About Lupus Spiel USA 2019

Lupus Spiel USA will be held for the sixth year in a row in Blaine, Minnesota. It is the largest curling Pro-Am in the WORLD.


  • Dates:  May 3rd-5th, 2019
  • Size:  58 teams. We are growing! * Games will start Friday morning. Please arrive Thursday night *
    • Fogerty Arena Four Seasons Curling Club:  9250 Lincoln St. NE Blaine, MN 55434
    • Anoka Area Ice Arena:  4111 7th Ave NW, Anoka, MN 55303 (just a few minutes from Fogerty Arena)

Teams will be playing in both locations!

********   NEW THIS YEAR   ********

  • SKIP AUCTION To make it easier to pick the skip you want, and to see who you’re up against, we have created a skip auction, which is set up like a silent auction. See Skip Auction for more details and to place your bid
  • Sign-up system now provides your own log-in so you can directly upload your team’s campaign. Please follow directions on Registration page

    This year we are encouraging a “pay what you can” sign up. We are going to more teams! So if the entry fee is too steep, please do what you can; we want you to play!

    Please just note that your entry fee will be counted towards picking your celebrity skip

    Suggested entry fee:

    $150 per person

    $125 per person aged 21 and under

  • Warm-up party Thursday night (with of course parties Friday and Saturday night)
  • New Banquet location:
    • Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens 9500 W River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55444
    • FRIDAY night
    • formal gala
    • live auction


LivINN Hotel Minneapolis North / Fridley

5201 Central Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55421

HOTEL PARTIES for everyone in hospitality suite!

Special lupus rate:  call in and ask for the “Lupus Spiel” block rate. It is $89 per night plus tax

phone:  (763) 571-9440


Goal of Lupus Spiel 2019:  Raise money for lupus research and have fun!

Event Format:
  • Olympic and World curlers are paired with “amateur” curlers (of any skill level including beginners)
  • Juniors are WELCOME!
  • Curlers raise money to pick their celebrity skip
  • Three-game guarantee
  • Full eight-end games
  • 64 teams
  • Parties Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
  • Auction:  live and silent auctions
  • Dream Team Lupus Spiel Celebrity SmackDown

Skip List:

Kevin Martin:  Gold and Silver Olympic Medalist, World Gold Medalist, four-time Tim Hortons Brier Gold Medalist, World Curling Hall of Fame (Canada)

Eve Muirhead:  Bronze Olympic Medalist (Great Britain), World Gold Medalist (Scotland)

Deb McCormick:  Four-time Olympian, World Gold Medalist, nine-time U.S. Gold Medalist, four-time U.S. Junior Gold Medalist

Glenn Howard:  Four-Time World Gold Medalist (Canada)

Scott Howard:  World Gold Medalist (Canada)

Carly Howard:  Bronze Medalist Canadian University Curling Championships, Scott’s sister

Chelsea Carey:  Two-time Canadian Gold Medalist

Pat Ryan:  Two-time World Gold Medalist, Senior Gold Medalist, Two-time Labatt Brier Gold Medalist, Nokia Brier Gold Medalist (Canada)

Jessica Schultz: Two-time U.S. Olympian, three-time U.S. Gold Medalist

Cathy Overton Clapham:  World Gold Medalist, five-time Canadian Gold Medalist, Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

Eugene Hritzuk:  Gold World Senior Medalist, Gold Masters Champion (Canada)

Penny (Ryan) Shantz:  Gold Olympic Medalist (Canada)

Trevor Bonot:  World Mixed Silver Medalist (Canada)

Jimmy Lee:  World Curling Championships 2007 Skip (Korea), coach of Team Korea

Dominik Maerki:  Olympic Bronze Medalist (Switzerland)

Mary-Anne Arsenault:  Two-time World Gold Medalist, five-time Canadian Gold Medalist

Raunora Westcott:  Silver Medalist Canadian Nationals

Don Bartlett:  Olympic Silver Medalist (Canada), two-time Labatt Brier Gold Medalist

Ann Swisshelm:  U.S. Olympian, World Gold Medalist, five-time U.S. Gold Medalist

John Benton:  U.S. Olympian

Todd Birr:  World Bronze Medalist (U.S.)

Paul Pustovar:  two-time Bronze World Medalist (U.S.), five-time U.S. Gold Medalist, Gold World Senior Medalist

Kerry (Koe) Galusha:  16 appearances at Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Canada)

Rich Ruohonen:  two-time U.S. Gold Medalist

Colin Hufman:  two-time U.S. Gold Medalist

Kevin Birr:  World Bronze Medalist (U.S.)

Greg Johnson:  World Bronze Medalist (U.S.)

Jeff Annis:  U.S. Senior Gold Medalist

Tim Solin:  U.S. Olympian, Senior Gold Medalist

Hunter Clawson:  Mixed U.S. Gold Medalist

Peter Stolt:  Mixed Doubles U.S. Gold Medalist

Maureen Stolt:  Mixed Doubles U.S. Gold Medalist

Taylor Anderson: Junior World Silver Medalist, two-time Junior U.S. Gold Medalist, U.S. Gold Medalist

Madison Bear:  Junior World Silver Medalist, two-time Junior U.S. Gold Medalist

Regan Birr:  I almost always throw the correct color of stone

Stephen Dropkin:  Junior U.S. Gold Medalist

Dan Plys: Junior World Gold Medalist (U.S.)

Evan Workin:  Mixed U.S. Gold Medalist

Jackie Lemke: Junior U.S. Gold Medalist

Rachel Workin:  Mixed U.S. Gold Medalist

Christina Lammers:  Mixed U.S. Gold Medalist

Jordan Brown:  Mixed U.S. Gold Medalist

Jock Tyre:  World level coach, manager of Kelowna Curling Club (largest in the world)

Gerry Geurts:  Founder of CurlingZone

Bryan Mudryk:  TSN Sportscaster

Darren Lehto:  National U.S. Champion 2013, winner of Lupus Spiel Seattle 2018

Colin Hodgson:  Gold medalist, Canada Winter Games, 3 Brier appearances

Morgan Muise:  Skip of the Canadian Club Nationals, 2018

Patti Lank:  5-time U.S. National Champion, World Silver medalist

Sean Whyte:   KICKER for the CFL Edmonton Eskimos!

Dan Wiza:  Gold medal, Senior Nationals U.S.

Geoff Goodland:  6 appearances at Worlds, Senior World Silver medalist

Bill Todhunter:  World Bronze medalist, 2007

Taylor McDonald:  Junior World Gold medalist, 2014

Scott McDonald:  Skip of Team Ontario, 2019 Brier

Terry Odishaw:  Skip of New Brunswick, 6 Brier appearances

Caiti Flannery: Gold medalist U.S. Junior Nationals (skip), Silver medalist Youth Olympic games

Lexi Lanigan: Gold medal in Junior Nationals, Gold medal in U.S. Mixed Nationals

So much more to come!