GCC set to host 2017 National Championships in Everett

GCC set to host 2017 National Championships in Everett

November 13, 2015 - 11:37am -- Doug Potter

The most competitive curling event in the U.S. will return to the Seattle area for the first time in 20 years as Xfinity Arena in Everett hosts the 2017 USA Curling National Championships.

In partnership with the Granite Curling Club of Seattle and Snohomish County, the 2017 Nationals take place Feb. 11-18, 2017.

“The Granite Curling Club and Snohomish County Sports Commission put together an exceptional bid to host these championships, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be bringing them back to the Seattle area for the first time in two decades,” said Rick Patzke, chief executive officer of USA Curling. “The Granite Curling Club itself has a long and storied history of competitive success, with the most recent chapter being the celebration of the 2015 World Senior Champions. This is truly a club of champions, and we are confident that their partnership with Snohomish County will make for a successful and memorable national championship in 2017.”

The 10,000-seat Xfinity Arena is home to the Everett Silvertips, an American major junior hockey team.

“Granite Curling Club of Seattle and Snohomish County are extremely excited to be selected as hosts for the 2017 USA Curling National Championships, in Everett, Wash. This event will fall on the 20th anniversary of Granite Curling Club last hosting the U.S. Nationals, and we are so proud to have the United States’ biggest curling competition back in the Pacific Northwest region,” said Harry Saylor, event chairman.

The National Championships are the final opportunity for teams to earn points toward becoming Team USA for subsequent world championships. The 2017 Nationals will be a stepping stone to the 2017 world events in China and Canada that year.

Stolen from USCA Press release

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