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Happy Curling Day in Canada! Today we celebrate the sport we all love! There’s so many ways you can get involved:
1) Join in on the Big @home Game & Fundraiser for the chance to win a $10,000 club renovation grant.
2) Share your #keepcurling moments on social media.
3) Read through the best fan-submitted curling stories and vote to send one of them to the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier.
4) And of course, tune into the special TSN broadcast celebrating our sport at 5:30 p.m. EST!

Including BRIER SCHEDULE.

https://www.tsn.ca/2020-21-curling-on-tsn-broadcast-schedule-1.1595524

Count em up! Yes that’s an 8 ender, recorded February 25 2021 at the Winchester Curling Club. Way to go ladies, Janet L., Janet L., Wendy C., and Janet T. What an accomplishment

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TEAM GUSHUE: Feature game opening draw vs Team John Epping! Circle it on you calendars March 5th! We can’t wait!

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View this email in your browserKenya become second African World Curling Member Association For immediate release: Friday 26 February 2021
 
Perth, Scotland – Kenya Curling Federation became the 67th Member Association of the World Curling Federation following the approval of their conditional membership in February 2021.
 
Kenya is now the second African member of the World Curling Federation, following Nigeria who joined in 2018, and will compete in the Pacific-Asia zone.
 
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kenya into the curling family. Having a second member from Africa is really exciting for our sport and we are looking forward to working together with the Kenya Curling Federation to ensure the successful roll out of the sport in their country.”
 
President of the Kenya Curling Federation, Laventer Atieno Oguta, said: “Kenya curling is delighted to be the second African country to become World Curling Federation member. This is big achievement for Kenya and Africa, and this going to motivate more African members. The Kenya Curling Federation is going to work hard to help promote and support other African countries and promote curling in both Kenya and Africa.”
 
You can follow the Kenya Curling Federation on Twitter at @KenyaCurling and get in touch with them using the details found here.
 
Engage with the World Curling Federation on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and Weibo and by searching the hashtag #OurHouse #curling
 
