Kitchener to host 2013 Canadian Curling Pre-Trials
4/4/2012 6:07:32 PMKitchener, Ontario was named the host host of the 2013 Capital One Canadian Curling Pre-Trials on Wednesday.
The 'last chance' event for teams to qualify for the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (Canadian Curling Trials) will be held November 5-10 at the Memorial Auditorium.
Twelve men's and 12 women's teams will compete in the Capital One Pre-Trials, with two from each gender joining six already-qualified teams for the Trials, December 1-8, 2013 in Winnipeg, which will determine Canada's representatives at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
"We are excited to see that the final piece of the Olympic qualification system is now in place for our sport," said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association. "In 2009, the CCA created the Pre-Trials as a lead up to the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. It was wonderfully successful, and we have built this event to be an essential part of qualification towards Sochi, Russia in 2014.
"The Canadian Curling Association is honoured to have partnered with the City of Kitchener to host this prestigious event, and we look forward to bringing some fabulous curling to the community when the 2013 Capital One Pre-Trials arrives in November."
TSN will provide comprehensive coverage of the event.