Tag Archives: Rocks & Rings

Tag Archives: Rocks & Rings

Rocks & Rings expanding? Yes it is!

February 29, 2016

The Curling Canada Rocks & Rings is growing again, expanding its unique gym-based program to three new cities in 2016. This means over 36 Rocks & Rings instructors will bring the Olympic sport of curling to over 200,000 students across Canada every year. And to think it all started with just one instructor in Toronto seven years ago!

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Learning to curl in Kelowna, B.C. – with Kelly Scott

November 30, 2015

She’s a Canadian and world champion curler, and an all-star mom – and now Kelly Scott can add avid Learn-to-Curl instructor to her already glowing resume. In early November, Scott invited students from her son’s (Nash, 7 years old) elementary school in Kelowna, B.C., to come out and give curling a try – for free.

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Inside Junior Curling: Finding the next Brad Gushue

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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Rocks & Rings goes to Sudbury

March 13, 2015

The Curling Canada Rocks & Rings program has worked with curling clubs across Canada to help grow Little Rock and Junior programs in many communities. Marg Hardie and Bill Sloan are not only Rocks & Rings instructors in the Sudbury area, but they also run the youth programs at the Sudbury Curling Club.

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Rocks & Rings gets kids onto the ice in Oromocto

December 10, 2014

Dr. Brian Dalrymple has been sponsoring the Rocks & Rings program in Oromocto, N.B., for the past three years. Each fall, he “adopts” local schools in order to bring curling awareness to local elementary students. The Gage Golf & Country Club is using the Rocks & Rings program as a marketing tool for their curling club and especially for their Little Rocks program: they’ve taken the kids from the gym to the curling rink.

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CCA, Rocks & Rings extend partnership

November 26, 2014

The highly successful Rocks & Rings program, which introduces young curlers to the Roaring Game in a school setting, is moving ahead for another four years thanks to an extended partnership with the Canadian Curling Association.

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Rocks & Rings program racking up big numbers

July 10, 2014

It was a record-breaking year for the highly popular Rocks & Rings indoor curling program.

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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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Capital One Rocks & Rings Summer Camp Curling Adventures

October 4, 2012

Whitney Boles is the Toronto Rocks & Rings instructor and is in her second year with Rock Solid Productions. The Capital One Rocks & Rings program reached over 30 summer camps this July and August, and Whitney is here to share some of her summer camp curling adventures.

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British Columbia is rocking with Capital One Rocks & Rings!

May 30, 2012

Three years ago, Curl BC signed an agreement and brought the Capital One Rocks & Rings program to the Metro Vancouver region as a pilot project. It proved to be such a success that it has been expanded, and by the end of this curling season, should have the program in every region in BC!

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: The kids said it!

February 17, 2012

Over the past few years many of our instructors can tell you some great lines students have said while they are instructing. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite ones to share.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Launched in 6 New Cities

January 11, 2012

Over the past few months the Capital One Rocks & Rings team has been very busy getting set up and started in 6 new cities in Ontario.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Not just your school game!

December 5, 2011

Over the past few years, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been going into schools across Canada, teaching thousands of kids about the great Olympic Sport curling. What you might not realize is that this isn’t the only place you’ll find us!

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Guest Blogger on new Capital One Rocks & Rings Commercial: Kaitlyn Lawes!

October 24, 2011

It has been an exciting start to the curling season for our team this year. We have done lots of traveling already, and I am so thankful that one of my stops allowed me to have the opportunity

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