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With Canada’s Olympic hopes potentially riding on the winning team, an elite field of 35 teams will be in the bubble in Calgary for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty.View this email in your browserFor Immediate Release
Jan. 26, 202135-team field to compete at Home Hardware
Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship
With Canada’s Olympic hopes potentially riding on the winning team, an elite field of 35 teams will be in the bubble in Calgary for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty.Those teams will be chasing not only their share of the unprecedented $150,000 purse that will be on the line from March 18-25 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, they also will be aiming to represent Canada at the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Championship (dates, location, to be confirmed by the World Curling Federation).There, seven of the 10 countries that will qualify to send teams to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will be determined, making it the most important international mixed doubles event of this quadrennial, outside of the Olympics themselves.With those kind of stakes on the line, as well as safety considerations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to keep athletes and the host city of Calgary safe, an emphasis is being placed on players participating in the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI — the two events that will directly precede the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.The 35 teams will be determined by the following criteria:14 provincial/territorial championship teams14 teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings based on results between March 15, 2019, and March 15, 2020 (teams must have played a minimum of two mixed doubles events during the season)Seven teams who were unable to compete this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic but had committed to play Mixed Doubles together. Rankings are based on each player’s best three CTRS point events from the 2019/2020 season combined with their partners. All players must be part of Curling Canada’s National Team program.A waiting list of teams also has been established should teams that qualify not attend, or if a team has a player on the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship team that will be competing at the World Women’s Championship in Switzerland, which is running the same week as the Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.The 35 teams will be split into five pools of seven for round-robin play. From there, 12 teams will advance to the playoffs.The winning team will take home a $50,000 payout, while $30,000 goes to the runner-up; $20,000 to third place and $10,000 to fourth place. Fifth through eighth place earns $6,500 while ninth through 12th takes home $3,500.TSN/RDS will be providing extensive live coverage of the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.Qualifying teams are being notified this week, and the field will be announced at a later date once teams have formally confirmed their participation.-30-For further information:Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caScott Pfeifer
Mixed Doubles National Coach
Curling Canada
Tel: 780-504-5493
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26 janvier 2021Trente-cinq équipes vont participer
au Championnat canadien de double mixte
Home Hardware
Les espoirs olympiques du Canada reposeront peut-être sur les épaules de l’équipe gagnante, alors que 35 formations d’élite seront dans la ville-bulle de Calgary pour participer au Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, présenté par Nature’s Bounty.En effet, ces équipes ne tenteront pas seulement de mériter la part du lion de la bourse sans précédent de 150 000 $ qui sera à l’enjeu du 18 au 25 au Centre Markin MacPhail du Parc olympique du Canada WinSport à Calgary, elles tenteront également de représenter le Canada au Championnat du monde de double mixte 2021 (dates et lieu à confirmer par la Fédération mondiale de curling).À cette occasion, sept des dix pays qui qualifieront des équipes pour les Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2022 seront désignées, en faisant ainsi la plus importante compétition de double mixte de ce cycle de quatre ans, à part les Olympiques eux-mêmes.Avec de tels enjeux, en plus des précautions mises en place pour protéger les athlètes et la ville-hôte de Calgary durant la pandémie de la COVID-19, l’emphase sera placée sur les joueurs et joueuses qui prennent part au Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021 et au Brier Tim Hortons 2021, présenté par AGI, les deux compétitions présentées juste avant le Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware.Les 35 équipes seront choisies en fonction des critères suivants :14 équipes championnes provinciales ou territoriales14 équipes du Système canadien de classement des équipes, en fonction des résultats entre le 15 mars 2019 et le 15 mars 2020 (les équipes doivent avoir participé à au moins deux compétitions de double mixte durant la saison);7 équipes incapables de jouer cette saison en saison de la pandémie de la COVID-19, mais qui s’étaient engagées à jouer en double mixte ensemble. Les classements sont basés sur les trois meilleures compétitions rapportant des points au SCCÉ pour chaque joueur durant la saison 2019-2020, combinées avec celles de leur partenaire. Tous les joueurs doivent faire partie du programme des équipes nationales de Curling Canada.Une liste d’attente a été élaborée au cas où des équipes qualifiées ne seraient pas présentes, ou si une équipe comporte une joueuse de l’équipe gagnante du Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties, qui sera en compétition au Championnat du monde de curling féminin en Suisse, cette compétition étant présentée dans la même semaine que le Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware.Les 35 équipes seront réparties en cinq groupes de sept pour un tournoi à la ronde, à l’issue duquel 12 formations vont accéder aux éliminatoires.L’équipe gagnante remportera 50 000 $, alors que les finalistes recevront 30 000 $; 20 000 $ iront à la formation de troisième place, et 10 000 $ pour la quatrième place. De la cinquième à la huitième place, les équipes remporteront 6 500 $, alors que celles de la neuvième à la douzième place mériteront 3 500 $.TSN et RDS vont diffuser une couverture complète du Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021.Les équipes qualifiées sont avisées cette semaine; le tableau complet sera annoncé à une date ultérieure, une fois que les équipes auront confirmé officiellement leur participation.-30-Pour plus d’information :Al Cameron
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Curling Canada
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Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
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Curling Canada
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A first-draw clash of defending Canadian champions will kick off the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was announced today by Curling Canada.View this email in your browser
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Feb. 2, 2021Schedule, format in place
for 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Editors — Updated release; corrects Team Ontario lineup, and adds accent on last name of Team New Brunswick alternate)

