The Two Harbors Curling Club welcomes the nation's top junior curlers as the USA Curling Junior National Championships kick off tonight and run through Saturday.

The opening ceremony is slated for 8 p.m. today, followed by a round robin during the week to determine men's and women's playoff teams.

Local entrants are few - Duluth's Lexi Lanigan and Rebecca Miles are members of Cait Flannery's rink in the eight-team women's competition, while Duluth's Jon Harstad, a member of Chase Sinnett's rink, is the lone Twin Ports resident on the men's side.

The winners advance to the World Junior Championships on Feb. 16-24 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.