Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Named Host City of 2017 Men's World Curling Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Named Host City of 2017 Men's World Curling Championship

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Edmonton gets 2017 men's curling championship

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EDMONTON - Edmonton will host the 2017 men's world curling championship at Rexall Place.

The announcement was made Tuesday at Edmonton's city hall.

The tournament will be the last chance for countries to earn enough points to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

A dozen countries, including host Canada, will be in the field for the event April 1-9. Canada's representative will be determined in March at the Canadian men's championship in St. John's, N.L.

Edmonton holds the attendance record for the Ford World Men's Curling championship with 184,970 in 2007 at Rexall Place. Canada's Glenn Howard won the world title that year.

The city also set attendance records of 281,985 for the Tim Hortons Brier in 2005 and 175,852 for the Olympic trials in 2009. …

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