A first of its kind international curling competition is coming to the U.S. this year. The 2018 Curling World Cup will be held at the Ralston Arena on December 5th through 9th.
Lindsey Toussant is the director of events for the Omaha Sports Commission and says, “The first stop was in China and happened in September. We are the second stop. The next stop is in Sweden and the final stop is in Beijing as it leads up to the Olympics as they host the next Winter Olympics. To be able to host an international event at this level is a big deal. This is much bigger than the Olympic Trials and a much larger scale.”
Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials last year.
2018 Olympic Gold Medalist John Shuster and his team will lead the U.S. against nine other countries. Those taking part include Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland. A total of 24 men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams will compete.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. An all session package costs $160. Single tickets range from $5 to $25 and there is a special Championship Package for $55. Tickets are available by calling the Ralston Arena at 402-934-6291 or at www.omahasports.org/curling-2018.
The Curling World Cup is being hosted by the Omaha Sports Commission in cooperation with USA Curling.