Author Archives: Lisa Shamchuk

Author Archives: Lisa Shamchuk

Optimist International Under-18 helps young curlers develop a competitive edge

April 27, 2016

Earlier this month, the 2016 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship took over the Jasper Place Curling Club in Edmonton. The Saskatchewan men’s and Manitoba women’s teams recently took home the gold medals in this annual event that provides an opportunity for young curlers to develop their competitive skills against teams from across Canada and beyond.

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Young curlers get a taste of international competition

April 10, 2015

The 2015 Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship wrapped up in Edmonton on Sunday, with Manitoba (men) and Ontario (women) winning gold.

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Curling coaching: Not just for the pros

October 10, 2014

Coaching and skills instruction can benefit more than just elite curlers, a trend the Alberta Rocks Curling Camp proved with great success recently when it welcomed over 60 adult recreational club curlers looking for instruction on how to improve their curling delivery, sweeping, strategy and mental game play.

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Alberta Rocks: This one time, at curling camp…

October 6, 2014

Curling camp is just for kids and junior curlers, right? Wrong!

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Young curlers enjoy fun and games at Alberta Rocks Junior Curling Camp

September 17, 2013

Four days. Six hours in the classroom. Six hours at fitness practice. Twelve hours on the ice. One dance and one massive team shoot out.

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Alberta Rocks Junior Curling Camps ignite a passion for curling

September 10, 2013

It might be the middle of a heat wave in central Alberta, but the ice is in at the Leduc Curling Club and over 200 kids are ready to curl!

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Wheelchair Curling: A New Learning Curve

April 2, 2013

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.

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Scotties Spotlight: The Homestretch

February 26, 2012

As the Scotties winds down, it’s almost time for everyone to make the journey back home. Some folks have farther to go than others, but everyone agrees it has been an amazing week!

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Scotties Spotlight: TSN’s got it Covered

February 25, 2012

All week, TSN has been working behind the scenes to provide curling coverage for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their homes. Producer Scott Higgins commands a crew of over forty people including audio technicians, cameramen, floor managers, graphic operators, television assistants, engineers, directors and other producers.

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Scotties Spotlight: The Beat and Pulse of HeartStop Lounge

February 24, 2012

In between draws and after the curling is finished for the day, the action moves to the HeartStop Lounge! The lounge provides food and beverage service to fans, as well as nightly entertainment from the event’s start to finish.

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Scotties Spotlight: View from the Media Bench

February 23, 2012

Row upon row of laptops and television screens, taking up prime real estate at the home end of the ice, the media bench is hard to miss. This bench is home to those behind the scenes people who make sure the game is played fairly, and that everyone at home can follow along.

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Scotties Spotlight: Fans in the Stands

February 22, 2012

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, or any other major curling event, wouldn’t be a success if it weren’t for the fans that come out to support the sport.

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Scotties Spotlight: Volunteers Rock Red Deer

February 20, 2012

Everyone coming into the arena for the 2012 Scotties have been touched in some way by the amazing team of volunteers. There are over 500 volunteers here in Red Deer – many are locals but others have come from nearby towns, cities, or provinces to give their time to the event.

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Scotties Spotlight: Sandra Schmirler Day

February 19, 2012

Sunday was Sandra Schmirler Telethon day here at the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. A three-time Canadian and World Curling Champion, and Olympic Gold medalist, Sandra Schmirler’s legacy lives on through the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

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Manitoba Wins the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship

March 28, 2011

Manitoba’s Chris Sobkowicz captured the 2011 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta, defeating Alberta’s Bruno Yizek, 8-7.

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