TRU and KCC to host 2013 university curling championships
Thompson Rivers University has been named host school for the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport/Canadian Curling Association University Curling Championships, which will run from March 20 to March 24 next year.
While TRU is the host school, the tournament will be played at Kamloops Curling Club (KCC).
“The Kamloops Curling Club is honoured to be staging the 2013 University Championships,” KCC president Linda Bolton said.
“We look forward to welcoming teams from across the country and to, along with Thompson Rivers University, be able to show off our wonderful Kamloops hospitality.”
The winners of the 2013 championships will represent Canada at the 2014 Karuizawa Invitational in Karuizawa, Japan.
TRU athletics and recreation director Ken Olynyk is looking forward to the partnership with KCC.
“The City of Kamloops and Thompson Rivers have worked together on hosting many national championships and this is another example of that partnership, and in this case working with the local and national curling associations,” Olynyk said.
“We are extremely pleased to be a part of this national curling championship.”
TRU is expected to enter teams at the tournament.
Pat O’Donovan of the KCC has been named tournament chairperson.
The 2014 university championships will be hosted at Callie Curling Club in Regina.