2017 Canadian senior curling championships start Monday in Fredericton
Curlers from across Canada will take to the ice in Fredericton this week for the 2017 Canadian Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships.
Fourteen men's teams and 13 women's teams will compete in the six-day event, which begins Monday.
The teams have been seeded into two pools per gender and will play a round robin within their pool through Wednesday at the Capital Winter Club and Willie O'Ree Place.
The top four in each pool will advance to the championship round for games against teams from the other pool, while the remaining teams go to the seeding pool.
Semifinals will take place on Saturday morning, with the bronze and gold medal games slated for Saturday afternoon.
The winners will represent Canada in the 2018 World Seniors, at a site and date to be announced by the World Curling Federation.
Kathy Hicks of the Capital Winter Club will skip for New Brunswick on the women's side, while Terry Odishaw of Curl Moncton will lead the men's team.
Team Hicks will play two games at Willie O'Ree on Monday – one at 9 a.m. against Nova Scotia, the other at 5 p.m. against P.E.I.
Team Odishaw will play Saskatchewan at Willie O'Ree at 9 a.m., and Nunavut at the Capital Winter Club at 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, several big names in curling will join Randy Ferbey in the 2017 Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am.
They include Olympic champions Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones, as well as Rachel Homan, Brent Laing and Al Hackner.