A first-draw clash of defending Canadian champions will kick off the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was announced today by Curling Canada.Reigning Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Kerri Einarson and Team Canada (Gimli) will play Mackenzie Zacharias’s Team Wild Card #2 (Altona), the reigning Canadian and World junior champions, in an all-Manitoba battle on Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which will celebrate 40 years of title sponsorship by Kruger Products, opens on Friday, Feb. 19, with 18 teams competing to win the Canadian women’s curling championship inside the Calgary bubble.The field was expanded to 18 teams for this year only to accommodate some teams that didn’t get an opportunity to compete for their provincial or territorial championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The teams will be separated into two pools of nine, seeded based on their final standing in the 2019-20 Canadian Team Ranking System.They will play a full round robin within their respective pools, and then the top four teams in each pool will move on to the Championship Pool, and play four more games against the teams from the other pool. Their preliminary pool records will be carried forward.From there, the top three teams will make the playoffs; the first-place team after the Championship Pool will go straight to the gold-medal game (Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m.), while the second- and third-place teams will meet in the semifinal (Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.)The familiar four-team Page Playoff format couldn’t be used because it takes two extra draws, and with the field expansion, there wasn’t time available in the schedule, and it would have forced teams to play more games in a limited amount of time.Here’s a look at how the two pools set up:(teams listed according to seeding, and listed in order of skip, vice-skip, second, lead, alternate, coach/High Performance Consultant)Pool A1. Team Canada, Kerri Einarson (Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard, Briane Meilleur, Krysten Karwacki, Heather Nedohin; Gimli)4. Ontario, Rachel Homan (Emma Miskew, Sarah Wilkes, Joanne Courtney, Danielle Inglis, Randy Ferbey; Ottawa)5. Alberta, Laura Walker (Kate Cameron, Taylor McDonald, Nadine Scotland, Shannon Pynn; Edmonton)8. Wild Card #2, Mackenzie Zacharias (Karlee Burgess, Emily Zacharias, Lauren Lenentine, Rachel Erickson, Sheldon Zacharias; Altona, Man.)9. Wild Card #3, Beth Peterson (Jenna Loder, Katherine Doerksen, Melissa Gordon, Cathy Overton-Clapham; Winnipeg)12. Northwest Territories, Kerry Galusha (Jo-Ann Rizzo, Margot Flemming, Shona Barbour, Jim Waite; Yellowknife)13. Nova Scotia, Jill Brothers (Erin Carmody, Jennifer Brine, Emma Logan, Kim Kelly, Daryell Nowlan; Halifax)16. Northern Ontario, Krysta Burns (Megan Smith, Sara Guy, Amanda Gates, Kira Brunton, Rodney Guy; Sudbury)17. Yukon, Laura Eby (Lorna Spenner, Tamar Vandenberghe, Laura Williamson, Darlene Gammel, Scott Williamson; Whitehorse)Pool B2. Wild Card #1, Tracy Fleury (NOTE – Tracy Fleury will not be participating; Chelsea Carey to skip; Selena Njegovan, Liz Fyfe, Kristin MacCuish, Clancy Grandy, Sherry Middaugh; East St. Paul, Man.)3. Manitoba, Jennifer Jones (Kaitlyn Lawes, Jocelyn Peterman, Lisa Weagle, Raunora Westcott, Viktor Kjell; Winnipeg)6. British Columbia, Corryn Brown (Erin Pincott, Dez Hawes, Samantha Fisher, Stephanie Jackson-Baier, Allison MacInnes; Kamloops)7. Prince Edward Island, Suzanne Birt (Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, Kathy O’Rourke, Mitch O’Shea; Montague)10. Saskatchewan, Sherry Anderson (Nancy Martin, Chaelynn Kitz, Breanne Knapp, Amber Holland, Shane Kitz; Saskatoon)11. Quebec, Laurie St-Georges (Hailey Armstrong, Emily Riley, Cynthia St-Georges, Florence Boivin, Michel St-Georges; Laval)14. New Brunswick, Melissa Adams (Jaclyn Tingley, Nicole Bishop, Kendra Lister, Monique Massé; Fredericton)15. Nunavut, Lori Eddy (Sadie Pinksen, Alison Griffin, Kaitlin MacDonald, Donalda Mattie; Iqaluit)18. Newfoundland/Labrador, Sarah Hill (Beth Hamilton, Lauren Barron, Adrienne Mercer, Brooke Godsland; St. John’s)CLICK HERE to check the schedule for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.TSN/RDS2 will provide complete coverage of every draw at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.-30-Media InquiriesAl Cameron
Director, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
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2 février 2021L’horaire et le format confirmés
pour le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021
Un affrontement entre des championnes canadiennes en titre dès la première session va lancer le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021, a annoncé aujourd’hui Curling Canada.En effet, les championnes en titre du Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties, Kerri Einarson et Équipe Canada (Gimli), vont se mesurer à la championne canadienne et championne du monde junior actuelle, Mackenzie Zacharias et Équipe Wild Card #2 (Altona) dans un affrontement entre deux formations du Manitoba, le 19 février à 20h30 (heures de l’Est partout) au Centre Markin MacPhail du Parc olympique du Canada WinSport à Calgary.Le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021, qui marquera les 40 années de commandite de Kruger Products, s’amorcera le vendredi 19 février, alors que 18 équipes tenteront de remporter le championnat canadien féminin de curling dans la ville-bulle de Calgary.Le tableau a été porté à 18 équipes, cette année seulement, afin d’accommoder les équipes qui n’ont pas pu disputer leur championnat provincial ou territorial à cause de la pandémie de la COVID-19.Les équipes seront réparties en deux groupes de neuf, leur classement étant basé sur leur rang au Système canadien de classement des équipes pour 2019-2020.Elles vont disputer un tournoi à la ronde complet à l’intérieur de leur groupe respectif, les quatre meilleures équipes de chaque groupe accédant ensuite à la ronde de championnat pour disputer quatre rencontres contre les formations de l’autre groupe. Leur fiche dans la ronde préliminaire sera conservée.À partir de là, les trois meilleures équipes vont accéder aux éliminatoires; l’équipe de première place après la ronde de championnat passera directement à la finale pour la médaille d’or (le 28 février à 20h30), alors que les formations de deuxième et troisième places s’affronteront en demi-finale (le 28 février à 14h30).L’ajout d’équipes supplémentaires ne permet pas d’utiliser le traditionnel format Page pour les éliminatoires parce qu’il exige deux sessions de plus, ce qui aurait pris plus de temps et aurait obligé les équipes à disputer plus de matchs dans un temps limité.Voici la composition des groupes (les équipes sont placées en fonction de leur classement, dans l’ordre : capitaine, vice-capitaine, deuxième, première, substitut, entraîneur/consultant de haute performance).Groupe A1. Équipe Canada, Kerri Einarson (Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard, Briane Meilleur, Krysten Karwacki, Heather Nedohin; Gimli)

