School’s out for curling in Saint John!
- Updated: November 6, 2013
The Host Committee for the 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Booster Juice, has teamed up with Irving Oil to give more than 2,500 New Brunswick Anglophone South District elementary school students the opportunity to experience the excitement of live championship curling.
In preparation for the world championship, Ford World Women’s volunteers are introducing the sport to students at the 15 participating schools through the ‘Rocks and Rings’ game.
The students are being tutored in the fundamentals of curling in school gyms by a group of experienced curlers, including Andrea Crawford and Rebecca Atkinson, the skip and third of last year’s New Brunswick representatives at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
When the biggest names in women’s curling slide into the Harbour Station in Saint John, March 15-23, an enthusiastic group of youngsters will be in the arena for the morning round robin draws on Monday to Thursday to cheer on their favourite team. Also thanks to Irving Oil, each student will receive one complimentary pass to attend one of the draws during the championship.
In addition to their presence in the stands, each school’s grade 3-5 students will adopt a country that will become part of their learning curriculum for the year and provide artwork featuring the countries of the 12 teams competing in the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. The results of the special art project will be featured on a country mural in the inside connection leading to Harbour Station.
“You Gotta Be There” when curling fans of all ages gather in Saint John for the 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship. Reserve your seats today just by clicking here.