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From left: Collinda Joseph, Mark Ideson, Dennis Thiessen, Ina Forrest and Jon Thurston will represent Canada at the 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Beijing. (Photo, World Curling Federation/Alina Pavlyuchik.

2021 WHEELCHAIR CURLING LINEUP!

From left: Collinda Joseph, Mark Ideson, Dennis Thiessen, Ina Forrest and Jon Thurston will represent Canada at the 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Beijing. (Photo, World Curling Federation/Alina Pavlyuchik)

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TEAM CANADA LINEUP SET FOR 2021 WORLD WHEELCHAIR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 

Canada will send a familiar – and accomplished – team to the 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championship, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

The same five members who won silver at the most recent World Wheelchair Curling Championship in 2020 will return for a trip to Beijing from Oct. 23-30 and work together in hopes of setting the stage for their pursuit of a return to the Paralympic podium in 2022.

Ina Forrest (Armstrong, B.C.), Mark Ideson (London, Ont.), Collinda Joseph (Stittsville, Ont.), Dennis Thiessen (Winnipeg) and Jon Thurston (Dunsford, Ont.) enter the event riding a wave of momentum after achieving a world championship podium finish for the first time for Canada in five years. The silver-medal result was a significant accomplishment considering Canada had to qualify for the 2020 World Wheelchair Curling Championship through the World Wheelchair Curling B-event. 

The five athletes will be accompanied by an accomplished coaching and support team. Mick Lizmore (Edmonton) is the team’s head coach. This will be his first competition as head coach of the Canadian wheelchair curling program after serving as assistant coach in 2020. Wendy Morgan (Burlington, Ont.) will join as the team leader/assistant coach and returns for her ninth world championship with the team. The athletes will also be supported by Dr. Steve Macaluso (London, Ont.), physiotherapist Sari Shatil (London, Ont.), and Dr. Kyle Paquette (Gatineau, Que.), the team’s mental performance consultant. 

Team Canada celebrates after winning its qualification game at the 2020 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Wetzikon, Switzerland. (Photo, World Curling Federation/Alina Pavlyuchik)

“Throughout the order, this group of incredible Canadian athletes has a proven track record of battling through adversity and working together to achieve goals. That will go a long way for the team this season as we prepare to take on a Paralympic year,” said Lizmore.

“We have assembled a team of dedicated, focused and talented athletes, coaches and support staff who will do the Maple Leaf proud,”  said Gerry Peckham, Curling Canada’s Director of High Performance.

The team has a foundation of experience, including two Canadian Curling Hall of Fame inductees in Forrest and Thiessen. Forrest is a three-time world champion and two-time Paralympic champion, while Thiessen’s resume includes gold medals at both the world championship and Paralympics. Ideson was on the team that earned gold at the 2014 Paralympics and skipped the team to a bronze medal at the 2018 Paralympic Games. Forrest and Thiessen also earned bronze medals at that competition.

In 2019, Joseph and Thurston earned roles on Team Canada as rookies on the international stage. From there, they took on critical roles at the 2020 world championship, Joseph making contributions at both the second and fifth positions and Thurston throwing fourth stones.

The players were selected from an established pool of athletes through a selection process related to performance, positional fit and flexibility and a collection of additional performance indicators.

The 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championship is a test event for the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The event was initially scheduled from March 6-13, 2021 but postponed to its new date in October. As is the case every four years, there will be no world wheelchair curling event in lieu of the Paralympics in 2022.

The 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championship is the final opportunity for countries to earn Paralympic qualifying points. Countries earned a running tally of points over the three world wheelchair curling championships leading up to the Paralympics. After this event, the 11 teams with the most points will earn a spot at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. China has secured an automatic berth as the host nation. Canada currently sits sixth overall in the standings with 15 points over the past two seasons. 

Team Canada’s progress can be followed online through Curling Canada or the World Curling Federation.

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News Alert For The Humpty’s Champions Cup……

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A decision has been made by Sportsnet to experiment with an interesting idea for this years Humpty’s Champions Cup. There was a thread here today about the tic shot and some suggesting it should be eliminated. So, hang onto your hats because here it comes……For this years Humpty’s Champions Cup if a stone is touching any portion of the centre line and it is ticked off the centre line the shooter that moved it off will be re…See More

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Men’s World Championship play-off games on hold due to positive COVID-19 testsFor immediate release: Friday 9 April 2020
 
Calgary, Canada – During the rigorous exit testing procedures put in place for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2021, positive COVID-19 cases have been identified. The World Curling Federation, Curling Canada and Alberta Health are now following the COVID-19 response plan for the championship.
 
The World Curling Federation’s priority is to ensure the health and safety of all participants of the World Men’s Curling Championship 2021. As a result, the 09:00 MDT play-off game between United States and Switzerland will not be played at the scheduled time.
 
All playoff teams will undergo testing on Saturday morning, and until the results are clear and it’s known that the players are safe, no further games will be played.
 
As per the comprehensive health protocols prepared for the championship, in cooperation with Curling Canada and Alberta Health, those involved have been isolated and contact tracing is now in place.
 
With respect for the privacy of the impacted individuals, the event participants have been informed internally of the situation, but no details of these individuals will be released publicly at this time.
 
The World Curling Federation and Curling Canada have robust health and safety protocols in place under the guidance of federal, provincial, and local public health officials that we continue to follow during these championships.
 
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Sportsnet Slides into Action with Return of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling, Beginning April 14 in Calgary
https://thegrandslamofcurling.com/broadcast-schedule/

–  Curling’s premier series kicks off with Humpty’s Champions Cup (April 14-18), followed by Princess Auto Players’ Championship (April 20-25) –
–  Sportsnet to deliver exclusive coverage of the broadcast-only events, starting Thursday, April 15 –

 Share this release:        April 7, 2021 – The wait is over, international curling fans! After a prolonged hiatus, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series is making its long-awaited return to the ice. Delivering all the action fans have come to expect from curling’s premier series, the condensed Grand Slam circuit will feature the world’s best curlers competing in two back-to-back, high-stakes events: Humpty’s Champions Cup (April 14-18) and Princess Auto Players’ Championship (April 20-25).

From the safety of the curling hub city at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, and following all government and event protocols, Sportsnet arrives in the bubble to serve up exclusive TV and streaming coverage of both broadcast-only events for two consecutive weeks starting Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on Sportsnet & SN NOW (full broadcast details below).

Event Format & Teams
Complying with government health and safety protocols within the hub city, the Humpty’s Champions Cup and Princess Auto Players’ Championship will both feature 12 of the top men’s teams and 12 elite women’s teams from around the world.

In both events, all teams will compete in a round-robin format comprised of two pools of six teams. Each team will play four games in the round-robin stage, with the top six ranked teams advancing to the playoff round or tiebreaker (if necessary). Throughout the course of the two weeks and two events, teams will contend for a combined $560,000 purse.

Complete fields for the Humpty’s Champions Cup and Princess Auto Players’ Championship are available here.

Broadcast Details
Exclusive coverage of the condensed Grand Slam season will be available to viewers coast-to-coast-to-coast across Sportsnet’s TV and streaming platforms. Coverage of the Humpty’s Champions Cup gets underway on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on Sportsnet & SN NOW, followed by the first broadcast of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship on Tuesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on Sportsnet & SN NOW.

Complementing Sportsnet’s TV coverage, two select Players’ Championship draws on April 20 and April 21 will be available to viewers exclusively on SN NOW, Sportsnet’s premier streaming service.

Veteran broadcaster Rob Faulds will have the play-by-play call from Calgary while World Curling Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Martin , 1998 Olympic gold medallist Joan McCusker and 1998 Olympic silver-medallist Mike Harrisserve as analysts throughout both bonspiels.

Complete broadcast details for the Humpty’s Champions Cup and Princess Auto Players’ Championship are as follows:

Humpty’s Champions Cup | April 15-18
*all broadcasts available to stream on SN NOW
Thursday, April 15Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Round Robin, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet 360)Friday, April 16Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Round Robin 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONESaturday, April 17Tiebreakers (if necessary), 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Men’s & Women’s Semifinals, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Sunday, April 18Men’s Final, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)Women’s Final, 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)
Princess Auto Players’ Championship | April 20-25
*all broadcasts available to stream on SN NOW
** exclusive to SN NOW

Tuesday, April 20Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (SN NOW**)Round Robin, 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)Wednesday, April 21Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (SN NOW**)Round Robin, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario & Pacific)Thursday, April 22Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Round Robin, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West & Sportsnet ONE)Friday, April 23Round Robin, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)Round Robin, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Round Robin, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Saturday, April 24Tiebreakers (if necessary), 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (Sportsnet West, Pacific & Sportsnet 360)Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)Men’s & Women’s Semifinals, 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet 360)Sunday, April 25Women’s Final, 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)Men’s Final, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet ONE)*schedule is subject to change; visit here for most up-to-date schedule

Media Requests and Interviews
Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling competitors and Sportsnet curling commentators are available for virtual Zoom interviews throughout the duration of the Humpty’s Champions Cup and Princess Auto Players’ Championship.

Please submit interview requests by the second end of each draw to meghann.cox@rci.rogers.com.

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling
Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series regularly comprised of six curling events that feature the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world. Awarding equal purses to both men’s and women’s teams, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling presents $2.1 million in total prize money over a full season. For more events details, please visit the Grand Slam series websitehere.

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Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Uniting Canadians through sport, Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of 4 regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, the Sportsnet Radio Network, sportsnet.ca , Sportsnet NOW, SN NOW+, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, CHL, IndyCar, WWE, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA WSL, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca

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Sad news….Inside Curling would like to send a huge shout out to Barry Fry who is currently dealing with serious illness and all of us at Inside Curling would like to wish him well. Barry was the 1973 Canadian Mixed Champion and the 1979 Brier Champion and is the father of Ryan Fry. The photo of Barry illustrates his unique delivery that earned him the nickname of “The Snake” by Don Duguid, who said when Barry delivered he uncoiled like a snake. This is why Ryan Fry has pulled out of playing for the remainder of the season.

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View this email in your browserCURLING: International curling returns with BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2021 in Calgary, Canada© WCF / Jeffrey Au
For immediate release: Wednesday 24 March 2021
 Calgary, Canada – After a COVID-19 enforced break of more than a year, the World Curling Federation will stage its first championship of the 2020–2021 season. Teams from 14 Member Associations will compete in the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by New Holland, in Calgary, Canada, from 2–11 April 2021.

For this season only, the championship field has been expanded from 13 to 14 teams. All teams qualified through a special system which considered performances at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019, the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2019, World Qualification Event 2020 and existing world rankings.
 The championship is one of several events being held in the specially developed curling “bubble” inside the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. While in the bubble, athletes and event staff will follow stringent COVID-19 protocols, including quarantine periods and frequent testing. In addition, the championship will go ahead without spectators inside the venue. 

With the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 one year out, this event will also determine the first six qualifying National Olympic Committees within the men’s event. The remaining teams who do not qualify are eligible to earn a final spot through the Olympic Qualification Event being held in December 2021.

