With coronavirus continuing to dominate the globe and impacting not only sporting events, but society as a whole, Curling Canada has had to readjust its schedule for 2021. As a result, Calgary’s Markin MacPhail Centre will be hosting the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship, and the 2021 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Unfortunately, due to the worst pandemic in a century, there will be no spectators.
The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts was to be in Thunder Bay, Ontario from February 20-28. The 2021 Tim Hortons Brier was originally scheduled for Kelowna, British Columbia from March 6-14. The 2021 World Men’s Curling Championships were to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from April 3-11. There was no initial venue for the 2021 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.
The 2021 Women’s World Curling Championship is still scheduled for Schaffhausen, Switzerland from March 20-28. The host city for the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship has not yet been determined, but the tentative dates are April 24 to May 1.
Calgary has hosted the Brier seven previous times. The previous Briers in Calgary were in 1948, 1961, 1980, 1997, 2002, and 2009. Twice Calgary has hosted the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. Those times came in 1970 and 1995. Once before Calgary has hosted the World Men’s Curling Championship. That came in 1964.