County gets ready to host international curling championships

April 12, 2016

County gets ready to host international curling championships

Strathcona County, in partnership with the Sherwood Park Curling Club, is proud to host its first ever Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup at the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre on April 26 to May 1, 2016. Thirty of the world’s best men’s and women’s curling teams will be battling for the Champions Cup and $200,000 in prize money.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling final event brings together winners from the Brier, Scotties, World Junior’s, international championships and World Curling Tour. Sportsnet will be televising the draws of teams from across the globe, including Russia, Japan, Sweden, Korea, Switzerland, United States of America and Canada.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the Festival Place Box Office. In addition to the competition, there will be a Social House each day (similar to a Brier Patch) with food, large TV screens, a bar and entertainment in the Shell Arena next door to the curling venue. There will also autograph sessions, 50/50 draws and many other activities.

Parking for the event will be very limited. Attendees are encouraged to take the Park n' Ride shuttle service that will operate from Bethel Transit Terminal.

Contact: Sherwood Park Curling Club at 780-467-9412.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595