The 14 teams taking part are

Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, the Russian Curling Federation Team (RCF), Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and United States.Canada: will be represented by 2012 World Junior champion, Brendan Bottcher, who led his Alberta team to victory in the Tim Horton’s Brier three weeks ago. This will be a first appearance at this level for Bottcher and his team.China: is skipped by Zou Qiang, making his fourth appearance, with a top finish of fifth in 2017 Denmark: a new combination, skipped by Mads Noergaard, who along with fourth Mikkel Krause represented Denmark at the Le Gruyeré AOP European Curling Championships 2019Germany: this team, skipped by Sixten Totzek, are also newcomers at this level, with the exception of third, Marc Muskatewitz and lead Dominik GreindlItaly: led by highly-experienced Joel Retornaz, making his seventh world championship appearance as skip Japan: skipped by Yuta Matsumura, this team finished fourth in the last world championship Korea: skip Jeong Yeong Seok leads a young team making their debut at this levelNetherlands: Jaap Van Dorp, who skips and plays third stones, leads his team’s fourth successive world championship campaignNorway: skip Steffen Walstad makes his fourth appearance, while third player Torger Nergaard, Olympic champion in 2002 and Olympic silver medallist in 2010, as well as world champion in 2014, makes his thirteenth worlds appearance, making him the most experienced player at this level in the fieldRussian Curling Federation: with Russia serving a two-year World Anti-Doping Agency ban, Sergey Glukhov skips a team representing the Russian Curling Federation Scotland: Bruce Mouat’s team is making a third world championship appearance, having taken bronze medals on their debut in 2018Sweden: four-time world champion and double Olympic medallist, Niklas Edin, leads the defending champions on what is his tenth appearance at this levelSwitzerland: Peter de Cruz, who plays second stones, skips the team that won bronze medals in 2014, 2017 and 2019United States: John Shuster leads the current Olympic champions on what will be his ninth world championship appearanceStarting on Friday 2 April, the teams will play in 23 sessions of round-robin play with each side playing 13 games.

Then, the top six teams qualify for the play-off stage. At the completion of the round-robin stage, the teams ranked first and second qualify directly for the semi-final games. The third-ranked team will play the sixth-ranked team in one qualification game and the fourth-ranked team and fifth-ranked team will face each other in the other. 

In the semi-finals, the first-ranked team will play the lower-ranked qualification game winners and the second-ranked team will play the other. 

Qualification games will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 April. The semi-final games will also take place on Saturday 10 April.

On Sunday 11 April, semi-final losers will play for bronze medals and after this, the winners will play for the world title.

Background informationThe World Men’s Curling Championship 2021 was originally to be staged in Ottawa, CanadaThe cancelled LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 was to be staged in Glasgow, ScotlandThe unique qualification arrangement for participation at this championship was devised following significant consultation with various stakeholders including Marketing and Media rights holders, and the World Curling Federation’s Competition & Rules and Athlete CommissionsThe new Olympic Qualification rules, that will see six teams qualify from this championship, have been approved by the International Olympic CommitteeThis event in being staged in the curling bubble in Calgary, was developed by Curling Canada and Alberta Health, with assistance from Canada Public Health AgencyThe LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by BKT Tires, and originally scheduled to take place in Schaffhausen, Switzerland from 19–28 March, will also now take place in the Calgary bubble, from 30 April until the 9 May.The field was increased to 14 teams after a request to evaluate the possibility of including those teams who had secured a place in the 2020 World Championships but failed to meet the qualification requirements for the 2021 championships.Broadcast Information

World Curling TV and TSN will be broadcasting a combined 43 live games from this competition. All games will be available on the World Curling TV YouTube Channel, however geo-blocking will be applied to most games until 30 days after the completion of the championship due to broadcast partner agreements.
 
Full information on the games being broadcast and where you can watch them can be found here.

Engage with the World Curling Federation during the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2021 on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and Weibo and by searching the hashtag #WMCC2021 #curling #Roadto2022
 
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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 67 Member Associations and is generally acknowledged to direct one of the fastest-growing international winter sports.
 
 
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Media Centre: worldcurling.org/media
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View this email in your browserWorld Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland© WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik
For immediate release: Wednesday 24 March 2021
 
Aberdeen, Scotland – The World Curling Federation have announced that the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will be held in a COVID-safe environment in Curl Aberdeen, Scotland from 17–23 May.
 
The championship has been given approval to take place after a consultation with the Scottish Government on condition that the event adheres to strict COVID-19 safety protocols. The World Curling Federation and Curl Aberdeen are now finalising a detailed set of health protocols to ensure the safety of those involved in the championship.
 
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness said: “We are delighted that we can confirm Curl Aberdeen as the host for our final World Championship of the season. Not only is the World Title on the line but seven teams will also secure a place for their National Olympic Committees in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games mixed doubles event.
 
“A great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes in order to make this championship a reality and I have every confidence that Curl Aberdeen will be able to hold a first-class and safe competition for our athletes, officials and staff.”
 
Curl Aberdeen Manager and 2014 Olympic silver medallist, Tom Brewster said: “We are excited to welcome international curling back to Curl Aberdeen. The requirements required to hold this important championship in a COVID-safe environment are challenging, but vitally important to ensure a safe event for everyone.
 
“With the Scottish Government approval of our initial plan, we can now begin the process of fully developing the health protocols to make sure that Curl Aberdeen can safely host the championship and allow the athletes to perform without any concerns on their journey to qualify for Beijing 2022.”
 
The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will see the seven highest ranked National Olympic Committees qualify directly for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games mixed doubles competition.
 
Follow all the information in the lead up to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and Weibo and by searching the hashtag #OurHouse #curling #WMDCC2021
 
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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 67 Member Associations and is generally acknowledged to direct one of the fastest-growing international winter sports.
 
 
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Media Centre: worldcurling.org/media
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Ongoing efforts to make everyone feel welcome and engaged in curling centres across the country will produce some significant initiatives that will benefit the sport.View this email in your browser

