, one sight remains the same - that of a beautiful sheet of ice for curling.  Yes, there may be different structural and architectural styles housing "the ice", but the actual sheets of ice hold a unique beauty.  And, so, for the excitement and spirit of curling that permeates every club across the nation as we begin thinking about and preparing for the new curling season, let me encourage you to take a moment and respect the ice and admire the beauty: cool, colorful, confounding (upon occasion), and comforting!  Whether your curling club has year round curling or takes a break during the summer, the enjoyment of curling remains the does the beauty of the ice!

Good Curling for the New Season!


USWCA President's Post - July

(July 31, 2015) by Donna Pearson

Curling and Cool Events!

Despite the heat of summer, I have had some 'cool' reminders recently about curling and how we might welcome others to join us in this great sport.

In July, the Cape Cod Curling Club hosted its annual Ladies Summerspiel, which became a Circuit event for the first time in its history.  The Cape Cod Summerspiel generated the most signups ever in the whole 6 year history of the USWCA Circuit.  Many curlers enjoyed some pretty 'cool' experiences as well as some 'chilling' results!  Additionally, the women enjoyed catching up with old and new friends, as several turned their trip to the Cape into a holiday.  Anytime you can have a beach getaway, visit with friends, and curl....well, THAT is pretty cool.  Last, several women were excited to participate in their first Circuit event; and what was even cooler - earning Circuit points AND one of the coveted Cape Cod Summerspiel scrimshaw pins.  Super cool!

Next time the heat is pressing and you need some refreshment, make plans to cool off with summer curling.  Whether at a regular bonspiel or a circuit event, curling is a great way to enjoy visiting friends and to promote the spirit of curling.  Check the USWCA website for dates and places.  Stay cool!

USWCA President's Post - June

(June 22,2015) by Donna Pearson

Greeting and Welcome to Summer! 

For those of us whose curling season is ended, our summers exchange a winter sport for a variety of others.  Whether it is water sports, golf, or enjoying the outdoors, this change brings a time to reflect upon curling and our past season.  Yet, for those who have the opportunity to still curl ..….what a great way to spend a hot summer day!

Whether you are still curling or reflecting upon your post season, let me encourage you to think about this upcoming season.  For those serious curlers, what goals did you achieve, what objectives have you set forth to move to the next level, and how might you stretch yourself to further those accomplishments?  For those curlers who are competitive, but enjoy the sport without the rigor, how might you "up your game" and achieve your goals?  And for those who love the sport of curling with the comraderies, what is it that you wish to gain from and/or personally give to the sport, your club, and other curlers?  Let us take a little time to consider how we all might be that person whose curling spirit makes the difference for another.

Well wishes to all and may summer be quite good to you. 

2015 USWCA Women's National Bonspiel

2015 Natl First Event Winner, Calaway(March 1, 2015)  By Susan Tortorelli, On Site Chair

The 67th USWCA National Bonspiel was held at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, Michigan February 9 - 15.  Tough weather on the east coast challenged the teams from New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.  But everyone arrived safely in Michigan to be greeted by sub zero temperatures.  The bonspiel kicked off with a Kit Party on Wednesday night with an appetizer and dessert table prepared by the members of the Detroit Curling Club.  The curling competition commenced on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM and ended with the finals on Sunday at 1 PM.  On Sunday, the curling house was filled with the music of a 6 piece pipe band and drummer.  All teams were piped onto the ice by this band where a toast was offered to all the women who came "To Curl In The Name Of Love". 

Congratulations to the First Event Winners from Exmoor CC, Highland Park, IL(pictured, left to right): skip Marcy Calaway, vice Tracy Lawless, second Frances Calcutt, and lead Elizabeth Demers.  For all results, go to the 2015 National Women's Bonspiel page. 

2014 USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel

Sr. Women's First Event Winners, Madison CC(November 26, 2014)  Congratulations to the team from the Madison Curling Club on winning the 33rd annual Senior Women's National Bonspiel.  Pictured left to right, skip Cindy Godar, vice Star Pfiffner, second Kathy Bodine, and lead Linda Fonger came out on top of the 24 team field.  The event was held at the Green Bay Curling Club in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  For more information and to review all the results, please go to the Senior Women's Bonspiel 2014 page




Juniors Rock!

