After blowing the roof off the event 14 months ago, the Continental Cup of Curling will make a rapid, and, no doubt, well-received visit to London, Ont., it was announced today by Curling Canada.
The 2020 Continental Cup will be played Jan. 9-12 at The Sports Centre at Western Fair District marking the second time that the City of London has hosted this premiere global event. The 2018 edition of this unique curling competition, which pits Team North America against Team World in a variety of interesting formats, drew near-capacity crowds all weekend in 2018.
“London did itself proud in 2018 by hosting a highly successful edition of the Continental Cup, and I know the city was eager to bring back the event as soon as possible,” said Steve Chenier, Executive Director of CurlON. “Ontario has a tradition of playing host to first-class curling championships, and I have a very good feeling that will be the case next January.”
It will be the 16th edition of the Continental Cup, a four-day event that features the best players in the world competing alongside many of their rivals; each side will have six teams competing — three of each gender.
CurlON Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Ian Tetley was in attendance for the announcement quoting: “The province of Ontario has a rich history of hosting major curling events with the recent 2016 Tim Hortons Brier and 2017 Roar of the Rings in Ottawa, 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines and the upcoming Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston in 2020. We invite the world to join us here in London for this first class event but also to see a world class city.”
Tickets will go on sale Friday, including a full-event package for $249 — a $30 saving on the 2018 price.
A variety of ticket offers will go on sale Friday at noon ET, including the aforementioned $249 full-event package that will cover all 11 draws of the 2020 Continental Cup.
Also available on Friday will be:
- Weekend package: A new offer that includes a single ticket to all five draws on Saturday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 12 — $189.
- Day Packages for Thursday, Jan. 9 ($49), and Friday, Jan. 10 ($59). Each includes a single ticket to all three draws that day.
All ticket packages are subject to standard ticket service fees, and will be available online at curling.ca/tickets or by calling (833) 219-9444.