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USWCA Calendar

International Events

Scots Tour: Outgoing November 2016

Friendship Tour: Outgoing Fall 2018

National Events

Fall Meeting: Friday, September 16 - 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, February 15 - Sunday, February 19, 2017.  Host - Milwaukee CC.

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: November 29, 2017 - December 3, 2017.  Host - Coyote CC.

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

Regional Events

Junior Bonspiels:

  • East: March 3 - 5, 2017. Host - Schenectady CC
  • Central: December 3 - 4, 2016. Host - Midland CC.
  • West: January 6 - 8, 2017.  Host - Fargo/Moorhead CC.

5 Year and Under Bonspiels:

  • East: Open, October 28 - 30, 2016.  Host - Cape Cod CC.
  • Central: Open, January 21 - 22, 2017.  Host - Detroit CC.
  • Wisconsin: Open, December 2 - 4, 2016.  Host - Centerville CC.
  • Wisconsin: Women's, February 24 - 26, 2017.  Host - Blackhawk CC.
  • West II: Open, March 24 - 25, 2017. Host - Evergreen CC
  • West I: TBD

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:

Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting will be held September 16 - 18, 2016 in Pewaukee, WI, hosted by the Kettle Moraine CC.  The host hotel will be the Country Springs Hotel.  You will need to call the hotel directly at (262) 547-0201 to make reservations.  Deadline for the USWCA rate is August 16, 2016.  The link to the President's Dinner Invitation will be added soon.

Senior Women's National Bonspiel Information

Senior National Pin35th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel "Calling of the Clans" November 30 - December 4, 2016

The 35th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel will be held in Triumph, Illinois at the Waltham Curling Club November 30 - December 4, 2016. Entries are due September 8, 2016.  For more information, please go to the  Senior Women's Bonspiel 2016 page

Junior Bonspiel Schedule

Junior Bonspiel Pin
 
WEST REGION:

January 6 - 8, 2017, Fargo/Moorhead Curling Club, Fargo, ND

CENTRAL REGION:

December 3 - 4, 2016, Midland Curling Club, Midland, MI

EAST REGION:

March 3 - 5, 2017, Schenectady Curling Club, Schenectady, NY
 
For more information, and to see the current and last season's results, please check our Junior Bonspiel page.

5-Year & Under Events Scheduled

5 Year and Under PinEast: October 28 - 30, 2016, Cape Cod Curling Club, Open

West I: Dates and Place To Be Determined, Open

Wisconsin: December 2 - 4, 2016, Centerville Curling Club, Open

Wisconsin: February 24 - 26, 2017, Blackhawk Curling Club, Women's

Central: January 21 - 22, 2017, Detroit Curling Club, Open

West II: March 24 - 25, 2017, Evergreen 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.  

Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting will be held February 13 - 16, 2017, in Brown Deer, WI, hosted by the Kettle Moraine and Milwaukee Curling Clubs.  The Four Points Hotel (Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore) will be the host hotel.  To reserve a room, click on this link (US Women's Curling Associa Att).  To receive the contracted rate of $119 a night (before tax and fees), room reservations must be made by January 13, 2017.  The rate is good for any number of nights from Feb. 12 - 20, 2017.

The links to meeting information, listed below, will be established as they become available starting early December 2016.

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservations & Information
  • Proxy/Alternate Form
  • Proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • Motion, Rules Committee
  • Slate of Officers for 2017 -18

National Bonspiel Information

Nat'l Bonspiel 2017 Pin69th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel "Bikes and Brew: Thunder on the Ice" February 15 - 19, 2017 

The 69th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  The host hotel will be the Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore in Brown Deer, WI.  For more information, go to the National Bonspiel page. 

All-American

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.

Great Ideas for Gifts

 

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.  

