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Requirements for Hosting CCA Events

Organizations who wish to host a CCA event must make their intentions known by writing a letter, specifying the event and year, to the CEO Greg Stremlaw at the CCA’s national office.

For event-managed properties, after submitting a letter to the CEO, subsequent follow up will be completed by Warren Hansen, the CCA’s Director, Event Operations and Media.

For the Canadian Mixed, Canadian Seniors, M & M Meat Shops Juniors, CIS/CCA University Championships, Mixed Doubles Curling Trials or the Canadian Wheelchair events, the follow up will be done by Danny Lamoureux, Director, Championship Services and Curling Club Development.

If there are questions prior to submitting a letter, Warren or Danny can be contacted directly as follows:

Greg Stremlaw
Telephone: (613) 834-2076 x117
Email: gstremlaw@curling.ca

Warren Hansen
Telephone: (604) 941-4330
Email: whansen@curling.ca

Danny Lamoureux
Telephone: (613) 834-2076 ext. 116
Mobile: 1.866.761.2875
Email: danny@curling.ca

Event-Managed Properties

  • Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian Men’s Championship – 12 teams)
    10,000 (minimum) seat arena with associated facilities:  One (1) facility in the 60,000 – 80,000 sq.ft. range and another facility in the 20 – 30,000 sq.ft. range.  Banquet facilities are required to host 700 – 1000 people.    The CCA must be confident that the site selected can be financially successful and that there will be civic and provincial support of the event.
  • Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Canadian Women’s Championship – 12 teams)
    3,500 (minimum) – 5,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 30,000 sq.ft.  Banquet facilities for the Opening and Closing social events that can accommodate 600 – 800 people.
  • Continental Cup of Curling (the Ryder Cup of Curling! 12 teams)
    2,500 (minimum) – 4,000 seat (maximum) arena with an associated facility of approximately 20,000 sq. ft.
  • Ford World Men’s (12 teams)
    6,000 (minimum) – 10,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 30,000 sq.ft.  Banquet facilities required.
  • Ford World Women’s (12 teams)
    2,500 (minimum) – 4,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 20,000 sq. ft.  Banquet facilities required.
  • Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials (every four years, this event determines Canada’s male and female teams to the Winter Games – 16 teams)
    6,000 – 10,000 seat arena with associated facilities as outlined for the Brier.

Other Events

  • Canadian Mixed (19 and over – two men and two women on each team – 14 teams)
    Duration: ten (10) days with eight (8) days of competition;
    Minimum of four (4) sheets of ice;
    Twenty-four (24) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and 8 single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 250 – 300 people.
  • Canadian Senior Men’s & Women’s Championships (50 and over – 14 men and 14 women’s teams)
    Duration: ten (10) days with eight (8) days of competition;
    Minimum of six (6) sheets of ice;
    Fifty-six (56) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and ten (10) single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 300 – 400 people.
  • M & M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Men’s & Women’s Championships (20 and under – 14 men and 14 women’s teams)
    Duration: ten (10) days with eight (8) days of competition;
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice;
    Fifty-six (56) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and forty-eight (48) single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 400 – 500 people.
  • Canadian Wheelchair (10-12 teams)
    Duration: eight (8) days with six (6) days of competition;
    Accessible club house and ice area for athletes in wheelchairs
    Minimum of (four) 4 sheets of ice
    Minimum of 40-50 hotel rooms (8 to have full roll-in washroom facilities and 8 with transfer benches)
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 150 – 300 people
  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport / Canadian Curling Association University Championships (17 to 27 years old – 12 men and 12 women’s teams)
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice
    Minimum of 75 hotel rooms
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 250 – 350 people

Timelines for expressions of interest/bids

  • Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, and the Ford World Championships: The CCA may accept bids for these four events up until 24 months prior to the start of the event. If we have not received a bid by that date that is deemed acceptable to host the said championship or are unable to negotiate the appropriate contracts with one of the bid sites considered to be acceptable we will then solicit interest from a site that we deem would be an appropriate host for the event.
  • M&M Meat Shops Juniors, Canada Cup, Canadian Mixed, Canadian Seniors, Canadian Wheelchair, Continental Cup, CIS/CCA University Championships and any other event not listed above: The CCA may accept bids for these events up until 24 months prior to the start of the event. If we have not received a bid by that date that is deemed acceptable to host the said championship or are unable to negotiate the appropriate contracts with one of the bid sites considered to be acceptable, we will then solicit interest from a site that we deem would be an appropriate host for the event.

Timelines for the selection of sites and public announcements

  • Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, and the Ford World Championships:The public announcement of the successful site for these four listed events will be made no later than 16 months prior to the start of the event.
  • M&M Meat Shops Juniors, Canada Cup, Canadian Mixed, Canadian Seniors, Canadian Wheelchair, Continental Cup, CIS/CCA University Championships and any other event not listed above: The public announcement of the successful site will be made no later than 12 months prior to the start of the event.

*** If for some reason the CCA does not have a qualified site which it deems acceptable and appropriate to host an event, then it reserves the right to change the timelines for the bid process and/or the site selection and announcement.