Inspiring performances mark memorable campaign in Calgary bubble

The three-month curling journey inside the Calgary bubble has finally crossed the finish line. Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments and storylines from the Calgary bubble

Ryan Horne, TSN.ca

Homan gets bye into final; Jones and Walker to battle in tiebreaker

Homan gets bye into final; Jones and Walker to battle in tiebreaker

Rachel Homan is in familiar territory in a strange curling season. She'll skip Ontario in a third straight Canadian women's curling championship final Sunday. Homan's 7-2 win over Saskatchewan and defending champion Kerri Einarson's 10-9 loss in an extra end to Manitoba on Saturday combined to give Ontario a bye to the final.

A look at the elite 8 as Scotties heat up with championship pool

A look at the elite 8 as Scotties heat up with championship pool

After seven days of curling action from the Calgary bubble at Canada Olympic Park, 10 rinks are packing their bags for home while the remaining eight get set to battle in the championship pool. Let’s take a closer look at the championship pool and which teams have the best chance at advancing.

- Ryan Horne, TSN.ca

Peterson, Wild Card 3 secure berth in championship pool

Beth Peterson of Team Wild Card Three defeated Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories 9-8 on Thursday to secure a berth in the championship pool at the Canadian women's curling championship. Alberta's Laura Walker (5-3) also qualified with an 11-1 victory over Yukon's Laura Eby.

Einarson takes sole possession of first at Hearts after Homan loss

Team Canada's Kerri Einarson (7-0) is the lone undefeated skip at the Canadian women's curling championship after Ontario's Rachel Homan (6-1) suffered her first loss on Wednesday.

Curlers drawn to diversions in bubble life

Curlers drawn to diversions in bubble life

Plans to curl in a bubble had to include how relax and recharge between draws, since the athletes in the Canadian women's curling championship are confined to the arena and their hotel.

Walker in the hunt with baby on board inside bubble

For the second consecutive year Laura Walker is off to a 3-1 start at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. This time, however, her family support has expanded by one with five-month-old son Liam on board inside the Calgary curling bubble at Canada Olympic Park.

Ryan Horne, TSN.ca Staff

Carey off to hot start at Tournament of Hearts as skip of Team Fleury

A Chelsea Carey seven-degrees-of-separation chart might come close to connecting the skip to every curler at the Canadian women's curling championship.

Schmirler the Curler's legacy lives on with 20th annual telethon

The legacy of the great Sandra Schmirler continues to live on as the annual telethon to help raise money for babies born too soon, too small and too sick runs all day Sunday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts for the 20th straight year.

Two-time champ Carey looking for more Scotties success in first year with new team

Over her career, Chelsea Carey has had plenty of good fortunes with first year teams as the 36-year-old pursues a third career Scotties Tournament of Hearts with an entirely new rink.

Ryan Horne, TSN.ca Staff

Team Galusha back on ice after postponement

Team Galusha back on ice after postponement

A day after their game was postponed due an illness, all members of Kerry Galusha's Northwest Territories rink cleared wellness checks Sunday morning in addition to the ill player testing negative for COVID-19, Curling Canada announced.

Hearts teams work to recover game form after quiet season

Hearts teams work to recover game form after quiet season

Defending champion Kerri Einarson of Gimli, Man., six-time champion Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg and two-time champion Rachel Homan of Ottawa skipped the only teams with shooting accuracy 80 per cent or better in their first games of the tournament.

Einarson, Zacharias clash in all-Manitoba battle in Scotties opener

The wait for the return of curling is finally over as the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts kicks off with a bang Friday night inside the Calgary bubble.

Curlers ready to rock the bubble

Despite the lack of games and the limited practice in the last few months, most players competing in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in the Calgary bubble expect the quality of play to heat up quickly, Bob Weeks writes.

Bob Weeks

Bob Weeks

A look at the odds for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

A look at the odds for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The long wait is finally over. Elite-level curling makes its triumphant return Friday night as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts kicks off the Season of Champions inside the Calgary bubble amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Let's take a closer look at the odds for the first major bonspiel of the season.

- Ryan Horne, TSN.ca Staff
Tournament of Hearts first test of Calgary bubble

Tournament of Hearts first test of Calgary bubble

Kerri Einarson will miss having her twin daughters ask her when can they go to the hotel pool. The skip of the reigning Canadian women's curling champions says those moments are mental breaks from the intensity of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Icemaker Greg Ewasko going the distance in Calgary's curling bubble

Greg Ewasko will be an expert on curling bubble life by the time he's done tending Calgary's ice.

Brown, Ferguson added to Team Walker for Scotties

Nadine Scotland, lead for Alberta's Team Laura Walker, won't be attending this year's Scotties Tournament of Hearts inside the Calgary bubble and will be replaced by Rachel Brown, lead for Team Kelsey Rocque.

Pools, format released for 2021 Scotties

Pools, format released for 2021 Scotties

The pools and the format for the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts were officially released on Tuesday by Curling Canada as the countdown to the Season of Champions inside the Calgary curling bubble continues.

Carey to replace Fleury at Scotties

Carey to replace Fleury at Scotties

Shorty after it was officially announced that Manitoba's Team Tracy Fleury will be a Wild Card team at the Scotties Tournament of Heats, the East St. Paul rink revealed that Chelsea Carey will replace Fleury at the skip position inside the Calgary curling bubble.

Saskatchewan sends Dunstone, Anderson to nationals

Saskatchewan sends Dunstone, Anderson to nationals

Saskatchewan cancelled its provincial curling championships on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matt Dunstone will represent the province at the Tim Hortons Brier and Sherry Anderson will skip the Saskatchewan team at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, CurlSask said in a release.