"Sticks and Stones" Event Coming to Raleigh
23 Aug, 2019
Hockey and curling will combine “Sticks & Stones” for a special event in North Carolina on Sunday, August 25.
Stars from hockey and curling, as well as on-air talent are slated to compete in three four-end games at the Polar Iceplex in Raleigh, N.C., on the heels of USA Curling’s production of the sixth season of “Curling Night in America.”
Ten curling athletes – eight on the ice and two in coaching roles – are expected to team up with a mix of National Hockey League (NHL) players, 2018 Olympic women’s gold medal team stars, and NBC commentators to comprise the mixed curling teams. While most traditional curling rules will apply, there are expected to be some creative add-ins to bring a few hockey elements into these games, too.
The U.S. curlers set to compete include John Shuster (Superior, Wis.), Chris Plys (Duluth, Minn.), Matt Hamilton (McFarland, Wis.), John Landsteiner (Duluth, Minn.), Jamie Sinclair (Osgoode, Ontario), Cory Christensen (Duluth, Minn.), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), Taylor Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), Sarah Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), and Korey Dropkin (Duluth, Minn.).
Games will be staged at 11a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tickets are good for all three games and are available online in advance for only $15 each by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-curling-night-in-america-tickets-62671435952.On the day of the event, if available, tickets will be $20 each.
Fans can also purchase parking passes in advance (same link as above) for only $5 each. Day of event parking will be $10.