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Junior Athlete Q&A: Tyler Smith

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.

 
House Call: Tips for take-outs

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.

 
Inside Junior Curling: Chasing the dream

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.

 
Around the House: A winning team effort in Fort Frances

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.

 
Technology on the ice: Not just for elite curlers

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.

 
Victory for Bel-Aire and Hudson Legion in Grand Match and Grand Dame 2013

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.

 
Rocks & Rings: Over 500,000 kids introduced to curling!

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.

 
House Call: Five great gifts for the curler in your life

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.

 
Business of Curling: Corporate partnerships help generate revenue

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.

 
Inside Junior Curling: Learning Life lessons

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.

 
Olympic hopefuls pitch in with Capital One Rocks & Rings

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.

 
Sports Leadership Award for Rea, Morris and Coulterman

Three highly successful Canadian curling coaches have been announced as recipients of 2013 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Coaching Association of Canada’s annual Sport Leadership sportif conference in Calgary.

 
House Call: Seniors step off ice for floor curling

There’s no ice at the Griffiths Seniors Centre in Black Diamond, but the curlers could care less. They’re floor curling – no ice required.

 
Junior Athlete Q&A: Shannon Birchard

If the name Shannon Birchard sounds familiar, there’s a very good reason for that! Birchard is most well-known for skipping Team Manitoba to a second place-finish at last year’s M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships in Fort McMurray, Alta., losing a close final to B.C’s Corryn Brown.

 
Inside Junior Curling: Forever young

As Team Newfoundland and Labrador was announced at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Senior Curling Nationals, out walked best friends and teammates Geoff Cunningham and Rob Thomas, the reigning Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships silver medalists.

 

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