Curling’s a family affair for Spencer

Barb Spencer has been part of Canada’s competitive curling scene since winning the national women’s junior championship in 1984, throwing third stones on the Manitoba team skipped by her sister Darcy. Almost three decades later, after placing seventeenth in the Canadian Team Ranking System at the end of the 2012-13 season, she’s still in the competitive mix  – earning a spot in the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto. That achievement keeps alive her hopes of nailing down one of the final two women’s berths in the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto… an exciting new chapter in Canadian curling history that will unfold in her hometown of Winnipeg, Dec. 1-8, at the MTS Centre.

Barb Spencer, Katie Spencer, Jenna Loder and Raunora Westcott (CCA Photo)

Spencer has represented Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts three times. With sister Darcy at her side, the siblings have alternated between the skip and third positions. When the Road to the Roar Pre-Trials roll into Kitchener’s Memorial Auditorium Complex, Nov. 5-10, a new family member will be joining the team. Barb’s daughter Katie has taken on vice-skip duties, with Jenna Loder and Raunora Westcott – a pair of the province’s top shooters with Scotties experience on their own resumes – anchoring the front end. “You Gotta Be There” to see 24 of Canada’s best teams take their last shot at a trip to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Experience all the drama and excitement, just by clicking here to reserve your seats today.