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House Call: Tips for take-outs

A new curler sits in the hack staring at her skip at the far end. Her worst nightmare of a shot is being called; a take-out.

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House Call: Five great gifts for the curler in your life

Finding the perfect gift for somebody special can be a huge challenge. If that special someone happens to be curler look no further. Here are some great gift ideas to light up their eyes come Christmas morning.

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House Call: Seniors step off ice for floor curling

There’s no ice at the Griffiths Seniors Centre in Black Diamond, but the curlers could care less. They’re floor curling – no ice required.

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House Call: A new age for team building

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.

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

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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House Call: Six Ways to Be a Better Sweeper

I have been asked many times if sweeping actually makes a difference or if it’s just a giant conspiracy to keep the players who aren’t throwing or skipping busy. The truth is this – sweeping can make a huge difference if it is done with proper technique. Unfortunately sweeping is often dismissed as something not worth practicing and some players do not develop the skills needed to be truly effective.

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House Call: My Wish for Curlers in 2013 and Beyond

I have one wish for the curling community at large for 2013 and hopefully beyond. My wish is simple. One word says it all: Acceptance.

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House Call: Victorian Victory

Presentations by the Canadian Curling Association about the Adult Get Started in Curling League pilot program in Ottawa convinced Len Stewart to start, not just one program in Greater Victoria, but four!

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House Call: Chilliwack Rocks New “Get Started in Curling” League

Nothing makes beginners feel more welcome than offering programs specifically for them, run by people who want them. That’s exactly how Chilliwack has made 28 new curlers feel at home in their brand new Get Started in Curling League.

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