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Fredericton River Rocks Tailgate Party – Tickets Now on Sale!

Fredericton River Rocks Tailgate Party – Tickets Now on Sale!

For immediate release: July 27, 2017

FREDERICTON (NB): People who missed their chance to secure tickets to next month’s TSN Everest Curling Challenge in Fredericton still have an opportunity to join the party. Organizers have announced the Fredericton River Rocks Tailgate Party is being held outside Willie O’Ree Place during the $200,000 winner-take-all curling event Aug. 24-27.

The family friendly event includes live entertainment, a craft beer bar pouring several local favourites, food trucks, interactive exhibits, a replica TSN booth where fans can practice their own sportscast delivery, a big screen streaming the curling, allowing partygoers to follow the action going on inside. 

“It’s the next best thing to being inside. Curling fans know that the Patch is the place to be at any curling event, this is our version of a patch outside!”  Explains local organizing committee chair Wayne Tallon. When players are not playing they will be participating in autograph sessions and other activities at the Tailgate Party.  

 “We were extremely pleased with the response from curling fans in the Greater Fredericton region and beyond who made this event a sellout in just four days,” said Tallon. “With calls coming into the Capital Winter Club and Willie O’Ree daily looking to see if more tickets are available we know there are many other fans wanting to be part of the fun, and the tailgate party allows them that opportunity. Even folks who may not follow curling will want to experience this amazing atmosphere.”

On Thursday night the Tailgate stage will feature the Everest Curling Challenge Player Draft.  Fans with Tailgate tickets and tickets to the curling inside will get to see the teams created in front of them.

From 5:30pm to 7:30pm the 8 Skips will pick their new teams for the weekend.  Each team will be mixed (men and women) and skips are not allowed to select their own teammates. 

Performers at the Fredericton River Rocks Tailgate Party include the Steve Waylon Band, Maggie’s Farm Revival, Bottoms Up, Different Folk, Hazzard and Flat Top.

“The Everest Curling Challenge and tailgate party will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase Fredericton’s maritime hospitality, our incredible musical talent and high concentration of craft beer, cider and mead, to the top curlers from around the world, and the TV audience watching the live coverage on TSN.” said David Seabrook, Manager, Fredericton Tourism.  “The event will have a large  economic impact on the region and to have 32 of the worlds top curlers in the City is a definite first “

A limited number of four-day passes to the tailgate party are available online or at the Capital Winter Club for $30 each.

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Media Contact: Mary Ellen Hudson, Fredericton Tourism, 506-292-0843