The Patch

The Patch is championship curling’s legendary party place! Fans are guaranteed a rockin’ good time, highlighted by a nightly lineup of live entertainment, and fuelled by a tasty selection of food and beverages.

You’ll have a number of opportunities to meet with the athletes at daily Team Autograph sessions and Up Close and Personal interviews.

In order to get into the Patch, you must have a same-day ticket.

Entertainment

DateTimeParticipants
Saturday, March 4Evening Shanneyganock
Sunday, March 5Evening Quidi Vidi Dirt Band
Monday, March 6EveningThe Punters
Tuesday, March 7EveningSlowcoaster
Wednesday, March 8EveningStation Road
Thursday, March 9Evening Hillsburn
Friday, March 10Evening8 Track Favourites
Saturday, March 11AfternoonBilly & The Bruisers
Saturday, March 11EveningThe Novaks

*Schedule subject to change

Autograph Sessions

The top teams in the country will be here for the Tim Hortons Brier – including the 2016 champions competing as Team Canada. They’ll all be on hand for autographs and photos with their fans in the Patch.

DateTimeParticipants
Saturday, March 46:30 p.m.British Columbia
Sunday, March 51:30 p.m.Newfoundland & Labrador, Manitoba, Pre-Qualifying Teams (no longer competing)
6:30 p.m.Northern Ontario & Alberta
Monday, March 66:30 p.m.Northwest Territories & Qualifier
Tuesday, March 71:30 p.m.Team Canada & Ontario
6:30 p.m.Québec
Wednesday, March 86:30 p.m.Saskatchewan
Thursday, March 96:30 p.m.New Brunswick

*Schedule subject to change

Up Close & Personal Sessions

You might not believe what you hear, but you definitely don’t want to miss it! There are plenty of surprises in store when the curlers field questions from fans at the Up Close and Personal interviews.

DateTimeParticipants
Saturday, March 46:30 p.m.Newfoundland & Labrador and 1976 Brier Champions
Sunday, March 51:30 p.m.Ontario & Team Canada
6:30 p.m.Saskatchewan & British Columbia
Monday, March 66:30 p.m.Québec
Tuesday, March 71:30 p.m.Manitoba
6:30 p.m.New Brunswick & Qualifier
Wednesday, March 81:30 p.m.Special Guests
6:30 p.m.Northern Ontario & Alberta
Thursday, March 91:30 p.m.Brier Bear
6:30 p.m.Northwest Territories

*Schedule subject to change

Get Screeched In

Visitors that have “come from away” will have the opportunity to become honourary Newfoundlanders by getting “Screeched In”  involving a shot of screech, a short recitation and the kissing of a cod. Screech In ceremonies will take place in The Patch on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up in the Patch at least 24 hours before each ceremony. Space is limited.

Brier Bear Selfie

This is your chance to take a selfie with Brier Bear! Join us on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in the Patch.

CURLING CANADA FOUNDATION & Sandra Schmirler Foundation Crowd Sweep

Get your change ready because the annual joint Curling Canada Foundation & Sandra Schmirler Foundation Crowd Sweep will be held during the night game on Friday, Mar. 10 at the third end break! Money collected is used to fund the For the Love of Curling Scholarships and Spirit of Sandra Junior Scholarships.