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Athletes, coaches, representatives from the Canadian Curling Association, member associations, and provincial and national sport organizations gathered recently in Ottawa for the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit to share best practices for developing the sport both recreationally and competitively in Canada.
Wheelchair curling is a quickly developing Paralympic sport in need of dedicated coaches at every level. Where are they?
(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..Can anyone derail Team Alberta? With an overall record of 10-1, Bruno Yizek’s rink has been the class of the field in this week’s Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships. Three time finalists, but never champions, and with plenty of experience right through their lineup, Alberta will bring a wealth of poise and determination to this game.
By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek…A Battle of the Titans! The afternoon 1 vs 2 Page Playoff featured Bruno Yizek’s Alberta foursome and Darwin Bender’s Team Saskatchewan. Alberta (8-1 round robin record) has been the class of the field all week. Saskatchewan (7-2) was almost as good. Both teams boast talent and experience and this matchup lived up to its billing.
(By Rob Neff and Sarah Mendek)…..Competition is really heating up at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships as page playoff action begins. The 3-4 game pitted Mark Ideson’s Team Ontario against Benoit Lessard’s Team Quebec, with the winner moving on to Sunday’s semi-final.