The Ralston Arena will be home to the best curlers in world starting today. Josh Todd is the executive director of the Omaha Sports Commission and says Olympic gold medal teams from the U.S., Sweden and Canada will headline the Curling World Cup Event.
Todd says, “We have 24 teams total, 8 men’s, 8 women’s and 8 mixed doubles. They are coming from all over the world. We have ten countries represented.”
Teams from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States will compete. This is the largest international curling event since the Olympics in South Korea earlier this year.
Todd says, “We have 32 Olympians from the 2018 winter Olympics so it is one of the best World Curling Federation deals that they have had. We have “Team Schuster”, the Olympic champions of Team USA back in town.”
The World Cup is a four stop series. The first was in China last September. The event in Omaha runs through Sunday. The third will be held in Europe in late January and in Beijing in May.