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Montreal, May 6, 2021 – Curling Quebec is exceptionally proud to announce that the 2022 Provincial Women’s (Scotties) and Men’s (Tankard) Championships will be held at the Mistouk Sports Centre in Alma from January 5-13, 2022.
These two championships are crucial elements of the federation’s annual calendar and had not been presented in the magnificent Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region for several years. Quebec’s competitive curling looks particularly exciting next year as the pandemic forced the complete suspension of all Curling Quebec championships last season. According to Marc-André Robitaille, Executive Director, “The players and many fans in the province have been without curling for over a year; everyone is already very excited about the presentation of these two important events. Moreover, the Olympic years always add a special character to all sporting events and curling in particular benefits from this added intensity.”
For the occasion, the organization of the women’s and men’s championships was entrusted to Curling Saguenay. This organization supports, among other things, the development of curling at the regional level. Curling Saguenay has already hosted the 2020 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships and several other significant events and tournaments are planned in the coming years. As Robert Desjardins, President of Curling Saguenay said: “It is an honour and a privilege for Curling Saguenay to have been given the mandate to organize this event. We are delighted with the enthusiasm with which the City of Alma has agreed to host the event on its territory.”
The elite of Quebec curling will gather in early January for ten days of fierce competition. The top 10 women’s teams and the top 14 men’s teams will battle it out on the ice to earn the right to represent Quebec at the Scotties and Brier National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont., and Lethbridge, Alta., respectively, in the winter of 2022.
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|Alanna Routledge||Marc-André Robitaille||Robert Desjardins|
|Director of Competition||Executive Director||President|
|Curling Quebec||Curling Quebec||Curling Saguenay|