Tag Archives: new curlers

Tag Archives: new curlers

Barrie Curling Club Development League brings new and not-so-new curlers together

Action on the ice at the Barrie Curling Club during the Development League finals (Photo Sharon Kiley, Barrie Curling Club)
November 9, 2016

It’s early in the season, and your curling club has welcomed some keen beginners into Learn To Curl (LTC) sessions. How do you make sure these potential new members don’t drift away, lose interest and fall off the radar during the season? Organizers at the Barrie Curling Club have found a way to keep those new curlers coming back for more.

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Give it a shot: Experiencing Adult Learn-to-Curl Leagues

Adult curlers learn proper delivery technique from coaches Andy Jones (in hack) and Paul Webster at a recent Alberta Rocks curling camp (Photo Lisa Shamchuk)
October 21, 2015

Simon Barrick is a competitive curler and coach. He’s also a sport researcher, currently completing his PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. To complete his Master’s degree at the University of Waterloo, he turned the microscope on adult Learn-To-Curl leagues – the Getting Started in Curling for Adults program was introduced by Earle Morris in 2007 with the support of Curling Canada – to explore what the experience is like for adults new to curling. Here’s what he found out.

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House Call: My Wish for Curlers in 2013 and Beyond

January 2, 2013

I have one wish for the curling community at large for 2013 and hopefully beyond. My wish is simple. One word says it all: Acceptance.

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Pebbles to Boulders: A Little Idea Grows

December 23, 2011

Twenty-two-year-old Samantha Stouffer is an example of a young lady who has been bitten by the curling bug.

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