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2021Curling Canada working to broaden
diversity and inclusion initiatives
Ongoing efforts to make everyone feel welcome and engaged in curling centres across the country will produce some significant initiatives that will benefit the sport.While progress has been made in the areas of diversity and inclusion in curling in recent years, there is much work to be done, according to Chief Executive Officer Katherine Henderson.“Over the past 12 months, all sports organizations have been learning some hard truths about where we stand on the topic of diversity, and how much we still need to do,” said Henderson. “It’s been in equal parts unsettling and encouraging; we’ve listened to so many voices about the issues that need to be addressed, and it wasn’t easy to hear those voices. We were challenged, and justifiably so. And yet what also gave us energy was that people want curling to be a leader in this area, and they want us to succeed because they see so many benefits in our sport, both from a participation standpoint as well as a community-building standpoint. We’re excited about the opportunities that are in front of us, and we’ll be working extremely hard to take those steps with all who join us.”A significant outcome of the consultation process with curlers from all backgrounds across Canada will be launched on Sunday in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.Curling Canada will release the “Curling is a Place for Everyone” Digital Resource Kit to support curling facilities in creating meaningful change towards greater diversity and inclusivity in the sport of curling.You can find more information by CLICKING HERE.Put together with support from the World Curling Federation Development Assistance Programme, the kit gives the Canadian curling community a chance to extend our love of curling to newcomers through participation, volunteering, and becoming fans. An individual’s journey into curling begins with community facilities. Beginning with small steps in the right direction, we at the community facility level and Curling Canada as a whole, can welcome a wider demographic into our house.The kit will encourage curling centres to examine any potential barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion that may be in place, consciously or unconsciously, and offers suggestions on how to remove those barriers, with the understanding that each community is different and a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for everyone.Many rounds of consultation with industry experts and curling centre managers took place in preparing the kit.“We want to continue working with our Member Associations to support grassroots curling facilities across the country,” said Henderson. “While this is a significant step in the process, it’s still just a step as we work, and listen, with the ambition of making curling a sport of choice for Canadians from all cultural backgrounds.”As part of the consultation process leading up to the release of the digital resource kit, Curling Canada has created a Diversity and Inclusion consultation panel that includes curlers from a cross-section of backgrounds across Canada.Additionally, Curling Canada staff members have undergone Diversity and Inclusion training, and a third-party baseline audit of the existing diversity of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors, staff, contractors and suppliers was undertaken in the late fall. This baseline will help us measure our progress as an organization.“Curling is a core part of the Canadian culture, landscape and history and we have an opportunity to welcome ALL Canadians to the sport that we love, by providing a more inclusive experience to newcomers to our game,” said Chana Martineau, the Curling Canada Board of Governors liaison to the Diversity and Inclusion consultation panel. “Work needs to be done at all levels in our sport and this step is definitely a move in the direction that we want to go.”On the horizon is an academic symposium, tentatively scheduled for September, that will be called Changing the Face of Curling. Curling Canada will partner with Dr. Heather Mair at the University of Waterloo to put on the symposium.At the grassroots level, ongoing work in the area of diversity includes Curling Canada’s support of the Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings program, which brings floor curling to school gymnasiums across the country and connects with school-age kids from all backgrounds and cultures.-30-Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caBrodie Bazinet
Foundation Manager, Curling Canada
Tel: 613-834-2076 ext. 127
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17 mars 2021Curling Canada s’efforce d’enrichir
les initiatives de diversité et d’inclusion
Les efforts continus pour que chacun se sente bienvenu et impliqué dans les centres de curling partout au pays génèreront des initiatives importantes qui profiteront au sport.Bien que des progrès aient été accomplis dans les domaines de la diversité et de l’inclusion au sein du curling ces dernières années, il reste encore beaucoup à faire, selon la chef de la direction de Curling Canada, Katherine Henderson.« Au cours des 12 derniers mois, toutes les organisations de sport ont été confrontées à la difficile réalité de notre situation actuelle en matière de diversité et de tout le travail qui reste à faire », a déclaré Henderson. « C’est tout aussi troublant qu’encourageant; nous avons écouté tant d’intervenants nous parler des problèmes à résoudre, et il n’a pas été facile d’entendre ce qu’ils avaient à dire. On nous a demandé de procéder à une prise de conscience, et à juste titre. Et pourtant, ce qui nous a aussi donné de l’énergie, c’est que les gens veulent que le curling soit un chef de file dans ce domaine et ils veulent que nous réussissions parce qu’ils voient tant d’avantages dans notre sport, tant du point de vue de la participation que du point de vue du renforcement de la communauté. Nous sommes enthousiasmés par les possibilités qui s’offrent à nous et nous travaillerons d’arrache-pied afin de franchir ces étapes avec tous ceux qui se joindront à nous. »Un résultat important du processus de consultation avec des joueurs de curling de tous horizons de partout au Canada sera lancé dimanche afin de souligner la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la discrimination raciale.Curling Canada publiera la trousse de ressources numériques « Au curling, chaque personne y trouve sa place » pour aider les installations de curling à créer un changement significatif vers une plus grande diversité et une plus grande inclusion au sein du curling.Vous pouvez trouver plus d’informations en CLIQUANT ICI.Créée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide au développement de la Fédération mondiale de curling, la trousse donne à la communauté canadienne de curling la chance d’étendre notre amour du curling à de nouveaux adeptes en participant, en faisant du bénévolat et en devenant des partisans. Le parcours de toute personne dans le curling commence avec les installations communautaires. En commençant par de petits pas dans la bonne direction, nous, au niveau des installations communautaires et de Curling Canada dans son ensemble, pouvons accueillir une population plus diversifiée dans notre maison.La trousse encouragera les centres de curling à examiner tous les obstacles potentiels à la diversité, à l’équité et à l’inclusion qui pourraient être en place, consciemment ou inconsciemment, et offrira des suggestions sur la façon d’éliminer ces obstacles, tout en tenant compte du fait que chaque communauté est différente et qu’une approche unique ou généralisée ne répondra pas aux besoins de tous.De nombreuses séries de consultations avec des experts de l’industrie et des gestionnaires de centres de curling ont eu lieu pour préparer la trousse.« Nous voulons continuer à travailler avec nos associations membres pour soutenir les installations de curling locales partout au pays », a déclaré Henderson. « Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une étape importante du processus, ce n’est qu’une étape alors que nous travaillons et écoutons, avec l’ambition de faire du curling un sport de choix pour les Canadiens de toutes origines culturelles. »Dans le cadre du processus de consultation menant à la publication de la trousse de ressources numériques, Curling Canada a créé un groupe de consultation sur la diversité et l’inclusion qui comprend des joueurs de curling provenant de divers horizons à travers le Canada.De plus, les membres du personnel de Curling Canada ont suivi une formation sur la diversité et l’inclusion, et une vérification de base par un tiers de la diversité actuelle au sein du Conseil des gouverneurs, du personnel, des contractuels et des fournisseurs de Curling Canada a été entreprise à la fin de l’automne. Cette vérification de base nous aidera à mesurer nos progrès en tant qu’organisation.« Le curling fait partie intégrante de la culture, du paysage et de l’histoire du Canada et nous avons l’occasion d’accueillir TOUS les Canadiens au sein du sport que nous aimons, en offrant une expérience plus inclusive aux nouveaux participants dans notre sport », a déclaré Chana Martineau, membre du Conseil des gouverneurs de Curling Canada assurant la liaison avec le groupe de consultation sur la diversité et l’inclusion. « Il y a du travail à faire à tous les niveaux de notre sport et cette étape est définitivement un pas dans la bonne direction. »Un symposium universitaire, provisoirement prévu pour septembre, s’intitulera Changer le visage du curling. Curling Canada s’associera à la Dre Heather Mair de l’Université de Waterloo pour organiser le symposium.Au niveau local, le travail en cours dans le domaine de la diversité comprend le soutien de Curling Canada au programme Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings de Curling Canada, qui propose le curling en gymnase dans les écoles d’un océan à l’autre et rejoint des enfants d’âge scolaire de tous horizons et de toutes cultures.-30-Al Cameron
Directeur, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
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Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
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Canada’s best female and male curlers will be under one roof for the first time this season when the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty, gets underway Thursday.View this email in your browser
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March 16, 20212021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles
Championship starts on Thursday
(Please see note at bottom regarding media procedures during event) Canada’s best female and male curlers will be under one roof for the first time this season when the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty, gets underway Thursday.Thirty-five teams will open play Thursday morning in the fan-free bubble at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, chasing not only the biggest prize ever offered at a mixed doubles event — $50,000 from the total purse of $150,000 — but also the chance to wear Canadian colours 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.There will be no shortage of star quality competing in Calgary, including all five members of the Kerri Einarson team that captured the Scotties Tournament of Hearts title last month in the bubble. Einarson is paired with Brad Gushue; vice-skip Val Sweeting is playing with Marc Kennedy on an all-lefty duo; second Shannon Birchard has combined with Caitlin Schneider; lead Briane Meilleur is playing with Mark Nichols; and alternate Krysten Karwacki has teamed with Derek Samagalski.Meanwhile, two members of the newly crowned Tim Hortons Brier champions from Edmonton — skip Brendan Bottcher and vice-skip Darren Moulding — will be participating. Bottcher is paired with fiancé Bobbie Sauder, while Moulding is playing with Joanne Courtney.The teams have been split into five round-robin pools, and the top five seeds in the event are the top-listed teams in each pool.The teams were determined by the following criteria:14 provincial/territorial championship teams14 teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings (CMDR) 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.Here’s a look the five pools that will be competing in the bubble:POOL AJocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant (CMDR)
Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott (CMDR)
Clancy Grandy/Patrick Janssen (CMDR)
Joanne Courtney/Darren Moulding (CTRS)
Melissa Adams/Alex Robichaud (N.B. Champ)
Brittney Tran/Aaron Sluchinski (Alta. Champ)
Angela Dale/Peter Van Strien (Nun. Champ)POOL BJennifer Jones/Brent Laing (CMDR)
Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck (CMDR)
Émilie Desjardins/Robert Desjardins (CMDR)
Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue (CTRS)
Laurie St-Georges/Félix Asselin (Que. Champ)
Lauren Wasylkiw/Shane Konings (Ont. Champ)
Bayly Scoffin/Wade Scoffin (Yuk. Champ)POOL CNancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith (CMDR)
Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres (CMDR)
Chaelynn Kitz/Kyler Kleibrink (CMDR)
Briane Meilleur/Mark Nichols (CTRS)
Selena Njegovan/Reid Carruthers (CTRS)
Stephanie Jackson-Baier/Corey Chester (B.C. Champ)
Lauren MacFadyen/Alex MacFadyen (P.E.I. Champ)POOL DShannon Birchard/Caitlin Schneider (CMDR)
Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher (CMDR)
Val Sweeting/Marc Kennedy (CTRS)
Emma Miskew/Ryan Fry (CTRS)
Krysten Karwacki/Derek Samagalski (Man. Champ)
Karlee Jones/Bryce Everist (N.S. Champ)
Liz King/Landon King (NWT Champ)POOL EDanielle Schmiemann/John Morris (CMDR)
Ashley Quick/Mike Armstrong (Sask. Champ)
Kaitlyn Lawes/Connor Lawes (CMDR)
Lisa Weagle/John Epping (CTRS)
Dezaray Hawes/Tyler Tardi (NextGen Champ)
Oye-Sem Won/Trevor Bonot (N.O. Champ)
Mackenzie Mitchell/Greg Smith (N.L. Champ)NOTESDanielle Schmiemann is replacing Rachel Homan as John Morris’s partnerKyler Kleibrink is replacing Brayden Stewart as Chaelynn Kitz’z partnerTeam Hawes/Tardi is replacing Team Katie Cottrill/Shawn Cottrill, who declined their CMDR berthAfter round-robin competition is completed on March 23, the five pool winners, plus the teams with the next seven best records, regardless of what pool they were win, will advance to the playoffs that begin the evening of March 23.It all will culminate with the gold-medal game on March 25 at 9 p.m. (all times Eastern).The runner-up pairing will collect $30,000; $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, beginning with the opening draw on March 18 at 10:30 a.m.You can see the full TSN broadcast schedule for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship by CLICKING HERE.CLICK HERE to see the full schedule for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.When complete, the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship media guide will be available by CLICKING HERE.NOTE TO MEDIA — During the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, post-game Zoom interviews for the middle three draws of the day (1:30 p.m. ET, 4:40 p.m. 7:30 p.m.), and all draws beginning in the playoffs, will be conducted with each winning team. These will not be on a strict schedule; they will be conducted as soon as possible after the completion of game and will be strictly limited to five minutes or less in duration.To get access to the Zoom link, please email media@curling.ca, and please include the following information:— Media outlets you will be reporting for— If you are a freelance reporter, please supply a signed covering letter from the media outlets for whom you will be supplying coverage.— Blog reporters (please supply links to recent past articles)— Podcasters (please supply links to recent podcasts)Please note that access to the Zoom interviews will be limited to only those who can supply the information above. Also, the interviews will be recorded and posted on Curling Canada’s Youtube Channel for viewing as soon as possible after they are completed.-30-Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
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16 mars 2021Le championnat canadien de double mixte
Home Hardware 2021 débute jeudi
(Veuillez consulter la note à la fin du communiqué concernant les procédures médiatiques pendant l’événement) Les meilleurs joueurs de curling féminins et masculins du Canada seront réunis sous un même toit pour la première fois cette saison lorsque le championnat canadien de curling double mixte Home Hardware 2021, présenté par Nature’s Bounty, se mettra en branle jeudi.Trente-cinq équipes sauteront sur la glace jeudi matin dans la bulle sans partisans du Centre Markin MacPhail du Parc olympique du Canada WinSport à Calgary. Elles tenteront non seulement de mettre la main sur la plus importante bourse jamais offerte lors d’un événement de double mixte – 50 000 $ de la bourse totale de 150 000 $ – mais aussi de mériter la chance de porter les couleurs canadiennes au championnat du monde de double mixte 2021 (dates et lieu à confirmer par la Fédération mondiale de curling).Le championnat mondial servira à déterminer sept des 10 pays qui se qualifieront pour envoyer une équipe aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2022 à Beijing, ce qui en fait l’événement international de double mixte le plus important de cette période quadriennale, outre les Jeux olympiques eux-mêmes.D’innombrables gros noms du curling seront en compétition à Calgary, y compris les cinq membres de l’équipe de Kerri Einarson qui a remporté le titre du Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties le mois dernier dans la bulle. Einarson fera équipe avec Brad Gushue; la vice-capitaine Val Sweeting évoluera avec Marc Kennedy au sein d’un duo composé de deux gauchers; la deuxième Shannon Birchard est jumelée à Caitlin Schneider; la première Briane Meilleur jouera avec Mark Nichols; et la substitut Krysten Karwacki sera la coéquipière de Derek Samagalski.Deux membres des nouveaux champions du Brier Tim Hortons, le capitaine Brendan Bottcher et le vice-capitaine Darren Moulding, seront également de la partie. Bottcher évoluera en compagnie de sa fiancée Bobbie Sauder, tandis que Moulding sera le coéquipier de Joanne Courtney.Les équipes ont été séparées en cinq groupes pour le tournoi à la ronde préliminaire et les cinq premières têtes de série de la compétition sont les équipes dont le nom apparaît en premier dans chaque groupe.Les équipes ont été déterminées en fonction des critères suivants :14 champions provinciaux / territoriaux;14 équipes du classement canadien de double mixte (SCCÉDM) en fonction des résultats obtenus entre le 15 mars 2019 et le 15 mars 2020 (les équipes doivent avoir disputé au moins deux compétitions de double mixte au cours de la saison);Sept équipes qui n’ont pas pu concourir cette saison en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, mais qui s’étaient engagées à évoluer ensemble en double mixte. Les classements sont établis en fonction des trois meilleurs résultats de chaque joueur lors d’événements comptant au SCCÉ au cours de la saison 2019-2020 combinés à ceux de leur partenaire. Tous les joueurs doivent faire partie du programme de l’équipe nationale de Curling Canada.Voici un aperçu des cinq groupes qui seront en compétition dans la bulle :GROUPE AJocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant (SCCÉDM)
Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott (SCCÉDM)
Clancy Grandy/Patrick Janssen (SCCÉDM)
Joanne Courtney/Darren Moulding (SCCÉ)
Melissa Adams/Alex Robichaud (champions du N.-B.)
Brittney Tran/Aaron Sluchinski (champions de l’Alberta)
Angela Dale/Peter Van Strien (champions du Nunavut)GROUPE BJennifer Jones/Brent Laing (SCCÉDM)
Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck (SCCÉDM)
Émilie Desjardins/Robert Desjardins (SCCÉDM)
Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue (SCCÉ)
Laurie St-Georges/Félix Asselin (champions du Québec)
Lauren Wasylkiw/Shane Konings (champions de l’Ontario)
Bayly Scoffin/Wade Scoffin (champions du Yukon)GROUPE CNancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith (SCCÉDM)
Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres (SCCÉDM)
Chaelynn Kitz/Kyler Kleibrink (SCCÉDM)
Briane Meilleur/Mark Nichols (SCCÉ)
Selena Njegovan/Reid Carruthers (SCCÉ)
Stephanie Jackson-Baier/Corey Chester (champions de la C.-B.)
Lauren MacFadyen/Alex MacFadyen (champions de l’Î.-P.-É.)GROUPE DShannon Birchard/Caitlin Schneider (SCCÉDM)
Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher (SCCÉDM)
Val Sweeting/Marc Kennedy (SCCÉ)
Emma Miskew/Ryan Fry (SCCÉ)
Krysten Karwacki/Derek Samagalski (champions du Manitoba)
Karlee Jones/Bryce Everist (champions de la N.-É.)
Liz King/Landon King (champions des T.N.-O.)GROUPE EDanielle Schmiemann/John Morris (SCCÉDM)
Ashley Quick/Mike Armstrong (champions de la Saskatchewan)
Kaitlyn Lawes/Connor Lawes (SCCÉDM)
Lisa Weagle/John Epping (SCCÉ)
Dezaray Hawes/Tyler Tardi (champions NextGen)
Oye-Sem Won/Trevor Bonot (champions du Nord de l’Ontario)
Mackenzie Mitchell/Greg Smith (champions de T.-N.-L.)REMARQUESDanielle Schmiemann remplace Rachel Homan en tant que partenaire de John Morris;Kyler Kleibrink remplace Brayden Stewart en tant que partenaire de Chaelynn Kitz;L’équipe Hawes / Tardi remplace l’équipe Katie Cottrill / Shawn Cottrill, qui a refusé son laissez-passer obtenu en vertu du SCCÉDM.Une fois la compétition à la ronde terminée le 23 mars, les meneurs de chaque groupe, ainsi que les équipes ayant conservé les sept meilleurs dossiers suivants, peu importe leur groupe, se qualifieront pour le tour éliminatoire qui commencera le 23 mars en soirée.Le championnat culminera avec la présentation de la finale le 25 mars à 21 h (heure de l’Est).L’équipe qui se classera deuxième récoltera 30 000 $. Les équipes qui termineront troisième et quatrième mériteront 20 000 $ et 10 000 $, respectivement. Les équipes qui occuperont les positions cinq à huit au terme du championnat empocheront 6 500 $ chacune, tandis que celles qui occuperont les positions neuf à 12 mériteront 3 500 $.TSN / RDS offriront une couverture complète en direct du championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, à partir de la toute première séance le 18 mars à 10 h 30.Vous pouvez consulter l’horaire de diffusion complet du championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021 sur TSN en CLIQUANT ICI.CLIQUEZ ICI pour voir le calendrier complet du championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021.Une fois terminé, le guide de presse du championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021 sera disponible en CLIQUANT ICI.NOTE AUX MÉDIAS – Pendant le championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, des entrevues Zoom seront menées avec chaque équipe gagnante après les trois séances du milieu de la journée (13 h 30 HE, 16 h 40 HE, 19 h 30 HE) et après chaque séance à partir du tour éliminatoire. Ces entrevues ne suivront pas un horaire strict; elles auront lieu dès que possible après la fin des matchs et seront limitées à cinq minutes ou moins.Pour accéder au lien Zoom, veuillez envoyer un courriel à l’adresse media@curling.ca et inclure les informations suivantes :— Médias pour lesquels vous faites cette entrevue— Si vous êtes un journaliste indépendant, veuillez fournir une lettre de référence signée des médias pour lesquels vous couvrez le tournoi— Blogueurs (veuillez fournir des liens vers des articles récents)— Baladodiffuseurs (veuillez fournir des liens vers des balados récents)Veuillez prendre note que l’accès aux entrevues Zoom sera limité aux personnes qui sont en mesure de fournir les informations ci-dessus. De plus, les entrevues seront enregistrées et publiées sur la chaîne YouTube de Curling Canada dès que possible une fois terminées afin de permettre leur visionnement.-30-Al Cameron
Directeur, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
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GET YOUR YOUTH CURLER TO TRY THIS OUT. YOU WILL BE GLAD they did! THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE RED ZONE IMPOSITION.

