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Curling Canada – The country’s best women’s curling teams not only will be playing for a national championship, they’ll also be looking to further their Olympic ambitions at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 18-26 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ont.

Media accreditations are now being accepted for the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship, which is a key event in deciding Canada’s 2018 Olympics four-player women’s team representative.

The winner of the 2017 Scotties will represent Canada at the 2017 World Women’s Curling Championship, March 18-26, in Beijing, China. Should the Scotties winner capture a medal in Beijing, the team will qualify directly into the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa — the event that decides Canada’s Olympic four-player teams for the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

For media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at, by no later than Feb. 10, 2017. 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 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. 

For media requiring accommodation, please contact Joe Mannella at Heart of Niagara Hotels at or 905-704-5643. The media hotel for the 2017 Scotties is the Holiday Inn & Suites, and the media rate is $129 plus applicable taxes. 

For ticket and other event information, visit

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of the 2016 Scotties. 


For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500