Let’s Live Up to the Olympic Legacy

Four years ago, one of the hottest tickets in town was the Olympic curling venue where the stands rocked and rousing versions of “O Canada” helped guide Team Martin to curling gold and Team Bernard to silver.

From February 5-9, the Vancouver Curling Club, the legacy facility from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will once again be hosting elite curling.

The 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship presented by Automation One, takes over the VCC with 16 teams from across British Columbia vying for the right to don Team British Columbia jackets and compete against the best from across the country at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops in March. (Photo: Team Morris - Skip John Morris, Fourth Jim Cotter, Second Tyrel Griffith and Lead Rick Sawatsky.)

 

For as little as $5 you can be in the ice shed cheering on double take-outs and shouts of “hurry hard”, or up in the lounge enjoying a beverage and discussing the merits of the on ice-calls.

With the 2014 Olympic Games beginning on February 7, the Championship provides those new to the game a chance to learn the difference between a tap-back and a raise so they can knowledgeably cheer on Canada’s Teams –Jacob and Jones – in Sochi and impress their friends and co-workers. Experienced curlers can come out and see how their strategy matches up to the pros. With nine draws during the week and playoffs on the weekend, there is something for everyone.

Full event details are available online.