Young and old to rock Scotties’ opening ceremony


Ruby Shanley of St. Albert to hold the broom for ceremonial first rock Jan. 25 at Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The ceremonial first rock for the 2017 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts will span a wide age range of participants.

Holding the broom is Ruby Shanley, one of the oldest standing members at the St. Albert Curling Club, and delivering the rock is Emily Clark, skip for the St. Albert finalists at the 2016 provincial U18 juvenile championships.

The sweepers are Addison Hafso and Aubrey Kennedy of the St. Albert Little Rocks program.

The opening ceremonies are Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m., leading up to the evening draw at 6:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, $100 full event packages for the Alberta Scotties, including single general admission tickets to each of the 12 draws, are available online only through until Jan. 15.

For one day only, full event packages can be purchased at the door Jan. 25.

Also, single draw tickets will only be available at the door approximately one hour prior to the start of each draw.

Prices are $10 for draws one to eight and $20 for draws nine to 12.

Youths under the age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult ticketholder.

Admission is also free for the Friday and Saturday night entertainment supplied by RAVE ON in the Friendly Giant Lounge.

Sunday’s pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. is free as well with a ticket to the 11 a.m. semifinal.

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Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.