The excitement is growing as the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup of Curling gets closer as two ticket packages are now available to the public. With the top seven men’s and women’s teams coming to Moose Jaw from Nov. 28-Dec. 2, the Times-Herald is a proud sponsor for this first major event.
“Moose Jaw now gets to add the tradition of the curling elite by adding the tradition of Moose Jaw hosting a Season of Champions event,” said Danielle Sicinski, Host Committee Chair. “Having this event to Moose Jaw brings more than just some of the best teams in our country, it also brings fans from across the province and country.”
The best seats in the house are available through the Mosaic Place box office with “Double Impact” and “The Old Classic” packages.
The Old Classic package includes a single ticket to all of the 13 draws and the price is $229 plus taxes. The Double Impact package includes two tickets for seven specific draws for $279 plus taxes and gives fans the flexibility to choose which games to attend.
“Moose Jaw has a rich history of curling, great curling teams, curlers and coaches,” said Sicinski. “Moose Jaw has a total of 28 provincial titles dating back to the 1930s and only one decade that doesn’t have a provincial championship.”
Two teams have already been decided to compete in this prestigious event. Both Alberta’s Kevin Martin and Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones teams earned their spots to this event by winning the Capital One Canada Cup in Cranbrook, B.C. late last year.
“You should expect exciting games with lots of rocks in play and amazing shots,” said Sicinski.
Although the complete list of teams have not yet been identified, some teams that are in contention include Sherry Middaugh (Ontario), Cathy Overton-Clapham (Manitoba) and Saskatchewan’s own Stefanie Lawton. On the men’s side, Mike McEwen (Manitoba), Glenn Howard (Ontario), Jeff Stoughton (Manitoba) and Kevin Koe (Alberta), with home town Pat Simmons on his rink.
For more on this story, read a future edition of the Times-Herald.