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Featured Curling Athlete: Tom Naugler

As the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier wore on in Saskatoon in early March, two storylines became apparent.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Warmth in Coldwater

The Coldwater Curling Club – you may have heard of it. Coldwater is the home club of the Glenn Howard and Sherry Middaugh curling teams. Just as important as the fame of these world-class curling teams, Coldwater is steadily gaining a reputation of developing a fine youth program, which starts off with Little Rocks.

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House Call: Flexibility Found at the Tartan Curling Club

One word to describe the Tartan Curling Club in Regina would be flexible. At this time, in the business of curling, flexibility is paramount. A changing demographic is forcing curling clubs to get creative with their programming, and create an environment where people want to get started in curling and stick with the sport for life.

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Around the House: One Curling Club, Two Big Events

Lots of curling clubs host bonspiels, right?  The process is simple: advertise for teams, stock the bar, arrange the food, organize the prizes and entertainment, maybe do a bit of decorating, and you’re all set to go.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Denni Neufeld

Losing the final at the Manitoba men’s championship to Rob Fowler was a crushing disappointment for Denni Neufeld and his teammates with the Mike McEwen squad from Winnipeg.

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Laurier women remain undefeated at university championships

WELLAND, Ont. – After three days of competition at the CIS/CCA University Curling Championships hosted by Brock University at the Welland Curling Club, the Laurier Golden Hawks women’s team remains undefeated while Alberta and Waterloo sit tied for first on the men’s side.

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Pebbles to Boulders: From Little Rocks To Scotties

Imagine, growing up in a curling family, where your life-long dream is to play in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Womens Curling Championships. Since age 5, each winter is spent at the curling club, learning the craft that finally one day sends you and your team to the dream-come-true with a win of the Scotties provincial championship. This is exactly what has happened to Tracy Horgan from Sudbury Ontario.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: China Update

For someone who first took to the game less than a dozen years ago, Bingyu Wang has had a tremendous run of success on curling’s world stage. In 2008 at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Vernon, B.C., she led China to a round-robin record of 9-2 and a silver medal finish. A year later in Gangneung, South Korea, she went one better, finishing preliminary play with a record of 10-1 and capping things off with an 8-6 victory over Sweden’s Anette Norberg in the gold medal game.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Russia Update

They will be representing the Russian Federation when play gets underway at the 2012 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship and they all have a deep and abiding passion for the Roarin’ Game.

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Around the House: Always Something to Celebrate

Attention may be focused on championship curling at the moment – the Scotties just finished, the Brier underway, and the Junior World Championships in progress – but clubs across the country have their own special events happening as well. Old and new, big and small, curling clubs love to commemorate their anniversaries and remember where they came from.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: United States Update

She struck gold at the 2003 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in Winnipeg, as vice for Debbie McCormick, but this year, she’ll be the one calling the shots, after capturing the 2012 U.S. National Curling Championship in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 18.

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World Junior Curling Championships begin in Sweden

The international curling focus turns to Östersund, Sweden, where the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships get underway today.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Organization + Fun = Success

Being organized is a key step to the success of any curling program. That’s a message I stress with program organizers. Fun is the happiness on the faces of those you are serving. Success is a relative term, which can be measured in many different ways, but can be the satisfaction of a job well done. Organization, fun and success are enjoyed by the Little Rockers of Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Lethbridge Welcomes the World: Denmark Update

Lene Nielsen and her Hvidovre Curling Club team of Helle Simonsen, Jeanne Ellegaard and Maria Poulsen successfully defended their Danish national championship title over the weekend of February 17 – 19 on home ice.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Andrew O’Dell

For Andrew O’Dell, who curls out of the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton, New Brunswick, 2011 was a very good year.

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