LAFAYETTE, Colo. (KDVR) – There aren’t many opportunities to personally witness some of the sports that take place during the Olympics, such as badminton, fencing and croquet. However, thanks to an upcoming tournament, you can now watch world-class mixed double curling in Denver’s backyard.
According to the National Mixed Doubles Championship, this version of curling, known as mixed doubles, is a faster sibling to the classic curling that was born in 2018.
Beginning Thursday, October 13, Rock Creek Curling in Lafayette will kick off the 2022 Colorado Curling Mixed Doubles Cup. Winners will take home a $12,000 cash prize, points that will go toward the competitive World Curling Tour, and a automatic entry to the 2023 US Curling Mixed Doubles National Championships.
The winner of the national championship will have the opportunity to represent the nation at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.
Colorado Curling Cup 2022
There are 16 teams in total, each consisting of two rollers. These rollers aim to sweep away the competition as they slide toward prize money and a spot on the national stage.
At 11 a.m. on October 13, the first round of tournament play will begin, after which the winners will advance to the quarterfinals, which will take place on October 15 at 7 p.m.
The next morning, October 16, the semi-finals will take place before a championship match finds out who moves on to the national competition.
Simultaneously, along with this competitive pool, there will be a 16-team recreational tournament. Tickets can be purchased to attend this unique event in person by visiting the Rock Creek Curling ticket sales page.
Looking to waste your free time?
If you’ve piqued your interest in athletic sweeping, there are still winter and spring leagues open for registration.
According to their recreational league description, they recommend gaining some experience through their introductory classes before joining a league, but it’s not required.
For those who are interested, introductory classes will begin on October 29 and run through November 13 and will be the last available until early 2023.
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