Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling to Sweep into Camrose, AB for Co-op Canadian Open, Jan. 10-15
– Sportsnet to broadcast exclusive coverage of Co-op Canadian Open beginning Thursday, Jan. 12 across TV, and streaming platforms –
January 5, 2023 – For the first time since 2018, Camrose, AB, is set to play host to the world’s best curlers as the Co-op Canadian Open –the fourth event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season – takes over the Encana Arena from Jan. 10-15. Taking to the ice in Camrose, Sportsnet is serving up exclusive TV coverage and streaming of the international premier curling event beginning Thursday, Jan. 12 on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360 and via live stream on SN NOW.
Sliding into the second half of the Grand Slam season, the Co-op Canadian Open will feature 16 top men’s and 16 elite women’s teams from around the world competing in the unique triple knockout bracket format. The deep pool of talent includes 2020 event champions Team Hasselborg (Sundbyberg, SWE), reigning world champions Team Tirinzoni (Aarau, SUI) and 2022 Olympic gold-medallists Team Edin (Karlstad, SWE). The event will also include several fan-favourite Canadian teams including Team Gushue (St. John’s), Team Homan (Ottawa), Team Bottcher (Calgary), and Team Einarson (Gimli, Manitoba). Teams are competing for a combined $250,000 prize purse and a berth in the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup, the final event of the season. Full broadcast schedule and complete team lists are attached.
Broadcasting live from Encana Arena, Sportsnet’s expert curling commentators are set to deliver exclusive insight and analysis from the centre of the action. 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 will also be returning to the booth for select broadcasts throughout the event.
Prior to this week’s event, Oakville, ON played host to the third Grand Slam event of the season where Team Retornaz (Trentino, ITA) and Team Einarson took home the WFG Masters crowns. As the season continues next week, so does the race for the 2022-23 Pinty’s Cup, a season-long competition to accumulate points according to team performance at each Grand Slam event. The top four men’s and women’s teams that collect the highest total of points by the conclusion of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship in April will capture a share of the $300,000 Pinty’s Cup Bonus Pool.
Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling competitors and Sportsnet’s curling commentators are available to discuss theCo-op Canadian Open and2022-23 Grand Slam season. For media accreditation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series of six curling events featuring the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world. Awarding equal purses to both men’s and women’s teams since 2015, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling presents $2.1 million in total prize money each season. For more event details, please visit the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling website here.
Remaining events in the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series include:
- Princess Auto Players’ Championship –Toronto, ON(April 11-16, 2023, at Mattamy Athletic Centre)
- KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup – Regina, SK (May 2-7, 2023, at The Co-operators Centre)
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