2020-21 Grand Slam of Curling Season postponed until April of 2021

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The 2020-21 Grand Slam of Curling season has been postponed until April of 2021 because of coronavirus according to Rogers Sportsnet on Wednesday. There will be two grand slam events on the World Curling Tour this season. The first will be the Princess Auto Players’ Championship from the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario from April 7-12, and the second will be the Humpty’s Champions Cup at the Olds Sportsplex in Alberta from April 29 to May 3.

The 2020-21 season was originally announced in March, and as a result, four of the six grand slam events have been cancelled. Three of the four cancelled grand slam events were to take place in Canada. They were the Masters from Sarnia, Ontario (October 20-25), the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge from the Coca-Cola Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta (November 3-8), and the BOOST National from Chestermere, Alberta. The Grand Slam events in Grande Prairie, Chestermere, and Sarnia have been moved to the fall of 2021.

Also in 2021, Thunder Bay, Ontario will host the Scotties Tournament of Hearts; Kelowna, British Columbia will host the Tim Hortons Brier; Ottawa, Ontario will host the World Men’s Curling Championship; and Regina, Saskatchewan will host the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

In Canada, there have been 106, 367 cases of coronavirus, and 8733 deaths. There are also 27, 473 active cases.

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