The Crystal Heart Curling Classic is played anually in Ottawa, Ontario, starting on the first Thursday of February. It is the largest women’s bonspeil in Eastern Canada consisting of 384 curlers. There are 64 rinks in the Open Division and 32 rinks in the Seniors’ Division, for those 60 years of age and over. Games are held in 9 different curling clubs and on 25 sheets of ice. A Gala Dinner with live entertainment is held on the Friday evening at the Centurion Centre on Colonnade Road in Nepean.
- As curling is now an Olympic sport, it is more important than ever to promote women’s curling.
- We are aware of the need to support the community as a whole and wish to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Research and Programs Directed towards Women. The bonspiel is one of the top fundraising events for the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. The Committee is very proud of its achievements and looks forward to the continued support of the community through sponsorships, donations and door prizes.