At roughly 9 am ET on Thursday, February 22, 2018, John Shuster's USA men’s curling team went where no American curling team has gone before: to defeat perennial powerhouse, Canada, in their semi-final match of the Olympic Winter Games.
And the reward? Move on to Saturday’s gold medal game versus Sweden (start time of 1:30 am ET/ 10:30 pm PT, Friday night). This marks the first-ever appearance for USA Curling in a gold medal match at the Olympics, and what was already a wild social media atmosphere for the sport, is now exploding into a frenzy the game has never known before.
For curling fans across the United States and beyond – many of whom, who have never watched it live - there is a bonus feature. This gold medal game could very easily be a prelude to what could unfold in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena, March 31 – April 8, at the World Men’s Curling Championship. Team Niklas Edin of Sweden will be there. Team John Shuster of USA could be there too (should they win the USA nationals on March 10 in Fargo, ND).
There has never been a more exciting time for curling in the USA. Never. And there is nothing like watching it live.
Tickets for the World Men’s are priced from just $25 for single draw, 4 day mini packs start at $199 and the ever-popular Hit & Stay packages, featuring accommodation at the Orleans Hotel and Casino start at $756 (4 days of curling and 5 nights hotel). All tickets can be purchased at the Orleans Arena Box Office, or online at LasVegasCurling.rocks.
USA SWEEPING FOR GOLD!