Requirements for Hosting Curling Canada Events

Organizations who wish to host a Curling Canada event must make their intentions known by writing a letter, specifying the event and year, to Danny Lamoureux at Curling Canada’s national office.

For the Canadian Mixed, Club Championships, Canadian Seniors, Canadian Juniors, University Championships, College Championships, Mixed Doubles, Under-18 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, Danny can be contacted directly as follows:

Danny Lamoureux
Telephone: 1.613.834.2076 ext. 116
Mobile: 1.613.878.3682
Email: danny@curling.ca

Event-Managed Properties

  • Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian Men’s Championship – 16 teams)
    6,000 (minimum) seat arena with associated facilities:  One (1) facility in the 60,000 – 80,000 sq.ft. range. Curling Canada must be confident that the site selected can be financially successful and that there will be civic and provincial support of the event. 75 hours of live television coverage is included.
  • Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Canadian Women’s Championship – 16 teams)
    3,500 (minimum) – 5,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 30,000 sq.ft.  Curling Canada must be confident that the site selected can be financially successful and that there will be civic and provincial support of the event. 75 hours of live television coverage is included.
  • World Financial Group 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. 28 hours of live television coverage is included.
  • Ford World Men’s (13 teams)
    6,000 (minimum) – 10,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 30,000 sq.ft.  Banquet facilities required. 75 hours of live television coverage is included.
  • Ford World Women’s (13 teams)
    2,500 (minimum) – 4,000 (maximum) seat arena with an associated facility of approximately 20,000 sq. ft.  Banquet facilities required. 75 hours of live television coverage is included.
  • Tim Hortons Canadian Curling Trials (every four years, this event determines Canada’s male and female teams to the Winter Games) 75 hours of live television coverage is included.
    6,000 – 10,000 seat arena with associated facilities as outlined for the Brier.

Other Events

  • Canadian Mixed (two men and two women on each team – 14 teams)
    Duration: seven (7) days of competition;
    Minimum of four (4) sheets of ice;
    Twenty-eight (28) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and 12 single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 250 – 300 people;
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • Canadian Senior Men’s & Women’s Championships (50 and over – 14 men and 14 women’s teams)
    Duration: seven (7) days of competition;
    Minimum of six (6) sheets of ice;
    Fifty-six (56) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and 12 (10) single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 300 – 400 people
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • Canadian Junior Men’s & Women’s Championships (20 and under – 14 men and 14 women’s teams)
    Duration: nine (9) days of competition;
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice of which five (5) sheets must be in an arena with a minimum 500 seats
    Fifty-six (56) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and forty-eight (48) single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 400 – 500 people.
    14 hours of television
  • Canadian Wheelchair (10-12 teams)
    Duration: 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
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • USport / Curling Canada University Championships (17 to 27 years old – 8 men and 8 women’s teams)
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice with at minimum one (1) arena with 500 seats
    Minimum of 48 hotel rooms
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 350 – 500 people
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • CCAA / Curling Canada College Championships (17 to 27 years old – 8 men and 8 women’s teams)
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice with at minimum one (1) arena with 500 seats
    Minimum of 48 hotel rooms
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 350 – 500 people
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • Mixed Doubles Championship (32 teams of 2 players)
    Minimum of six (6) sheets of ice with at minimum one (1) arena with 500 seats
    Minimum of thirty-two (32) hotel rooms
    Curling Canada will stream live.
  • Canadian Under-18 Boys & Girls Championships (17 and under – 14 men and 14 women’s teams)
    Duration: seven (7) days of competition;
    Minimum of eight (8) sheets of ice of which five (5) sheets must be in an arena with a minimum 500 sets
    Fifty-six (56) double hotel rooms (2 beds per room) and forty-eight (48) single hotel rooms;
    Banquet facilities to accommodate 400 – 500 people
    Curling Canada will stream live.

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: Curling Canada 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.
  • Canadian Juniors, Home Hardware Canada Cup, Canadian Mixed, Canadian Seniors, Canadian Wheelchair, World Financial Group Continental Cup, CIS/Curling Canada University Championships and any other event not listed above: Curling Canada 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.
  • Canadian Juniors, Home Hardware Canada Cup, Canadian Mixed, Canadian Seniors, Canadian Wheelchair, World Financial Group Continental Cup, CIS/Curling Canada 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 Curling Canada 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.