Saskatchewan Capital to Play Host to 2024 Brier

Saskatchewan Capital to Play Host to 2024 Brier
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Curling is the official sport of the province of Saskatchewan, so bringing one of Canada’s biggest national championships to the western province makes a lot of sense.

 

Curling Canada has announced that the 2024 Brier will take place March 1-10 at the Brandt Centre, in Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan.

“Curling and Saskatchewan go hand in hand,” said Katherine Henderson, chief executive officer of Curling Canada. “With Regina’s rich curling history and its passionate and dedicated curling community, we’re thrilled to be bringing our marquis men’s championships back to Regina. “

Brandt Centre is situated in the heart of Regina, a 6,000-seat arena, home to the WHL’s Regina Pats. 

There are executive skyboxes and full-service concessions, making it an ideal venue for the Brier. Curling Canada has brought the event to Brandt Centre a few times already: In 2018 (won by Team Canada’s Team Brad Gushue), in 2006 (won by Quebec’s Team Jean-Michel Menard) and 1992 (won by Manitoba’s Team Vic Peters).

The winner of the 2024 Brier will represent Canada a month later at the World Men’s Curling Championship March 30-April 7 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The winning team will also return to defend its title in Canada in 2025.

Over the history of the Brier, teams from Alberta have won 29 times, followed by Manitoba, with 27 titles. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut have yet to win.

Other major past curling events at the Brandt Centre include the 2011 World Men’s Curling Championship, the 2008 and 1998 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2002 Continental Cup, and the 1983 World Men’s Championship.

“From sheet to sheet, generation to generation, curling continues to be a part of the DNA of our city and province,” Regina mayor Sandra Masters said. “We cannot wait to welcome athletes and fans back to Regina in 2024 and demonstrate once again, why we are the heart of curling.”

The first entry into the 2024 Brier will emerge March 12 in London, Ontario, when the winner of the 2023 Brier is decided. 

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