Updated: 07/18/2014 4:38 PM
Created: 07/18/2014 4:31 PM KSTP.com
By: Lauren Beukelman
The Four Seasons Curling Club at Fogerty Arena in Blaine has been selected as the official Training Center for USA Curling.
USA Curling will be partnering with the year-round curling facility as part of a strategic plan to evolve the High Performance Program within the sport of curling.
Four Seasons Curling Club was selected for its year-round availability, central location and world class ice, according to a news release. The facility will allow USA Curling athletes and staff to work together in order to achieve higher levels of success on an international level.
In addition to ice time for national and Olympic level athletes, the club will also host camps, training seasons and media events throughout the year.
Two National Championship events will also be held at FSCC each year which will be hosted by USA Curling.
"We welcome these athletes and USA Curling with open arms to help them as much as we possibly can to reach their goals," FSCC Communications Director Regan Mizuno said.
The USA Curling's High Performance Combine will be begin July 19, at FSCC where 48 invited athletes will participate in an assessment of technical, tactical, physical and mental skills on and off the ice. Thirty of the invited athletes will be selected to join the 2014-2015 USA Curling High Performance Program.