It’s a Battle of the Biggest Rock Stars: TSN Reveals the Roster for the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME

— October 15, 2014

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TORONTO (October 15, 2014) – A collection of the biggest and brightest stars in curling will gather in Banff, Alta. for the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME, as TSN today revealed the lineup of participating men’s and women’s teams, headlined by Sochi 2014 Olympic gold medallists Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones. 

PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME

Men’s Field

Women’s Field

Team Glenn Howard

Team Chelsea Carey

Team Brad Jacobs

Team Rachel Homan

Team Kevin Koe

Team Jennifer Jones

Team John Morris

Team Val Sweeting

 

As announced in August, TSN’s annual curling skins game will feature the addition of a women’s competition for the first time since 2003, doubling TSN’s broadcast coverage from nine to 18 hours and expanding the total number of draws to six.

The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME returns to the The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in Banff National Park from January 16-18, 2015 for the second consecutive year.

Also returning to the event as a partner is The Rimrock Resort Hotel. Fans can visit RimrockResort.com or call 1-888-RIMROCK for exclusive PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME accommodation and ticket packages when they become available in mid-November. More details concerning individual ticket sales are forthcoming. 

Quotes

Brad Jacobs, Sochi 2014 gold medallist:

“From the facilities at Fenlands and fans in the stands, to the incredible views of Banff and fantastic hospitality at Rimrock, me and the guys had an absolute blast in January. To top it all off, you compete against all-star curlers and get to take home big bucks too. The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME is an awesome event.”

Jennifer Jones, Sochi 2014 gold medallist:

“TSN's annual curling skins game is something we've been watching from home for years. We're ready to join all the fun and action in Banff.  I think fans will really see the competitive spirit shine through on the women's side, because we are all there trying to win.”

Anthony Spiteri, Vice-President of Marketing, Pinty’s:

“This is an event that curling fans circle on their calendars every year. We’re thrilled that such an accomplished group of athletes will be competing in the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME and we’re proud to add the remarkable slate of women’s curlers included in the 2015 lineup.”

Trevor Long, Manager, The Rimrock Resort Hotel:

“We are delighted to return as the official accommodation partner for the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME. We are looking forward to opening our doors to the curling community and offering them a truly unforgettable hospitality experience.”

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