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The Russell Curling Club (RCC) is hosting a virtual pot of gold hunt as a fundraiser for the RCC.
Every Wednesday starting on March 17th, a new clue can be purchased for $5 by going to our website www.russellcurlingclub.com
Grab your family, friend, or curling team to start virtually hunting for the pot of gold.
Still got questions, please head to our website www.russellcurlingclub.com
#RCC#huntforgold#fundraiser#curling#POG2021#gold#Russell
— feeling excited.

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there is a multiple part tv show called all round champion whereby the same youth, champions in their own sport, learn new sports. This week’s episode was curling where kaitlyn lawes was the guest coach….she did an amazing job!

HUMAN curling….

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GOOD NEWS

There will be a world women’s curling champion crowned in 2021 after all.View this email in your browser

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March 3, 2021Calgary bubble set to host
LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021
There will be a world women’s curling champion crowned in 2021 after all.The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by BKT Tires, will be played in a no-fans, safe environment at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, it was announced jointly today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada.The championship, which will feature 14 teams, will be played from April 30-May 9. In addition to crowning a world women’s champion, the event also will determine most of the countries that will compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The top six finishing countries in the bubble in Calgary will qualify for the Games.“We are delighted to have reached an agreement to hold the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship in the Calgary bubble. This is a vitally important championship for Olympic Qualification,” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness. “We are extremely grateful to Curling Canada and all our stakeholders for their willingness to work together, and at such short notice, to ensure that qualification for Beijing 2022 happens on the ice and in competition.”The LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 will cap an unprecedented run of events that are being staged in the bubble in Calgary, including the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty and the BKT Tires/OK Tire World Men’s Championship 2021, presented by New Holland, as well as two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events — the Players’ Championships and the Champions Cup, which will immediately precede the LGT World Women’s Championship.“We’ve been saying all year that unique circumstances present unique opportunities for unique solutions, and we’re thrilled that we can play a role in making this championship happen in the bubble in Calgary,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “The protocols that have been in place for the early events in Calgary have proved successful in keeping athletes, officials and the host city safe, so we feel good about this plan carrying on successfully through to the end of the LGT World Women’s Championship.“Our Board of Governors has been truly supportive of our plans from Day 1 as we started down this road, and then as this late situation presented itself, they again stood behind us. It is a result of the positive relationships between our Board and the World Curling Federation that we have been entrusted with this opportunity. Our sincere thanks also go to Tourism Calgary, the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health for all they’ve done on behalf of these bubble events.”Canada will be represented by Team Kerri Einarson, who won the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday in Calgary.“We were thrilled to get this news this week, and we could not be more thankful for the efforts of the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada to make this possible,” said Einarson, who along with vice-skip Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard, lead Briane Meilleur, alternate Krysten Karwacki and coach Heather Nedohin defeated Ontario’s Rachel Homan 9-7 in the Scotties gold-medal game. “Having been so close to playing in the worlds last year, we truly appreciate this opportunity and we’ll be working hard to prepare to wear that Maple Leaf in Calgary again.”Other competing teams at the LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 in Calgary will be the United States, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Estonia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, Japan, South Korea and Russian Curling Federation athletes.“Adding the World Women’s championship to Curling Canada’s bubble here in Calgary is great news for our city,” said Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President, Tourism Calgary. “Extending the length of this safe event will grow the $11+ million in economic impact that is supporting our hospitality and tourism sector at a critical time. The addition of the Women’s World Championship will also extend global broadcast exposure that will drive tourism to Calgary when the time is right.”The LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 was originally scheduled for March 19-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, but the World Curling Federation announced on Feb. 8 that the event could not take place because Swiss health authorities were not granting permission for the championship to proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic.It will mark the first time since 2004 at Gävle, Sweden, that the women’s and men’s world championships have been staged in the same city in the same year, although from 1989 through 2004, the events were held simultaneously.The world women’s championship began in 1979 in Perth, Scotland, and was contested separately from the men’s championship through 1988. During that time, the women’s event was held twice in Canada, in 1983 in Moose Jaw and 1986 in Kelowna.In 1989, the championships were combined for the first time in Milwaukee, Wisc., and remained so through 2004. During that time, Canada first hosted the joint championships in 1991 in Winnipeg, followed by five Ford World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships (Brandon, Man., 1995; Hamilton, 1996; Kamloops, 1998; Saint John, N.B., 1999 and Winnipeg, 2003).Beginning in 2005, when the men’s and women’s world championships were separated once again, Curling Canada, known then as the Canadian Curling Association, agreed to alternately stage a men’s and women’s event in Canada each year.Canada has won a leading 17 women’s world titles since 1979; Sweden is next at eight.-30-Media inquiries:Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caChristopher Hamilton
Head of Media
World Curling Federation
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5 mars 2021Calgary accueillera le championnat
du monde de curling féminin LGT 2021
Des championnes du monde de curling féminin seront couronnées en 2021 après tout.La Fédération mondiale de curling et Curling Canada ont annoncé conjointement aujourd’hui que le championnat du monde de curling féminin LGT 2021, présenté par BKT Pneus, aura lieu dans un environnement sécuritaire et sans spectateurs au WinSport Arena du Parc olympique du Canada à Calgary.Le championnat, qui regroupera 14 équipes, se déroulera du 30 avril au 9 mai. En plus de couronner des championnes du monde féminines, l’événement déterminera également la plupart des pays qui participeront aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2022 à Beijing. Les pays qui se classeront parmi les six premiers dans la bulle à Calgary se qualifieront pour les Jeux.« Nous sommes ravis d’avoir conclu un accord pour la tenue du championnat du monde de curling féminin LGT dans la bulle de Calgary. Il s’agit d’un championnat d’une importance cruciale pour la qualification olympique », a déclaré la présidente de la Fédération mondiale de curling, Kate Caithness. « Nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants envers Curling Canada et tous nos intervenants pour leur volonté de travailler ensemble, et dans un délai aussi court, afin de faire en sorte que la qualification pour Beijing 2022 se déroule sur la glace et dans le cadre d’une compétition. »Le championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 sera le dernier d’une série d’événements sans précédent dans la bulle de Calgary, y compris le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021, le Brier Tim Hortons 2021, présenté par AGI, le championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, présenté par Nature’s Bounty, le championnat du monde masculin BKT Pneus / OK Pneus 2021, présenté par New Holland, ainsi que deux épreuves du Grand Chelem de curling Pinty’s, soit les championnats des joueurs et la Coupe des champions.« Nous avons dit toute l’année que des circonstances uniques présentent des possibilités uniques pour des solutions uniques, et nous sommes ravis de pouvoir jouer un rôle dans l’organisation de ce championnat dans la bulle de Calgary », a déclaré Katherine Henderson, chef de la direction de Curling Canada. « Les protocoles qui ont été mis en place pour les premiers événements à Calgary se sont avérés efficaces pour assurer la sécurité des athlètes, des officiels et de la ville hôte. Nous avons donc confiance que ce plan se poursuivra avec succès jusqu’à la fin du championnat du monde féminin LGT. « Notre Conseil des gouverneurs a vraiment soutenu nos plans dès le premier jour lorsque nous avons commencé à discuter de la bulle, et lorsque cette situation tardive s’est présentée, il nous a de nouveau soutenus. C’est grâce aux relations positives entre notre conseil et la Fédération mondiale de curling que cette responsabilité nous a été confiée. Nous offrons également nos remerciements les plus sincères à Tourisme Calgary, à la province de l’Alberta et à Alberta Health pour tout ce qu’ils ont fait afin de permettre la tenue de ces événements dans la bulle. »Le Canada sera représenté par l’équipe de la capitaine Kerri Einarson, qui a gagné le Tournoi des Coeurs Scotties 2021 dimanche à Calgary.« Nous étions vraiment emballées de recevoir cette nouvelle cette semaine, et nous ne pourrions être plus reconnaissantes du travail accompli par la Fédération mondiale de curling et Curling Canada afin de faire de cet événement une réalité », a déclaré Einarson, qui, en compagnie de la vice-capitaine Val Sweeting, de la deuxième Shannon Birchard , de la première Briane Meilleur, de la substitut Krysten Karwacki et de l’entraîneuse Heather Nedohin, a vaincu Rachel Homan par 9-7 en finale du championnat Scotties. « Après avoir vu notre participation aux championnats du monde nous filer entre les doigts l’an dernier, nous apprécions vraiment cette chance et nous travaillerons d’arrache-pied pour nous préparer à porter à nouveau l’uniforme unifolié à Calgary. »Les autres équipes qui participeront au championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 à Calgary seront les États-Unis, l’Écosse, la Suisse, la Suède, l’Italie, l’Estonie, l’Allemagne, la République tchèque, le Danemark, la Chine, le Japon, la Corée du Sud et les athlètes de la Fédération de curling de Russie.Le championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 était initialement prévu du 19 au 28 mars à Schaffhouse, en Suisse, mais la Fédération mondiale de curling a annoncé le 8 février que l’événement ne pourrait pas avoir lieu car les autorités sanitaires suisses n’autorisaient pas l’organisation du championnat pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.« L’ajout du championnat du monde féminin dans la bulle de Curling Canada ici à Calgary est une excellente nouvelle pour notre ville », a déclaré Carson Ackroyd, vice-président principal, Tourisme Calgary. « La prolongation de cet événement sécuritaire augmentera l’impact économique de plus de 11 millions de dollars qui soutient notre secteur de l’hôtellerie et du tourisme à un moment critique. L’ajout du championnat du monde féminin augmentera également la visibilité mondiale de la télédiffusion, ce qui stimulera le tourisme à Calgary le moment venu. »Pour la première fois depuis 2004 à Gävle, en Suède, les championnats du monde féminin et masculin se dérouleront dans la même ville la même année. De 1989 à 2004, les événements s’étaient déroulés simultanément.Le championnat du monde féminin a été instauré en 1979 à Perth, en Écosse, et a été disputé séparément du championnat masculin jusqu’en 1988. Au cours de cette période, l’événement féminin a eu lieu deux fois au Canada, en 1983 à Moose Jaw et en 1986 à Kelowna.En 1989, les championnats ont été combinés pour la première fois à Milwaukee, au Wisconsin, et la formule est restée la même jusqu’en 2004. Au cours de cette période, le Canada a organisé pour la première fois les championnats conjoints en 1991 à Winnipeg, avant d’accueillir cinq éditions des championnats du monde de curling masculin et féminin Ford (Brandon, Manitoba, 1995; Hamilton, 1996; Kamloops, 1998; Saint-Jean, N.-B., 1999; et Winnipeg, 2003).À partir de 2005, lorsque les championnats du monde masculin et féminin ont de nouveau été séparés, Curling Canada, alors connu sous le nom d’Association canadienne de curling, a accepté d’organiser en alternance un championnat masculin et féminin au Canada chaque année.Le Canada a remporté un nombre record de 17 titres mondiaux féminins depuis 1979. La Suède vient au deuxième rang avec huit sacres.-30-Demandes médiatiques :Al Cameron
Directeur, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
Tél. : 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
Tél. : 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caChristopher Hamilton
Responsable des médias
Fédération mondiale de curling
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There will be a world women’s curling champion crowned in 2021 after all.View this email in your browser

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March 3, 2021Calgary bubble set to host
LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021
There will be a world women’s curling champion crowned in 2021 after all.The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by BKT Tires, will be played in a no-fans, safe environment at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, it was announced jointly today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada.The championship, which will feature 14 teams, will be played from April 30-May 9. In addition to crowning a world women’s champion, the event also will determine most of the countries that will compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The top six finishing countries in the bubble in Calgary will qualify for the Games.“We are delighted to have reached an agreement to hold the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship in the Calgary bubble. This is a vitally important championship for Olympic Qualification,” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness. “We are extremely grateful to Curling Canada and all our stakeholders for their willingness to work together, and at such short notice, to ensure that qualification for Beijing 2022 happens on the ice and in competition.”The LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 will cap an unprecedented run of events that are being staged in the bubble in Calgary, including the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty and the BKT Tires/OK Tire World Men’s Championship 2021, presented by New Holland, as well as two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events — the Players’ Championships and the Champions Cup, which will immediately precede the LGT World Women’s Championship.“We’ve been saying all year that unique circumstances present unique opportunities for unique solutions, and we’re thrilled that we can play a role in making this championship happen in the bubble in Calgary,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “The protocols that have been in place for the early events in Calgary have proved successful in keeping athletes, officials and the host city safe, so we feel good about this plan carrying on successfully through to the end of the LGT World Women’s Championship.“Our Board of Governors has been truly supportive of our plans from Day 1 as we started down this road, and then as this late situation presented itself, they again stood behind us. It is a result of the positive relationships between our Board and the World Curling Federation that we have been entrusted with this opportunity. Our sincere thanks also go to Tourism Calgary, the Province of Alberta and Alberta Health for all they’ve done on behalf of these bubble events.”Canada will be represented by Team Kerri Einarson, who won the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday in Calgary.“We were thrilled to get this news this week, and we could not be more thankful for the efforts of the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada to make this possible,” said Einarson, who along with vice-skip Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard, lead Briane Meilleur, alternate Krysten Karwacki and coach Heather Nedohin defeated Ontario’s Rachel Homan 9-7 in the Scotties gold-medal game. “Having been so close to playing in the worlds last year, we truly appreciate this opportunity and we’ll be working hard to prepare to wear that Maple Leaf in Calgary again.”Other competing teams at the LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 in Calgary will be the United States, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Estonia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, China, Japan, South Korea and Russian Curling Federation athletes.“Adding the World Women’s championship to Curling Canada’s bubble here in Calgary is great news for our city,” said Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President, Tourism Calgary. “Extending the length of this safe event will grow the $11+ million in economic impact that is supporting our hospitality and tourism sector at a critical time. The addition of the Women’s World Championship will also extend global broadcast exposure that will drive tourism to Calgary when the time is right.”The LGT World Women’s Championship 2021 was originally scheduled for March 19-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, but the World Curling Federation announced on Feb. 8 that the event could not take place because Swiss health authorities were not granting permission for the championship to proceed during the COVID-19 pandemic.It will mark the first time since 2004 at Gävle, Sweden, that the women’s and men’s world championships have been staged in the same city in the same year, although from 1989 through 2004, the events were held simultaneously.The world women’s championship began in 1979 in Perth, Scotland, and was contested separately from the men’s championship through 1988. During that time, the women’s event was held twice in Canada, in 1983 in Moose Jaw and 1986 in Kelowna.In 1989, the championships were combined for the first time in Milwaukee, Wisc., and remained so through 2004. During that time, Canada first hosted the joint championships in 1991 in Winnipeg, followed by five Ford World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships (Brandon, Man., 1995; Hamilton, 1996; Kamloops, 1998; Saint John, N.B., 1999 and Winnipeg, 2003).Beginning in 2005, when the men’s and women’s world championships were separated once again, Curling Canada, known then as the Canadian Curling Association, agreed to alternately stage a men’s and women’s event in Canada each year.Canada has won a leading 17 women’s world titles since 1979; Sweden is next at eight.-30-Media inquiries:Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caChristopher Hamilton
Head of Media
World Curling Federation
media@worldcurling.orgFacebookTwitterYouTubecurling.caInstagramPour diffusion immédiate
5 mars 2021Calgary accueillera le championnat
du monde de curling féminin LGT 2021
Des championnes du monde de curling féminin seront couronnées en 2021 après tout.La Fédération mondiale de curling et Curling Canada ont annoncé conjointement aujourd’hui que le championnat du monde de curling féminin LGT 2021, présenté par BKT Pneus, aura lieu dans un environnement sécuritaire et sans spectateurs au WinSport Arena du Parc olympique du Canada à Calgary.Le championnat, qui regroupera 14 équipes, se déroulera du 30 avril au 9 mai. En plus de couronner des championnes du monde féminines, l’événement déterminera également la plupart des pays qui participeront aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2022 à Beijing. Les pays qui se classeront parmi les six premiers dans la bulle à Calgary se qualifieront pour les Jeux.« Nous sommes ravis d’avoir conclu un accord pour la tenue du championnat du monde de curling féminin LGT dans la bulle de Calgary. Il s’agit d’un championnat d’une importance cruciale pour la qualification olympique », a déclaré la présidente de la Fédération mondiale de curling, Kate Caithness. « Nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants envers Curling Canada et tous nos intervenants pour leur volonté de travailler ensemble, et dans un délai aussi court, afin de faire en sorte que la qualification pour Beijing 2022 se déroule sur la glace et dans le cadre d’une compétition. »Le championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 sera le dernier d’une série d’événements sans précédent dans la bulle de Calgary, y compris le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties 2021, le Brier Tim Hortons 2021, présenté par AGI, le championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, présenté par Nature’s Bounty, le championnat du monde masculin BKT Pneus / OK Pneus 2021, présenté par New Holland, ainsi que deux épreuves du Grand Chelem de curling Pinty’s, soit les championnats des joueurs et la Coupe des champions.« Nous avons dit toute l’année que des circonstances uniques présentent des possibilités uniques pour des solutions uniques, et nous sommes ravis de pouvoir jouer un rôle dans l’organisation de ce championnat dans la bulle de Calgary », a déclaré Katherine Henderson, chef de la direction de Curling Canada. « Les protocoles qui ont été mis en place pour les premiers événements à Calgary se sont avérés efficaces pour assurer la sécurité des athlètes, des officiels et de la ville hôte. Nous avons donc confiance que ce plan se poursuivra avec succès jusqu’à la fin du championnat du monde féminin LGT. « Notre Conseil des gouverneurs a vraiment soutenu nos plans dès le premier jour lorsque nous avons commencé à discuter de la bulle, et lorsque cette situation tardive s’est présentée, il nous a de nouveau soutenus. C’est grâce aux relations positives entre notre conseil et la Fédération mondiale de curling que cette responsabilité nous a été confiée. Nous offrons également nos remerciements les plus sincères à Tourisme Calgary, à la province de l’Alberta et à Alberta Health pour tout ce qu’ils ont fait afin de permettre la tenue de ces événements dans la bulle. »Le Canada sera représenté par l’équipe de la capitaine Kerri Einarson, qui a gagné le Tournoi des Coeurs Scotties 2021 dimanche à Calgary.« Nous étions vraiment emballées de recevoir cette nouvelle cette semaine, et nous ne pourrions être plus reconnaissantes du travail accompli par la Fédération mondiale de curling et Curling Canada afin de faire de cet événement une réalité », a déclaré Einarson, qui, en compagnie de la vice-capitaine Val Sweeting, de la deuxième Shannon Birchard , de la première Briane Meilleur, de la substitut Krysten Karwacki et de l’entraîneuse Heather Nedohin, a vaincu Rachel Homan par 9-7 en finale du championnat Scotties. « Après avoir vu notre participation aux championnats du monde nous filer entre les doigts l’an dernier, nous apprécions vraiment cette chance et nous travaillerons d’arrache-pied pour nous préparer à porter à nouveau l’uniforme unifolié à Calgary. »Les autres équipes qui participeront au championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 à Calgary seront les États-Unis, l’Écosse, la Suisse, la Suède, l’Italie, l’Estonie, l’Allemagne, la République tchèque, le Danemark, la Chine, le Japon, la Corée du Sud et les athlètes de la Fédération de curling de Russie.Le championnat du monde féminin LGT 2021 était initialement prévu du 19 au 28 mars à Schaffhouse, en Suisse, mais la Fédération mondiale de curling a annoncé le 8 février que l’événement ne pourrait pas avoir lieu car les autorités sanitaires suisses n’autorisaient pas l’organisation du championnat pendant la pandémie de COVID-19.« L’ajout du championnat du monde féminin dans la bulle de Curling Canada ici à Calgary est une excellente nouvelle pour notre ville », a déclaré Carson Ackroyd, vice-président principal, Tourisme Calgary. « La prolongation de cet événement sécuritaire augmentera l’impact économique de plus de 11 millions de dollars qui soutient notre secteur de l’hôtellerie et du tourisme à un moment critique. L’ajout du championnat du monde féminin augmentera également la visibilité mondiale de la télédiffusion, ce qui stimulera le tourisme à Calgary le moment venu. »Pour la première fois depuis 2004 à Gävle, en Suède, les championnats du monde féminin et masculin se dérouleront dans la même ville la même année. De 1989 à 2004, les événements s’étaient déroulés simultanément.Le championnat du monde féminin a été instauré en 1979 à Perth, en Écosse, et a été disputé séparément du championnat masculin jusqu’en 1988. Au cours de cette période, l’événement féminin a eu lieu deux fois au Canada, en 1983 à Moose Jaw et en 1986 à Kelowna.En 1989, les championnats ont été combinés pour la première fois à Milwaukee, au Wisconsin, et la formule est restée la même jusqu’en 2004. Au cours de cette période, le Canada a organisé pour la première fois les championnats conjoints en 1991 à Winnipeg, avant d’accueillir cinq éditions des championnats du monde de curling masculin et féminin Ford (Brandon, Manitoba, 1995; Hamilton, 1996; Kamloops, 1998; Saint-Jean, N.-B., 1999; et Winnipeg, 2003).À partir de 2005, lorsque les championnats du monde masculin et féminin ont de nouveau été séparés, Curling Canada, alors connu sous le nom d’Association canadienne de curling, a accepté d’organiser en alternance un championnat masculin et féminin au Canada chaque année.Le Canada a remporté un nombre record de 17 titres mondiaux féminins depuis 1979. La Suède vient au deuxième rang avec huit sacres.-30-Demandes médiatiques :Al Cameron
Directeur, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
Tél. : 403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
Tél. : 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caChristopher Hamilton
Responsable des médias
Fédération mondiale de curling
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View this email in your browserLGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 moved to Calgary bubble© WCF / Céline Stucki
For immediate release: Friday 5 March 2021
 