Message from the USWCA President

(August 31, 2016)

"The Mission of the USWCA is to develop, nurture, and promote the sport of curling among today's Women and Youth"

Very soon I will have the pleasure of welcoming many USWCA members to the organization's Fall Meeting in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  Women attending these meetings are among those members who comprise the governance of the USWCA.  The Member Club Representatives, Committee Chairs, Elected Officers, and Committee Members represent a diverse group of individuals accomplishing much work on behalf of the USWCA.  They work on behalf of the entire membership to fulfill the goals spelled out in our Mission Statement.  Although a good deal of work is accomplished at these meetings, the work done in between meetings is also crucial in keeping the USWCA the vibrant and strong organization it is today.  For sixty-nine years the women of the USWCA have kept the organization current and relevant, strong and enduring.  With this in mind we share our many talents and ideas, maintain the work ethic, and also enjoy the amazing camaraderie that is the USWCA.  

Mindful of the work that we do as an organization, I would be remiss if I did not mention the work that has taken place since your new slate of officers assumed their positions May 1.  Judi Page (Secretary), Nancy Wilhelm (Meeting Coordinator), Dae Jean Jahnke (webmaster and assistant to all), Dawn Gutro (1st VP), Martha Mazzarella (2nd VP), Tracy Lawless (Treasurer), and Lisa Johnson  (Comptroller) have all done a wonderful job over the summer months to prepare us for the work and enjoyment of the upcoming season.  These ladies have dedicated much time and talent and can now share with all the statement: "how I spent my summer vacation".  On a serious note they are a part of what makes us the prestigious group that we are.  

I would like to welcome many members to new positions in the organization and I heartily thank them for stepping up to fill the roles that they have been asked to take on.  This diverse group of the women, filling the many roles that make up the USWCA, give us the needed strength to work through the issues at hand and to meet the challenges ahead.  

I am honored to serve as 69th President of the USWCA.  I look forward to the year ahead.

New Information About the Coming Season

(July 31, 2017)  Dates for the Junior Bonspiels, a flyer for the Wisconsin 5 Year and Under, information about the National Bonspiel in Milwaukee, new Circuit Bonspiels, and Fall Meeting information have all been posted.  Take a look.   

USWCA Outgoing President's Post - March/April

(May 1, 2016) by Donna Pearson

Outgoing and Incoming

From the newest "Past President" (outgoing) to those who held USWCA positions and worked diligently this past year, I offer only the best to you as a dedicated, wonderful group of women.  As women from across the United States gather to volunteer their time and abilities, this organization is most fortunate to benefit from your involvement and collaboration with one another.

Thank you for sharing not only your talents, but also your friendship throughout this journey as the USWCA transitioned through an exciting time of restructuring.  While not always easy, many minds worked conscientiously and meticulously in making sure what was written was what we intended as this organization sought to move into a more proactive effort to fulfill our mission.

I thank the many Past Presidents as they shared wisdom and insight into how best to move us forward.  I also thank Carol Stevenson, Dawn Gutro, Jeannie Borland, and Mary Glowacki for listening and supporting.  A very special thanks to Ms. Judy Maier for always answering my questions no matter how minor; Secretary Dawn Zimney for doing the countless tasks (twice in some cases) that is part of the job.  They are greatly appreciated.  Technological changes can never come soon enough to assist!!

Lastly, thank you to the many Club Representatives for doing your job in your clubs-- furthering and fulfilling the USWCA mission.

For the newest "President" (incoming), only support and encouragement for your tasks ahead.  May you find the load lighter as many hands (and hearts) will be standing by to assist as you need things completed in a timely fashion.  Success and achievement are my wishes for you as you enter the next 365 days of your Presidency.

USWCA President's Post - February

(April 29, 2016) by Donna Pearson

February and Fairbanks

One word to describe the USWCA Annual Meeting is great, (held in February and coupled with a national bonspiel) but if the setting is in Fairbanks, Alaska.....it would have to be "fantastic" ...or, maybe we were indeed "Raven About Curling!"

February + Fairbanks, AK = Fantastic!!

