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Mayor Encourages Community to Visit Scotties Tournament

February 14, 2013 -

This weekend thousands of athletes and fans will travel to Kingston to kick-off the Canadian Women's Curling Championship, known as the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. This prestigious national sporting event is the largest the community has hosted at Kingston's own K-Rock Centre. The tournament runs from February 16th to February 24th.

This nine day championship tournament will feature intense competition among the best female curlers from across the nation. The winner of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts will automatically be part of the team representing North America and will earn an invitation to the 2013 Pre-Trials of the Canadian Curling Trials. The winning team at the Trials will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia.

The Scotties tournament is the largest sporting event to be hosted by Kingston. The economic impact is estimated to be over $6M for the City of Kingston with 3,000 out of town spectators and athletes expected.

The City of Kingston, Tourism Kingston, Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO), the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Canadian Curling Association, the Kingston Accommodation Partners and local curling community have all played a role in bringing this event to our community, a process that began in 2009.

Get there for FREE

A free park and ride shuttle from the Memorial Centre to the K-Rock Centre is available throughout the tournament for those catching the action on the ice. Residents can also ride any regular Kingston Transit bus for free by showing your Scotties Tournament of Hearts tickets. For more information on the park and ride shuttle, including schedules, please visit the city's Parking page.

More information and tickets

To learn more about the Scotties Tournament, the draw list, as well as a full schedule of activities and events associated with the tournament please visit the Scotties page.

To purchase tickets for the tournament please visit the K-Rock Centre website

Wishing you a safe, fun and happy weekend.

Mark Gerretsen,
Mayor

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For more information contact:

Mayor Mark Gerretsen
613-546-4291 Ext. 1405
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