The following article is reprinted from the Omaha World-Herald.
The Omaha Sports Commission announced that Ralston Arena will host the North American leg of the Curling World Cup.
Omaha, the first site revealed in the World Cup, will be the second stop in the four-leg series, which runs from December 5 through 9.
"Following the United States' men's gold medal success at the Olympic Winter Games and with fast-growing interest in our sports from people new to curling in the United States," World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said. "Having Omaha host a leg of our Curling World Cup is a significant step for the series."
Omaha hosted the 2017 U.S. Trials, including the eventual gold-medal team led by John Shuster.
“The Omaha Sports Commission is very pleased to bring another international sports competition to Omaha," Josh Todd, Omaha Sports Commission President and Executive Director, said. “Bringing the World Curling Federation's Curling World Cup to Omaha will further strengthen Omaha's reputation as a great city to host international competition."
Omaha and the United States Curling Association will be guaranteed a place on the Curling World Cup schedule for the first four years.
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