Twice as much fantastic was enjoyed given the Fairbanks Curling Club opened their club, their hearts, and their community to share with the USWCA women attending the 68th National Meeting.  The February meeting, the variety of opportunities to enjoy the culture and community, and the bonspiel all contributed to a memorable experience.  While the trip to Alaska was a journey, it was also an opportunity to see a different state and club while tending to USWCA business.  For many women, Alaska was a first time visit and for others an opportunity to enjoy events they missed on a previous stay. 

Held at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, the annual meeting saw committees accomplish much with plans and timelines for furthering the organization's work.  The gavel was passed from Donna Pearson to Carol Stevenson as the next President takes office!  A trip to the Chena Hot Springs linked the closure of the Annual meeting with the beginning of the national bonspiel; what an awesome experience!!

The USWCA had a guest visitor---the USCA President Rich Lepping.  Taking time to spend several days visiting during the national meeting, his message of collaboration between the USCA and the USWCA focused on promoting the sport of curling.  Identified in both organization's mission statements, this joint effort will further the USWCA's growth as we fulfill our mission.

So thanks to Fairbanks Curling Club for opening their doors to the USWCA.  A very special thanks to Deb Sather who is not only the Fairbanks Club Representative for the USWCA, but also a dedicated curler and believer in the benefits of curling.  Thanks to Gayle Hazen for also serving as a meeting coordinator.

Spring WReps Sheet Now Available

(April 25, 2016)  The Spring 2016 WReps sheet is now available to download.  Get all the information about another successful season for the USWCA and about next season's bonspiels and events.  Go to the About - Brochure/WRep page to read all the latest.      

2016 USWCA National Women's Bonspiel

(March 4, 2016)  Congratulations to the first event winners, the Roessler rink from the Centerville Curling Club in Galesville, WI.  The team members, pictured here left to right, were skip Laura Roessler, vice Sara Hein, second Elyse Sorenson, and lead Rhonda Adams. 

 

 

 

 

USWCA President's Post - January

(February 19, 2016) by Donna Pearson

Curling Reflections and Resolutions

Passing through January, there is much to consider in the 2016 New Year.  Having identified "New Year" resolutions, many people sought to accomplish particular goals throughout the days following.  For curlers, it may be dedicating more time to skill improvement, volunteering at the club, or traveling to different bonspiels.  Whatever the resolution, more good intentions are often originate from individual reflections.

As the USWCA organization considers and reflects upon our 68 year legacy, the past provides an opportunity for marking specific monumental achievements.  Reflection upon previous USWCA goals, we can appreciate the efforts of those before us who have dedicated time and talents in making differences; now, we as an organization must continue evolving.

This past year, my resolutions were based upon reflections related to the USWCA's communication, technological integration, sustainability, and governance transition as grounded in our mission  These main points were given consideration based upon reflections of our Club Representative membership that spans the entire United States.  Have we achieved our goals in broadening various aspects of communication, integrating technology to reach more people, or expanding our thinking regarding organizational transition?  Change is not easy, but it is necessary.  We must reflect and resolve to be productive as we move forward in changing our organization to meet the needs of future curlers.

Identifying goals for her Presidency, Carol Stevenson will accomplish much  And under her leadership, the organization has great momentum to achieve goals she identifies as she continues the legacy and traditions we have established.  For the new year, may more curlers join your clubs and as women may we model good curling as we continue to develop, nurture, and promote the sport of curling; we are the "Heart of Curling!"

2015 USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel

(December 10, 2015)  

Congratulations to the team from Kettle Moraine for winning the 34th annual Senior Women's Bonspiel held in Belfast, Maine.  Pictured left to right are skip Judy Maier, vice Carol Stevenson, second Flip Flemming, and lead Mary Rasmussen.  Congratulations are also in order for the team from Albany which laid an eight ender during the bonspiel.  The team was comprised of the skip Marilyn Goldstien, vice Wendy Berger, second Joy Campisano, and lead Ruth Horton. 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

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. 

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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