(October 10, 2014) Excerpts taken from an article by Leslie Armstrong for the Curling News

A new season of curling is upon us.  The USWCA is excited about the upcoming Junior Spiels.  The USWCA sponsors three spiels each year to promote interclub curling among juniors.  Most spiels offer competitive and developmental brackets.  The USWCA Bonspiels are open to teams of juniors from the US (under 21) and from Canada (under 19).  Teams are open format (any combination of males and females).  Travel assistance is available for those teams that travel more than 150 miles by car or 300 miles by bus, rail, or air.  More information regarding the Junior Bonspiel schedule and travel assistance can be found on the Junior Bonpiel page

USWCA Regional Liaisons

(October 10, 2014) by Donna K. Pearson

Promoting the sport of curling throughout the United States, the USWCA strives to enhance communication among our nation's Curling Clubs.  One source the organization utilizes in providing direct communication is Member Club Representatives or Regional Liaisons. 

Each USWCA Club elects a Representative and within each region one Representative serves as the Liaison.  Area Liaisons strive to:

  • Establish personal connections linking the individual clubs and their Representative with the USWCA organization;
  • Communicate with Representatives regarding updates, reminders, and general information via emails, conference calls, and other media resources;
  • Coordinate and share USWCA materials such as banners and signage;
  • Highlight the benefits of USWCA membership with regional clubs; and
  • Mentor Representatives to address questions and concerns arising from individual clubs in addition to providing general support.

Ensuring direct communication assists in identifying areas where the USWCA can help and support member clubs.

Interested in becoming a USWCA Representative??  Please connect with a Regional Liaison.  Go to the Area Representative Liaison page for contact information. 

Circuit Winners Enthusiastially Eye Upcoming Season

(October 10, 2014) Excerpts taken from an article by Elizabeth Demers for the Curling News

Teamwork and camaraderie characterized the 2013 - 14 USWCA Circuit race, with teammates tying for the winning spot in 3 out of the Circuit's 4 regions.  Overall and Wisconsin region winners Lori Karst and Dawn Nonn have curled together in the past, at various levels of competition.  In the Central region, Tracy Lawless and Elizabeth Demers curled together in five spiels and posted three first event finishes.  Jean McCann split her bonspieling energy among several Circuit teams and coasted to West region victory with impressive point totals.  Perhaps the most electrifying winners in the Circuit this year were from Cape Cod, four women from a single team won the East region - Carol Arakelian, Mary Colacchio, Cathy Offinger, and Linda Pistillli. 

All of the regional and national winners are excited for another year on the Circuit, with its promise of new adventures, new bonspiels, new friends, and a renewed spirit of competition. (For an extended version of this article, click on the Circuit Events page.)

There's still time to enter your bonspiel in the Circuit!  Click on the Circuit Events Club Participation page for entry forms and information.  Sign up to participate as an individual.  Click on the Circuit Events Individual Participation page for entry forms and information.  For a list of Circuit Bonspiels, click on the Circuit Events Participating Bonspiels page.  


The 66th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel is Complete

Natl Bonspiel 2014 Winners(February 18, 2014)  The 66th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel, held at Broomstones Curling Club, in Wayland, MA and at The Country Club, in Chestnut Hill, MA, February 12 - 16, 2014 was a resounding success.  Thirty-two teams enjoyed two New England snowstorms, along with great curling and good times! 


The event Champions were the Broomstones 1 team, pictured on the right.  They are, from left to right, Second Teri Olson, Fourth Karen Walker, Third Nicole Vassar, and, throwing lead rocks, Skip Sharon Cutter.  For the complete list of final results, go to the National Women's Bonspiel 2014 page.  You can watch replays of  some of the games by going to the Broomstones YouTube link.

Congratulations to all the event winners and finalists.

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