St. Albert will host the world

TERRY JONES, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:49 AM ET

This year's Canadian Olympians first.

Next year's Olympic medal winners next.

On the same week Canada begins to determine teams for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with the Roar of the Rings beginning Sunday at Rexall Place, another major curling event for metro Edmonton area will be announced.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Sun Media has learned there will be an announcement tomorrow in St. Albert that the Continental Cup, curling's version of golf's Ryder Cup, will be back.

The event, which looked like it might have had its last life last year in Camrose, will be brought back in early January of 2011 in St. Albert's new 2,000-seat state-of-the-art arena.

The Continental Cup was born in Regina in 2002, was held in Thunder Bay in 2003, Medicine Hat in 2004, Chilliwack in 2005, and back in Medicine Hat in 2007.

In 2008 in Camrose, the event brought together 12 teams, with six representing Team World and six representing Team North America.

FOUR TYPES

Under that format, a total of 400 points was available from four types of competition: mixed doubles, singles, team skins and mixed skins.

The World evened the record at three wins each in Camrose with a 208-192 win as Sweden's Annette Norgerg scored a lopsided win over Canada's Jennifer Jones and Thomas Ulsrud of Norway put away Kevin Martin on the final day.

TERRY.JONES@SUNMEDIA.CA


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