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Rocks & Rings goes to Sudbury

March 13, 2015

The Curling Canada Rocks & Rings program has worked with curling clubs across Canada to help grow Little Rock and Junior programs in many communities. Marg Hardie and Bill Sloan are not only Rocks & Rings instructors in the Sudbury area, but they also run the youth programs at the Sudbury Curling Club.

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Inside Junior Curling: Embarking for Estonia

February 26, 2015

They’re off! Our men’s and women’s junior national teams are on their way to Tallin, Estonia, to compete at the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships. For the first time in Canadian curling history, both skips are repeat national champs.

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House Call: Spare time?

February 24, 2015

It’s the night before your regular league game and you’re sick. You need a spare. Do you have someone your team knows and trusts ready to fill in for you? Probably not.

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House Call: Don’t skip out on skipping

January 28, 2015

Of all the positions on a curling team, skip seems to be the most intimidating for new curlers. True, the position of skip isn’t a good fit for everyone, but don’t let lack of confidence stop you from giving it a try.

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CCA to team with KidSport Calgary to help kids get in the game

January 21, 2015

The Canadian Curling Association and KidSport Calgary have teamed up to introduce programming that will not only help build participation levels in youth curling, but also will help families in need get their kids involved in the sport, it was announced today.

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Inside Junior Curling: Age is but a number

January 21, 2015

When the finest junior curlers in Canada hit the ice this Saturday in Corner Brook, N.L., for the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships curling fans will be wowed by the talent from coast to coast – and we will be even more impressed when we discover the age of many of our most talented athletes.

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A big birthday for Saskatchewan’s 1955 Brier champ

January 20, 2015

Curler Lloyd Campbell has celebrated many accomplishments, both on and off the ice, but the biggest one yet happened on Sun. Jan. 4, when the family and friends of this Saskatchewan curling legend gathered to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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Rocking around the clock – and raising money for charity

January 7, 2015

The numbers tell only part of the story: 10 curlers on the ice at the Coldwater & District Curling Club playing 288 ends in just over 80 hours, raising money for local charities and setting the (as yet unofficial) Guinness World Record for longest curling game.

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Sparing for charity at The Glencoe Club

December 22, 2014

Calgary’s Glencoe Club and National Training Centre (NTC) know how to get into the holiday spirit: the Super Spare Silent Auction, now in its fourth year, raises money to support a local shelter for homeless and runaway youth. How? By auctioning off the services of high-performance curlers to The Glencoe’s curling members.

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Vernon junior spiel gives young curlers a competitive edge

December 18, 2014

Jim Cotter is well known in Canadian curling circles for his precision shot-making on the ice. But a few weeks ago, he was wearing another curling hat: junior team coach and part of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual Prestige Hotels Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Classic in Vernon, B.C.

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Inside Junior Curling: Unsung heroes

December 17, 2014

Sometimes in sports we look at our most successful athletes as the true heroes. We say that the athletes standing atop the Olympic podium will go down in sporting history, and it’s true, they will. We too often forget about that team behind the scenes. We forget that the most crucial part of a team doesn’t get to stand atop the Olympic podium.

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Rocks & Rings gets kids onto the ice in Oromocto

December 10, 2014

Dr. Brian Dalrymple has been sponsoring the Rocks & Rings program in Oromocto, N.B., for the past three years. Each fall, he “adopts” local schools in order to bring curling awareness to local elementary students. The Gage Golf & Country Club is using the Rocks & Rings program as a marketing tool for their curling club and especially for their Little Rocks program: they’ve taken the kids from the gym to the curling rink.

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House Call: Getting Started sweeps across the Ottawa Valley

December 2, 2014

The Ottawa Valley Curling Association has found a way to improve its already successful Getting Started in Curling for Adults program: they’re not just training new curlers, they’re training the trainers, too.

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Business of Curling: Blind River Curling Club

November 26, 2014

When you’re a curling club in a small community far from larger centres, it can be a challenge to keep the sheets full and members happy. But the Blind River Curling Club hasn’t let its relatively small size get in the way of providing successful leagues and activities for curlers of all ages and levels.

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Inside Junior Curling: School comes first!

November 4, 2014

One of the most common traits you’ll find in junior curlers across Canada and even internationally is the fact that most of these athletes are not simply athletes, but student athletes.

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