July 23, 2013, Vancouver, BC (ISN) – The Vancouver Curling Club will host the 2015 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, in January 2015.
The announcement means the Vancouver Curling Club (VCC) will host three Curl BC provincial championships in a row.
The 2015 competition will showcase the most skilled women curlers in the province for the opportunity to play at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts, one of Canada’s most beloved sporting events.
The VCC, located at the Hillcrest Centre, site of Olympic and Paralympic curling at the Vancouver 2010 Games, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 and hosted the Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship in 2013. It was previously announced that the VCC will host the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in February 2014.
Hosting the BC Scotties will be another feather to add to the club’s cap.
“The Vancouver Curling Club is developing a strong tradition for showcasing provincial championships,” says Willa Thorpe, VCC Executive Director. “With three provincial competitions in our new home at Hillcrest Centre, we’re building our reputation as a club with the facilities and expertise to host top-notch competitions.
“Our club members are gaining valuable high performance hosting experience and will be ready to welcome the best women curlers from across the province in 2015,” says Mark Robinson, Vancouver Curling Club President.
The club hopes to attract thousands of spectators to watch the province’s best women curlers, potentially among them six-time BC Scotties champion Kelly Scott and her rink.
With eight sheets of ice in a modern, bright and accessible building, the VCC has more than 1,100 members who participate in 20 leagues.
Established in 1912, the VCC has a history of excellence with almost 50 club teams winning provincial championships, including: 24 Men’s, 7 Women’s, 5 Mixed, 7 Senior Men’s, 1 Senior Women’s, 1 Master Men’s, 1 Junior Men’s, and 1 Junior Women’s. The VCC is also the proud home of the Lyall Dagg team, winner of the MacDonald Brier and 1964 Men’s World Championship.