From October through December, NBC Sports Network will air curling matches filmed during Curling Night in America, an international, made-for-TV competition hosted at Baxter Arena in August.
Curling Night in America featured three American teams taking on China, Japan, and Scotland in team and mixed doubles competition.
The series serves as a lead-in to the Olympic Team Trials for Curling, which will take place at Baxter Arena from Nov. 11-18.
Premiere dates follow.
|Oct. 11||U.S. vs. Scotland – Men||12 A.M.|
|Oct. 18||U.S. vs. Scotland – Women||12 A.M.|
|Oct. 24||U.S. vs. China – Men||10 P.M.|
|Oct. 31||U.S. vs. Japan – Women||6 P.M.|
|Nov. 7||U.S. vs. Japan – Men||11:30 P.M.|
|Nov. 21||U.S. vs. Japan – Women
U.S. vs. China – Mixed Doubles
|Nov. 28||U.S. vs. Japan – Mixed Doubles||10:30 P.M.|
|Dec. 6||U.S. vs. Scotland – Mixed Doubles
UNO is proud to be the Education Sponsor of both Curling Night in America and the Olympic Trials.
All-session tickets for the Olympic Trials are now available.
About Baxter Arena:
Opened to the public in October 2015, Baxter Arena is a vibrant community asset, serving as the home of University of Nebraska Omaha hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. The building also serves the community by holding concerts, civic events, campus recreation, youth hockey, figure skating and curling. The building seats approximately 7,500 and features a competition/event arena as well as the Holland Ice Community Rink, named in honor of the late Dick Holland, Omaha resident and lead donor to the project.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
About the Omaha Sports Commission:
Created in 2003, the Omaha Sports Commission is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to making Omaha one of the premier sports communities in the United States. The Commission works closely with area businesses and community leaders to recruit and promote amateur sporting events. The OSC is a “total service event team”, meaning that it is involved in all aspects of event management from bid preparation and selection to event hosting and event enhancement to post-event evaluation.
History of Curling in Omaha
The beginnings of curling in Omaha began in 1960 at the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Track location inside the hockey rink and a couple years later, inside the old 4H Barn during the winter. In 2000, the track and barn were closed and curling in Omaha is now done at UNO's Baxter Arena on the Holland Community Ice.