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Whether you come from near or far, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2021 MERIDIAN Open Las Vegas.  Once again the Orleans Arena makes history hosting the first-ever Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event held outside of Canada.


To help you plan for your visit and make your attendance a truly memorable and enjoyable time, we are providing you with this fan guide, detailing various information covering from the time you arrive through the entire event.


Flying to Las Vegas


Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport is conveniently located near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.  Most hotels do not run their own shuttle service to and from the airport, but you should check with your hotel to see if they do.  The host hotel, The Orleans Hotel and Casino, does not have dedicated shuttle service.  Pay services are available.  You can learn more about them at:


 A one-way taxi ride from the airport to The Orleans should run between US$25-$30, depending on the cab company.  The taxi stand line is located at ground level just outside the baggage claim area of the domestic Terminal 1 and International/Domestic Terminal 3.


If you use ride share services, such as Lyft and Uber, you can order your ride and catch it on Level 2 of the parking garage next to domestic Terminal 1 and the valet level of the parking garage next to International/Domestic Terminal 3.  Such rides run between US$13-20 between the airport and The Orleans.


If you rented a car, you must take the convenient free shuttle bus from the airport to the nearby rental car center.  Shuttle bus lines are located at ground level outside the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 3.


Complimentary Shuttle Service


Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided between The Orleans Hotel and Casino, its sister property the nearby Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip.  All shuttles will arrive and depart from The Orleans Hotel and Casino’s designated shuttle stop on the Tropicana Avenue side of the property (south entrance by Bailiwick Gastro Pub).  Operating hours are from 9:00 am to 12:30 am daily, with pick-ups scheduled approximately every 45 minutes.


Event Listening Devices


If you purchased a Full-Event, Extra Ender, Long Weekender or Weekender ticket package, then you are entitled to a free listening device to help make your experience during the MERIDIAN Open Las Vegas that much more enjoyable.  That’s right, thanks to our friends at Sportsnet, you will be able to listen to their world-class broadcasts while in the comfort of your own seat at the event!  We’ll update this page with details on how to claim your listening device at the arena.


Official Program


It’s a publication chock full of player profiles, stats, information and so much more.  You’ll want to pick one up at the arena when you get there, so you won’t miss a thing about the 2021 MERIDIAN Open Las Vegas and the entire Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. They’re just US$5 and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit local curling clubs.


50/50 Raffle


It a curling tradition!  Hurry hard and get your 50/50 raffle tickets during each draw of the 2021 MERIDIAN Open Las Vegas. That means nineteen lucky attendees will win a pretty big pot of cash that just might pay off the trip to Las Vegas!  You’ll receive one set of lucky numbers for $5, three sets of lucky numbers for $10 and forty; yes that is 40 sets of numbers for $20.  So, visit the 50/50 raffle ticket station on the arena concourse near the main box office or buy them from one of our mobile sellers in the yellow bibs to secure your shot at a cool payoff.  Please note that due to U.S. federal tax laws, we can only accept U.S. dollars for the purchase of raffle tickets.


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Maybe you already visited our website to get event information or purchase your event tickets.  If you have, THANK YOU!  Now you can visit the site to catch up on what’s happening both on and off the ice as well keep up on curling’s rise in one of the world’s most iconic locations.  You can use our social media sites to share all your images having fun while here in Las Vegas.


Paint the Town


Looking for something more to do while you are in town?  You’ve certainly come to the right place!  Las Vegas provides endless opportunities for entertainment, recreation, shopping and sightseeing.  Learn more about and even book your itinerary at  Don’t forget to share your experiences on social media by using @vegas.


Social House


What would the 2021 MERIDIAN Open Las Vegas be without the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Social House presented by Boyd Gaming!  In between each draw you can get “Sociable!” with your curling friends…old and new!  The “World’s Curling Oasis” plans to offer the Social House location right inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.  Between all draws and again after the evening draw head on in to the Mardi Gras and Esplanade Ballrooms on the convention/meeting room floor.  Tasty food, thirst-quenching beverages and all sorts of entertainment await you as you visit with family, friends and momentary strangers…as only curling fans know how to do! 


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Need Help at The Orleans Arena?

We have plenty of people to help you with any questions you may have while attending the 2021 Meridian Open Las Vegas.  If you have questions or need assistance at The Orleans Arena, just look for Orleans uniformed employees or any of our volunteers.

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