Registered volunteers & Future Stars invited
to 2022 Scotties playoffs
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~ February 1, 2022 (LSNews) Curling Canada will invite event volunteers and Future Stars into Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ont., to watch the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts playoffs.
Last week, Curling Canada announced it would not be selling tickets to the event. However, as a thank you to the community, the event’s registered volunteers and Future Stars will be invited to attend all playoff games during the final three days of the event.
Safety remains Curling Canada’s top priority. Invited participants must follow strict protocols, including filling out a pre-screening tool and providing proof of vaccination upon entry. Participants are restricted to a dedicated entry point into the ice area with seating in only designated sections. Those attending will not be provided access close to the ice and will not interact with the athletes or approach the rink boards under any circumstances.
Registered volunteers and Future Stars will be granted free admission to the 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (all times ET) playoff games on Friday, the Page 3v4 and Page 1v2 games on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, and Sunday’s semifinal at noon and final at 7 p.m.
In total, 348 volunteers registered for the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, thanks in support to volunteer sponsor Impala Canada. Many of those roles were impacted following Curling Canada’s announcement that spectators would not be allowed in the arena during the lead-up to the event.
Thirty-seven Future Stars - junior curlers from the Thunder Bay area - were to receive the opportunity to experience the event in an exciting way by meeting the players in person. All Future Stars were matched with competing teams at the Scotties for a call over Zoom, and will also receive access to the venue over the weekend with one parent/guardian.
Curling Canada thanks the host committee for its dedicated role in hosting the 2022 Scotties and hopes volunteers and Future Stars enjoy the final weekend of curling.
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