2023 Tim Hortons Brier
March 3 - 12, 2023
The top men’s teams from across the country will compete at the Tim Hortons Brier for the chance to represent Canada at the world men’s championship.
Below are frequently asked questions and things you should know before attending a draw.
Entry & Exit Information
Doors will open an hour before each draw.
Gates 1 and 5 will be open to the public; gate 6 is suite entrance only; and Gate 2 will not be open.
Patrons will be allowed to bring any Tim Hortons beverages into the venue. Other outside food & beverages will not be permitted.
- Once entering the building for your draw, there will be no re-entry, including smoking.
- If you have tickets for multiple draws on the same day, you are welcome to stay in the building for the duration of your draws. However, if you choose to leave for any reason, you will not be able to re-enter until doors for the next draw (1 hour prior) and your next ticket will be scanned upon re-entry.
Not sure where to park? Plan Your Night HERE.
Box Office Hours & Ticketing Information
The Gate 1 Box Office will be open during the following hours:
Friday, March 3rd 10:00 am - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 4th 10:00 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, March 5th 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday, March 6th 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Tuesday, March 7th 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Wednesday, March 8th 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 9th 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Friday, March 10th *7:30 am / 10:00 am - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 11th 10:00 am - 8:30 pm Sunday, March 12th 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
*Open at 7:30 am if a tiebreaker game is necessary. If not necessary then the Box Office will be open at 10:00 am.
Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online
For draws 1-18, youth 17 and under are free with a paying adult. This youth offer must be reserved in person at the box office. The offer is not available online or over the phone. All tickets must be purchased/reserved at the same time in order to be seated together - so if your group includes youths, please come to the box office to purchase/reserve ALL the tickets.
Please note Budweiser Gardens has metal detectors at all patron entry points.
Here is what you need to know:
Upon arrival at your entry gate please have your ticket ready for scanning. If you have a bag/purse, please have it open and ready for security to search. Once you arrive at the metal detectors, you will need to remove any of the items listed below and place them in a basket on the security table. If you have a bag/purse you do not need to remove the items below, but you will need to hand your bag to security before walking through. Security will direct you when to walk through the metal detector. Once through and cleared by security, you can collect any items placed aside and enjoy the show!
For more information CLICK HERE
No professional cameras, flash cameras or video recording will be permitted during this event. iPads/tablets, go-pro devices, and selfie sticks are not permitted inside of the facility.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests, certain items are prohibited at Budweiser Gardens. For a full list of Prohibited Items: CLICK HERE.
There will be a two drink limit per person per purchase for this event. Valid photo ID must be shown to purchase alcohol. Patrons will be allowed to bring any Tim Hortons beverages into the venue. Other outside food & beverages will not be permitted
If you have any concerns or questions, please see the Global News 980 CFPL Guest Services Desk just inside Gate 1. Your feedback will help us make our venue even better!
Merchandise can be found on the concourse outside sections 109/110.
ATMs are located inside Gate 1 of the venue, outside section 104, and outside section 308. To view the Concourse Map: CLICK HERE.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost and Found is located at the Gate 1 Global News 980 CFPL Guest Services Desk during the event or email email@example.com afterward.
Draw Info & Schedule
A “Draw” is a single event – a set of up to four games, played at the same time on four sheets of ice. Each game is two teams playing against each other. There are 25 draws at the 2023 Tim Hortons Brier, including the tiebreaker, which is only played if necessary.
For the schedule of who plays when and on which sheet of ice, please refer to Curling Canada’s web site HERE.
You can also download a copy HERE.
To view a seating map CLICK HERE.
The Original 16 Patch
WHAT IS IT?
The Original 16 Patch is legendary for being “curling’s party place”! Fans are guaranteed a rockin’ good time, highlighted by a nightly lineup of live entertainment, and fuelled by a tasty selection of food and beverages.
You’ll have a number of opportunities to meet with the athletes at daily Team Autograph sessions and get Up Close and Personal with the live player interviews.
The Original 16 Patch is open to all general public. Minors permitted up to 8:00pm.
RBC Place (300 York Street) It’s an 8-minute walk from the venue or you can jump on the Brier Shuttle running daily between Budweiser Gardens and RBC Place. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Friday, March 3rd 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday, March 4th 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sunday, March 5th 11:00 am - 12:00 am Monday, March 6th 11:00 am - 12:00 am Tuesday, March 7th 11:00 am - 12:00 am Wednesday, March 8th 11:00 am - 12:00 am Thursday, March 9th 11:00 am - 1:00 am Friday, March 10th 12:00 pm - 1:00 am Saturday, March 11th 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sunday, March 12th 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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