The 2022 KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup take place May 3-8, 2022 at the Olds Sportsplex
Olds is preparing to host the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup, a bonspiel that will bring the world’s top curlers to the community from May 3-8, 2022. The 2020 event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Town looks forward to hosting 24 of the best men’s and women’s teams in the world to compete in the championship event.
Teams qualify for the final Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling of the season in Olds by winning one of the other major events throughout the curling season.
The Anna Hasselborg and Tracy Fleury teams have qualified for the women while the rinks led by Bruce Mouat and Brad Gushue will compete for the men. Keep an eye on qualifying events to cheer on the remaining fan favourites and local Alberta teams that will vie for a spot in the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup in the coming weeks, including the Olympic teams as well as the Canadian Championship Brier for the men and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on the women’s side.
The event organizing committee is made up of volunteers from the Olds and Innisfail curling clubs, Olds community members, as well as the Town of Olds staff. The co-chair, Nancy McInerney, and committee member, Lowell Peterman, have a special connection to the event, their daughter Jocelyn Peterman plays second for Team Jones out of Winnipeg.
“We would love to see Jocelyn play in front of a hometown crowd,” says Lowell. “Though we know it’s a competitive field and they’ll have to work hard to earn their spot.”
Ticket packages start at $177 for 19 draws of curling over the six-day event, available at www.thegrandslamofcurling.com. Pending availability, weekend, weekday and single tickets will be available as we get closer to the event.
Volunteer applications now available - see below.