TSN has more than 59 hours of coverage of all of the biters, freezes and takeouts from the 2003 Scott Tournament of Hearts at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON.
TSN’s broadcast schedule gets underway on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. (all times Eastern) with coverage of Draw #1 and continues throughout the week with up to three draws each day from February 16-20 (please see attached schedule). TSN’s coverage culminates with the semifinals on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Vic Rauter, Linda Moore and Ray Turnbull, Canada’s most respected curling broadcast team, return to the TSN booth to provide all of the excitement from the afternoon and evening draws.
TSN veteran broadcaster John Wells and former two-time Canadian curling champion Cathy Gauthier round out TSN’s curling broadcast team. Wells and Gauthier will provide commentary and analysis, respectively, for the morning draws.
In memory of Canadian curling phenomenon Sandra Schmirler, TSN’s flagship news program, SportsCentre, will televise a special feature highlighting Schmirler’s former team’s first appearance at the Scott Tournament of Hearts since their skip’s passing in 2000. Hosted by TSN’s Lisa Hillary, the feature airs on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. During TSN’s broadcasts of the tournament on Saturday, Mar. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Vic Rauter will have highlights of The Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon, a charity telethon dedicated in Schmirler’s memory to help families with seriously ill children.
In addition to TSN’s comprehensive curling schedule, WTSN has more than 21 hours of coverage of the 2003 Scott Tournament of Hearts from February 15-22.
ESPN Classic Canada will sweep away viewers with a special night of curling on Friday, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. with the ESPN Classic Canada Tournament of Hearts Special, hosted by Moore and Turnbull. The thirty-minute special takes a look back at the finest players, greatest moments, unforgettable memories and record-breaking shots from past Tournament of Hearts competitions. At 6:30 p.m., the curling action continues with the Sandra Schmirler Tribute, a celebration of the life and accomplishments of the late Sandra Schmirler, one of the greatest and most loved curlers in Canadian sports history. ESPN Classic Canada caps off the evening with a timeless Tournament of Hearts match – the 1996 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final – featuring Ontario’s Bodough vs. Alberta’s Kullman at 7 p.m.
Known as Canada’s curling network, TSN has the most extensive curling coverage in the country, including the Continental Cup, JVC/TSN Women’s Skins Game, the McCain/TSN Men’s Skins Game, Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, Canadian Seniors Curling Championships, Scott Tournament of Hearts, Nokia Brier, World Junior Championships and Ford World Curling Championships.