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Curling Canada announced today that the Saskatoon based club has been awarded the 2016 National Championships that will be held March 31 – April 3, 2016. On the line is not only the 2016 national title but the chance to represent Canada at the World Mixed Doubles championships in Sweden in late April, 2016. In case that was not enough incentive to get curlers excited and working on their doubles game, it was announced by the World Curling Federation in June that Mixed Doubles will now be an Olympic event. The World Championships in Sweden will be the first chance to earn qualifying points for the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The Nutana Curling Club is no stranger to big events as they have a long history of hosting successful major bonspiels. Many of the their club members have competed on national and world stages and know what it takes to run a first class event. Included in that group is Nutana General Manager and Chairperson of the 2016 Mixed Doubles Kory Kohuch who is the 2014 Travelers Canadian Club Champion. This wealth of experience at the Nutana club is invaluable when it comes to running a championship. Saskatoon is renowned for volunteering and hosting superb events and always enjoys super support from its curling fans.
This Curling Canada article provides all the details of the 2016 Mixed Doubles Championships.