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Headed to Estevan in 2023!

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For Immediate Release
March. 9, 2022

Estevan set to host Viterra Scotties Women's and SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championships

The Viterra Scotties and SaskTel Tankard is headed to the Energy City.

The 2023 Viterra Scotties Women’s and SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championships will be played at the Affinity Place Arena in Estevan, it was announced today by CURLSASK.

“We are thrilled to award this prestigious championship to Estevan. Hosting this joint event is a wonderful opportunity for the host community to generate economic activity while watching Saskatchewan’s best teams compete for two provincial titles,” said Jim Wilson, President of CURLSASK. “As seen in the past, Estevan has a rich history of hosting curling championships with world-class fans and volunteers, so we have every expectation that the Viterra Scotties and SaskTel Tankard will be exceptional events in 2023.”

The 2023 Viterra Scotties that will take place Jan. 25-29 extends a partnership with Viterra that goes back to 2014 when Tisdale first hosted the Viterra Scotties. The winner of the 75th edition of the Viterra Scotties will represent Saskatchewan at the 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kamloops, B.C., Feb. 17-26.

“We’re pleased to continue our presenting sponsorship of this event, which is always an excellent showcase for the world class curling talent we have across Saskatchewan,” said Kyle Jeworski, CEO for Viterra North America. “Through our ongoing support of CURLSASK, including its youth programs across the province, we hope to continue growing the sport of curling in Saskatchewan, and ensure that we continue seeing strong competition at tournaments like the Viterra Scotties.”

Affinity Place in Estevan also played host to the 2018 SaskTel Tankard. (Photo, Wanda Harron)

The 2023 SaskTel Tankard will be contested from Feb. 1-5 and extends a partnership with SaskTel to 19 years as title sponsor of the event. The winner of the 95th edition of the SaskTel Tankard will represent Saskatchewan at the 2023 Tim Hortons Brier in London, O.N., Mar. 3-12.

“As a proven outstanding host of premier curling events, we look forward to Estevan welcoming people from all over the province at the SaskTel Tankard,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “SaskTel recognizes the value these events offer to our province and that is why we are a proud supporter of CURLSASK and the title sponsor of the SaskTel Tankard.”

While it will be the first time Estevan has hosted both championships jointly, it certainly won’t be the first time Estevan has hosted a major CURLSASK championship. Recently, Estevan hosted the 2018 SaskTel Tankard, won by Saskatoon’s, Steve Laycock. The city also hosted the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup.

“The Estevan Curling Club is excited and honored to be host the 2023 Viterra Scotties and SaskTel Tankard Curling Championships,” said Devon Fornwald, Estevan Curling Club President and Host Chair. “We are planning an event that will enable the curlers to show case their talents & skills and for the fans to have a great event experience. So come South for a winter holiday in 2023 and enjoy some southern hospitality.”

Full event ticket packages are expected to go on sale in the coming months. Customers are encouraged to sign up for CURLSASK’s e-newsletter at curlsask.ca to receive ticket information.

Realcast Media, the official webcast partner of CURLSASK’s Championships, will televise all of the action from Estevan.

For more information, email curling@curlsask.ca

The previous time Estevan hosted the Provincial Men’s Championship, Team Steve Laycock from Saskatoon won the 2018 SaskTel Tankard (left-right Steve Laycock, Matt Dunstone, Kirk Muyres, and Dallan Muyres). (Photo, Wanda Harron)

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