Posts Tagged ‘wheelchair curling’
It will be a battle-tested team that that has been nominated to play for a third consecutive wheelchair curling gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, March 7 to 16 in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association and Canadian Paralympic Committee.
When members of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team journeyed to Boucherville, Que., Oct. 3-6 for a weekend on the ice with 2013 Canadian champions, Team Quebec, the focus was on training techniques and skill-sharing, but it was also on building strong connections among high-performance wheelchair curlers across Canada.
The reigning champions will get a chance to defend their title in their home province at the 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association.
Andy Jones of Calgary recently coached Team Alberta to the bronze medal at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Ottawa. Jones works with both able-bodied and wheelchair curlers, and he’s a role model for coaches who might be looking to expand their repertoire of coaching experiences.
Following the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit earlier this winter, athletes and coaches around the country have been trying out new best practices in order to further the sport in Canada.