Calgary, Canada – The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, presented by BKT Tires, will now be held at the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park, in Calgary, Canada from 30 April – 9 May.
 
The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, originally scheduled to take place in Schaffhausen, Switzerland from 19–28 March, was previously cancelled due to the complications caused by the global pandemic.
 
However, after discussions with all stakeholders, an agreement has been reached for the championship to be moved Calgary as part of the bubble that includes the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2021.
 
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to hold the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship in the Calgary bubble. This is a vitally important championship for Olympic Qualification.
 
“We are extremely grateful to Curling Canada and all our stakeholders for their willingness to work together, and at such short notice, to ensure that qualification for Beijing 2022 happens on the ice and in competition.”
 
Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada, said: “The protocols that have been in place for the early events in Calgary have proved successful in keeping athletes, officials and the host city safe, so we feel good about this plan carrying on successfully through to the end of the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship.
 
“Our Board of Governors has been truly supportive of our plans from day one as we started down this road, and then as this late situation presented itself, they again stood behind us. It is a result of the positive relationships between our Board and the World Curling Federation that we have been entrusted with this opportunity”
 
The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 will feature 14 teams – Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Russian Curling Federation Team, Scotland, Sweden, reigning champions Switzerland and United States competing for the world title. The six highest ranking National Olympic Committees will earn their place in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games women’s team competition.
 
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021
 
In order to provide space in the calendar to hold the LGT World Women’s Championship 2021, the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will now take place from 16–23 May. An announcement on the host of this championship will be made at a later date.
 
Follow the World Curling Federation the lead up to the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 on TwitterInstagram, Facebook and Weibo and by searching the hashtag #OurHouse #curling #WWCC2021
 
