I wish I were not writing with this update. Unfortunately, just a few minutes ago Sportsnet announced the postponement of its Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season, including the MERIDIAN Open, which had been scheduled to take place January 12-17, 2021.
Sportsnet and we just concluded that the health and safety of everyone involved, from the curlers to the Sportsnet team and to all of you, was of the utmost priority and there are just too many uncertainties between now and January.
Sadly, this means we will not be bringing the “family” back together as we had planned. We will miss the enjoyment of your extraordinary time and talent which helped make our past curling competitions in Las Vegas so memorable.
We are also so very appreciative of those of you who had reached out to us seeking the registration information to volunteer this January as well as your patience while Sportsnet and we monitored situations and tried to make the best decision possible.
We plan to work with Sportsnet to identify a future date when it will be suitable to bring a curling event back to Las Vegas and bring the “family” back together!
Until then, we are all in this together. Stay safe. Stay healthy!!
Chief Executive Officer
Sports Nevada USA