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2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Welcome to the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts 

 Curling Fans !

The 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts  set to begin on January 27th, 2018 at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Where to Stay ? 

Whether you’re traveling from near or far Penticton has plenty of accommodation options available for you during your stay for the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  Penticton has Hotels, Motels and Resorts  as well as Bed and Breakfasts that range in services and price for visitors. Some accommodation providers have also prepared 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts packages for tournament attendees and we encourage you to ask about them while planning your stay.   

What to Eat ?

Penticton has over 145 Restaurants for you to indulge in during the breaks between draws. Some are within walking distance from the curling action, others are not, so plan accordingly. We also expect that during the tournament, restaurants could be busier than normal and we recommend that you to call ahead to reserve a table if you are looking to eat at a specific restaurant.   

What to Drink?

Penticton is also known for production of great Okanagan Wines, as well as  Brews and Spirits, which are served throughout the city. With over 68 award winning wineries, 5 craft breweries and a handful of distilleries nearby you won’t go thirsty. Visitors to the region will notice that some of the wineries will be closed during the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and we would encourage visitors planning to visit the wineries during their stay to call ahead to each winery to learn their winter hours of operation. 

Have a Question?

The Travel Penticton team is here to help. We are your local experts to experiencing the best Penticton has to offer. Travel Penticton staff will be at the “HeartStop” Lounge and Visitor Center to help you find anything you may need during your stay.  We will also be on site reporting all the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling action live from the South Okanagan Event Centre, and encourage everyone to follow along on our Visit Penticton Facebook Page

You can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the #ontherockspenticton and #STOH2018 hashtags, or better yet post a picture on Instagram and tag us @visitpenticton. 

Brief History 

The 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts  is a premier Canadian women’s curling championship tournament that began nearly 68 years ago, Curling Canada continues the tradition by organizing the Scotties Tournament of Hearts each year and the first Canadian women’s curling championship was won by Team McKee of Saskatchewan in 1960. 

More recently, in 2017 Team Homan of Ontario brought home the hardware defeating Team Englot of Manitoba to become the 2017 “Queen of Hearts”.

Team Ontario, skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second, Joanne Courtney, lead, Lisa Weagle, alternate Cheryl Kreviazuk and coach Adam Kingsbury, winners of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts; the Canadian Womens Curling Championships; St Catharines; Ontario; Merdian Centre

Who Is Team BC 

Team BC will be determined at the 2018 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, taking place at Victoria Curling Club from Jan. 2-7. 

 

Cheer on Team BC

Saturday, Jan. 27th at 2:00 pm  at  the South Okanagan Event Center 

Cheer on Team BC at the opening draw of the tournament. Last year in St. Catharines, Ontario, more than 3,600 attended the opening draw. Show your spirit and help fill those seats. Come early and watch the opening ceremonies. Single draw tickets are $29.50 or purchase an opening day pack (two draws) for $49. Team BC will also take to the ice on the following dates:

Sunday,  January 28th at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Monday, January 29th  at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 30th at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm 

Wednesday January 31st at 2:00 pm