4. Ontario, Rachel Homan (Emma Miskew, Sarah Wilkes, Joanne Courtney, Danielle Inglis, Randy Ferbey; Ottawa)

5. Alberta, Laura Walker (Kate Cameron, Taylor McDonald, Nadine Scotland, Shannon Pynn; Edmonton)

8. Wild Card #2, Mackenzie Zacharias (Karlee Burgess, Emily Zacharias, Lauren Lenentine, Rachel Erickson, Sheldon Zacharias; Altona, Man.)

9. Wild Card #3, Beth Peterson (Jenna Loder, Katherine Doerksen, Melissa Gordon, Cathy Overton-Clapham; Winnipeg)

12. Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Kerry Galusha (Jo-Ann Rizzo, Margot Flemming, Shona Barbour, Jim Waite; Yellowknife)

13. Nouvelle-Écosse, Jill Brothers (Erin Carmody, Jennifer Brine, Emma Logan, Kim Kelly, Daryell Nowlan; Halifax)

16. Nord de l’Ontario, Krysta Burns (Megan Smith, Sara Guy, Amanda Gates, Kira Brunton, Rodney Guy; Sudbury)

17. Yukon, Laura Eby (Lorna Spenner, Tamar Vandenberghe, Laura Williamson, Darlene Gammel, Scott Williamson; Whitehorse)Groupe B2. Wild Card #1, Tracy Fleury (NOTE – Tracy Fleury ne participera pas; Chelsea Carey agira comme capitaine; Selena Njegovan, Liz Fyfe, Kristin MacCuish, Clancy Grandy, Sherry Middaugh; East St. Paul, Man.)

3. Manitoba, Jennifer Jones (Kaitlyn Lawes, Jocelyn Peterman, Lisa Weagle, Raunora Westcott, Viktor Kjell; Winnipeg)

6. Colombie-Britannique, Corryn Brown (Erin Pincott, Dez Hawes, Samantha Fisher, Stephanie Jackson-Baier, Allison MacInnes; Kamloops)

7. Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Suzanne Birt (Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid, Kathy O’Rourke, Mitch O’Shea; Montague)

10. Saskatchewan, Sherry Anderson (Nancy Martin, Chaelynn Kitz, Breanne Knapp, Amber Holland, Shane Kitz; Saskatoon)

11. Québec, Laurie St-Georges (Hailey Armstrong, Emily Riley, Cynthia St-Georges, Florence Boivin, Michel St-Georges; Laval)

