Omaha selected to host Olympic Curiling Trials in 2017

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 19:03:16-04

The Omaha Sports Commission announced today that Omaha has been selected to host the Olympic Curling Trials in 2017 for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. The trials are set to take place November 12-17 in Baxter Arena, depending on the number of participating teams.

The Aksarben Curling Club will join up with UNO's Baxter Arena and the Omaha Sports Commission to host the event. Although Omaha hosted the Olympic Swim Trials this summer, this will be the first major curling event for Omaha. 

Teams can begin qualifying for the Olympic Curling trials starting in 2017. To find more information about qualifying, visit

"One thing we know just from having trials here a few weeks ago is that this is a town that really comes out and supports Olympic trials," Chairman of the Omaha Sports Commission Christopher Kircher said. "Our intention is to work with our sponsor to make this as successful of an event as this sport has seen, and we know that we can count on the community to help us do that."

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