Global Spectrum announced Tuesday that the City of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre will play host to The Masters Grand Slam of Curling this fall. The international five day event will take place October 30 to November 3, 2013 and will feature 30 men’s and women’s teams competing for a combined purse of $200,000. The Masters will be the final international Grand Slam of Curling Event prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Full-event passes for The Masters Grand Slam of Curling go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10:00am. Single event tickets will go on-sale at a future date. Full event passes start at $175 plus applicable service charges and are available at the AESC box office, charge by phone at 1-866-977-2372, or online at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca.
“We are excited to be bringing a world class event like The Masters Grand Slam of Curling to Abbotsford,” said Global Spectrum’s Jason Blumenfeld, General Manager of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, “It is not only a great opportunity for the local community to embrace the event, but the entire Greater Vancouver Area.”
“The City of Abbotsford is looking forward to having this high profile event right in our own backyard,” said Mayor Bruce Banman, “The Grand Slam of Curling is a fantastic opportunity for the city to get international exposure as teams and spectators from all over the world will be in attendance, enjoying all that our community has to offer.”
Additional details regarding the 2013 Masters Grand Slam of Curling schedule, single event ticket information and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
THE MASTERS GRAND SLAM OF CURLING
Wednesday, October 30 through Sunday, November 3, 2013
ABBOTSFORD ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS CENTRE
Tickets are available at: abbotsfordcentre.ca | AESC Box Office
Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Matsqui Recreation Centre and Whatcom Wine & Spirits in Abbotsford Ticket Outlets |
By phone 1-866-977- AESC (2372)
Full event passes: $175
(plus any applicable service charges)
ABOUT THE GRAND SLAM OF CURLING
Owned and operated by Sportsnet, the Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series of men’s and women’s curling events which are part of the World Curling Tour and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the world.
ABOUT ABBOTSFORD ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CENTRE
The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, a production oriented multi- purpose entertainment venue. Managed by Global Spectrum, the 8,500 seat venue built for entertainment hosts a myriad of events including concerts, rodeos, and circuses, ice skating and family shows. The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre also has the capacity to hold 7,000 excited hockey fans and is the home of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. In addition to hockey, the venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics. The venue is conveniently situated off Hwy 1 and approximately 65 kms east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre is the premier entertainment and sports venue in the region.
ABOUT GLOBAL SPECTRUM
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world, including two additional properties in British Columbia. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.