5 things to check out at Meridian Canadian Open

January 2, 2019, 5:48 PM

There’s so much more to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling than, well, curling. Our live events include plenty of additional activities and experiences beyond what you see from watching on TV at home.

Here are five things you don’t want to miss during the Meridian Canadian Open at North Battleford Civic Centre:

Pinty’s Pub & Grill Zone

The premier destination to check out all of the action right at ice level. Get up close to the game like never before in the Pinty’s Pub & Grill Zone. Best of all: no extra admission is required! Just come on down and make yourself comfortable. You never know, you may even meet one of our Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling superstars (just keep an eye on your Pinty’s chicken wings!).

Grand Slam Social House

Looking for some fun between draws and during the evening? Look no further than upstairs! Your ticket gets you access to the Grand Slam Social House, where you can enjoy local musicians, food and drinks. Not sure how to find the Grand Slam Social House? Look for the signs in the Civic Centre, or ask one of our wonderful volunteers!

MC Pete

Peter Steski is one of the Original 18 skips of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling and has now taken his talents from the ice to the microphone as our master of ceremonies. Steski’s hilarious player introductions are a hit among the fans (and yes, even among the curlers too) so make sure you arrive on time for the start!

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Slammer

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the official mascot of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling: Slammer! If you happen to see Slammer around, don’t be intimidated by his mega muscles as he’s always happy to pose for photos with fans. We also hear he’s pretty good at dancing.

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Junior GSOC & Future Rockstars

It’s all about helping kids. The Junior Grand Slam of Curling and Future Rockstars programs were founded in 2012 to give young curlers the chance to play on world-class arena ice and learn tips of the trade from our pro stars.

Niklas Edin, Jamie Sinclair, Mike McEwen, Colin Hodgson and others have helped out with these programs in the past by sharing their vast knowledge of the game and providing memorable experiences for the next generation of stars as they continue their journeys in the sport.

The Junior GSOC features four local junior teams participating in a clinic and game with an elite curler assigned to coach each team. Future Rockstars is an hour of open ice for all of the Little Rocks and juniors within the community to come out, enjoy the game, and meet some of their favourite curlers.

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