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Dates, locations announced for 2020-21 GSOC season

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has hit the jackpot for 2020-21.

Sportsnet announced the dates and locations for the next season of its elite series Thursday including a trip to Las Vegas for the first international event in Grand Slam history. Live from Orleans Arena, the Meridian Open (Jan. 12-17, 2021) will feature the best field of competitors and most teams to compete in curling’s desert oasis.

“Since acquiring the Grand Slam series in 2012, Sportsnet has been committed to growing the sport of curling in Canada and internationally,” said Rob Corte, Vice President, Sportsnet and NHL Production. “Expanding to Las Vegas is an opportunity to showcase the world’s best curlers outside of Canada, while continuing to deliver the high-calibre competition and entertainment curling fans have come to expect of the Grand Slam series.”

Tickets for the Meridian Open are available now, visit LasVegasCurling.rocks to purchase your pass.

As previously announced, the 2020-21 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season kicks off with the Masters (Oct. 20-25) in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont. Full-event passes are now available for a special early bird rate, click here to purchase your tickets today.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling then heads west to Grande Prairie, Alta., for the largest event of the season, the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Nov. 3-8), with 60 teams split into two tiers of action. Full-event passes are now available, click here to purchase your tickets.

After the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge, the series sticks around in Alberta for the BOOST National (Dec. 8-13) in Chestermere. Full-event passes are now available, click here to purchase your tickets.

Following the Meridian Open in Las Vegas, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season resumes with the Princess Auto Players’ Championship (April 13-18, 2021) returning to Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Featuring the largest purse plus the Pinty’s Cup on the line, the prestigious event has found a fitting home at the historic venue formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens.

The Humpty’s Champions Cup — featuring all of the top winners in one final showdown April 28 to May 2 — will take place at the Olds Sportsplex in Olds, Alta.

2020-21 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Schedule

EventLocationDates
MastersSarnia Arena, Sarnia-Lambton, ONOct. 20-25
KIOTI Tractor Tour ChallengeCoca-Cola Centre, Grande Prairie, ABNov. 3-8
BOOST NationalChestermere Recreational Centre, Chestermere, ABDec. 8-13
Meridian OpenOrleans Arena, Las Vegas, NVJan. 12-17
Princess Auto Players’ ChampionshipRyerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, ONApril 13-18
Humpty’s Champions CupOlds Sportsplex, Olds, ABApril 28 – May 2

Visit thegrandslamofcurling.com/tickets for more ticket information.