2020 Canada Cup postponed due to COVID-19


The 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, scheduled for November 24-29 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been postponed indefinitely due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Curling Canada announced Tuesday.As this year’s Canada Cup serves as a qualifier for the 2021 Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials, Curling Canada has said it will try to postpone the event into the new year.

In addition, the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, scheduled for November 7-15 in Canmore, Alta., And the Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships, scheduled for November 22-28 in Ottawa, have been canceled. These events will not be caught up in the 2020-2021 curling season.

“We all know the reality of our situation, and it goes beyond sport,” said Katherine Henderson, CEO of Curling Canada. “Our primary focus and responsibility, always, is to ensure the safety of the athletes and volunteers and it was determined that without any kind of clarity on what the situation will look like in late fall when these events have taken place. been programmed, we couldn’t responsibly go any further. in the planning process. ”

John Epping and Rachel Homan won the Canada Cup last year in Leduc, Alta., To claim the top spots in the roar of the rings.

The first four Grand Slam tournaments of the 2020-21 season have also been canceled.


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