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Lacombe named host for 2024 Pan Continental Curling Championships

International curling coming to central Alberta
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Team Matt Dunstone defeated Team Joel Retornaz at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Co-op Canadian Open in Red Deer at Servus Arena. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

Lacombe had been named host for 2024 Pan Continental Curling Championships.

The third edition of the Pan Continental Curling Championships will take place at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex and the Lacombe Curling Club from 27 Oct. 27 to Nov. 2.

The Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex will hold the competitions of the A-Division, while the Lacombe Curling Club will host the B-Division events.

The two venues are physically connected with a combined capacity of 2,100.

The Lacombe Curling Club will also co-host the 2024 Pan Continental Curling Championships.

“We are very excited to take the third edition of the Pan Continental Championships to Lacombe,” said Eeva Roethlisberger, World Curling Head of Competitions.

“The great facility complex provides a perfect venue to hold both divisions, as fans and players can walk freely between the two venues without needing to go outside.

“We are very much looking forward to this event and experiencing the hospitality of the local organizers.”

Organizing Committee Chair Darren Moulding said, “Lacombe is a well-located curling hotbed, with a rich curling tradition. The city is a friendly, generous place. The curling rink has all of the modern amenities you could ask for and the community strongly supports all kinds of sporting events.

“We have a wonderful organizing committee that is committed to bringing this world-class event to life.”

World Curling’s Member Associations voted in September 2021 that two zones — the Americas and Pacific-Asia zone — will merge as one qualifying championship to ensure equal opportunities for all associations.

The first edition of the Pan Continental Curling Championships took place in Calgary while the second one was held in Kelowna.



Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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