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Banff set to host Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game

TSN.ca Staff

10/28/2013 1:09:26 PM

TORONTO - With the 2013-14 curling season fast approaching, TSN unveiled details for its world-class annual curling skins game, the rebranded Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pinty's. As announced earlier this year, TSN's signature and fan favourite event takes place January 11-12, 2014 at the The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in Banff National Park - visiting the province of Alberta for the first time.

Hailed as the premier special event on the curling calendar, the Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game has attracted a slate of key partners. The 2014 event welcomes Travelers as its title sponsor, while Pinty's returns as the presenting sponsor.

New this year, the Rimrock Resort Hotel has signed on as the official accommodation partner - offering fans a first-class Four Diamond Hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. CPA, and Banff/Lake Louise Tourism have also signed on as new partners of the Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game.

"Banff is incredibly proud to host an event of this calibre. It's a wonderful pairing of Canadian favourites, curling and Banff National Park," said Julie Canning, President & CEO of Banff Lake Louise Tourism. "It's also a perfect kickoff to our month-long SnowDays festival celebrating winter."

The Travelers All-Star Curling Skins Game returns in 2014 after Glenn Howard took home $51,500 in prize money this past January to win TSN's inaugural All-Star event, which featured Canada's Top 16 men's curlers as voted by fans.

Once again, fans will determine the 16 participating curlers by voting for their favourite Canadian men's curlers online. The All-Star ballot will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 12, while the four All-Star teams will be drafted during an outdoor TSN broadcast in Banff on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.