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About the World Curling Federation www.worldcurling.org
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March 2, 202135-team field set for Home Hardware
Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
A record prize purse has produced an elite field for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, presented by Nature’s Bounty.Thirty-five teams will play for their share of the $150,000 that will be on the line from March 18-25 at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, with the winning team collecting $50,000.The teams have been split into five round-robin pools, and the top five seeds in the event are the top-listed teams in each pool.The teams were determined by the following criteria:14 provincial/territorial championship teams14 teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings (CMDR) 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.Here’s a look the five pools that will be competing in Calgary (how they qualified in parentheses):POOL AJocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant (CMDR)
Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott (CMDR)
Clancy Grandy/Patrick Janssen (CMDR)
Joanne Courtney/Darren Moulding (CTRS)
Melissa Adams/Alex Robichaud (N.B. Champ)
Brittney Tran/Aaron Sluchinski (Alta. Champ)
Angela Dale/Peter Van Strien (Nun. Champ)POOL BJennifer Jones/Brent Laing (CMDR)
Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck (CMDR)
Émilie Desjardins/Robert Desjardins (CMDR)
Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue (CTRS)
Laurie St-Georges/Félix Asselin (Que. Champ)
Lauren Wasylkiw/Shane Konings (Ont. Champ)
Bayly Scoffin/Wade Scoffin (Yuk. Champ)POOL CNancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith (CMDR)
Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres (CMDR)
Chaelynn Kitz/Kyler Kleibrink (CMDR)
Briane Meilleur/Mark Nichols (CTRS)
Selena Njegovan/Reid Carruthers (CTRS)
Stephanie Jackson-Baier/Corey Chester (B.C. Champ)
Lauren MacFadyen/Alex MacFadyen (P.E.I. Champ)POOL DShannon Birchard/Caitlin Schneider (CMDR)
Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher (CMDR)
Val Sweeting/Marc Kennedy (CTRS)
Emma Miskew/Ryan Fry (CTRS)
Krysten Karwacki/Derek Samagalski (Man. Champ)
Karlee Jones/Bryce Everist (N.S. Champ)
Liz King/Landon King (NWT Champ)POOL EDanielle Schmiemann/John Morris (CMDR)
Ashley Quick/Mike Armstrong (Sask. Champ)
Kaitlyn Lawes/Connor Lawes (CMDR)
Lisa Weagle/John Epping (CTRS)
Dezaray Hawes/Tyler Tardi (NextGen Champ)
Oye Sem Won/Trevor Bonot (N.O. Champ)
Mackenzie Mitchell/Greg Smith (N.L.)NOTESDanielle Schmiemann is replacing Rachel Homan as John Morris’s partnerKyler Kleibrink is replacing Brayden Stewart as Chaelynn Kitz’z partnerTeam Hawes/Tardi is replacing Team Katie Cottrill/Shawn Cottrill, who declined their CMDR berthIn what has been an unprecedented season for all sports, the qualifying process employed by Curling Canada for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship has drawn praise from Own The Podium, a funding partner of Curling Canada.“It has become evident to Own the Podium that the best curling athletes in the world make for the best Mixed Doubles partnerships. World and Olympic results over the last quadrennial have substantiated this premise,” stated Own the Podium in a letter co-signed by Chief Executive Officer Anne Merklinger and Winter Sport Director Patricia Chafe. “Own the Podium has also noticed that other countries are following Canada’s lead relative to having their most elite athletes as part of their Mixed Doubles selection process. Own the Podium’s allocation of funding to Curling Canada’s National Team Program is based on the understanding that our best athletes have the opportunity to play both the four person team discipline as well as the Mixed Doubles discipline. We anticipate and expect that Canada’s most elite curling athletes will compete to represent Canada on the international stage in both disciplines and therefore wish to encourage Curling Canada to provide as many National Team Program athletes as possible access to your respective national championships.”The teams in Calgary will play a single round-robin draw within their pools, and the top 12 teams overall will advance to the playoffs.The winning team will take home a $50,000 payout and, pending an official announcement from the World Curling Federation, will have the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Championship (dates, location to be announced by the World Curling Federation). That event will determine seven of the 10 countries that will compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.The runner-up pairing will collect $30,000; $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/RDS2 will be providing extensive live coverage of the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship, beginning with the opening draw on March 18 at 10:30 a.m. (all times Eastern). The gold-medal game is scheduled for March 25 at 9 p.m.You can see the full TSN broadcast schedule for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship by CLICKING HERE.CLICK HERE to see the full schedule for the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.-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
scottpcurling@gmail.comFacebookTwitterYouTubecurling.caInstagram
Pour diffusion immédiate
2 mars 2021Un tableau de 35 équipes pour le Championnat
canadien de double mixte Home Hardware
Une bourse record a attiré des formations de qualité pour le Championnat canadien de curling double mixte Home Hardware, présenté par Nature’s Bounty.Trente-cinq formations tenteront de remporter leur part des 150 000 $ qui seront à l’enjeu du 18 au 25 mars au Centre Markin MacPhail du Parc olympique du Canada WinSport à Calgary, l’équipe championne récoltant 50 000 $.Les équipes ont été réparties dans cinq groupes pour le tournoi à la ronde, les cinq équipes les mieux classées dans cette compétition étant les mieux placées dans chaque groupe.Les équipes ont été choisies en fonction des critères suivants :14 équipes provinciales/territoriales;14 équipes provenant du Système canadien de classement des équipes doubles mixtes (SCCÉDM), 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);Sept équipes qui n’ont pas pu compétitionner cette saison en raison 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 de chaque joueur comptabilisées au Système canadien de classement des équipes (SCCÉ) durant la saison 2019/2020, combiné à leurs partenaires. Tous les joueurs doivent faire partie du programme des équipes nationales de Curling Canada.Voici un aperçu des cinq groupes en compétition à Calgary :GROUPE AJocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant (SCCÉDM)
Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott (SCCÉDM)
Clancy Grandy/Patrick Janssen (SCCÉDM)
Joanne Courtney/Darren Moulding (CTRS)
Melissa Adams/Alex Robichaud (Champions du Nouveau-Brunswick)
Brittney Tran/Aaron Sluchinski (Champions de l’Alberta)
Angela Dale/Peter Van Strien (Champions du Nunavut)GROUPE BJennifer Jones/Brent Laing (SCCÉDM)
Kim Tuck/Wayne Tuck (SCCÉDM)
Émilie Desjardins/Robert Desjardins (SCCÉDM)
Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue (CTRS)
Laurie St-Georges/Félix Asselin (Champions du Québec)
Lauren Wasylkiw/Shane Konings (Champions de l’Ontario)
Bayly Scoffin/Wade Scoffin (Champions du Yukon)GROUPE CNancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith (SCCÉDM)
Laura Walker/Kirk Muyres (SCCÉDM)
Chaelynn Kitz/Kyler Kleibrink (SCCÉDM)
Briane Meilleur/Mark Nichols (CTRS)
Selena Njegovan/Reid Carruthers (CTRS)
Stephanie Jackson-Baier/Corey Chester (Champions de la Colombie-Britannique)
Lauren MacFadyen/Alex MacFadyen (Champions de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard)GROUPE DShannon Birchard/Caitlin Schneider (SCCÉDM)
Bobbie Sauder/Brendan Bottcher (SCCÉDM)
Val Sweeting/Marc Kennedy (CTRS)
Emma Miskew/Ryan Fry (CTRS)
Krysten Karwacki/Derek Samagalski (Champions du Manitoba)
Karlee Jones/Bryce Everist (Champions de la Nouvelle-Écosse)
Liz King/Landon King (Champions des Territoires du Nord-Ouest)GROUPE EDanielle Schmiemann/John Morris (SCCÉDM)
Ashley Quick/Mike Armstrong (Champions de la Saskatchewan)
Kaitlyn Lawes/Connor Lawes (SCCÉDM)
Lisa Weagle/John Epping (CTRS)
Dezaray Hawes/Tyler Tardi (Champions NextGen)
Oye Sem Won/Trevor Bonot (Champions du Nord de l’Ontario)
Mackenzie Mitchell/Greg Smith (Champions Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)NOTESDanielle Schmiemann remplace Rachel Homan aux côtés de John MorrisKyler Kleibrink remplace Brayden Stewart aux côtés de Chaelynn Kitz’zÉquipe Hawes/Tardi remplace Équipe Katie Cottrill/Shawn Cottrill, qui a décliné l’invitation.Dans cette saison sans précédent pour tous les sports, le système de qualification utilisé par Curling Canada pour le Championnat canadien de curling double mixte Home Hardware 2021 a attiré les éloges de À nous le podium, partenaire fondateur de Curling Canada.«Il est devenu évident pour À nous le podium que les meilleurs athlètes forment les meilleures équipes de double mixte. Les résultats aux Mondiaux et aux Jeux olympiques au cours des quatre dernières années ont confirmé cette hypothèse», affirme À nous le podium dans une lettre cosignée par la directrice générale, Anne Merklinger, et par la directrice des sports d’hiver, Patricia Chafe. «À nous le podium a aussi remarqué que d’autres pays suivent l’exemple du Canada en privilégiant les meilleurs athlètes pour la sélection de leurs équipes de double mixte. Les subventions de À nous le podium pour le Programme d’équipes nationales de Curling Canada se fondent sur la conviction que nos meilleurs athlètes ont la chance de jouer autant dans les équipes à quatre joueurs qu’en double mixte. Nous espérons, et nous nous attendons à ce que les meilleurs athlètes au curling vont représenter le Canada sur la scène internationale dans les deux disciplines; nous encourageons par conséquent Curling Canada à inciter le plus possible les athlètes du programme national à participer à leurs championnats nationaux respectifs.»Les équipes à Calgary vont disputer un tournoi à la ronde à l’intérieur de leur groupe, les 12 meilleures formations au cumulatif accédant aux éliminatoires.L’équipe championne va empocher 50 000 $ et, en attendant la confirmation officielle de la Fédération mondiale de curling, va représenter le Canada au Championnat du monde de curling mixte 2021 (dates et endroit à préciser par la Fédération mondiale de curling). Cette compétition servira à désigner sept des dix pays qui pourront participer aux Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2022, à Beijing.Les finalistes vont remporter 30 000 $, alors que les formations de troisième et quatrième places vont remporter, respectivement, 20 000 $ et 10 000 $. De la cinquième à la huitième place, les équipes remportent 6 500 $, tandis que de la neuvième à la douzième place, elles gagneront 3 500 $.TSN et RDS2 vont diffuser une couverture étendue du Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021, à commencer par la séance d’ouverture, le 18 mars à 10h30 (heures de l’Est). La rencontre pour la médaille d’or est prévue pour le 25 mars à 21h.Vous pouvez consulter l’horaire complet de diffusion sur TSN pour la Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021 en CLIQUANT ICI.CLIQUEZ ICI pour l’horaire complet du Championnat canadien de double mixte Home Hardware 2021.-30-Pour plus d’information :Al Cameron
Directeur, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Gestionnaire, Communication et relations avec les médias
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.caScott Pfeifer
Entraîneur national de double mixte
Curling Canada
Tel: 780-504-5493
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Calgary’s curling bubble has a new set of inhabitants as the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, kicks off Friday at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.View this email in your browser
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March 3, 20212021 Tim Hortons Brier begins Friday
in the bubble in Calgary
(Please see note at bottom regarding media procedures during event)
