– Sportsnet will air exclusive coverage of KIOTI National beginning Thursday, November 1. 9 on TV and live stream on Sportsnet+ –
November 1, 2023 -THE Grand Slam of Curling is traveling to Pictou County, Nova Scotia to welcome the world’s best curlers to the Pictou County Wellness Center next week for the KIOTI National from November 7 to 12. Sportsnet set to deliver exclusive TV and streaming coverage of premier international curling event starting in Thursday Nov. 9 he Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, and via live broadcast on Sportsnet+.
THE KIOTI National 2023 will feature 16 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams competing in a round-robin format for a combined purse of $400,000. Top-tier talent in action next week includes defending champions Team Gushue (Canada) and Team Tirinzoni (Switzerland) who won their respective titles last season in North Bay, Ontario, as well as Team Retornaz (Italy) and Team Jones (Canada). who brought home the HearingLife Tour Challenge wreaths last month in Niagara Falls. Canadian fan favorites Team Homan (Canada) and Team Bottcher (Canada) are also competing.
Breaking down every minute of the action, Sportsnet’s expert curling commentators are ready to provide exclusive news and analysis live from the Pictou County Wellness Center. Veteran play-by-play announcer Rob Faulds returns to the broadcast booth alongside Canada’s famous Olympic medalists and curling analysts, Kevin Martin, Mike Harris, And Joan McCusker. Olympic gold medalist JenniferJones returns to the booth for select broadcasts throughout the event, and Robbie Doherty takes viewers down to ice level with rinkside interviews.
Grand Slam of Curling Sportsnet curling competitors and commentators are available to discuss KIOTI National and 2023-24 Grand Slam season. For media accreditation and to arrange interviews, please contact clau[email protected]. The full draw schedule is available here.
Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Grand Slam of Curling is a series of elite curling events that feature the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world, with a total of $2.1 million in prize money up for grabs each season. Sportsnet and the Grand Slam of Curling are dedicated to the growth of curling across Canada and have awarded equal purses to men’s and women’s teams since 2015..
Remaining events in 2023-24 Grand Slam of Curling the season includes:
- Masters from the World Financial Group – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (December 12-17, 2023, at Merlis Belsher Place)
- Cooperative Canadian Open – Red Deer, AB (January 16-21, 2024, at Servus Arena)
- Princess Auto Players Championship – Toronto, ON (April 9 to 14, 2024, at Mattamy Athletic Centre)
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