About the Grand Slam of Curling

The Grand Slam of Curling is an annual series of events featuring the top-ranked curling men’s and women’s teams from around the world.

Total prize money for the Grand Slam of Curling has increased to a total of $2.1 million, beginning with the 2018-19 season, which is split equally between the men’s and women’s divisions.

Considered majors on the curling tour circuit, invited men’s and women’s teams must qualify according to predetermined criteria. See each event’s qualification page for more information.

With incredible in-venue branding opportunities as well as within Sportsnet’s broadcast, these events promise great exposure for host communities and local sponsors alike.

The Jackpotcity Casino lounge allows fans to catch all of the action right at ice level while the Après Curl is the place to be after the matches where the party continues with live entertainment and games. Our JR. GSOC and Future Rockstars programs allow the next generation of curling stars to hit the ice and learn the tricks of the trade from our elite curlers — all in an effort to grow the sport of curling and give back to the clubs and communities that make the Grand Slam of Curling events a success.

The Grand Slam of Curling is also proud to support the communities that host our events; the 2015 Canadian Open in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, helped raise $5,000 towards the community’s campaign for a new CT scanner. Volunteers during the 2019 Masters in North Bay, Ontario, collected donations and handed out pink glowsticks during the opening draw to honour anthem singer Jodi St Pierre with a total of $2,000 raised to support the Cancer Care Close to Home campaign.

All games in the Grand Slam of Curling are contested under the Curling Canada “Rules of Curling for Officiated Play” including the five-rock, free-guard zone.

The Grand Slam of Curling has been an innovator of the sport as the first league to trial such concepts as thinking time; changing the number of ends per game to eight; the five-rock rule; and the no-tick, free-guard zone.

Games are played to eight ends. Each team has 33 minutes of thinking time plus two, 90-second timeouts.

Qualification for Grand Slam of Curling events is based on the World Curling Federation’s World Team Ranking system.