Curling fans got a double dose of star power in Black Diamond Friday, October 18.

Alberta and Canadian women's champ, Chelsea Carey, joined former Olympic and Brier champ, Marc Kennedy for a fundraising exhibition match featuring some local curlers.

Carey says they're very busy between now and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February.

"We're playing basically the same schedule we've played the last few years. So it'll be a full slate and we'll have lots of reps and games under our belts by the time we get to Moose Jaw for sure."

Carey, who calls Calgary home, says she enjoys coming to visit with curlers in smaller centres.

"Yeah, it's cool for us and I mean you get asked to do lot's of this stuff and most of the time you can't because you've got something else going on. So when Marc texted me and sent me the date, I said "I'm not doing anything, I actually am home that weekend, it's a miracle!" So, it worked out great that I was able to come down."

Carey says they're in North Bay, Ontario this week for an event and will start to prepare for the Canada Cup in December, before heading to Japan before Christmas and then returning for the Continental Cup in the New Year before heading to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for the Scotties.