TSN and RDS Bring Canadians 40 Hours of Live Coverage of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES From Prince George, B.C.

— January 22, 2015

– Coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2 and RDS2 –

– Two-time Olympic gold medallist Catriona Le May Doan hosts TSN’s coverage of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES –

TORONTO (January 22, 2015) – TSN and RDS today confirmed they are once again bringing Canadians live coverage of theCANADA GAMES, delivering  40 hours of the action from Prince George, B.C. – host city of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES (#2015CanGames). Marking the ninth CANADA GAMES to air on TSN and RDS, the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES officially get underway with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2 and RDS2 and culminate with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 and RDS (see below for broadcast schedules).

  Two-time Olympic gold medallist and past CANADA GAMES participant Catriona Le May Doan will be in the TSN Studio to anchor TSN’s live coverage of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES. SPORTSCENTRE’s Paul Hollingsworth will provide play-by-play throughout the CANADA GAMES, including men’s hockey alongside analyst Dave Reid and women’s hockey alongside analyst Cheryl Pounder. TSN’s broadcast team also features:
  • Speed Skating: Two-time Olympic silver medallist Susan Auch
  • Curling: Olympic bronze medallist Melissa Soligo
  • Badminton: London 2012 Team Canada badminton head coach Ram Nayyar
  “The CANADA GAMES is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the next generation of elite Canadian athletes,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “TSN is proud to be the official broadcaster of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES and we are all looking forward to giving Canadians a front row seat to watch the action coming out of Prince George.”   “We are very excited to be working with official broadcast partners TSN and RDS to bring Canadians national TV coverage of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES,” said Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. “TSN and RDS are Canada’s sports leaders and the trusted sources for sports broadcasting. We are proud to partner with them and allow all Canadians to enjoy a first-class production of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.”   “We are proud to deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” said Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. “Through our broadcast and webcast partnerships, the spirit of the 2015 Games and the northern story will be shared across the nation. From the excitement of the Opening Ceremony to the joy of winning a gold medal, Canadians will be able to journey with us to the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES from the comfort of their homes.”   The 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES brings together more than 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, up to 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media, and thousands of visitors in Prince George – the first city in British Columbia to host a winter edition of the games. The CANADA GAMES are held once every two years and alternate between winter and summer, representing the highest level of national competition for up-and-coming Canadian athletes.   Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule* for the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES is as follows (visit RDS.ca for RDS’s broadcast schedule) : Friday, Feb. 13 10 p.m. ET – Opening Ceremony (TSN2)   Saturday, Feb. 14 11 p.m. ET – Women's Hockey - Quebec vs. BC (TSN2)   Sunday, Feb. 15 11 p.m. ET – Men's Curling - Alberta vs. BC (TSN2)   Monday, Feb. 16 10:30 p.m. ET – Women's Hockey - Ontario vs. Quebec (TSN2)   Tuesday, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. ET – Long Track Speed Skating (TSN2)   Wednesday, Feb. 18 6 p.m. ET – Short Track Speed Skating - 500m (TSN2)   Thursday, Feb. 19 11 p.m. ET – Men's Curling Semifinal (TSN2)   Friday, Feb. 20 10:30 p.m. ET – Women's Hockey: Gold Medal Game (TSN2)   Monday, Feb. 23 10:30 p.m. ET - Men's Hockey - Manitoba vs. BC (TSN1)   Tuesday, Feb. 24 1 p.m. ET - Women's Curling - Ontario vs. Saskatchewan (TSN Network)   Wednesday, Feb. 25 12 noon ET - Badminton Finals (TSN Network)   Thursday, Feb. 26 4 p.m. ET - Recap Show (TSN Network)   Friday, Feb. 27 7 p.m. ET - Men's Hockey Quarterfinal #1 (TSN2) 10:30 p.m. ET - Men's Hockey Quarterfinal #2 (TSN2)   Saturday, Feb. 28 11:30 p.m. ET - Women's Curling - Gold Medal Game (TSN2)   Sunday, March 1 2:30 p.m. ET - Men's Hockey - Gold Medal Game (TSN5) 7 p.m. ET - Closing Ceremony (TSN2)

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