Throughout the season, we’ll be sitting down with young, up-and-coming athletes to find out everything from their favourite food to eat on the road to what their goals and dreams are.
A former Canadian Curling Association president and member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame has passed away.
The glass may have been foggy for spectators, and there may have been a few ice bumps thanks to the humid, rainy weather, but that didn’t stop hundreds of curlers – and non-curlers – from congregating at the Guelph Curling Club on Saturday, September 21 to kick off the club’s 175th anniversary season.
The start of the curling season is just as important to coaches as it is to curlers. While teams of all levels are getting back on the ice, coaches are working on their skills too, attending National Coaching Certification Programs delivered by their Member Associations (MA).
The 2015 Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships are headed to Edmonton, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).
Cathlia Ward shares the story of her first session as a Capital One Rocks & Rings instructor in New Brunswick.
Identifying a problem is the easy part when it comes to developing the sport of curling. But how do you, as manager of a curling facility, execute a solution?
Former Canadian Curling Association president Dr. Clyde Opaleychuk has passed away.
Opaleychuk, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, died on Saturday at the age of 71 at his home in French River, Ont.
He was active on the Sudbury curling scene, serving as president and as a member of the board of directors of the Sudbury Curling Club, of which he was a life member. He also co-chaired the host committee for the 1983 Labatt Brier in Sudbury.
Opaleychuk would go on to serve as the secretary-treasurer of the Northern Ontario Curling Association, and eventually was elected to the board of the CCA. He assumed the presidency of the CCA for the 1984-85 season, during which he played a role in curling moving to the Olympic stage as a demonstration sport for the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.
He was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1986, won the CCA’s Ray Kingsmith Award for executive volunteer service in 1993, and was inducted into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
You can read his obituary here.
My name is Cathlia Ward, I’m a 19-year-old Leadership student at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and I love curling.
As Canada’s top curling teams prepare for the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, presented by Monsanto, in Winnipeg, planning is already underway to determine participants in the 2017 Canadian Curling Trials.
We’ve all seen them at the curling club. Some cover their eyes and hold their breath as their daughter leaves the hack. Others pace back and forth while their son figures out how to steal a point in the extra end. They’re parents at the curling club.
Picture it. You arrive at the curling club, partial team in tow. Excitement crackles in the air as old friends come together for another curling season. Except, you have a problem. Your team is one player short.
Four days. Six hours in the classroom. Six hours at fitness practice. Twelve hours on the ice. One dance and one massive team shoot out.
A new website launching this week is the product of a unique collaboration between the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and one of its Member Associations.
Listen! Can you hear it? That’s the sound of skips calling and rocks sliding on the ice as another season gets underway. Ice techs, club managers, league conveners, coaches, and curlers of all ages – let’s not forget fans, too – are ramping up for the 2013-2014 season.