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2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – Jan 27 – Feb 4
January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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The country’s best women’s curling teams will not only be chasing a Canadian championship, they’ll also be playing under a new format at the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton, B.C.
The Canadian women’s curling championship is scheduled for Jan. 27-Feb. 4 at the South Okanagan Events Centre, and will feature, for the first time, a 16-team field.
The action off the ice in Penticton in 2018 will be just as hot, as the rollicking party known as the HeartStop Lounge will be right next door to the arena at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Along with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the athletes, the HeartStop Lounge will offer live music, dancing, drinks, and food, as well as interactive activities for the entire family.
All 14 Member Associations (10 provinces, three territories and Northern Ontario) will be represented in the main field in Penticton, as the pre-qualifying process will end at the 2017 Scotties in St. Catharines. Additionally, the defending champion Team Canada will be in the field, while the process to determine the 16th entry will be decided at a later date.
The 16 teams will be split into two pools for the first phase of round-robin play, with the top four teams from each pool then advancing to a crossover championship pool. From there, four teams will go into the familiar Page playoff round.
The winning team at the 2018 Scotties will represent Canada at the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont.
Saturday, January 27:
11:45 a.m., Ford Hot Shots Final — The final four teams will be competing, and four lucky fans will be matched with them! At the end of it, the fan matched with the winning team will get that two-year lease on a new Ford Escape, while the winning team takes home a cheque for $15,000! This event is FREE to the public. Tickets are available now at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC.
12:30 p.m., Opening Ceremonies — We promise you: THERE WILL BE BAGPIPES! All 16 teams will be marched onto the ice and introduced, as we get this party going at the SOEC!
* Single-draw tickets for every round-robin draw as well as playoff games right on through to the gold-medal game are on sale now!
Additional Package Offers:
* $19.50: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning
* $22.50: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoon
* $24.50: Sunday (Jan. 28) all draws, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening
* $29.50: Opening Day (Jan. 27) all draws
* Day Packages – Start at $49.00*
* Opening Weekend Package (first five draws) $89.00*
* Championship Weekend Package (final seven draws plus tiebreaker draw) $189.00*
* Preliminary Round Package (first 14 draws) $219.00*
* Championship Pool Package (final nine draws plus tiebreaker draws) $219.00*
*Additional fees apply.
Parking is $10 per day at the SOEC. Re-entry on a first-come, first serve basis; simply present your parking ticket to the attendant upon re-entry. Transit is free for volunteers! People attending events at the Community Centre are not required to pay. Everyone is encouraged to carpool and use the free parking at the City’s Lakawanna and Lakeshore Drive Lots.