14. Nouveau-Brunswick, Melissa Adams (Jaclyn Tingley, Nicole Bishop, Kendra Lister, Monique Massé; Fredericton)

15. Nunavut, Lori Eddy (Sadie Pinksen, Alison Griffin, Kaitlin MacDonald, Donalda Mattie; Iqaluit)

18. Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Sarah Hill (Beth Hamilton, Lauren Barron, Adrienne Mercer, Brooke Godsland; St. John’s)CLIQUEZ ICI pour l’horaire du Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021.TSN et RDS2 vont diffuser une couverture complète de chaque session du Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021.-30-Contacts pour les médiasAl Cameron
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–TSN’s comprehensive curling coverage begins with the 2021 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS (February 19-28), followed by the 2021 TIM HORTONS BRIER, PRESENTED BY AGI (March 5-14) –
– Season of Champions events on TSN also include the 2021 HOME HARDWARE CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP, PRESENTED BY NATURE’S BOUNTY (March 18-25), and the 2021 BKT TIRES/OK TIRE WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, PRESENTED BY NEW HOLLAND (April 2-11) –
– TSN celebrates Canada’s passion for curling with a one-hour special CURLING DAY IN CANADA, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET –

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TORONTO (February 17, 2021) – The biggest stars of curling congregate in the bubble at Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary for TSN’s Season of Champions curling coverage, which sweeps into action beginning with the 2021 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, kicking off Friday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

TSN’s 2021 Season of Champions curling coverage includes the 2021 TIM HORTONS BRIER, PRESENTED BY AGI from March 5-14, the 2021 HOME HARDWARE CANADIAN MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP, PRESENTED BY NATURE’S BOUNTY airing for the first time on TSN from March 18-25, and the 2021 BKT TIRES/OK TIRE WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, PRESENTED BY NEW HOLLAND from April 2-11. Complete broadcast schedules for TSN’s Season of Champions coverage are available here.

Calling the Scotties, Brier, and Men’s Worlds are TSN’s curling broadcast team of play-by-play announcers Vic Rauter and Bryan Mudryk alongside analysts Russ Howard, a two-time BRIER and MEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winner and 2006 Olympic gold medallist; Cheryl Bernard, a 2010 Olympic silver medallist; and Cathy Gauthier, a three-time SCOTTIES champion. Mudryk and Gauthier deliver the call of the Mixed Doubles.

CURLING DAY IN CANADA on TSN

TSN highlights curling stories from across the country with the unique one-hour special, CURLING DAY IN CANADA, premiering Saturday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Hosted by TSN’s Lindsay Hamilton and Bob Weeks, the special showcases how curlers across Canada have found new and innovative ways to play the game during the pandemic, including a farming family who turned their barn into an incredible curling rink. The special also shines a spotlight on women in curling, including an exclusive interview with esteemed curler and Olympian Rachel Homan, and a feature on a female youth curling team in Newfoundland making an impact on their community.

TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of all Season of Champions events through TSN.ca and the TSN app, which also includes breaking news, features, extended highlights, scores, and video analysis. Must-see moments and unique content from both Curling Day in Canada and all Season of Champions events appear across TSN’s official social media platforms, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, including DIGITAL SPORTSCENTRE. French-language curling coverage is available on RDS.

TSN first began broadcasting curling in 1984, and has been the exclusive broadcaster of Season of Champions events since 2006.

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GRAND SLAMS IN CALGARY….

With provisional approval from Alberta Health and pending Federal government approval, the curling hub city approach will give curlers from around the globe the opportunity to continue their season within a safe and secure environment. Conditional on complete government approval, these proposed events will adhere to strict health guidelines to prioritize the safety of players, staff and all involved.

“Exploring the hub city concept allows Sportsnet to support curlers as they return to the game they love, while delivering world-class competition to fans across Canada,” said Rob Corte, Vice President, Sportsnet and NHL Production. “The safety and well-being of all those involved, including players, staff and organizers, will be of primary importance as we work hand-in-hand with our partners and health officials to host a safe and responsible event for all.”

In keeping with hub city health protocols, the Princess Auto Players’ Championship and Humpty’s Champions Cup events would be closed to the general public to ensure the safety of players and employees. Live end-to-end coverage of the proposed premier curling events will be available to Canadian fans exclusively on Sportsnet and via live stream on SN NOW.

Over the coming months, local event organizers will continue to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to finalize event plans and health protocols. Confirmed event dates, competition format, prize money and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

OTTAWA LOSES MEN’S WORLDS BUT EXPECT TO SEE IT HERE IN 2023.


