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 .


Live webstream

Archived games

Our Sponsors

The Utica Curling Club is indebted to our many generous sponsors who have made this event possible.

Gold Sponsors

Staples, New Hartford
Official printer of the 2017 college
curling national championship

Silver Sponsors

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Bronze Sponsors

Pewter Sponsors

Copper Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


The 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.

Team Photos & Program Booklet

Team photos are available at Cosentino Studio . Please credit Joe Cosentino when you use the photos.

Don't buy a photo - they're free:
  • Click on photo to open it.
  • then in the bottom right next to the buy button there is a download arrow.
  • clicking there will download a copy of the photo.

Program booklet.

Download and print your own copy.


Participants 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 Mary Jane Walsh 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.


The 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.

Ground transportation

  • 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.
You may want to consider flying into New York city and renting a car or taking a train to Utica.

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.


For more details, open linked file. Results posted to Curling Zone (updated after each end. Link coming soon.

Friday, March 10th
  • noon-4:00pm: Registration
  • 4:00pm: Team meeting
  • 4:45pm: Opening ceremony
  • 5:30pm: Draw 1A (dinner at table after)
  • 6:00-8:30pm dinner
  • 8:30pm: Draw 1B (snacks at table after)

Saturday, March 11th
  • 8:00-10:30am breakfast
  • 9:00am: Draw 2A (snacks at table after)
  • 11:00am-2:30pm Lunch
  • noon: Draw 2B
  • 3:30pm: Draw 3A (snacks at table after)
  • 5:00-7:30pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm All teams photo
  • 6:30pm: Draw 3B (snacks at table after)

Sunday, March 12th
  • 6:45-10:00am breakfast
  • 7:30am: Semi-finals A (snacks at table after)
  • 10:00am: Semi-finals B (snacks at table after)
  • 12:30pm: Finals
  • Pizza & Award presentations after last draw.


The 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


Meals will be provided at the club, courtesy of our sponsors.
Friday 6:00-8:30pm: salad, chicken riggies (pasta dish, can be made without chicken and with gluten free pasta if pre-ordered), dessert
Breakfast both days: bagels, gluten-free bread, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea, juice
Lunch Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm: make your own sandwiches, chips (gluten free bread available)
Dinner Saturday 5:00-7:30pm: salad, roasted chicken (vegetarian option available if pre-ordered), roasted vegetables, tiramisu
"Lunch" Sunday 2:30pm: pizza

Please share some information about your team and coach/faculty advisor and any guests that are attending. 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

A list of restaurants near the club.

Upcoming Events

1)  Fri Nov 15, 2019
Utica Six Sheet Open
A 3-day, open format bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee, and a twist! Fri-Sun, Nov 15-17 (new date!) Details.
2)  Thu Jan 09, 2020
Mitchell Bonspiel
Men's Invitational Bonspiel dating to 1884. 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Jan 9-12. Details.
3)  Thu Jan 30, 2020
Utica 5 and Under Open
Open format bonspiel for participants with 5 or fewer years of curling experience. Thu-Sun, Jan 30-Feb 2. (New event!). Details.
4)  Fri Feb 07, 2020
UCC College Bonspiel
Open format bonspiel for full-time college students. USA Curling College Curling merit points available for qualifying college teams. Fri-Sun, Feb 7-9. Details.
5)  Thu Feb 20, 2020
Cobb Mixed Bonspiel
Traditional mixed bonspiel with a 4-game guarantee. Thu-Sun, Feb 20-24. Details.