The registrations are closed, and now it’s time for some of the best female curlers to take to the ice in a display of skill and athleticism.
And it all happens at the Hope Curling Club from Dec. 8 to 10, when the first women’s playdown will take place.
Women’s curling teams will descend on Hope for their chance to vie for the opportunity to become the curling champions of B.C.
The winners of the regional playdowns will move on to the Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, taking place Jan. 2 to 7 at the Victoria Curling Club.
“If you live in the Fraser Valley, this is a great opportunity to see some of the province’s best women curlers as they prepare for the BC Scotties,” said Rebecca Connop Price, the communications and marketing manager for Curl BC.
Teams competing at the 2018 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship are setting the stage for even higher honours as that competition will determine which team will represent B.C. in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.
B.C. will host that national competition in 2018 as the tournament moves to Penticton for an event that will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4.
Tom DeSorcy, Hope’s fire chief and a long-time member and current executive member of the Hope Curling Club, said he hopes the community will come out to the runoff events to cheer on the Fraser Valley teams and witness some of the finest curlers in the region.
“This is a chance to see some of the really great curlers we have in the region. It’s a fantastic game and a lot of fun to watch,” he said.
DeSorcy has been curling at the Hope club since he was 12 years old, and is a tremendous fan of the game.
“There’s just something about it that keeps you captivated, and when the teams are really competitive, it’s a great show.”
There is no admission to watch the curling in Hope and information regarding tickets for the BC Scotties Tournament in Victoria can be found at victoriacurlingclub.com/bc-scotties-tickets.