Men’s Tankard moving out of Regina due to COVID-19 concerns

Curl Sask announced today that the 2022 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship will no longer be taking place in Regina.
The event was originally slated to take place at the Co-Operators Centre in Regina from February 9th to 13th.
The decision was made to move the tankard to Whitewood Saskatchewan amid fears of surging cases of Omicron in the Queen city.
“Curling has a long-standing tradition of teams winning their way to represent their province or territory at Nationals,” said CURLSASK Executive Director Ashley Howard. “The CURLSASK team continues to do everything in our power to preserve the integrity of the championship and determine our Team Saskatchewan Brier representatives safely on the ice, despite the relentless challenges of the pandemic.”
The decision to move the event was not one taken lightly. Consultation took place with the host committee in Regina, and it was determined that a different location ensured health and safety of spectators and players.
“We are so thankful for the incredible work of the Regina Host Committee led by Bob Sonder and Shannon England, all the volunteers, sponsors and venues had put in to host the 2022 SaskTel Tankard and we look forward to working with them in the future,” said CURLSASK President Jim Wilson. “Implementing contingency plans are never easy, especially under short notice, but we are extremely excited to work with Chad Kelly and his committee in Whitewood under unique circumstances to host another successful SaskTel Tankard.”
The event will take place at the new venue in Whitewood on the same schedule as the original event plan.

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