A few years ago, when Kathy Arnold looked into starting a Learn to Curl program at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., she had no idea the results would be so spectacular – and so long term.
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program recently visited with Mount Pearl Special Olympics athletes. Superstar instructor Geoff Walker exposed them to a new sport and they loved it! Here is Coach Guy’s take on their experience with Rocks & Rings.
The Canadian Curling Association is pleased to announce the first official Competition Development Workshop, being held March 27-30, 2014 in Hamilton, Ont. Effective Jan. 1, 2014 “Competition-Development” Coach Workshop has replaced Level 3 Technical, until now this has been a provincially administered program, going forward this will be a nationally administered program being delivered by the CCA.
In 1963, curlers threw their first rocks down the ice at the brand new Dundas Granite Curling Club, and this fall, some of those curlers returned to this small Ontario town to help celebrate the club’s fiftieth anniversary.
Starting young has paid off for Tyler Smith of the Montague Curling Club in P.E.I. Smith’s father enrolled him in the Little Rocks program at age six and he’s been hooked ever since.
A new curler sits in the hack staring at her skip at the far end. Her worst nightmare of a shot is being called; a take-out.
Every year, junior curlers from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nunavut begin chasing their biggest junior curling dream with their eyes set on representing their province or territory at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships.
When the Fort Frances Curling Club replaced its aging physical plant with a new geothermal heating and cooling system in 2011, the benefits were noticed right away. And so were the high financial costs of such a significant capital investment.
When groups of eager curlers took to the ice at the recent Team Howard Fantasy Curling Camp, they were looking for instruction from “the pros” on delivering the perfect curling shot. And they got it – thanks to some nifty technology that provides immediate feedback and encourages quick correction of bad habits.
A total of 680 curlers from the Greater Montreal area participated in the 2013 edition of the Grand Match and Grande Dame held on Saturday November 16, 2013.
We are extremely excited to announce that the Rocks & Rings program has now reached over 500,000 kids across Canada! Here’s a brief insight into how it all began.
Finding the perfect gift for somebody special can be a huge challenge. If that special someone happens to be curler look no further. Here are some great gift ideas to light up their eyes come Christmas morning.
Finding revenue beyond membership fees is a concept that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to curling clubs. Corporate partnerships are great ways to find secondary sources of revenue, an opportunity that many clubs are missing out on.
The day you get to pack your curling shoes in your carry-on baggage and take off on a plane is an extremely exciting “first”, one many junior curlers experience the first time they earn the right to represent their province.
Heather Nedohin has been a top-level competitor for many years and is loved by fans everywhere for the emotion she shows on the curling ice. Last spring we connected with her to get her involved with the Rocks & Rings program and she jumped at the opportunity.