About the Canad Inns Classics
Canad Inns is proud to host the Canad Inns Men’s Classic, Canad Inns Women’s Classic and the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic in Portage la Prairie. Canada’s and the World’s top teams compete for top prize money at these prestigious stops on the World Curling Tour.
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CANADA’S MIXED DOUBLES CURLING TEAM BRINGS HOME THE GOLD!
Canad Inns wishes to congratulate Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris on winning gold at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea! Lawes and Morris defeated Switzerland 10-3 in the first ever Olympic mixed doubles curling competition.
We knew that Kaitlyn and John were destined for gold after they won the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Olympic Curling Trials earlier this year (story below). We, along with all of Canada, are so very proud of and excited for these two!
History was made January 2 – 7, 2018 as 18 teams took to the ice at Stride Place to compete to represent Canada when mixed doubles curling debuts as a medal sport in the 2018 Winter Olympics next month in South Korea.
Canad Inns is thrilled to support our passion for curling in partnership with the City of Portage la Prairie and Curling Canada. Long-time and new curling fans witnessed the country’s best in curling as the qualifying teams demonstrated this emerging and exciting competitive format. It was quite a show.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris – the winners of the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Curling Trials!
The following day, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Curling Canada officially announced the first-ever Canadian Olympic mixed doubles curling team at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park.
The team comprises of the athletes and coach:
|Kaitlyn Lawes||Woman||Winnipeg, MB|
|John Morris||Man||Canmore, AB|
|Jeff Stoughton||National Mixed Doubles Coach||Winnipeg, MB|
The concept of mixed doubles curling was developed in 2002 by former Curling Canada Director of Events, Warren Hansen, and former World Men’s Champion, Neil Houston, who competed in the Olympic curling demonstration event in Calgary in 1988.
After passing on the first opportunity to add mixed doubles curling to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games program, the International Olympic Committee announced in June 2015 that the event would make its Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018.
The PyeongChang 2018 mixed doubles curling event will take place February 8-13 (Days -1-4) at the Gangneung Curling Centre.
On behalf of Canad Inns and the entire Canad Inns family we join all Canadians in wishing you all the very best.
We will be cheering loudly and proudly for you. Go Canada Go!