January 11, 2024 / Latest News

Grand Slam of Curling Rocks Red Deer, AB for the Co-op Canadian Open, Jan. 16-21

– Sportsnet to broadcast exclusive coverage of Co-op Canadian Open beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 on TV, and live streaming on Sportsnet+ –

January 11, 2024 – Kicking off 2024, the Grand Slam of Curling is heading to Red Deer, Alberta for the first time for the Co-op Canadian Open from January 16-21. Live from the Servus Arena, Sportsnet will deliver exclusive TV and streaming coverage of the international premier curling event beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, and via live stream on Sportsnet+.

The 2024 Co-op Canadian Open will feature 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams competing in a round-robin format for a combined $400,000 prize purse. Top-tier talent in action next week includes defending event champions and Alberta’s own, Team Bottcher (Canada), as well as Team Fujisawa of Japan. Also competing this week are 2023 World Financial Group Masters champions Team Retornaz (Italy) and Team Homan (Canada).

Taking viewers to the heart of the action in Red Deer, Sportsnet’s expert curling commentators are set to deliver exclusive live insight and analysis. Veteran play-by-play announcer Rob Faulds returns to the broadcast booth alongside celebrated Canadian Olympic medallists and curling analysts, Kevin Martin, Mike Harris, and Joan McCusker. Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Jones returns to the booth for select broadcasts throughout the event, and Robbie Doherty takes viewers to ice level with rink-side interviews.

Grand Slam of Curling competitors and Sportsnet’s curling commentators are available to discuss the Co-op Canadian Open and 2023-24 Grand Slam season. For media accreditation and to secure interviews, please contact claudia.frutti@rci.rogers.com. Visit grandslamofcurling.com for the full draw schedule.

Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series of curling events that feature the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world, with $2.1 million in total prize money up for grabs each season. Sportsnet and the Grand Slam of Curling are dedicated to growing the sport of curling across Canada and have been awarding equal purses to both men’s and women’s teams since 2015.

The 2023-24 Grand Slam of Curling season concludes with its last stop in Toronto, ON for the Princess Auto Players’ Championship from April 9-14, 2024, at Mattamy Athletic Centre.

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