Another major curling event is coming to Swift Current.
Curling Canada announced this morning that the city will be hosting the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship at InnovationPlex from November 5-11, 2023. The winner of the event will represent Canada at the 2024 World Mixed Curling Championship.
Swift Current previously hosted the Canadian Mixed championship in 1993, which was won by Nova Scotia by a team that included six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Colleen Jones. The city also hosted the World Women's Curling Championship twice with Andrea Schoepp of Germany winning in 2010 and Switzerland's Binia Feltscher taking the title in 2016.
“Swift Current excels in hosting curling events, from local grassroots bonspiels to world-calibre championships, and the host committee in place for 2023 will make it a memorable experience for the 14 teams competing for the national title,” Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson said in a statement.
“We are thrilled to welcome the 2023 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship,” Swift Current Mayor Al Bridal added. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful city, extend our prairie hospitality and ignite the passion of our volunteers, spectators, and athletes alike. We anticipate a very exciting competition!”
This will be the second-straight year that Saskatchewan will host the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship with this year's edition taking place in Prince Albert next month.