USA Curling College Championship
Friday-Sunday, March 10-12, 2017
Chairs: M.J. Walsh & Roger Rowlett
The USA Curling College Championship is the U.S. Curling Association championship event for College Curling. Sixteen schools will be invited to participate in this event. The event will feature a split round robin (pool) format, with the sixteen schools seeded into four groups of four. The groups will be realigned based on their round robin record and vie for the National Championship.
Schools earn a berth to the Championship by accumulating enough merit points to earn an invitation. Merit points can be earned through hosting, participating, and winning college-only qualifying events. For more details about qualifications and rules, consult the College Curling USA web site.
Our SponsorsThe Utica Curling Club is indebted to our many generous sponsors who have made this event possible.
Staples, New Hartford
Official printer of the 2017 college
curling national championship
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Pewter SponsorsPrice Chopper
RegistrationThe registration will take place on the same website that was used to register your qualifying event players. This registration will cost $10 per person.
You may register as many people as you wish. It is highly advisable that you register more than 4 players as these people will be the only ones permitted to play at the event. Event registration closes at 11:59pm CT, March 4, 2017.
On site check-in begins at noon. Please bring your filled-in release forms. Players under the age of 18 on March 10 must have release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
T-shirtsParticipants may purchase short-sleeve t-shirts in vintage heather blue with the event logo for $11 if pre-ordered. Cash or check made out to the Utica Curling Club to be presented when you pick up your t-shirt at the event. Fill in this linked form to reserve your t-shirt. Deadline to order is Monday, February 20th at 3:00pm; 40 orders minimum needed.
TravelThe Utica Curling Club is located just south of the NY State Thruway (I-90) in Central New York and can be found by following signs to the curling club from exit 32 (Westmoreland-Rome). The closest airports with regular commercial service are Syracuse (SYR, 60 minutes) and Albany (ALB, 1 hour 45 minutes). Don't forget to leave time for returning rental cars, etc.
- From Syracuse: Taxi to the Regional Transportation Center in Syracuse, then bus or train service to Utica and taxi to the hotel. Car rentals available at the airport.
- From Albany: Bus service to Utica from the airport. Taxi to Albany train station for train to Utica. Taxi to hotel. Car rentals available at the airport.
If you are willing, please share information about your travel plans. Only one member of your team should respond.
The club will be open Thursday night for a social league at 4:00pm and a mixed doubles league at 7:00pm. Stop by and catch the action.
ScheduleThe final competition schedule will be made available in late February/early March. Teams should expect to arrive at the club mid-day Friday. Championship games (finals) will conclude late afternoon Sunday.
LodgingThe Utica Curling Club makes no guarantees about the quality of stay at the following hotels. Curlers at our bonspiels have stayed at these hotels in the past. Hotels listed in order of ease of travel to and from the club
Holiday Inn Utica ($75, 7 minutes)
1777 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford
315-797-2131 Call for reservations
Book by Feb 23rd
Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford ($109, 4 minutes, breakfast included)
201 Woods Park Drive
Clinton, New York 13323
Book by Feb 23rd
Ramada Inn ($71, 7 minutes, breakfast included)
141 New Hartford St, New Hartford
315-735-3392 Call for reservations; ask for college nationals rate
Book by Feb 31st
MealsMeals will be provided at the club, courtesy of our sponsors.
Friday night: salad, chicken riggies (pasts dish, can be made without chicken and with gluten free pasta), dessert
Breakfast both days: bagels, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea, juice
Lunch Saturday: make your own sandwiches, chips
Dinner Sunday: salad, roasted chicken (vegetarian option available), roasted vegetables, tiramisu
"Lunch" Sunday: pizza
A list of restaurants near the club, with directions from the club.
Please share some information about your team and coach/faculty advisor if they are coming. Each member of the team should fill in the form no later than Thursday, March 2nd. The information gathered includes information about food allergies and quantities needed (necessary for meal planning), and information to be shared with the commentators for our streaming video. https://goo.gl/forms/O4W7LdDBmfBWCkSo2