The highly awaited Canadian women’s national curling championship event is knocking at the door once again. Read the article to know schedule, live stream, and other information related to the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023.
Scotties Tournament of Hearts is a curling championship event for women’s discipline. The popular Canadian event was first established in 1961 as Diamond D Championship. It was later renamed to the current title in 2007 and is held annually in Canada.
Upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 will be the 17th edition of the event since its renaming. It will kick-off this Friday in British Columbia and will run till the following Sunday. A total of 18 teams are planned to participate in the event.
Fourteen of the 18 participating teams are representing their province or territory. While the previous champions, Team Kerri Einarson are representing Team Canada. The additional 3 wild card teams were chosen by CTRS standings. These teams will be competing against each other for a $300,000 purse pool.
The event will be played in two stages. The eight round robin stages will run for a week. Which will then be followed by the playoff round. Top seed teams of each pool will qualify for the semifinals, while second and third ranked teams will play for crossover pool.
Let’s have a look at the important information on the upcoming Canadian curling event.
When will the event be held?
- Start Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
- End Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 is announced to kick off this Friday, February 17. It will run till the following Sunday, February 26, 2023.
Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 Schedule:
|Round Robin||Friday, February 17||9 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 18||4 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Sunday, February 19||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Monday, February 20||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, February 21||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, February 22||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, February 23||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Playoff||Friday, February 24||11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.|
|Page Playoff||Saturday, February 25||4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.|
|Semifinals||Sunday, February 26||3 p.m.|
|Final||Sunday, February 26||9 p.m.|
How to watch the curling tournament on TV?
TSN will provide exclusive live stream of the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023 via TSN 1, 3, 4, and 5 in Canada. While RDS will provide French exclusive broadcast of the event through RDS2 within the country. There will be no additional telecast partnership in any region.
How to Live Stream Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023?
In addition to broadcast, TSN will also provide online distribution of the upcoming curling event within Canada. Fans will be able to watch the games through TSN.ca’s monthly pass for only $19.99. However, international fans will require a reliable VPN service like ExpressVPN or NordVPN to live stream the upcoming Canadian Curling tournament on CBC.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Sandman Centre
- Location: Kamloops, British Columbia
The popular multi-purpose arena at Kamloops named “Sandman Centre” will host the latest Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The arena contains multiple indoor curling stages with a 5,465-seat capacity. It is located in British Columbia, Canada.
Team Distribution of Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2023:
The pool distribution of 18 participating teams at the Canadian curling event was recently published. It is listed below –
|Pool A||Pool B|
|British Columbia||Northern Ontario|
|Nova Scotia||Northwest Territories|
|Wild Card 1 (Fort Rogue CC)||Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Wild Card 2 (Lethbridge CC)|
|Saskatchewan||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Alberta||Wild Card 3 (East St. Paul CC)|