The top names in curling are in Regina this week for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.
The first event of the year, the Tour Challenge, begins at the Co-Operators Centre at Evraz Place Tuesday afternoon with the first draw at 4:30.
30 men’s and 30 women’s rinks are taking part in the Grand Slam’s first of seven events on the season in what is a big year for the sport seeing it is an Olympic year.
Canadian rinks skipped by world champions Rachel Homan and Brad Gushue (pictured) will be in attendance as will others like Jennifer Jones, Brad Jacobs and Reid Carruthers with Regina’s Braeden Moskowy playing third.
Some of the world’s best will also be in attendance as Scotland’s Eve Muirhead will be here as will Sweden’s Niklas Edin and Norway’s Steffan Walsted.
Several Saskatchewan rinks are also competing including defending provincial women’s champion Penny Barker of Moose Jaw, and Regina’s Adam Casey who is the defending provincial men’s champ.
The finals for both go Sunday.