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Neighbors Growing Together | Jun 22, 2018

Big weekend of curling ahead in Cedar Rapids

Club hosts CedarSpiel and United Way benefit
By Alex Connor, The Gazette | Aug 08, 2017
Photo by: The Gazette Cedar Rapids Curling Club member Adrian Evans shouts as his teammates sweep a curling stone toward the “house,” or scoring area on the ice Feb. 14 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. The club will host the fourth annual CedarSpiel tourney this weekend.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Curling Club is gearing up for a big weekend, and the public and employees from local businesses are invited to catch the action or, maybe, take to the ice themselves.

The fourth annual

CedarSpiel tournament will run Friday through Sunday at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW, and features 18 teams from eight states.

The competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and continue from

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the championship game set for 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The public may attend for free.

Four-time Olympian Debbi McCormick will compete, meet with those in attendance and teach the game.


Before the tournament action begins, the Cedar Rapids Curling Club is teaming up with the United Way of East Central Iowa to host a fund-raiser called Sweeping for Change. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. It will feature teams from local businesses participating in a learn-to-curl clinic, followed by a chance to play three games to compete for prizes.

The deadline for businesses to enter a team is Wednesday. Entry fee is $800, and teams should consist of six to eight people.

All proceeds benefit United Way, said event coordinator Kari Kozek.

For more information or to register, go to


Curling Club focus

After CedarSpiel, the Cedar Rapids Curling Club will turn its attention to its club activities, which include hosting multiple learn-to-curl clinics beginning in the fall.

Club members are looking to build knowledge of the sport in the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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