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House Call: Curling is the Real Social Network

Whether you’ve been on the ice for weeks, you’re lacing up your shoes for the first time this week, or you still have a little time to go before you get your first game of the season in, let’s take some time to consider the many benefits of social networking.

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House Call: Ice Legs

Listen up wobblers and weeblers! Nobody wants to see you fall, so take a few pieces of advice from someone who calls too many ambulances at this time of year.

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House Call: Skipping to Victory

Skips are a rare breed. Not because a skip needs to be the best player on the team, you don’t, but because skipping can be lonely and stressful. You are alone at the far end with no company but the opposition.

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House Call: Third, Third, Third… Third is the Word!

The third is the heart of every team. The go-between the skip and the front end. A jack of all trades; the third needs to throw hits and draws with ease, understand the ice

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House Call: Second to None

On many teams the second is the secret weapon. Take Jill Officer (team Jennifer Jones) for instance, without her amazing takeouts her team would be in big trouble. While the lead sets up the end the second is there to keep things on track and sometimes to put a derailed train back on the tracks!

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House Call: Be a Better Lead

Being a good lead isn’t about making all your shots all of the time. There’s so much more to it.

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House Call: Routine Repeat

She squats down in the hack and cleans her stone. She stands up and waits for her skip to take control of the house. Her skip shows the desired shot outcome and lays down the broom.

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House Call: Late Season Equipment Check

Club Championships are upon us, the majority of the season has come and gone, it’s time to take a hard look at what we’ll take into next season. Here are some telltale signs it’s time to take advantage of end-of-season sales and replace worn out equipment.

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House Call: Be Fine With Line

If you are new to the third or skip position you know what a challenge it can be to call line. The person in control of the house is not meant to be a broom-holding statue. There’s so much more to it.

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House Call: Burn Victim

Every curler has burned or will burn a stone at some point (a burned stone is when a stone is touched while in motion by the throwing team).

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House Call: Deliver us from Judgement

Deliver us from judgement. What do I mean by that? I mean we all need to take it easy on ourselves. No two people have the exact same delivery.

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House Call: Stop Slow Play!

Two hours is plenty of time for 8 ends. If you’re having difficulties getting through your game in the allotted timeframe have a look at these ideas for picking up the pace.

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House Call: Communication Breakdown

Teams are constantly missing shots because of poor communication. Notice I said teams and not just throwers.

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House Call: Balance Basics

Balance is an essential skill for curlers. If you find yourself wobbly and unstable during your delivery it’s time to go back to building your balance skills.

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House Call: Mid-Season Check Up

This week I witnessed one minor injury, a major one, a broken rock handle, a broken broom, and a lot of dangerous behaviour.

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