The top Saskatchewan men’s & women’s teams are set to slide into Melville for the Viterra Scotties and SaskTel Tankard Provincial Curling Championships to determine who will represent Saskatchewan on the national stage this curling season.
“Happy New Year & Happy Playdown Season from everyone here at CURSLASK. It’s been another fantastic curling season and we’re extremely excited to see which of these amazing men’s and women’s teams will earn the right to be called Team Saskatchewan this year,” said Mat Ring, CURLSASK Marketing and Membership Services Coordinator.” Thanks to our ongoing partnership with SaskTel, Saskatchewan curling fans who won’t be able to ‘live it live’ at the beautiful Horizon Credit Union Centre will still be able to tune from all over the province from the comfort of their living room.”
The women kick things off with the Viterra Scotties running from January 24th until the 28th. Then the men close out the provincial curling season with the SaskTel Tankard beginning on January 29th and ending February 2nd.
SaskTel camera-man stationed during the 2018 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship in Estevan (Photo Courtesy Wanda Harron/Estevan).
Kara Thevenot (left) & Jessie Hunkin (right) sweep their stone during the 2019 Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championship in Humboldt (Photo Courtesy Devan Tasa/Humboldt Journal).
During both events, SaskTel will broadcast a featured game of the day as well as the semifinals and finals LIVE on maxTV (channels 49/349) and maxTV Stream (channel 49). Curling fans can also watch these games on the go anywhere in Canada with the maxTV app or relive the action afterwards via maxTV On Demand – see full broadcast details below. Additional feeds will also be available on the CURLSASK YouTube channel.
“We are thrilled to once again bring the action and excitement of both the Viterra Scotties and SaskTel Tankard to our maxTV customers spread across hundreds of communities throughout Saskatchewan,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.
SaskTel will mark this as their 15th year of the title sponsorship for the Men’s Provincial Championship, with 16 men’s teams competing for the right to represent Saskatchewan at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ontario February 29th – March 8, 2020.
CURLSASK is the official sport governing body and collective voice for curling in the province of Saskatchewan. Our mission is to promote and develop the future of curling in Saskatchewan by providing leadership, services and programs for the curling community from grassroots to elite.
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.35 million customer connections including 617,000 wireless accesses, 320,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 internet accesses and 112,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 3,700 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com .
For more information:
Ashley Howard, CURLSASK Executive Director
Greg Jacobs, SaskTel External Communications Manager
2019 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Championship Final between Team Dunstone & Team Muyres in Whitewood (Photo Courtesy Jen Hanlin/Whitewood).
SaskTel Tankard trophy being piped into the arena during the final of the 2019 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Championship in Whitewood (Photo Courtesy Jen Hanlin/Whitewood).
SaskTel Max Broadcast Schedule (Channels 49 & 349)
Viterra Scotties Women’s Provincial Championship
Friday, January 24 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 26 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 27 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 28 ~ 9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship
Wednesday, January 29 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 30 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31 ~ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 2 ~ 9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
*Ticket availability for both the Viterra Scotties & SaskTel Tankard can be purchased through the Horizon Credit Union Centre in Melville!