Curling Alberta Announces Postponement of Select Sanctioned Events in the U18, U20, & Masters Categories, and the Cancellation of Provincial Qualifiers for the Men’s and Women’s Categories
To prioritize the safety of all of us, and to safeguard the viability of our clubs as much as possible, Curling Alberta announces:
- All U18 events sanctioned by Curling Alberta, including the U18 Excel Cup, the provincial qualifiers, and the provincial championship will be postponed to the spring of 2021.
- All Masters events sanctioned by Curling Alberta, including provincial qualifiers and championship, will be postponed to the spring of 2021.
- The U20 Excel Cup will be postponed to a later date.
- All provincial qualifying events in the men’s and women’s categories are cancelled outright (qualification processes for the provincial championships are described below).
“I know this may represent disappointment for some curlers,” said Jill Richard, Curling Alberta’s Executive Director. “But we also hope this will offer some measure of clarity for our curlers and their families. Our approach through the pandemic has been to curl only when it is safe and responsible to do so. We did not make this decision lightly, but our safety, as well as the collective interests of our communities and local curling clubs are our priorities. We are thankful for the ongoing support of our host clubs, volunteers, and curlers for their understanding as we continue to pivot. Although it will undoubtedly look different this season, I think we are fortunate to still have a shot at competing to name our provincial champions, while keeping club-level curling strong and vibrant as well.”