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Saskatchewan’s Amber Holland Leads Team Canada at the 2011 Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship, beginning Saturday on TSN

– TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2011 CAPITAL ONE WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP includes Team Canada draws plus the Page Playoffs, Semifinal and Final –
– TSN’s coverage begins Saturday at 4 a.m. ET with Canada vs. China –

TSN joins Team Canada in Esbjerg, Denmark for the biggest tournament on the women’s international curling calendar, the 2011 CAPITAL ONE WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP. TSN’s exclusive live coverage begins Saturday at 4 a.m. ET with Canada’s opening draw against China. TSN’s coverage runs from March 19 to 27, featuring Team Canada draws as well as the Page Playoffs, Semifinal and Final (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Team Canada

Team Canada

Canada is represented by the 2011 SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS winner, Team Saskatchewan, led by skip Amber Holland, third Kim Schneider, second Tammy Schneider and lead Heather Kalenchuk. Holland will guide her rink through 11 draws in hopes of advancing Team Canada to the playoff rounds.

TSN’s acclaimed curling broadcast team is on site in Esbjerg with Vic Rauter calling the action alongside Olympic gold medallist Linda Moore and two-time Brier Champion and Olympic gold medallist, Russ Howard.

The 2011 CAPITAL ONE WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP is part of TSN’s comprehensive curling coverage, featuring national and international tournaments, including the upcoming FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP from April 2 to 10 in Regina, SK.

The 2011 CAPITAL ONE WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP comes on the heels of the successful 2011 TIM HORTONS BRIER, which averaged 682,000 viewers on TSN – the most ever in tournament history and 13% higher than last year.

TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2011 CAPITAL ONE WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP is as follows:

Saturday, March 19
· Canada vs. China at 4 a.m. ET on TSN (encore presentation at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2)

Sunday, March 20
· Canada vs. Denmark at 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2

Monday, March 21
· Canada vs. Scotland at 4 a.m. ET on TSN

Tuesday, March 22
· Canada vs. USA at 2 p.m. ET on TSN

Wednesday, March 23
· Canada vs. Switzerland at 9 a.m. ET on TSN (encore presentation at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2)

Thursday, March 24
· Canada vs. Germany at 9 a.m. ET on TSN

Friday, March. 25
· Page Playoff (2 vs. 1) at 2 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, March 26
· Page Playoff (4 vs. 3) at 5 a.m. ET on TSN
· Semifinal at 10 a.m. ET on TSN (encore presentation at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2)

Sunday, March 27
· Final at 9 a.m. ET on TSN (encore presentation at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2)

Source: BBM Canada

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