Canadian Olympic Curling Trials

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The Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, marketed from 2009 through 2017 as the Roar of the Rings, are a quadrennial tournament held by Curling Canada that determines the Canadian men's and women's representatives for curling at the Winter Olympics. The system of qualification for the Curling Trials varies for each event, and can be quite complicated. One main reason for an Olympic qualifying event apart from the national championships (The Brier and the Scotties) is that provincial residency rules do not apply to the Olympic team. Curling was added to the Olympic programme in 1998, and a Canadian Olympic Trials have been held the year prior since 1997.


There were also Olympic Trials held in 1987 for the curling demonstration event at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The 1987 Trials were known as the Labatt National Curling Trials and were held April 19–25, 1987 in Calgary, the same site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Linda Moore would skip the women's winning team and Ed Lukowich skipped the men's winner.

There were no trials for the 1992 Winter Olympics curling demonstration event. The winner of the 1991 Scott Tournament of Hearts (Julie Sutton) and the 1991 Labatt Brier (Kevin Martin) got to represent Canada at the event.

Men's champions

TrialsWinning teamRunners upLocationPlacing at Olympics
1987 Flag of Alberta.svg Ed Lukowich, John Ferguson, Neil Houston, Brent Syme, Wayne Hart Flag of Alberta.svg Pat Ryan, Randy Ferbey, Don Walchuk, Don McKenzie [1] Calgary, Alberta Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
1997 Flag of Ontario.svg Mike Harris, Richard Hart, Collin Mitchell, George Karrys, Paul Savage Flag of Alberta.svg Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Rudy Ramcharan, Don Bartlett Brandon, Manitoba Silver medal icon.svg Silver
2001 Flag of Alberta.svg Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett, Ken Tralnberg Flag of Manitoba.svg Kerry Burtnyk, Jeff Ryan, Rob Meakin, Keith Fenton, Andy Hick Regina, Saskatchewan Silver medal icon.svg Silver
2005 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Russ Howard, Jamie Korab, Mike Adam Flag of Manitoba.svg Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Garry Van Den Berghe, Steve Gould, Don Harvey Halifax, Nova Scotia Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2009 Flag of Alberta.svg Kevin Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert, Adam Enright Flag of Ontario.svg Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill, Steve Bice Edmonton, Alberta Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2013 Flag of Ontario.svg Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E. J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden, Caleb Flaxey Flag of British Columbia.svg John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky, Jason Gunnlaugson Winnipeg, Manitoba Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2017 Flag of Alberta.svg Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing, Ben Hebert, Scott Pfeifer Flag of Manitoba.svg Mike McEwen, B. J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld Ottawa, Ontario Fourth
2021 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker, Jeff Thomas [lower-alpha 1] Flag of Ontario.svg Brad Jacobs, Marc Kennedy, E. J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze

Women's champions

TrialsWinning teamRunners upLocationPlacing at Olympics
1987 Flag of British Columbia.svg Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Penny Ryan, Patti Vande Flag of Manitoba.svg Connie Laliberte, Janet Harvey, Corinne Peters, Janet Arnott [2] Calgary, Alberta Gold medal icon.svg Gold
1997 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit Flag of Alberta.svg Shannon Kleibrink, Glenys Bakker, Shannon Nimmo, Joanne Sipka, Sally Shigehiro Brandon, Manitoba Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2001 Flag of British Columbia.svg Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson, Cheryl Noble Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Sherry Anderson, Kim Hodson, Sandra Mulroney, Donna Gignac, Heather Walsh Regina, Saskatchewan Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
2005 Flag of Alberta.svg Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Glenys Bakker, Christine Keshen, Sandra Jenkins Flag of British Columbia.svg Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons, Michelle Allen Halifax, Nova Scotia Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
2009 Flag of Alberta.svg Cheryl Bernard, Susan O'Connor, Carolyn Darbyshire, Cori Bartel, Kristie Moore Flag of Alberta.svg Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Bronwen Webster, Chelsey Bell, Heather Nedohin Edmonton, Alberta Silver medal icon.svg Silver
2013 Flag of Manitoba.svg Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen, Kirsten Wall Flag of Ontario.svg Sherry Middaugh, Jo-Ann Rizzo, Lee Merklinger, Leigh Armstrong, Lori Eddy Winnipeg, Manitoba Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2017 Flag of Ontario.svg Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle, Cheryl Kreviazuk [lower-alpha 2] Flag of Alberta.svg Chelsea Carey, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jocelyn Peterman, Laine Peters Ottawa, Ontario Sixth
2021 Flag of Manitoba.svg Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jocelyn Peterman, Dawn McEwen, Lisa Weagle Flag of Manitoba.svg Tracy Fleury, Selena Njegovan, Liz Fyfe, Kristin MacCuish, Chelsea Carey Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth


  1. Marc Kennedy will be the alternate for Team Gushue at the Olympics.
  2. Cheryl Bernard was the alternate for Team Homan at the Olympics.

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  1. 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Media Guide
  2. 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Media Guide