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Curling Canada – Global gold and Olympic dreams will be on the line at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts, April 1-9 at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton.

Media accreditations are now being accepted for the 2017 Ford Worlds, which not only will decide a world champion, it will also play a significant role in deciding which teams will qualify to compete for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The results of the 2017 Ford Worlds, combined with the results at the 2016 World Men’s in Basel, Switzerland, will decide seven qualifiers for the Winter Olympics to join the host country South Korea. Two more qualifiers will come out of a last-chance qualifying event next December in the Czech Republic.

For media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at www.curling.ca/championships/media-accreditation-request-form/, by no later than March 24, 2017. A week or so before the event, you will be sent a confirmation letter outlining the on-site accreditation procedures. Those requesting credentials should also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves to media@curling.ca to make the on-site accreditation process easier.

Please note: On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoes and restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

A limited number of rooms at preferred rates is being held for media looking for accommodation during the 2017 Ford Worlds. To book, contact Danielle Gage at the Ford Worlds event office at danielle.gage@curling.ca by no later than March 4.

Canada’s representative for the 2017 Ford Worlds will be decided at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, March 4-12 in St. John’s. 

For ticket and other event information about the 2017 Ford Worlds, visit www.curling.ca/2017worldmen/

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide coverage of all Team Canada games, as well as medal-round games.

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For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
 acameron@curling.ca

Cameron MacAllister
Media Relations
World Curling Federation
media@worldcurling.org