Calgary’s curling bubble has a new set of inhabitants as the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by AGI, kicks off Friday at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.The Canadian Men’s Curling Championship will open with an 8:30 p.m. (all times Eastern) draw featuring defending champions Team Canada, skipped by Brad Gushue, taking on Ontario’s John Epping (Toronto).Gushue, backed up by vice-skip Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant, lead Geoff Walker, alternate Ryan McNeil Lamswood and coach Jules Owchar, will be attempting to become just the second team in Tim Hortons Brier history to win back-to-back titles on two occasions. The only other team to pull it off were the legendary Richardsons, skipped by Ernie Richardson. The Saskatchewan team won Brier titles in 1959 and 1960, and then back to back again in 1961 and 1962.Team Gushue won in 2017 and 2018, and is trying to repeat its victory from last year at Kingston, Ont.But one other team has history in its sights, as Team Wild Card #2’s Kevin Koe (Calgary) is looking to win his fifth Tim Hortons Brier as a skip, which would give him sole possession of a record (four wins as a skip) he shares currently with Richardson, Randy Ferbey and Kevin Martin. Gushue, meanwhile, would join that elite club with a victory in Calgary.As was the case for the recently completed Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Tim Hortons Brier will be played in a  strictly enforced, no-fans bubble.The winning team will return to the bubble in Calgary to wear Canadian colours at the 2021 BKT Tires/OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by New Holland, which is scheduled for April 2-11.Additionally, the Tim Hortons Brier champions qualify for the Tim Hortons Curling Trials, presented by AGI, next November in Saskatoon, where Canada’s four-player men’s and women’s teams for the 2022 Winter Olympics will be decided, and will play as Team Canada at the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge, Alta., in addition to pocketing first-place prize money of $100,000.The field was expanded to 18 teams for this year only to accommodate 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 (March 14, 8:30 p.m.), while the second- and third-place teams will meet in the semifinal (March 14, 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. Northern Ontario, Brad Jacobs (Marc Kennedy, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, Lee Toner, Rick Lang; Sault Ste. Marie)
4. Alberta, Brendan Bottcher (Darren Moulding, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin, Patrick Janssen, Don Bartlett; Edmonton)
5. Wild Card #1, Mike McEwen (Reid Carruthers, Derek Samagalski, Colin Hodgson, Rob Meakin; West St. Paul, Man.)
8. Manitoba, Jason Gunnlaugson (Adam Casey, Matt Wozniak, Connor Njegovan, Jacques Gauthier; Morris)
9. Wild Card #3, Glenn Howard (Scott Howard, David Mathers, Tim March, Wayne Middaugh; Penetanguishene, Ont.)
12. British Columbia, Steve Laycock (Jim Cotter, Andrew Nerpin, Rick Sawatsky, Tyler Tardi, Gerry Adam; Vernon)
13. New Brunswick, James Grattan (Paul Dobson; NOTE – Paul Dobson will not be participating; Jonathan Beuk to play vice-skip; Andy McCann, Jamie Brannen, Kevin Keefe; Oromocto)
16. Northwest Territories, Greg Skauge (Tom Naugler, Brad Patzer, Robert Borden, David Aho; Yellowknife)
17. Yukon, Dustin Mikkelsen (Alexx Peech, Brandon Hagen, Robert Mckinnon, Ray Mikkelsen; Whitehorse)POOL B2. Ontario, John Epping (Ryan Fry, Mat Camm, Brent Laing, Jim Wilson; Toronto)
3. Team Canada, Brad Gushue (Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Jules Owchar; St. John’s)
6. Wild Card #2, Kevin Koe (B.J. Neufeld, John Morris, Ben Hebert, Mike Caione, John Dunn; Calgary)
7. Saskatchewan, Matt Dunstone (Braeden Moskowy, Kirk Muyres, Dustin Kidby, Adam Kingsbury; Wadena)
10. Nova Scotia, Jamie Murphy (NOTE – Jamie Murphy will not be participating; Scott McDonald to skip; Paul Flemming, Scott Saccary, Phil Crowell, Kevin Ouellette; Halifax)
11. Quebec, Mike Fournier (Martin Crête, Félix Asselin, Jean-François Trépanier, William Dion, Benoit Forget; Glenmore/Etchemin/Valleyfield)
14. Newfoundland/Labrador, Greg Smith (Greg Blyde, Alex McDonah, Evan McDonah, Adam Boland, Leslie Anne Walsh; St. John’s)
15. Prince Edward Island, Eddie MacKenzie (Tyler Smith, Sean Ledgerwood, Ryan Lowery, Aaron Bartling; Crapaud/Montague)
18. Nunavut, Peter Mackey (Jeff Nadeau, Greg Howard, Jeff Chown, Brady St. Louis; Iqaluit)CLICK HERE to check the schedule for the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier.TSN/RDS2 will provide complete coverage of every draw at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. CLICK HERE for the broadcast schedule.When complete, the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier media guide will be available by CLICKING HERE.
NOTE TO MEDIA — During the Tim Hortons Brier, post-game Zoom interviews will be conducted with two players from each winning team. These will not be on a strict schedule; they will be conducted as soon as possible after the completion of game and will be strictly limited to five minutes or less in duration.To get access to the Zoom link, please email media@curling.ca, and please include the following information:Media outlets you will be reporting forIf you are a freelance reporter, please supply a signed covering letter from the media outlets for whom you will be supplying coverage.Blog reporters (please supply links to recent past articles)Podcasters (please supply links to recent podcasts)Please note that access to the Zoom interviews will be limited to only those who can supply the information above. Also, the interviews will be recorded and posted on Curling Canada’s Youtube Channel for viewing as soon as possible after they are completed.-30-Media InquiriesAl Cameron
Director, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
403-463-5500
acameron@curling.caKyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
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Pour diffusion immédiate
3 mars 2021Le Brier Tim Hortons 2021 commence
vendredi dans la bulle de Calgary
(Voir la note à l’intention des médias ci-dessous pour la procédure durant la compétition.) La bulle de curling de Calgary accueillera de nouveaux résidents alors que le Brier Tim Hortons 2021, présenté par AGI, commence vendredi au Centre Markin MacPhail du Parc olympique du Canada WinSport à Calgary.Le Championnat canadien de curling masculin commence avec une séance à 20h30 (heures de l’Est) mettant aux prises les champions en titre, Équipe Canada et son capitaine Brad Gushue, et John Epping, de l’Ontario (Toronto).Gushue et ses coéquipiers – le vice-capitaine Mark Nichols, le deuxième Brett Gallant, le premier Geoff Walker, le remplaçant Ryan McNeil Lamswood et l’entraîneur Jules Owchar – tenteront de devenir seulement la deuxième équipe dans l’histoire du Brier Tim Hortons à emporter des titres successifs à deux occasions. La seule autre équipe à réussir l’exploit a été celle des légendaires Richardsons, et de leur capitaine Ernie Richardson. La formation de la Saskatchewan a remporté le Brier en 1959 et 1960, puis a récidivé en 1961 et 1962.Équipe Gushue l’a emporté en 2017 et 2018, et tentera de répéter sa victoire de l’an dernier à Kingston, en Ontario.Toutefois, une autre équipe tentera, elle aussi, d’écrire une page d’histoire, alors que le capitaine d’Équipe Wild Card #2, Kevin Koe (Calgary), tentera de remporter son cinquième Brier Tim Hortons, ce qui en ferait le seul détenteur du record qu’il partage avec Richardson, Randy Ferbey and Kevin Martin, qui l’ont tous remporté à quatre reprises en tant que capitaine. Quant à lui, Gushue tentera de joindre ce club d’élite avec une victoire à Calgary.Comme lors du récent Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties, le Brier Tim Hortons sera disputé dans une bulle strictement appliquée et sans spectateurs.L’équipe gagnante va revenir dans la bulle de Calgary pour porter les couleurs du Canada dans le cadre du Championnat mondial masculin de curling BKT Pneus/OK Pneus 2021, présenté par New Holland, du 2 au 11 avril.De plus, les champions du Brier Tim Hortons se qualifient pour les Essais de curling Tim Hortons, présentés par AGI, en novembre prochain à Saskatoon, alors que seront choisies les équipes de quatre joueurs chez les hommes et chez les femmes en vue des Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2022; la formation gagnante portera également les couleurs d’Équipe Canada lors du Brier Tim Hortons 2022 à Lethbridge en Alberta, en plus d’empocher la bourse de 100 000 $ remise aux gagnants.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 14 mars à 20h30), alors que les formations de deuxième et troisième places s’affronteront en demi-finale (le 14 mars 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, premier, remplaçant, entraîneur/consultant de haute performance).GROUPE A1. Nord de l’Ontario, Brad Jacobs (Marc Kennedy, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, Lee Toner, Rick Lang; Sault Ste. Marie)
4. Alberta, Brendan Bottcher (Darren Moulding, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin, Patrick Janssen, Don Bartlett; Edmonton)
5. Wild Card #1, Mike McEwen (Reid Carruthers, Derek Samagalski, Colin Hodgson, Rob Meakin; West St. Paul, Man.)
8. Manitoba, Jason Gunnlaugson (Adam Casey, Matt Wozniak, Connor Njegovan, Jacques Gauthier; Morris)
9. Wild Card #3, Glenn Howard (Scott Howard, David Mathers, Tim March, Wayne Middaugh; Penetanguishene, Ont.)
12. Colombie-Britannique, Steve Laycock (Jim Cotter, Andrew Nerpin, Rick Sawatsky, Tyler Tardi, Gerry Adam; Vernon)
13. Nouveau-Brunswick, James Grattan (Paul Dobson; NOTE – Paul Dobson sera absent; Jonathan Beuk va jouer comme vice-capitaine; Andy McCann, Jamie Brannen, Kevin Keefe; Oromocto)
16. Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Greg Skauge (Tom Naugler, Brad Patzer, Robert Borden, David Aho; Yellowknife)
17. Yukon, Dustin Mikkelsen (Alexx Peech, Brandon Hagen, Robert Mckinnon, Ray Mikkelsen; Whitehorse)GROUPE B2. Ontario, John Epping (Ryan Fry, Mat Camm, Brent Laing, Jim Wilson; Toronto)
3. Équipe Canada, Brad Gushue (Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Jules Owchar; St. John’s)
6. Wild Card #2, Kevin Koe (B.J. Neufeld, John Morris, Ben Hebert, Mike Caione, John Dunn; Calgary)
7. Saskatchewan, Matt Dunstone (Braeden Moskowy, Kirk Muyres, Dustin Kidby, Adam Kingsbury; Wadena)
10. Nouvelle-Écosse, Jamie Murphy (NOTE – Jamie Murphy sera absent; Scott McDonald va jouer comme capitaine; Paul Flemming, Scott Saccary, Phil Crowell, Kevin Ouellette; Halifax)
11. Québec, Mike Fournier (Martin Crête, Félix Asselin, Jean-François Trépanier, William Dion, Benoit Forget; Glenmore/Etchemin/Valleyfield)
14. Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Greg Smith (Greg Blyde, Alex McDonah, Evan McDonah, Adam Boland, Leslie Anne Walsh; St. John’s)
15. Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Eddie MacKenzie (Tyler Smith, Sean Ledgerwood, Ryan Lowery, Aaron Bartling; Crapaud/Montague)
18. Nunavut, Peter Mackey (Jeff Nadeau, Greg Howard, Jeff Chown, Brady St. Louis; Iqaluit)CLIQUEZ ICI pour consulter l’horaire du Brier Tim Hortons 2021.TSN et RDS2 vont diffuser une couverture complète de toutes les séances du Brier Tim Hortons. CLIQUEZ ICI pour l’horaire de diffusion.Quand il sera prêt, le guide médias pour le Brier Tim Hortons 2021 sera disponible en CLIQUANT ICI.
NOTE AUX MÉDIAS – Durant le Brier Tim Hortons, des entrevues avec deux joueurs de chaque équipe gagnante seront diffusées sur Zoom après chaque rencontre. L’horaire va varier; elles seront diffusées le plus tôt possible après la fin d’une rencontre, et dureront un maximum de cinq minutes, ou moins.Pour avoir accès au lien sur Zoom, prière d’envoyer un courriel à media@curling.ca, en précisant les informations suivantes :Les médias pour qui vous travaillez;Si vous être pigiste, prière de soumettre une lettre signée sur le papier à en-tête des médias pour lesquels vous allez fournir une couverture;Les bloggeurs (soumettre des liens vers des articles récents);Les baladodiffuseurs (soumettre des liens vers des balados récents).Notez que l’accès aux entrevues sur Zoom sera limité aux personnes qui fournissent les informations ci-dessus. Les entrevues seront également enregistrées pour être écoutées sur la chaîne YouTube de Curling Canada dès qu’elles seront complétées.-30-Contacts pour les médias :Al Cameron
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ALL-STARS, AWARD-WINNERS NAMED!

