Viva Las Vegas! Grand Slam curling tour goes international with stop in Sin City

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TORONTO — The Grand Slam of Curling circuit is going international.

Las Vegas has been added to the six-event Slam calendar for the 2020-21 season.

Sportsnet, which owns and operates the series, says the Meridian Open will be held Jan. 12-17 at the Orleans Arena.

The venue has previously hosted the Continental Cup, most recently in 2019.

It will be the first time that a Grand Slam event will be held outside of Canada since the series made its debut in 2001-02.

Next season’s Slam schedule will begin with the Oct. 20-25 Masters in Sarnia, Ont.

Other stops include the Nov. 3-8 Tour Challenge in Grande Prairie, Alta., the Dec. 8-13 National in Chestermere, Alta., the April 13-18 Players’ Championship in Toronto and the April 27-May 2 Champions Cup at a venue to be determined.