City of Leduc selected to host 2018 Curling Canada Championships
Curling Canada recently announced that the City of Leduc will be hosting four national curling championships next spring, from March 24 – April 1, 2018. The four curling events will be hosted at the Leduc Recreation Centre’s twin arenas (Ken’s Furniture Arena and the Robinson Arena) and BMO Centre curling facility.
The curling championships will also be part of the Leduc Curling Club’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
“We are very pleased to be the host for this ground-breaking event,” said City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “The City has a proud history of curling excellence and hosting major events, and it’s fitting for this event to occur during the 100th anniversary of the BMO Curling Centre.”
2017-2018 is the Leduc Curling Club’s centennial season. Activities are planned throughout the season to celebrate this milestone. This 'mega-event' is unique in a number of ways:
- It will be the first time Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national men’s and women’s championships for colleges and institutes will be staged in cooperation with Curling Canada;
- The CCAA national event will be held in tandem with the USPORTS University Championships;
- Wheelchair Curling; and
- The Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship - a new discipline gaining a lot of momentum worldwide!
“We chose The City of Leduc as a site for Curling Canada events following our first site visit while the LRC was under construction,” said Danny Lamoureux, Curling Canada, Curling Club Development & Championship Series. “We knew this building would work very well for a number of our events because of the comprehensive facilities, the proximity to the airport, and the many great hotels."
For more information on the 2018 Canadian Curling Championships, visit: www.curling.ca.
For more information about Leduc Sport Tourism, visit: www.leduc.ca/sport-tourism.
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