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House Call: Deliver us from Judgement

Deliver us from judgement. What do I mean by that? I mean we all need to take it easy on ourselves. No two people have the exact same delivery.

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House Call: Stop Slow Play!

Two hours is plenty of time for 8 ends. If you’re having difficulties getting through your game in the allotted timeframe have a look at these ideas for picking up the pace.

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House Call: Communication Breakdown

Teams are constantly missing shots because of poor communication. Notice I said teams and not just throwers.

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House Call: Balance Basics

Balance is an essential skill for curlers. If you find yourself wobbly and unstable during your delivery it’s time to go back to building your balance skills.

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House Call: Mid-Season Check Up

This week I witnessed one minor injury, a major one, a broken rock handle, a broken broom, and a lot of dangerous behaviour.

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House Call: Please Release Me!

A common mistake beginners make is hanging on to the rock too long. When this happens momentum is actually taken away from the stone.

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House Call: Nobody’s perfect

I managed to embarrass myself in front of a group of novice curlers on Saturday. Instead of pushing it aside and hoping the incident is forgotten I’ve decided to share it with the nation!

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House Call: It’s a Family Affair

Happy New Year! Here’s wishing you 365 more days of peace, love, and as much curling as possible!

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House Call: Courtesies to Remember

Curling is a gentlepersons sport. Sometimes it’s hard to remember it’s not just the other team you need to be courteous to. Here are a few things to remember and practice in the New Year

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House Call: A Word about Strategy

We’re coming up on my favourite/least favourite time of year. It’s almost time for The Season of Champions… you know, when the Scotties, the Brier, The Canadian Juniors, etc. flood your TV screens

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House Call: Spread the Fun!

So you’re almost halfway through the season, you can absolutely call yourself a curler! Now curling needs a little help from you.

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House Call: Don’t Fear the Wings

It’s your turn to throw and in your mind you’re begging the skip not to call it. “Give me a draw, give me a freeze, give me anything else,” you chant internally.

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House Call: Why the Heck Should I Shoot a Turkey?

‘Tis the season of the Turkey Shoot (or skills competition for those sensitive to the fate of fowl). Many clubs will offer an evening or afternoon social where curlers can come together for some good old fashioned fun.

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House Call: Practice with Purpose

Have you ever wondered about the guy at your curling club (there’s usually at least one at every club) who practices more than any other recreational player you know but still isn’t very good?

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House Call: Practice Etiquette

All curlers should do their best to get out and practice as often as possible. I understand it can be difficult to find the time but if you can squeeze it in the effects over can be invaluable.

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