Tag Archives: junior curling

Tag Archives: junior curling

A new curling skills competition for Ontario kids

A young Elmwood CC curler gets some one-on-one instruction on her delivery in the thriving youth program (Photo courtesy B. Quesnel)
October 14, 2015

Young Ontario curlers aged 6-13 now have a new and exciting way to test out their curling skills as the Ontario Curling Association has announced its inaugural Hit, Draw & Tap Challenge for the 2015-2016 season. Curlers of all skill sets are invited to head down to their host club to test out their skills, with an opportunity to compete in a provincial championship event – on arena ice!

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Youth Olympics Journey: Summer training

Team Canada Youth Olympians Sterling Middleton and Karlee Burgess work on sweeping technique at the National Training Centre in Edmonton, Alta. (Photo by H. Radford)
September 16, 2015

Karlee Burgess is a 17-year-old curler from Nova Scotia who will compete for Canada at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, next February. This story is the second in a series as Karlee shares her experiences on the road to the Youth Olympic Games.

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Baseball player’s path to the pros rooted in curling

Chris Shaw sees a lot of similarities in his role as a catcher and a skip. Both positions require him to be aware of what is going on around him at all times, including during this Feb. 14 game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. (Photo courtesy University of Oklahoma Athletics)
July 22, 2015

Curling and baseball may be very different in where and how the sports are played. But Chris Shaw sees plenty of similarities in both of the sports he’s found success in. The consistent catcher and hitter might be making a name for himself playing America’s game, but his path to the Major League comes with a Canadian twist.

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B.C.’s Rockslide Curling Camp: Five years and going strong

Campers and staff from Rockslide Curling Camp 2014 (Photo courtesy CurlBC)
May 25, 2015

When world-class B.C. coaches Al Moore and Darryl Horne launched Rockslide Curling Camp in 2011, they were looking for a way to celebrate, promote and grow junior curling in the province.

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Dreams start young at the Ottawa Youth Curling League

Members of the Ottawa Youth Curling League pose with Emma Miskew and Rachel Homan after a skills clinic (Photo Joe Pavia)
May 12, 2015

Like many curlers, Ottawa’s Marc Bourguignon got involved in kids’ curling when his own children started in the Little Rock program at his home club, the RCMP. And as he watched his kids’ progress, an idea started to take shape.

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Youth curling thrives at Elmwood CC

(Photo courtesy B. Quesnel)
April 21, 2015

The future of curling looks bright in Winnipeg if the Elmwood Curling Club’s very successful Little Rock, Bantam and Junior curling programs are anything to go by.

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Inside Junior Curling: Finding the next Brad Gushue

Brad Gushue (Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo)
March 17, 2015

After years of watching the Brier on television, a young Brad Gushue was finally able to convince his family to let him try out the sport for himself. He didn’t know it then, but the moment his young feet hit the ice, a legend was born.

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Vernon junior spiel gives young curlers a competitive edge

Team Brown (Photo Karen Mosure)
December 18, 2014

Jim Cotter is well known in Canadian curling circles for his precision shot-making on the ice. But a few weeks ago, he was wearing another curling hat: junior team coach and part of the organizing committee for the 14th Annual Prestige Hotels Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Classic in Vernon, B.C.

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What a difference YOU made!

(Photo courtesy Rocks & Rings)
November 18, 2014

Donors have had such an impact on curling in Canada in just a few short months!

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Inside Junior Curling: School comes first!

Liverpool, NS 2014 M&M Canadian Juniors Alberta skip Kelsey Rocque throws a rock in the final game with sweepers Taylor McDonald and Claire Tully. CCA/michael burns photo
November 4, 2014

One of the most common traits you’ll find in junior curlers across Canada and even internationally is the fact that most of these athletes are not simply athletes, but student athletes.

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Curling: The “gateway” to a healthy future

October 9, 2014

Canadian kids are being left out of traditional sports, especially girls, obese children, those with special needs, and kids from low income families.* We want kids to be happy and healthy for years to come.

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Inside Junior Curling: Sisterly love

Les sœurs Cathlia (à gauche) et Jamie (à droite) avec leur papa Mark Ward au Brier Tim Hortons 2003 où Mark était premier dans l’équipe de Brad Gushue. (Photo par C. Ward)
September 30, 2014

Here we are again, September of another curling season. For most curlers in Canada, this season represents new beginnings. New teams and new dreams are forming across the nation, and my 2014-2015 squad is no different.

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How curling helped one special five-year-old accomplish big things

May 23, 2014

I experienced something a couple of weeks back that gave me an incredible feeling of satisfaction and really validated the integrity of the job for me.

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Helping rural kids learn about curling

May 6, 2014

The classes start the same way every time in these schools: the kids enter the gym, chatting and rambunctious, like any other group of eight-year-olds, but then they notice what is about to happen. Something different.

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Inside Junior Curling: The legacy lives on

April 14, 2014

It has been almost 14 years since the curling world lost one of its greatest athletes, Sandra Schmirler. A native of Saskatchewan, Schmirler quickly climbed the ranks to curling greatness and stole the hearts of Canadians from coast to coast. To say Sandra is a Canadian and curling hero is an understatement.

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