For Immediate Release
Dec. 1, 2020
Curling Canada aims to hold
series of events in hub city
A condensed series of Curling Canada Season of Champions championship events will be scheduled for 2021 in a hub city, no-fans, safe environment, it was announced today.Curling Canada aspires to hold the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, the World Men’s Curling Championship and the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.Dates for the events will be announced later as Curling Canada works with local, provincial and national health authorities to set up the facility in a so-called bubble environment. As always, TSN and RDS, Curling Canada’s longtime broadcaster of Season of Champions events, will televise the championships.“No one can deny that these are challenging times, and not just for curling, obviously, but we also know how important these events are to the athletes, to our partners and, of course, to our fans,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “It is thanks largely to the commitment of our business partners that we are able to have ambitions of holding some of our events, giving the best curling fans in the world something to look forward to in the new year. The support from the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta also was appreciated, as they share our aspirations of making these events happen as safely and responsibly as possible.”Added Henderson: “That we have hopes of staging any events at all is thanks in large part to funding provided through Sport Canada to help national amateur sports organizations such as Curling Canada stay viable during the pandemic.”The goal will be to hold events in a bubble environment in Calgary, using lessons learned from similar setups for the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association playoffs to keep athletes, officials and the host community safe and secure.Curling Canada has received provisional approval for the hub city concept and health protocols from Alberta Health and is continuing to consult with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and will continue working closely with both agencies to ensure the health of athletes, officials and the host community.The protocols will continue to evolve, in consultation with health authorities, and won’t be finalized until shortly before the beginning of the events.Because 2021 world championships are still scheduled for women’s, men’s and mixed doubles, with all three playing prominent roles in deciding which countries qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, there was an even higher level of importance in staging the Season of Champions events, and giving Canada’s high-performance curling athletes the chance to compete, in a safe environment.“It’s exciting news, and as a team we’re very pleased to see that such a high priority is being placed on the safety of the athletes and those involved in putting on the championships,” said Brad Gushue, skip of the reigning Canadian champs from St. John’s, who have the defending champion Team Canada berth in the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. “We’re looking forward to playing events — if there’s a safe way to play them, let’s get them played. Other sports are playing, and the NHL and NBA have shown that it can be done safely, so I believe we can do the same in curling.”“It’s been a difficult few months, obviously, so I’m very happy to see these events taking place in a safe environment, and very happy for the fans as they will have something to look forward to,” added Kerri Einarson, whose Gimli, Man., team prevailed at the 2020 Scotties and will be Team Canada in the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. “We understand these are strange times with some accompanying challenges that go beyond sport, but as athletes, we embrace challenges and will do our best to thrive under whatever circumstances we find ourselves in.”The scheduled host cities for the 2021 Season of Champions events (Fredericton, N.B., for the Home Hardware Canada Cup; Oakville, Ont., for the Continental Cup; Thunder Bay, Ont., for the Scotties; Kelowna, B.C., for the Tim Hortons Brier; and Ottawa for the World Men’s Curling Championship) have all graciously agreed to host Curling Canada championships in the future.The Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary played host to the 2015 Continental Cup, and has a superb setup to allow the safe staging of the 2021 championships.The dates and sequence of events won’t be announced until all logistical details have been ironed out with the host facility and local and provincial health authorities, with ongoing communication taking place with National Team Program athletes who have aspirations of competing in the events.For health and safety reasons, there will be no Wild Card play-in game the night before the start of round-robin play in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier. Formats for all three Canadian championship events will be announced at a later date.“This series of championship curling events is a fantastic opportunity for Alberta to once again show the world that our ability to host major hub city sporting events is second to none,” said Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. “Alberta’s government thanks all partners for collaborating to bring curling events and their many economic benefits back to Calgary and our province. We look forward to delivering an exciting and memorable curling experience for all players, participants and fans.” From a historical perspective, it would be the first time the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts will have been held in the same city in the same season.Previous editions of the Tim Hortons Brier were staged in Calgary in 2015, 2009, 2002, 1997, 1980, 1961 and 1948, while it will be the second time the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has been played in Calgary, and the first time since 1995. Calgary also played host to the 1970 Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.The 2021 Scotties will mark 40 consecutive years of title sponsorship by Kruger Products.It will be the second time the world men’s championship has been contested in Calgary, which hosted the event in 1964.“Calgary is thrilled to be welcoming Canada’s curling community to our city. Hosting these fantastic world class events in Calgary is a testament to our commitment to be the ultimate host city,” said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This opportunity would not have been possible without teamwork and partnership between the City of Calgary, Government of Alberta, Alberta Health, Tourism Calgary, WinSport and our accommodation and hosting partners, who are all committed to driving safe business activity and supporting the recovery of our visitor economy.  While none of us knows what trajectory the virus will take between now and this event, I’m confident that the organizers, in consultation with medical experts, will take every necessary precaution and adjust, if required, to ensure all events are conducted safely.”“Hub city hosting opportunities are critical to supporting all sectors of Calgary’s tourism industry, and we’re excited to welcome this one,” added Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary. “Our partners have come together to offer a safe bubble experience for curling athletes and support staff that will support our industry and demonstrate to Canadians that Calgary is able to safely host events and visitors in Canada’s winter sport capital.”NOTE — Click here for an overview of the protocols for the hub city events.

