USA Curling to postpone all events through at least May

USA Curling has decided to cancel or postpone all remaining events this season until at least May, meaning the reigning national champions in men's, women's and mixed doubles will represent the United States at the 2021 world championships.

The national governing body said Thursday that it hopes to hold the national championships in all three disciplines in a bubble in May. But because that will be after the world championships, the 2020 winners would get the U.S. berths -- if the tournaments are held.

The teams did not get a chance to compete at the 2020 worlds, which were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team skipped by John Shuster that won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics will represent the U.S. in men's curling. The team led by Tabitha Peterson will represent the U.S. in women's curling, and the team of Peterson and Joe Polo will compete in mixed doubles.

The U.S. senior national championships have been canceled. The club championships and under-18 and under-21 competitions are still planned for an undetermined date.