The Cup’s Filling Up!
Full Event Passes for the World Financial Group Continental Cup, January 13 – 16 in St. Albert have been moving fast and organizers are advising fans to get their seats now. “We need to begin making way for new ticket packages so, as of November 30, only a limited number of seats will still be available for full event purchases,” stated Mike Howes, Host Committee Chair. “We strongly suggest that fans act now so they’re not disappointed.” The Full Event Pass guarantees your seat in Servus Credit Union Place for all four days of the action. Priced at just $275 (subject to applicable box office charges), tickets can be purchased by calling 780-451-8000 or online at seasonofchampions.ca. “As a nation, we were all captivated by the drama in Vancouver last February,” said Howes, “In St. Albert, everyone watched local favourite Marc Kennedy bring home the gold medal. In January, Marc – and many of the other 2010 Olympians – will be on the ice right here in Servus Credit Union Place.” The Continental Cup brings together the finest players in the world, competing in a unique challenge format. Team North America faces Team World in four different disciplines. Six teams on each side – three men’s and three women’s – face off in Team Games, Mixed Doubles, Singles and Skins competitions. Points are awarded for the outcome of each match with a total of 400 on the line. The first team to reach 201 earns the title, meaning every single shot carries championship implications. Every draw pass also includes complimentary admission to Keith’s Patch – the legendary party place where curling fans and competitors alike gather for a great lineup of food, refreshments and live entertainment. The social centre of the Continental Cup features performances by Hey Romeo (Thursday, Jan. 13), The Chevelles (Friday, Jan. 14) and Souled Out (Saturday, Jan. 15).