TSN’s unmatched 2012-13 curling broadcast schedule launches tomorrow with complete coverage of the CAPITAL ONE CANADA CUP. Each year as the official broadcaster of the Canadian Curling Association, TSN brings fans more than 300 hours of live action from the biggest and most prestigious events in curling, including complete coverage of the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the men’s and women’s world championships, and Olympic Games qualifying tournaments.CANADA CUP
Sweeping coverage of the CANADA CUP begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 28) at 10 a.m. ET on TSN with round robin draws and culminates on Sunday, Dec. 2 with the men’s and women’s finals. In total, TSN will air 40.5 hours of live curling from the CANADA CUP, taking place in Moose Jaw, SK (see complete broadcast schedule below).
The CANADA CUP features seven men’s and seven women’s teams, each competing for $70,000 in prize money. The men’s and women’s champions will directly qualify for the 2013 Canadian Olympic Trials, which will determine Canada’s representatives for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia. The champions will also be invited to the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup.
TSN’s acclaimed curling broadcast team is in Moose Jaw with Vic Rauter calling the action alongside Linda Moore, the 1985 Canadian and World Champion and 1988 Olympic gold medallist, and Russ Howard, a two-time Brier champion and 2006 Olympic gold medallist.
This year’s CANADA CUP features some of the biggest names in curling. The men’s side includes Glenn Howard, Kevin Martin, Jeff Stoughton, Kevin Koe, Brad Gushue, Mike McEwen, and John Epping, while the women’s field features Heather Nedohin, Jennifer Jones, Stefanie Lawton, Sherry Middaugh, and Cathy Overton-Clapham.
Last year’s CANADA CUP champions, Kevin Martin and Jennifer Jones, and last season’s Canadian Team Ranking System leaders Glenn Howard and Heather Nedohin, have already qualified for the 2013 Canadian Olympic Trials.
Curling on TSN
TSN’s 2012-13 broadcast schedule includes the following events:
• CAPITAL ONE CANADA CUP – Nov. 28-Dec. 2 (Moose Jaw, SK)
• WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP – Jan. 10-13 (Penticton, BC)
• THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME – Jan. 19-20 (Rama, ON)
• M&M MEAT SHOPS CANADIAN JUNIORS – Feb. 9-10 (Fort McMurray, AB)
• SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS – Feb. 16-24 (Kingston, ON)
• TIM HORTONS BRIER – Mar. 2-10 (Edmonton, AB)
• WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – Mar. 16-24 (Riga, Latvia)
• FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – Mar. 30-Apr. 7 (Victoria, BC)
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the CANADA CUP is as follows:
Wednesday, Nov. 28
• Draw #1 at 10 a.m. ET
• Draw #2 at 3 p.m. ET
• Draw #3 at 8 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 29
• Draw #4 at 10 a.m. ET
• Draw #5 at 3 p.m. ET
• Draw #6 at 8 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 30
• Draw #7 at 10 a.m. ET
• Draw #8 at 3 p.m. ET
• Draw #9 at 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 1
• Men’s semifinal at 7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 2
• Women’s final at 10:30 a.m. ET
• Men’s final at 3:30 p.m. ET