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Iowa's where it's at to shuffle a little news into the house!

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Let me tell y'all, it's 40C out there, and there's nowhere I'd rather be than at an ice rink. The lucky people of Iowa (as you know, fellow Curling fans!) are getting to spend their dog days at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena for day two of the USA Curling Arena National Championships, and lots of news is coming out of this event, so we're in luck!

Hlas: Curling is precision, passion, finesse, fun | The Gazette

People from all over the country are coming to Cedar Rapids in the Summertime for the Ice | KWWL

For curlers, Iowa ice is Iowa nice | The Gazette

Curling team's LA Kings 'Burger King' outfits make fashion statement | Puck Daddy

Men's, Juniors, Wheelchair Tournaments Up Next At Falmouth Curling Club | Capenews

Curling traditions steeped in mystery | Otago Daily Times

McCallum becomes Curling's first certified competition development coach for Curling Canada |

Olympic gold-medallist Jamie Korab joining New Brunswick rink | The Telegram

Do you miss Kevin Palmer's Curling With Math as much as I do? Hopefully we'll return to avidly following his advanced stats exploration once the season starts again. But in the meantime, the World Curling Federation is teasing us with news about the future of mixed doubles, now that it's been added to the 2018 Olympics!

And from our favorite Curling Humor tumblr:

Ah, I think some of you are also hockey fans, but there's not much going on right now. Here's my Google News search if anybody's curious.