Why Las Vegas is a Top Destination for Canadian Curling Fans

by Emese Graham
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You can expect a lot from Las Vegas: adrenaline-pumping nightlife, grand tours of national parks, award-winning restaurants, luxurious hotels, and thrilling live entertainment, for starters.

But one thing you might not expect of this spectacular desert city is that it’s also a prime destination for a winter sport!

That’s right, tens of thousands of curling fans will hurry hard over to Vegas this January to see the top curling athletes take to the ice sheets to battle over the coveted World Financial Group Continental Cup title.

Visit the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup in Las Vegas

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The 2019 Continental Cup will be an action-packed extended weekend, running January 17-20 in the Orleans Arena, just west of the famous Las Vegas strip.

This year, Canucks can look forward to cheering on Olympians and world champs Rachel Homan of Ottawa, Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Kevin Koe of Calgary, and Brad Gushue of St. John’s, plus current Olympic men’s champion John Shuster and reigning U.S. women’s champs Jamie Sinclair will also be representing Team North America.

Leading the charge for Team World will be Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg and Niklas Edin, who won the Olympic women’s and World Men’s championship last season respectively. That array of superstars will be playing in this competition’s unique format including mixed doubles, team, and skins games.

What to do while you’re in Vegas

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In between competitions, there will be plenty of time to raise the stakes and roll the dice in the entertainment capital of the world (and see for yourself if the house really does always win).

Not to mention the dazzling Grand Canyon and other unmissable Vegas experiences you can easily opt into when you book your curling trip with Flight Centre Groups, the official air and activity providers for the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup.

We’re excited to offer our specially curated selection of ways to get in on the Las Vegas action and have a roaring good time, including:

Urban Adventure: Reinventing the heart of Las Vegas

Get to know the heart of Las Vegas’ most historic neighbourhoods with this city walking trek. See the city as the locals do with samples fresh from the Famers’ Market, beautiful art installations, and eccentric cafés.

Hoover Dam Experience Tour

See the exhilarating views of the iconic Hoover Dam at your own pace. It’s a transportive experience for history buffs and curious visitors alike.

Vegas Nights Helicopter Tour

The best way to see Sin City is from above! Hop into a comfortable helicopter and cruise the night skyline.

Las Vegas Experience Pass

Don’t miss out on any of the fun with this inclusive pass to the best of Vegas. Use it to customize your experience with free entry to over 35 tours and activities like the Eiffel Tower, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Hollywood Cars Museum, ziplining, and so much more.

Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour

The Grand Canyon is nothing short of the ultimate Las Vegas experience. Bring your camera, but know that seeing this natural wonder in person is completely unparalleled.

Ready to claim your spot for the 2019 Continental Cup in Las Vegas? Register online with Flight Centre Groups or learn more about the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup.