Brier History in the Making for Saskatoon?
The year 1989 was a memorable one for Saskatoon and the sport of curling as the city prepared to host its third Brier championship in the newly constructed Saskatchewan Place arena – and the event lived up to all expectations. clicking here.A new attendance record was set with crowds totaling 151,538 filling the stands to see Alberta’s Pat Ryan lead his “Ryan Express” to a second consecutive Brier victory, taking down B.C.’s Rick Folk 3-2 in the final. Folk – a transplanted Saskatooner – was clearly the hometown favourite but the precise up-weight peels from the Alberta foursome proved to be the deciding factor in the outcome. The low-scoring match became one of the leading arguments for proponents of the Free Guard Zone rule that ultimately revolutionized the game. The Tim Hortons Brier is back in Saskatoon March 3 – 11, 2012, in the venue that is now known as Credit Union Place with a seating capacity expanded to accommodate several thousand more fans. It’s the sixth time Canada’s national men’s curling championship has been held in the city… and all signs suggest another history-making year! “You Gotta Be There” to experience the drama and excitement of live championship curling. The best seats in the building are available now by