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Featured Curling Athlete: Ben Hebert

Ben Hebert had built up a pretty nice collection of Brier Purple Hearts since exhausting his junior eligibility.

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Featured Curling Athlete: John Morris

You’d be hard-pressed to find a curler on the planet who’s more used to curling in the glare of the spotlight than John Morris.

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Martin Shooting for Canada Cup History

Alberta’s Kevin Martin stands out as one of the most accomplished curlers to ever play the game, with a resume that includes virtually every championship title in the world.

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Fit to Curl: Building up for the Brier

I’m putting this entry together as my team gets ready to depart for the Tim Hortons Brier. The days before the Brier are always exciting times — it’s such a great event and an incredible Canadian tradition.

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Fit to Curl: Thoughts on the Continental Cup, Mixed Doubles and athleticism in curling

I began putting this entry together as I unpacked after the World Financial Group Continental Group and started to pull things together for the trip east

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Fit to Curl: A holiday break. And the return.

After our team won the last Capital One Grand Slam, the Swiss Chalet National, we went on a break that was longer than any we’ve had in some time.

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Fit to Curl: The between-game workout.

Medicine Hat hosted a Canada Cup that was great in every way except for, well, the way that final game turned out. (Actually, even that was good for the fans. While I’ll never get used to losing, Glenn Howard made a beauty to win.)

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Fit to Curl: La Releve Camp, Cheeseburger Picnics and Charity Golf Tourneys

As Labour Day weekend rolls by, curlers start to think about getting back on the ice again. In fact, many have already been on the ice — it seems that more and more clubs offer camps and leagues in late summer.

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Around the House: The season is coming! The season is coming!

Depending on where you curl and how your club is set up, it’s likely that autumn signals (a) the start of the school year and (b) the beginning of your curling season.

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The Olympic Experience: how fitness played a role in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Olympics was, of course, one of the very best experiences of my life. In this month’s blog entry, I’m going to share with you some of the fitness- related things that my team and I did throughout the month we spent in Vancouver.

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Fit to Curl: Maximizing Strength Training in the Off-Season

The summer months are my favourite time of year to train.  Not only can I vary my workouts to include a lot of outdoor activities — hello Vitamin D! — but I also don’t have to worry about cutting my weekly training short because I have to get on a plane and fly to a spiel.

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Fit to Curl: Taking a break. And how to get back at it.

I imagine I’m like a lot of people who work hard at the game throughout a curling season. By the time May rolls around, I’m ready for a break.

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