'Curling Night in America' returns for fourth season on NBCSN

‘Curling Night in America’ returns to NBC Sports Network for its fourth season with Omaha playing host to the production this summer.

In conjunction with the World Curling Federation, U.S. Curling Association, and the United States Olympic Committee, NBC Sports Group will air the series beginning in October, running for eight weeks into December in the lead up to NBC’s 2018 Winter Olympic Coverage.

Rick Patzke, USA Curling Chief Executive Officer, said, “With the next Curling Night in America series starting in the fall, fans will be able enjoy an exceptional amount of curling on U.S. television from October right through the Men’s World Curling Championships in April 2018,”

The Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska will host 12 teams in August for the competition and production of the series. The made-for-TV international curling event will feature men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles teams from USA, China, Japan, and Scotland.

“Since securing the bid to host the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling, we have witnessed growth in public awareness, excitement, anticipation, and curiosity relating to the sport throughout Omaha. This trend will continue as we host Curling Night in America,” said Wes Hall, President/Executive Director of the Omaha Sports Commission. “Curling Night in America will bring a new to focus to Omaha, one with an international flair, and serve as a great preview before the Trials this November.”

Representing USA will be Team Sinclair in the women’s competition – Skipped by Jamie Sinclair, and includes Alex Carlson, Vicky Persinger, and Monica Walker; Team McCormick in the men’s competition – Skipped by Heath McCormick and includes Chris Plys, Korey Dropkin, and Tom Howell. While the Hamilton siblings – Becca and Matt - will compete in the Mixed Doubles competition.

The teams representing China, Japan and Scotland are yet to be announced