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Moose Jaw’s Ready to Party at the Capital One Canada Cup

The brightest stars in Canadian curling are coming to Moose Jaw November 28-December 2 for the Capital One Canada Cup at Mosaic Place – the city’s new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex.

The elite field includes the top 14 teams in the country – seven men’s and seven women’s – qualifying on the basis of their success during the past season’s competitive schedule. Along with Capital One Canada Cup championship honours, one team of each gender has the opportunity for direct entry to the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings – and the chance to represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Games.

While the action is underway on the ice in Mosaic Place, the party of a lifetime will be rocking right next door in The Original 16 Patch at the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre.

“The Patch is the place where fans have the chance to take in the full experience of live championship curling,” said Host Chair Danielle Sicinski.  “It’s something you just don’t get when you’re sitting back at home watching the event on television.”

The Original 16 Patch is a fan-friendly environment with a great selection of food and beverages and an outstanding lineup of entertainment featuring some of the country’s hottest bands.

(Photo CCA/Michael Burns)

It’s also home to Team Autograph sessions and Up Close and Personal interviews with the athletes.  Plus, fans can get in the game to compete for a championship of their own in the Cool Shots competition – the small-scale version of the roaring game played on shuffleboard-style tables.

Special theme nights in the Patch highlight Little Chicago on Tuesday, Sea of Green on Thursday, showcasing the province-wide pride in the Saskatchewan’s traditional colour and Sea of Red Friday in recognition of the hometown Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.

The best part is, admission is free with every ticket.  Single draw tickets are available starting at just $20 for the first nine draws. Tickets for the four draws on Saturday and Sunday, including the semi-finals and finals, are priced at $25. 

Check out all the fun in The Original 16 Patch!

Entertainment

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – 10:30 pm            Scott Benson Band

Wednesday, Nov. 28 – 10:30 pm     Trick Ryder

Thursday, Nov, 29 – 10:30 pm           Method 2 Madness

Friday, Nov. 30 – 10:30 pm                 Men Without Shame

Saturday, Dec. 1 – 4:00 pm                 Scott Benson Band

Saturday, Dec. 1 – 10:00 pm               Wonderland

Team Autograph Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Noon – Teams Stoughton & Howard

5:00 pm – Team Webster

Thursday, Nov. 29

Noon – Teams McEwen, Carey, Nedohin, Overton-Clapham, Koe & Gushue

5:00 pm – Teams Epping & Middaugh

Friday, Nov. 30

Noon – Teams Martin & Jones

5:00 pm – Team Lawton

Up Close and Personal Interviews

Wednesday, Nov. 28

6:15 pm – Sherry Middaugh, Leigh Armstrong, John Epping, & Scott Howard

Thursday, Nov. 29

6:15 pm – Team Stefanie Lawton

Friday, Nov. 30

6:15 pm – Team Crystal Webster

“The support throughout the community has been absolutely amazing,” noted Sicinski.  “From our volunteers and corporate sponsors who have been working so hard for many months to the local businesses that are decorating their windows with ‘Paint the Town’ kits… and, of course, all the fans who already have their tickets.  Moose Jaw is determined to make our Capital One Canada Cup the best ever!”

“You Gotta Be There” to see Canada’s best curlers compete in Mosaic Place… and to party hearty in The Original 16 Patch with the country’s best sports fans.  All you need is a ticket… and you can click here to get yours right now!