I have no idea what the Canada Games are. I’m fairly positive I have never ever heard of the Canada Games. It seems a little weird for a country to have its own mini-Olympics. I’m also confused as to why sports such as archery, gymnastics, badminton, squash and judo are in the winter version.
Anywho, TSN and RDS will be covering the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Apparently they’ve been doing this for the past nine events. They will run from February 13 to March 1. All the details below.
TSN and RDS are once again bringing Canadians live coverage of the CANADA GAMES, delivering 40 hours of the action from Prince George, B.C. – host city of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES. Marking the ninth CANADA GAMES to air on TSN and RDS, the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES officially get underway with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2 and RDS2 and culminate with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 and RDS.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist and past CANADA GAMES participant Catriona Le May Doan will be in the TSN Studio to anchor TSN’s live coverage of the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES. SPORTSCENTRE’s Paul Hollingsworth will provide play-by-play throughout the CANADA GAMES, including men’s hockey alongside analyst Dave Reid and women’s hockey alongside analyst Cheryl Pounder.
TSN’s broadcast team also features:
Speed Skating: Two-time Olympic silver medallist Susan Auch
Curling: Olympic bronze medallist Melissa Soligo
Badminton: London 2012 Team Canada badminton head coach Ram Nayyar
“We are proud to deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” said Stuart Ballantyne, CEO of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. “Through our broadcast and webcast partnerships, the spirit of the 2015 Games and the northern story will be shared across the nation. From the excitement of the Opening Ceremony to the joy of winning a gold medal, Canadians will be able to journey with us to the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES from the comfort of their homes.”
The 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES brings together more than 2,400 athletes, 1,000 coaches and officials, up to 4,500 volunteers, hundreds of media, and thousands of visitors in Prince George – the first city in British Columbia to host a winter edition of the games. The CANADA GAMES are held once every two years and alternate between winter and summer, representing the highest level of national competition for up-and-coming Canadian athletes.
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2015 CANADA WINTER GAMES is below (visit RDS.ca for RDS’s broadcast schedule):
Friday, Feb. 13: 10 p.m. ET – Opening Ceremony (TSN2)
Saturday, Feb. 14: 11 p.m. ET – Women’s Hockey – Quebec vs. BC (TSN2)
Sunday, Feb. 15: 11 p.m. ET – Men’s Curling – Alberta vs. BC (TSN2)
Monday, Feb. 16: 10:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Hockey – Ontario vs. Quebec (TSN2)
Tuesday, Feb. 17: 12:30 p.m. ET – Long Track Speed Skating (TSN2)
Wednesday, Feb. 18: 6 p.m. ET – Short Track Speed Skating – 500m (TSN2)
Thursday, Feb. 19: 11 p.m. ET – Men’s Curling Semifinal (TSN2)
Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Hockey: Gold Medal Game (TSN2)
Monday, Feb. 23: 10:30 p.m. ET – Men’s Hockey – Manitoba vs. BC (TSN1)
Tuesday, Feb. 24: 1 p.m. ET – Women’s Curling – Ontario vs. Saskatchewan (TSN)
Wednesday, Feb. 25: 12 noon ET – Badminton Finals (TSN)
Thursday, Feb. 26: 4 p.m. ET – Recap Show (TSN)
Friday, Feb. 27: 7 p.m. ET – Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal #1 (TSN2)
Friday, Feb. 27: 10:30 p.m. ET – Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal #2 (TSN2)
Saturday, Feb. 28: 11:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Curling – Gold Medal Game (TSN2)
Sunday, March 1: 2:30 p.m. ET – Men’s Hockey – Gold Medal Game (TSN5)
Sunday, March 1: 7 p.m. ET – Closing Ceremony (TSN2)