TSN’s Season of Champions Curling Coverage Culminates with the 2017 WORLD WOMEN’S and FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Beginning Tomorrow, Saturday, March 18
— March 17, 2017
– WORLD WOMENS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP takes place March 18-26, and is followed by the FORD WORLD MENS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP from April 1-9 –
– Ontario’s Rachel Homan and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue represent Canada against the world’s brightest curling stars –
– TSN’s full curling schedule is available at TSN.ca/Curling –
TORONTO (March 17, 2017) – TSN’s Season of Champions curling coverage culminates with the sport’s world championship tournaments: the 2017 WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP and 2017 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – two of the 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. Comprehensive, live coverage begins with the WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, running March 18-26 in Beijing, China, followed by the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, taking place April 1-9 in Edmonton. TSN’s complete curling schedule is available at TSN.ca/Curling.
TSN’s Vic Rauter delivers the call for both tournaments alongside analysts Russ Howard, a two-time BRIER champion and Olympic gold medallist, and Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. Three-time SCOTTIES champion Cathy Gauthier joins the broadcast team for coverage of the 2017 FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
The 2017 WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP begins tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, with Canada vs. host country China at 1 a.m. ET on TSN, followed by an encore broadcast Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage wraps up on Sunday, March 26 with the Gold Medal Game, live at 3 a.m. ET on TSN, followed by an encore broadcast in primetime at 8 p.m. ET across TSN. Throughout the tournament, TSN airs encore broadcasts of Team Canada’s overnight games the following day.
SCOTTIES champion Rachel Homan and her Ontario rink competes for Canada’s first gold medal at the tournament since 2008. Homan faces off against a competitive field which also includes two-time World Champion Alina Paetz of Switzerland, World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist Eve Muirhead of Scotland, two-time European Champion Anna Sidorova of Russia, and World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist Wang Bingyu of China.
The action then moves to Edmonton for live coverage of the 2017 FORLD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, beginning Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN, and continuing throughout the week before concluding with the Gold Medal Game live on Sunday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN.
Fresh off his first career BRIER title, Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland and Labrador rink hit the ice to take on a star-studded field that also features Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch of Scotland, Olympic bronze medallist John Shuster of USA, and two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist Niklas Edin of Sweden.
TSN’s live coverage of both the WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP and FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP is available live and on-demand to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO mobile app. French-language coverage is available on RDS.
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As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, CANADIAN JUNIORS, and LE GRUYERE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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