Following Team Canada
By Caleb Flaxey (Team Canada alternate) — My wife Alli is here to cheer on our team. She flew here after skipping Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal.
By Dawn McEwen (Team Canada lead) — This morning’s game against Denmark wasn’t easy, so we were glad to pull out the win in the end.
By Ryan Harnden (Team Canada lead) — We knew it would be an intense night at the Ice Cube, and, yeah, the crowd was crazy.
By Kirsten Wall (Team Canada alternate) — The one thing about being an alternate instead of being one of the four players on the ice is that it is DEFINITELY more nerve-racking!
By Brad Jacobs (Team Canada skip) — A lot of people look at what we did when we went unbeaten at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings and think that we should be doing the same thing here in Russia.
By Jennifer Jones (Team Canada skip) — One thing about our team is that we like our routines. We’ve travelled to some amazing places over the years, like South Korea, China, Switzerland and now Russia. And one thing that doesn’t change is that every morning, we have toast and peanut butter! So that’s what we did this morning before our game against Sweden.
By E.J. Harnden (Team Canada second) — Well, we knew coming in that every game was going to be tough so we can’t get too down in the dumps about losing tonight.
By JILL OFFICER (Team Canada second) — We’ve been waiting for today for all of our lives, really. But we’ve been REALLY impatient since we got here on Tuesday night, so it was really exciting to get out there and throw a rock today.
By RYAN FRY (Team Canada third) — The first game is out of the way, and we were very happy to finally get a chance to play.
SOCHI, Russia — Canada’s men’s and women’s curling teams have arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics with hopes of extending a perfect record of winning medals.
Canada’s curling teams will play for gold in Sochi beginning next week wearing the latest in uniform technology.
Over the New Year’s break, Northern Ontario’s Tracy Horgan and her team from Sudbury, Ont., travelled to Yichun, China, to compete in the 2013 Yichun International Ladies Curling Competition.
It took an extra end, but Team Canada men battled their way to a 2013 Winter Universiade bronze medal after defeating Norway’s Markus Hoeiberg 6-5 at the Baselga di Pine Ice Stadium in Trentino, Italy.
Brendan Bottcher and his team from the University of Alberta finished off the round robin in winning form and are headed for the semifinals at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.
With two wins on Monday, Canada’s Laura Crocker is getting closer to notching a spot in the tie-breakers at the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.