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ALL-STARS, AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT 2021 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS

CALGARY — The all-stars, Joan Mead Builder’s Award and Marj Mitchell Award winners at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts were announced on Sunday at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.

ALL-STARS

(determined based on a combination of shooting percentages and media vote)

First Team (click here for photo)

Skip — Kerri Einarson, Team Canada
Third — Val Sweeting, Team Canada
Second — Shannon Birchard, Team Canada
Lead — Lisa Weagle, Manitoba

Second Team (click here for photo)

Skip — Rachel Homan, Ontario
Third — Selena Njegovan, Team Wild Card #1
Second — Jocelyn Peterman, Manitoba
Lead — Joanne Courtney, Ontario

MARJ MITCHELL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

(Winner determined through a player vote)

2021 winner — Laurie St-Georges, Quebec (click here for photo)

JOAN MEAD BUILDER’S AWARD

(Presented by Kruger Products)

This Award recognizes a builder in the sport of curling and is named in honour of the late CBC curling producer Joan Mead.

2021 winner — Shannon Kleibrink (click here for photo)

Kleibrink, who won bronze for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics, also has been an active coach in the Calgary area, as well as overseas.

She is a long-time committee member of the prestigious Autumn Gold Ladies Bonspiel in Calgary, most recently as Treasurer (for eight years), and won the Ray Kingsmith award in 2014, signifying outstanding contributions to women’s curling.

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Our Laurie St-Georges recipient of the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award at Scotties 2021!!!Are you surprised?? 😉 We, not at all! WELL!!

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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.
 
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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
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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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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
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Pour diffusion immédiate
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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tsn and scotties- broadcast schedule

https://www.tsn.ca/2020-21-curling-broadcast-schedule-1.593081

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.