Tickets moving fast for Grand Slam curling event in Summerside, featuring world’s top curlers (Journal)

But no broadcaster yet secured for Capital One GP Car and Home Players Curling Championship

Tickets are moving fast for the event but a broadcaster has yet to be secured.

Photo: Mike Carson/Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE – Sixteen teams comprised of some of the best curlers in the world have been confirmed for the Capital One GP Car and Home Players Curling Championship set for EastLink Arena next month.

J.P. Desrosiers, events development officer for the City of Summerside, said everything is falling in place for this international event.

“Eight teams from both the men’s and women’s have been confirmed,” Desrosiers said.

Tickets went on sale last November and have been moving fast, he said.

“Before Christmas we had over 500 tournament passes sold, which is a big number,” he said. “They’re from all over, too, all over the Maritimes and the northern U.S. Last week the remaining packages went on sale and they’ve been going really strong, too. It’s going really well. Our host committee has been meeting regularly and everything’s coming together.”

While things are going well from the city’s perspective, the company that operates the curling event is having a hard time landing a broadcaster.

In an email from Albrecht Tuesday, the president and CEO of iSports Media said, “we have not made an announcement on the broadcast partnership.”

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