Roaring towards Gold
Winning an Olympic medal represents a dream come true for any athlete. In just over one month’s time, eight teams of each gender will meet in Winnipeg to try and secure a spot on Canada’s Olympic team. Six teams have already earned their spot at the trials. On the women’s side, Goldline ambassadors team Rachel Homan, team Chelsea Carey, and team Jennifer Jones will be at the Roar of the Rings, along with teams Middaugh, Nedohin and Lawton. On the men’s side, Goldline ambassador team Kevin Martin has a spot as do teams Howard, Stoughton, McEwen, Koe and Epping.
So who will be joining these teams in Winnipeg?
Next week, 24 teams (12 men’s, 12 women’s) will take to the ice, hoping to secure a chance for Olympic glory. The Road to the Roar begins play at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex on Tuesday November 5. The games to determine the final two spots for the women are on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, while the men’s final games will be Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening. There are 3 draws daily: 9 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (except on Tuesday, when the evening draw will start at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets during the week are only $12 per draw, and $20 on the weekend.
Among the 12 men’s teams vying to get one of the remaining spots at the trials are five Goldline ambassadors: teams Gushue, Jacobs, Laycock, Morris and Rumfeldt.
On the women’s side of the draw, Goldline will be cheering on teams Kleibrink and Webster.
Get on over to Kitchener and support these great athletes! You just might see a future Olympic medalist out on the ice!
Goldline wishes all of its ambassadors the best of luck next week and we hope to see several more of them in Winnipeg later this year!