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TEAM MADDEN WINS ORION SLAM!

THIS MANOTICK TEAM WENT UNDEFEATED IN 6 GAMES TO CAPTURE THE TITLE IN DUNDAS BY A SCORE OF 5-4. TEAM ACRES TOOK THE B CHAMPIONSHIP 1-0. ACRES PLAYS AT THE RCMP.

TEAM MADDEN.

TEAM ACRES BELOW.

OTTAWA’S TEAM MULIMA IS IN THE FINALS OF THE ATHENA SLAM. THEY PLAY TEAM STRATTON AT 2:35 AND CAN BE SEEN ON THE JUNIOR SLAM YOUTUBE CHANNEL. HTTPS://YOUTUBE/Lts_ws17301

MULIMA LOST THE FINAL 7-1 TO TEAM STRATTON.

TEAM MULIMA

WORLD JUNIOR AND WORLD WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED.

Beijing 2022 test events replaced with adapted sports testing programme
For immediate release: Friday 13 November 2020
 
Beijing, China – Due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the International Federations have concluded that an adapted sports testing programme will be implemented for Beijing 2022, replacing the scheduled series of test events.
 
World Curling Federation staff members were onsite in Beijing this week, working tirelessly alongside the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, in an attempt to find a means of holding the events in the first quarter of 2021. However, with the necessary ongoing restrictions, the practicalities of running effective test events while also providing a good athlete experience, was not deemed to be possible.
 
For the World Curling Federation, this change will unfortunately result in the cancellation of the World Junior Curling Championships 2021 (scheduled for 18–28 February 2021) and the postponement of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2021 (scheduled for 6–13 March 2021).
 
The World Curling Federation are now in discussions with Beijing 2022 regarding the adapted sports testing programme in order to secure new dates for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2021 and complete the Paralympic qualification process.
 
President of The World Curling Federation, Kate Caithness said, “This has been a very difficult decision to make and we are extremely disappointed that we will be unable to hold two of our World Championships this season.
 
“Our Junior curlers will miss out on a wonderful opportunity to compete in the Olympic venue with the cancellation of our World Juniors Championships, while our Wheelchair athletes will hopefully be given the opportunity to compete for the World Wheelchair title and remaining Paralympic qualification points later in 2021.
 
“As we have said all along, the health and safety of our athletes, officials and staff is our primary concern. While we are disappointed that these Beijing 2022 test events cannot take place, with the challenges of international travel and the resurgence of COVID-19 around the world, this is the only decision that can be taken at this time.”
 
Engage with the World Curling Federation on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and Weibo and by searching the hashtag #OurHouse #curling
 
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Notes to Editors
 
About the World Curling Federation www.worldcurling.org
The World Curling Federation is the international sport federation governing the Olympic winter sport of curling and the Paralympic winter sport of wheelchair curling. The World Curling Federation is one of seven International Federations currently part of the Olympic Winter Games programme. It represents 66 Member Associations and is generally acknowledged to direct one of the fastest-growing international winter sports.
 
 
Media resources
Media Centre: worldcurling.org/media
Photos: photos.worldcurling.org

 

INDOOR DINING BAN LIFTED

THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT HAS LIFTED THE BAN ON INDOOR DINING AS OF SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7. NOW CURLING CLUBS CAN OPEN.

