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Inside Junior Curling: Optimist International U-18 Curling Championships

April 19, 2013

The Optimist International U-18 Curling Championships is Canada’s premier youth event for players under 18 years of age.

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House Call: Think about sitting on your curling club’s Board of Directors

April 10, 2013

Most curling clubs are guided by a Board of Directors. If you’re new to curling or you’ve been a member for only a few years, you might feel you don’t have anything to offer the Board. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Inside Junior Curling: A Junior Program Coordinator’s Perspective

April 5, 2013

Ever wonder what it’s like to jump head first into teaching a group of youngsters each week? Would you be brave enough to take on that challenge? Well Sherrie Burechailo did just that and never looked back.

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Meaford Curling Club adopts local schools with Capital One Rocks & Rings

April 3, 2013

Over the past few years, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been expanding. We’ve been encouraging local clubs to take advantage of our Adopt a School program. The Meaford Curling Club worked with their local schools to get students from the gym to the curling ice, and here is their story.

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Wheelchair Curling: A New Learning Curve

April 2, 2013

Following the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit earlier this winter, athletes and coaches around the country have been trying out new best practices in order to further the sport in Canada.

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Police officers, fire fighters and postal workers on the ice for national curling titles

March 22, 2013

It’s championship season in Canada for all sorts of curlers – including more than just the high-profile teams seen on the national and world stage.

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House Call: Five things you can do to help your curling club

March 20, 2013

Curling clubs often operate on a shoestring budget…or less. Sure, collecting dues from members helps to offset some of the operational costs, but there are many other expenses. For the most part, clubs try to offer as many inexpensive or free events as possible. So keep this in mind: it is the job of members to help make their club a better place, just as it is the job of the curling centre to offer a friendly, clean facility with good ice.

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Inside Junior Curling: Final thoughts on the World Junior Curling Championships

March 15, 2013

Cathlia Ward, fifth for Team Canada at the World Junior Curling Championships, has just returned home from Sochi, Russia after a whirlwind journey. The team had some ups and downs during the week; however, as you read Ward’s account, it is very apparent that the team reflects very fondly on their exciting adventure.

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Around the House: Bringing a Canadian championship to Ottawa’s RA Centre

March 13, 2013

It’s championship season on the Canadian curling scene, and even though every championship isn’t a juggernaut like, say, the Tim Hortons Brier, each one requires a tremendous contribution by organizing committees, volunteers and, in some cases, curling facility staff and club members.

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House Call: A word about swearing, smack talk, broom bashing and other tomfoolery

March 6, 2013

Curling is a game. No match, that I know of (though perhaps it would make good reality TV), has ever been to the death. In league play there is no car on the line; in fact, there’s very little money on the line. At most we’re usually talking enough money to cover the bar tab after the game.

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Inside Junior Curling: Journey to Sochi for Junior Worlds

March 1, 2013

Cathlia Ward was chosen to be the fifth for the Canadian junior team who is currently in Sochi, Russia for the World Junior Curling Championships. I asked Cathlia about her experience of joining Team Canada, and she shared her experience with me in her own words – which isn’t surprising since she’s also blogging about it at Memoirs of a Fifth.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: All in the family

February 28, 2013

The Capital One Rocks & Rings program recently spent three days at Lester B. Pearson School in Aurora, Ontario. For one student – the only curler in the school – this was a chance to spread the word about the game he loved and hopefully recruit some friends to form a school curling team. Here’s his account of the day.

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Making Great Ice: Scraping patterns

February 27, 2013

Scraping is always a topic of interest to ice technicians. Let’s look at issues that arise with scraping: preparing new ice, and daily scraping patterns.

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House Call: Avoid the Seasonal Curling Zombie Virus

February 20, 2013

We all love the time of year when the Scotties and the Brier dominate our TV watching schedules for weeks on end. The players are great sweepers and throwers, the shot-making is superb, and the strategy is rich with complexity.

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Inside Junior Curling: Chatting with the Canadian Junior Champions

February 15, 2013

It’s been less than a week since Corryn Brown and Matt Dunstone won the women’s and men’s titles at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, and the two young skips are still in awe… and a little bit of shock. You can’t miss the emotion in their voices when they are asked how it feels to be the newest junior champs.

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