US Curling Arena Championship Drops Rock In Fort Wayne (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

US Curling Arena Championship Drops Rock In Fort Wayne (PHOTOS)

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The first-ever 2013 United States Curling Association Arena Club National Championship is being held in Fort Wayne July 18-21 at the Lutheran Health SportsCenter.

Brought to our city by the Fort Wayne Curling Club, the Arena Club National Championship features 32 teams from 15 states. Fort Wayne has three teams competing in this year's field.

The four-day event will consist of highly competitive matches and players/coaches workshops. The championship match begins at noon on Sunday, July 21, with a short ceremony preceding the finals.

While in Fort Wayne, 145 curling participants and their families will visit several city attractions and events, including stops to the Three Rivers Festival and Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Visitors will provide a slight bump to Fort Wayne's local economy, bringing in an estimated $75,000 in new spending.

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