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Seniors Curling Championships opening ceremonies held last night

By Jakob Postlewaite Dec 6, 2022 | 11:28 AM

All 28 competing teams took to the ice last night for the opening ceremonies. (Acadia News Photo)

The Everest Senior Curling Championships is officially on.

Opening ceremonies were held last night at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre.

Robyn Mattie with Curling Canada spoke at the ceremonies and said she’s humbled each year by the athletes competing.

“You are a reminder to all of us what the sport is truly about, you are genuine, appreciative, grateful and thankful to each other, to the volunteers, to the staff officials, the hosting committee and for all the work that goes into these events.”

A total of 28 teams are competing in the tournament.

On the ice so far, the men’s Nova Scotian team is 2-0, they play Ontario this afternoon.

Our women’s team is 4-0 after a win this morning, their next game is tonight against New Brunswick.

Canada’s Seniors Curling Women’s Teams, with skips in the first row, then third, second and lead. (Acadia News Photo)

Canada’s Seniors Curling Men’s Teams, with skips in the first row, then third, second and lead. (Acadia News Photo)

Mattie told the crowd what makes this tournament her favourite.

“From the friendships we’ve all formed year to year, to the open welcoming arms for the first arriving seniors and to those who just crossed into that 50 plus age range who will quickly realize that seniors curling is the place to be.”

The winning men’s and women’s teams will compete at the World Senior Curling Championships in Korea next April.



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