Message from the President

Dawn Gutro

I am honored to serve as the 70th President of the United States Women's Curling Association.  Many amazing women have served and guided the USWCA along the way, and continue to work to help us evolve and become an even healthier and stronger organization.  Our future depends on the ongoing participation of many club members, club representatives, committee chairs, and officers.

I look forward to working with you to share, spread and support our mission.

I encourage you to use the website to explore who we are, what we do, and how you can serve.   Let's enjoy another wonderful year!

Best Wishes.

    Curling News Magazine

    To read the current edition of the Curling News, first go to the US Curling Association (USCA) website and then click on the Curling News launch link (near the bottom of the page) to download it. 

    USWCA news can be found on pages 16 and 17 in the current edition (Spring 2018) of the Curling News.

About Us

The United States Women's Curling Association

The Heart of Curling!

Membership in the United States Women's Curling Association has evolved in three ways over its 71-year history. The Central/Wisconsin region is where the USWCA was founded in 1947. Of those five clubs, Appleton, Wauwatosa and Exmoor are still faithful members of the USWCA.

The majority of our member clubs joined the USWCA when the women of those clubs organized their own leagues because no curling existed for them. Most of our Grand National and Central clubs fall under this category.

Many of our clubs in the Minnesota/ Western Regions also are USWCA members as a result of women curlers banding together to create their own special curling experiences. Examples of these are the Arden Hills Cairn Lassies and the St. Paul Bonnie Spielers in Minnesota, the Fairbanks Golden Heart Ladies in Alaska and the Grafton Heathers in North Dakota.

The second evolution in women's curling begun when curlers of all abilities in clubs large and small just wanted to come together in friendship and the USWCA offered not only its National Bonspiels and the United States Women's Championship, but also intra-club events and International Tours. Still, most were members of organized women's curling within their own club. The advent of Olympic Curling did change some inner-club women's organizations, however, the USWCA continued to prosper and most clubs maintained their membership in the USWCA, enjoying its many benefits.

The Mission of the United States Women's Curling Association is: To develop, nurture and promote the sport of curling among today's women and all youth. Our positioning statement "The Heart of Curling" supports that Mission.  Our Vision for the USWCA is: To be committed to traditions of service to women and curling while embracing organizational changes that best serve its members, its volunteers, and its reputation in the curling  community. 

Presently, the USWCA is welcoming the newest curling clubs across the land with women members from all walks of life who want to enjoy the sport in different ways. Some are women who have recently taken up the sport in established curling clubs that are already members of the USWCA. A growing number are new curlers in newly organized clubs.

Our history is impressive and we are proud of it. After over 70 years, membership in the United States Women's Curling Association remains the "The Heart of Curling!"

The United States Women's Curling Association Current Officers:

2017 - 2018 President

Dawn Gutro, Broomstones Ladies Curling Club

Marlborough, MA

First Vice President

Martha Mazzarella, Bowling Green Curling Club

Bowling Green, OH

Second Vice President

Karen Brattesani, Granite Curling Club

Seattle, WA


Elaine Ritchie, Broomstones Ladies Curling Club

Harvard, MA


Tracy Lawless, Exmoor Curling Club

Hawthorn Woods, IL


Lisa Johnson, Racine Curling Club

Racine, WI

© United States Women's Curling Association  All rights reserved.     Privacy policy | Site map | Contact | Share | Bookmark | Print