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Pebbles to Boulders: Lessons Learned

The curling season is over. So sad, but it is true. From this season of Pebbles to Boulder stories, let’s take a look back at some of the more important lessons we have learned.

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Pebbles to Boulders: From the East to West

Prince Edward Island has a reputation for developing some very fine curlers. One of the brightest stars to come from the Island is Erin Carmody.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Tracy Horgan

It was supposed to be another coronation for Rachel Homan at the 2012 Ontario women’s curling championship in Kenora, but Tracy Horgan and her team from Sudbury had other ideas.

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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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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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Gold for Canadian Junior Men in Sweden

Brendan Bottcher skipped Team Canada to a gold medal today at the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden, defeating Sweden 10-4.

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Junior Women Lose Close Tie-Breaker at World Championships

Canada’s junior women fought hard against an aggressive Russian team, but couldn’t climb back from a couple of early big scores, losing 11-10 in this morning’s tiebreaker at the World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

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Junior Women in Tie-Breaker with Russia

A loss against Sweden left Canada’s Jocelyn Peterman in a five-way tie for second after the final round robin games at the World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

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First Place for Canada’s Junior Men Heading to Playoffs

Canada’s junior men won their final two games of round robin play to finish in first place at the World Junior Curling Championships Thursday in Oestersund, Sweden.

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Two More Wins for Team Canada Men at World Junior Curling Championship

Team Canada got off to a strong start against Italy in morning action on the fourth day of competition at the World Junior Curling Championships, and carried the momentum into an afternoon victory against Sweden.

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A Winning Day for Junior Women

Team Canada women had a strong day at the World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden, defeating Italy and the United States handily with lopsided scores.

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First Loss for Junior Men at World Championship

Canada Junior Men came out against a hard-hitting Scottish team, finding themselves on the short end of an 8-4 score in action at the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

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Team Canada Junior Women are “Unstoppable”

Taking advantage of hammer in the first end, Canada’s Junior Women came out strong and scored 3 points to take control of their game against Norway at the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

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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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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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