SOME CURLING HISTORY FOR YOU…

http://curlinghistory.blogspot.com/2020/09/curling-in-adverts.html

In 2003 Marian Dupont took it upon herself to start ottawacurling.com. Other than Joe Pavia’s weekly Ottawa Sun curling column, there was no source for local community curling news. Not only did Marian report on local news, she also expanded the site to become a resource for the curling community. Marian did this all as a volunteer and at her own expense. I hope we can live up to her hard work as we launch the new site.

If you have anything to contribute – YOUR CLUB NEWS, WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM ON THE ICE, ETC. – FEEL free to reach out to me at joe@hoglinecurling.com or via our facebook page.

PRACTICE ICE AVAILABLE

With current COVID-19 Public Health restrictions, the Rideau Curling Club is not open for league play but we are able to open for practice ice! Rental rates are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Practice ice can be booked by emailing manager@rideaucurlingclub.com, payment is required at the time of booking. Players will be required to wear a mask and follow the RCC Return to Play Guidelines and a maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the ice shed per one hour time slot.
1-Hour slots are available: Mondays and Wednesdays 🥌 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM 🥌 3:30 PM until 7:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM

CURLING ON TELEVISION

Television broadcasts of curling is mainly happening on-line via streaming.

THE BEST THING TO DO IS CHECK OUT CURLINGZONE. COM OR SEE THE POSTS ABOUT VARIOUS GAMES IN THE HOGLINE FACEBOOK FEED TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. SOME TEAMS TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO LIVE STREAM THEIR OWN GAMES AS WELL.

WHO IS OPEN THIS SEASON

A FEW WEEKS AGO OTTAWACURLING.COM REACHED OUT TO ALL CURLING FACILITIES TO SEE WHAT THEIR STATUS WAS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. ALL BUT ONE CURLING CLUB RESPONDED.

IT IS A FLUID SITUATION BUT HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

Brockville – opening November 1. 

Carleton Place – opening October 29 to April 2. “This is tentative and based on at least 2/3 of our members from last year returning this year.”

Ottawa Hunt Club – is opening as per usual “We have developed a great plan to offer a safe environment for our Members.”

Glengarry curling club – tentative opening date of January 4, 2021.

Arnprior curling club – opening after Thanksgiving.

Carleton heights curling club. They plan on opening October 19.

Curling des Collines – opening September 21

RCMP – opening October 13.

Rideau curling club – opening September 30.

Granite curling club – open now.

City View curling club – opening October 18.

Renfrew curling club- already opened.

Navan curling club – opening October 2.

North Grenville curling club – TBD, early November decision.

Manotick curling centre – November 1 start TBD

RA centre – opening mid-October

Almonte curling club – season cancelled.

Cornwall curling centre – November opening TBD

Deep River curling club – November TBD

Gananoque curling club – January 2021

Huntley curling club – October 13 – TBD

Lachute curling club – TBD

Pembroke curling centre – Closed for the Season

RC Navy curling club – opening

Buckingham curling club – opening October 12.

Richmond curling club – TBD

Shawville curling club – a fluid situation

Smith’s Falls curling and squash club – November 1 opening.

Winchester curling club- to be decided October 7.

Facilities Looking for New Members

BROCKVILLE

ARNPRIOR

CARLETON HEIGHTS

CURLING DES COLLINES

RCMP

RIDEAU

Monday Night Ladies – 5pm draw
Tuesday Night Cash – 5, 7 & 9pm draws, rotating schedule
Wednesday Night Mixed – 5, 7 & 9pm draws, rotating schedule
Thursday Cash – 5pm draw
Thursday Night Men – 7 & 9 pm draws, rotating schedule
Friday Night Open Mixed – times TBD

CITY VIEW

Monday Night Ladies – 5pm draw
Tuesday Night Cash – 5, 7 & 9pm draws, rotating schedule
Wednesday Night Mixed – 5, 7 & 9pm draws, rotating schedule
Thursday Cash – 5pm draw
Thursday Night Men – 7 & 9 pm draws, rotating schedule
Friday Night Open Mixed – times TBD

The induction of Ottawa’ s Terry Begin, to the Canadian CURLING Hall of Fame.L to R – JOHN SHEA, CURLING CANADA, TERRY BEGIN AND DANNY LAMOUREUX, CURLING CANADA,.PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHRYN BEGIN.TERRY WAS INDUCTED FOR HIS SIZEABLE CONTIBUTION IN USING STATS FOR THE GAME, ESPECIALLY IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS.