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Sault Ste. Marie to Host 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

November 6, 2008

The Canadian Curling Association announced today that the Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be held at the ESSAR Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, January 30 – February 7, 2010.

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Parity in curling leagues and more…

November 5, 2008

I have had a number of e-mails in the last month concerning league set-ups, round robin draw formats, the buzzer / bell / light rule as examples.

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Halifax Awarded the 2010 Tim Hortons Brier

November 4, 2008

The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that the 2010 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Monsanto, will be staged at the Metro Centre in Halifax, March 6-14, 2010.

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A Tale of Two Olympic Teams

November 1, 2008

I had the pleasure of travelling to the Cactus Pheasant Classic with our National Men’s Coach Jim Waite and what an event these people had put on.  With a $70,000 purse, this second year event, boasted almost every top team in men’s curling, along with one international team from Scotland. 

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Heroes on Ice

October 27, 2008

Every child has a hero and many adults do too. Webster’s Dictionary defines hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities”.

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Sorel-Tracy to host 2010 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors

October 22, 2008

The 2010 M&M Meat Shops Canadian junior men’s and women’s curling championships will be held in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

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Off to a hot start – Team Kleibrink

October 12, 2008

If you are paying attention to the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) of late you will notice that team Kleibrink are off to an extremely hot start going three for three in their first three events – Vernon, Regina and Calgary.

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Rising from the ashes… Curling Beausejour

October 7, 2008

It is one of the biggest turnaround stories in Canadian curling. As early as 2000, Curling Beausejour in Moncton was a club that seemed headed for bankruptcy.

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Near-Perfect Conditions for our Elite Athletes?

October 3, 2008

A lot of time and effort have been put into making the playing conditions at major curling championships nearly perfect during the past 20 years. 

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Hey Coach: Focus and Refocus Strategies (Mental Preparation)

September 26, 2008

You can’t wait until things start going well during a game before you start trusting. You have to start replicating the state of mind you have when you are at your best. No matter what happens (mistakes, lose a lead, etc.), you have to strive to maintain that state of mind.

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Team Simmons – keep an eye on these guys!

September 24, 2008

The Canadian Team Ranking System is off and running! And with that, the road to the “final 8” Trials spots is slowly becoming clearer – perhaps only a tiny bit clearer at the moment and we are still months away from confirming all of the qualified teams.

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Hey Coach: Curling Warm-Up Routine (Physical Preparation)

September 24, 2008

As in any sport the athletes should warm up before proceeding to the ice surface.

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Hey Coach: Video Analysis 101

September 22, 2008

Video analysis in the sport of curling is not new, however the use of computer based software to do this on our behalf is only about three years old.

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What’s in a Name?

September 16, 2008

The men’s world curling championship debuted in Scotland in 1959.  Only Canada and Scotland competed the first two years, but the event soon grew in size and popularity.

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It’s September – are you sliding through ropes?

September 9, 2008

This time of year is somewhat magical in the world of curling as all types of curlers are leaving the green acres of the golfing world and heading out to the local curling club to get the season started. 

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