Grand Slam expands to 5 events next season

April 19, 2014, 12:32 PM

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Get ready for more curling action next season.

The Grand Slam of Curling announced on Friday night a fifth event, the Elite 10, has been added to the schedule for 2014-15. Fans can also expect up to 200 hours of curling coverage on Sportsnet.

Total prize money will rise to a minimum of $700,000 and the $1 million bonus will still be up for grabs if any men’s team can win all five Slam events in a single season.

Additionally, curling legend Kevin Martin will join the broadcast team as an analyst/insider and the Grand Slam of Curling as an official spokesperson. Martin plans to retire after the season-ending Players’ Championship.

2014-15 GRAND SLAM OF CURLING SCHEDULE

Masters –- Selkirk, Man., Oct. 28-Nov. 2, Selkirk Arena

National –- Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nov. 19-23, Essar Centre

Canadian Open –- Yorkton, Sask., Dec. 9-14, Gallagher Centre

Elite 10 –- Fort McMurray, Alta., March 18-22, 2015, MacDonald Island Park

Players’ Championship –- Toronto, April 7-12, 2015, at Mattamy Athletic Centre

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