Here's a look at the top men's and women's teams to watch in the 2016-17 Grand Slam of Curling season as the road to qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics continues.
Curling Canada has endorsed new rules that effectively outlaw recent innovations — new sweeping techniques and broom technology — that had radically altered the game.
The National Research Council is teaming up with the World Curling Federation to investigate the effects of curling broom technology on ice surfaces ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics to level the playing field for athletes and ensure technology doesn't overtake ability.
Jennifer Jones led from the opening end Sunday, beating Rachel Homan 7-5 in the women's final at the Champions Cup Grand Slam of Curling event.
Reid Carruthers toppled Mike McEwen 4-3 on Saturday night in the semifinals at the seventh and final event of the Grand Slam season to set up a meeting with John Epping.
Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni downed Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa 7-6 in the tiebreaker draw at the Champions Cup curling event on Friday night to advance into the quarter-finals.
Sweden's Niklas Edin scored a deuce in the final end to come from behind and defeat Canada's Brad Gushue 4-3 on Thursday in evening play at the Champions Cup curling event in Sherwood Park, Alta.
Chelsea Carey suffered an upset defeat to the reigning world junior champions in Sherwood Park, Alta., Wednesday evening.
Colleen Jones has won two world championships and the Tournament of Hearts six times. She's also appeared in a record 21 Canadian Championships.
Canada was knocked out of the playoff round at the world mixed doubles curling championship on Friday after dropping a 6-5 decision to Scotland at the Lofbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad, Sweden.
Canada's Marliese Kasner and Dustin Kalthoff remain perfect through round-robin play at the world mixed doubles curling championship.
Scotland's Eve Muirhead won her third Players' Championship title with a 9-6 victory over Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones on Sunday afternoon in the women's final.
Winnipeg skips Jennifer Jones and Kerri Einarson will meet in the semifinals at the Players' Championship.
Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L., is the only skip to remain undefeated through the round-robin portion of the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship in Toronto.
Ottawa's Rachel Homan shut out Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Chelsea Carey 10-0 on Thursday night in Draw 9 of the Players' Championship.
World champion Kevin Koe is one of four curlers to start off the Grand Slam of Curling Players' Championship with a perfect 2-0 record.
Kevin Koe's Team Canada captured the 2016 men's curling title with 5-3 victory over Denmark on Sunday in Basel, Switzerland.
Canada's Kevin Koe will play for the world title at the men's world curling championships on Sunday after beating Denmark on Friday.
Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne advanced to Sunday's championship game of the world men's curling championship against Canada with a 9-3 semifinal win over American John Shuster on Saturday.
The United States edged Japan 5-4 on Saturday in the Page 3-4 game to secure a semifinal berth at the world men's curling championship.