For the first time since 1957, the City of Kingston will play host to the Tim Horton’s Brier, presented by AGI, from February 29th to March 8th, 2020.
The announcement was made official today at a Curling Canada press conference at Leon’s Centre – the 6,700 seat capacity home of the OHL Kingston Frontenacs where the event is scheduled to take place.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Canada’s best men’s curling teams back to Ontario, and the committee in Kingston is ready to go to work to make it a great show in 2020,” said Stephen Chenier, Executive Director of CurlON when speaking to Curling Canada. “This will be a superb showcase for our sport, and a wonderful opportunity to expose the City of Kingston and our province to the rest of the country.”
The city of Kingston is no rookie when it comes to hosting major national curling championships. In 2013, the city hosted the Scotties Tournament of Hearts which saw the Rachel Homan rink win their first Women’s national championship in the very same facility. Similarly, the 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championships was also played in Kingston hosted by the Cataraqui Curling Club.
On top of these festivities, the Royal Kingston Curling Club, one of five clubs that represents Greater Kingston Curling, will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020.
“Curling Canada received so many strong bids for the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, so it was not an easy decision for our event operations team, but Kingston’s bid committee put together an outstanding package,” said Maureen Miller, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “It will be an exciting nine days, and I’m positive that fans and competitors alike will get the royal treatment in Kingston.”
Tickets for the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier are expected to go on sale early in 2019.