Four Seasons named official USA Curling training center

USA Curling has designated Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine as the official training center for the national program. As a result, the club, based alongside Fogerty Arena, will provide dedicated ice time for

John Benton, Four Seasons director of curling and USA Curling head coach, provided commentary for the 2014 Sochi Games in February. Submitted photo

John Benton, Four Seasons director of curling and USA Curling head coach, provided commentary for the 2014 Sochi Games in February. Submitted photo

national and Olympic athletes and coaches and host USA Curling Camps, High Performance Program team training sessions and media events. Fogerty’s dry-land training center will also be available.

USA Curling will host two national championship events each year at Four Seasons and will partner with the club for promotional events surrounding the Super Bowl in 2018.

USA Curling Chief Operating Officer Rick Patzke and director of high performance Derek Brown along with John Benton, Four Seasons’ director of curling operations and USA curling national coach, and Fogerty Arena’s board of directors made the collective decision to call Blaine home for the foreseeable future.

The partnership will allow the national program to utilize one of the premier facilities in the country, According to a press release from Four Seasons

Four Seasons hosted its first high performance curling combine, where 48 invited athletes were assessed on technical, tactical, physical and mental skills both on and off the ice July 19-23. The combine is part of the evaluation process to select the top 30 participants in the High Performance Program.

Jason Olson is at
jason.olson@ecm-inc.com

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