WINNIPEG — The Jennifer Jones curling rink is sticking together for another four years, the team announced on Tuesday.
Coming off their recent gold medal win at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jones and teammates are currently competing at the Grand Slam Players’ Championships in Summerside, P.E.I.
“We are excited to officially announce that our team is fully committed to staying together and working hard to get another chance to represent Canada at the Olympics,” Jones said in a statement. “We truly enjoy playing together, and we share the same goals and commitment. And now that we’ve been to a Winter Olympics, the desire to get to another one will make us work even harder for the next four years.”
Jones, backed up by third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen, will then focus on becoming the first Canadian team to repeat as Olympic curling gold-medallists in 2018.
Team coach Janet Arnott won’t be returning to the team, having elected to step back from coaching to devote more time to friends and family.