Excitement builds as team roster for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Syncrude Elite 10 released

The Syncrude Elite 10, a new event on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series schedule, will host a star-studded lineup of internationally renowned men’s curling teams including Team Jacobs, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Gold Medalists, Team Edin, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Bronze Medalists, and 2014/2015 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series Masters and Canadian Open winners Team Gushue.

The impressive roster of men’s teams competing in the event at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre from March 19-22 also includes Team Carruthers, Team Epping, Team Koe, Team Laycock, Team McEwen, Team Howard and Team Michel.

“We are delighted to be welcoming this exciting line-up of world class men’s curling teams to the region to participate in the Syncrude Elite 10,” said Kelsey Stefanizyn, Co-Chair of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Syncrude Elite 10 Organizing Committee and Events Manager of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. “The ten top-ranked men’s teams on the World Curling Tour’s year-to-date order of merit list all accepted their invitations to this event, and the tournament is certain to be an exciting few days of curling action for members of our community and curling fans across the country.”

In addition to the action on the ice, curling enthusiasts and music fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the Syncrude Elite 10 entertainment line-up at the Grand Slam Social House, located in the Nexen Energy Field House. Taking the stage on Thursday, March 19 will be Jamie Woodfin, with local favourites The Sentimental Gentlemen performing on Friday, March 20. On Saturday, March 21 rising country star Brett Kissel presented by Country 93.3 FM will headline the entertainment at the Social House.

All-event General Admission and VIP passes to the Syncrude Elite 10 are now available. All-event General Admission passes are $230 plus applicable taxes and fees and All-Event VIP passes are $330 plus applicable taxes and fees. All-Event VIP and All-Event General Admission passes include admission to headline concert entertainment Brett Kissel presented by Country 93.3 FM on March 21. Event passes can be purchased at ONErec.ca and at Guest Services on the main level of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre.

Limited individual general admission tickets for Brett Kissel presented by Country 93.3 FM are also available at ONErec.ca or Guest Services located on the main floor of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Concert tickets are $59 plus applicable fees and taxes.

The organizing committee for the Syncrude Elite 10 would like to thank the following partners for their support of this event:

Syncrude 

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Rock 97.9 FM

Country 93.3 FM 

Fort McMurray International Airport 

Culligan

Driving Force

Brand West Marketing

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