Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) have announced that Kamloops, BC and Regina, SK will host, respectively, the 2013 and 2014 CIS/CCA University Curling Championships.
The 2013 edition will be held at the Kamloops Curling Club, March 20-24 and be hosted by Thompson Rivers University. The 2014 renewal will take place March 19-23 at Regina’s Callie Curling Club, March 19-23, with the University of Regina as host.
“CIS is delighted with the selection of hosts for the 2013 and 2014 Curling Championships,” said Marg McGregor, Chief Executive Officer for Canadian Interuniversity Sport. “It is great to see the events will take place in two provinces that are fanatical about curling, and two universities who have a demonstrated track record of hosting excellent CIS Championships.”
“The Kamloops Curling Club is honoured to be staging the 2013 University Championships. We look forward to welcoming teams from across the country, and along with Thompson Rivers University, be able to show off our wonderful Kamloops hospitality,” said Linda Bolton, President of the Kamloops Curling Club.
Added Kenneth Olynyk, Director, Athletics and Recreation, Thompson Rivers University, “Thompson Rivers University is excited to work with the Kamloops Curling Club in hosting the 2013 national university championships.
“The City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers have worked together on hosting many national championships and this is another example of that partnership, and in this case working with the local and national curling associations. We are extremely pleased to be a part of this national curling championship.”
The winners of the 2013 CIS/CCA Championships will represent Canada at the 2014 Karuizawa Invitational in Karuizawa, Japan.
“Let’s get ready to ROCK! The University of Regina is privileged to stage the 2014 CIS/CCA Curling Championships at the Callie Curling Club,” said host chair John Papandreos.
“The University and City of Regina have a reputable tradition of hosting major sporting events and are looking forward to showing off its hospitality in welcoming the best university curling teams from across Canada.”
The winning men’s and women’s teams will then represent Canada at the 2015 FISU (International University Sports Federation) Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain.
Meanwhile, the 2012 CIS/CCA University Curling Championships, hosted by Brock University (in St. Catharines) take place at the Welland Curling Club, with the winners representing Canada at the 2013 FISU Winter Universiade in Maribor, Slovenia, January 30 – February 9.
Last season’s CIS/CCA championship winners – Memorial University (skip Colin Thomas) and Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (skip Laura Crocker) – will represent Canada at the 2012 Karuizawa Invitational, January 25-29 in Japan.