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House Call: Five Ways to Combat Slow Play

Slow play affects players at all levels. There are even teams at the Brier and Scotties who push limits and take their sweet, sweet time when playing. Slow Play is best avoided as it makes the game drag on and on and sucks the fun right out of the sport.

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House Call: The Line’s Divine

If you’re relatively new to curling, you likely play front end on a team and never consider line call. And then, against all odds, it happens. Skipper calls in sick and your second’s out of town. You call in a spare but they have to play lead. Your third moves up to skip and suddenly… Holy Cow… you’re playing third!

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House Call: Transition Torment from Lift to No-Lift Delivery

I had a number of lessons this past week with curlers transitioning from a lift delivery to a no-lift delivery.

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House Call: Christmas Gifts for the Curler in Your Life

If you’re having trouble finding gifts for the curler in your life this year, look no further for great ideas.

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Brier Bound

The 2012 Tim Hortons Brier will be contested at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre from March 3-11, and the country’s best curlers are now in the thick of provincial play-downs to determine who will comprise the field at the game’s highest profile championship.

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House Call: Visually Impaired Curling

In recent years curling has been touted as a life sport. It can be played by children, adults and seniors, and there are very few stages of life when the sport is not an option. But aside from being a life sport, curling is also easily accessible to those with disabilities, including the visually impaired.

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House Call: Slow Play is Poison

Each time we met them in the round robin we cringed. Not because they were rude or especially skilled but because they were slow.

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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: 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: 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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Around the House: It’s team-building time!

The email from Betty-Anne arrived last week: “Hi Jean, I’m in charge of making up the teams for our Wednesday Night Business Women’s League. Could you let me know what position you’d like to play?” With a thrill of pre-season excitement, I realized that team-building time has arrived.

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