Author Archives: Abbie Darnley

Author Archives: Abbie Darnley

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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Rocks & Rings: Kelly Scott gets kids curling

March 27, 2014

British Columbia curling star Kelly Scott recently got a chance to volunteer at her son’s school with the Capital One Rocks & Rings program. She not only brought curling to his school but also later got on the ice with his classmates. Here is her story.

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Rocks & Rings visits Special Olympics groups

February 24, 2014

The Capital One Rocks & Rings program recently visited with Mount Pearl Special Olympics athletes. Superstar instructor Geoff Walker exposed them to a new sport and they loved it! Here is Coach Guy’s take on their experience with Rocks & Rings.

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Olympic hopefuls pitch in with Capital One Rocks & Rings

November 21, 2013

Heather Nedohin has been a top-level competitor for many years and is loved by fans everywhere for the emotion she shows on the curling ice. Last spring we connected with her to get her involved with the Rocks & Rings program and she jumped at the opportunity.

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Rocks & Rings: A young curler helps with the program

October 24, 2013

In May, I (instructor Nicole Westlund) brought the Capital One Rocks & Rings program to King George VI School in Chatham, Ont.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: Curl Moncton supports summer camps

September 27, 2013

Cathlia Ward shares the story of her first session as a Capital One Rocks & Rings instructor in New Brunswick.

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Rocks & Rings: Beth Iskiw helps bring curling to local school children

April 26, 2013

The Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been growing strong across Canada over the past few years, and it certainly made an impression in Brier-hosting Edmonton this season. We’ve been very fortunate that several elite-level curlers have taken time out of their busy work and competition schedules to volunteer at the local schools and enhance the experience for the students.

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Meaford Curling Club adopts local schools with Capital One Rocks & Rings

April 3, 2013

Over the past few years, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program has been expanding. We’ve been encouraging local clubs to take advantage of our Adopt a School program. The Meaford Curling Club worked with their local schools to get students from the gym to the curling ice, and here is their story.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: All in the family

February 28, 2013

The Capital One Rocks & Rings program recently spent three days at Lester B. Pearson School in Aurora, Ontario. For one student – the only curler in the school – this was a chance to spread the word about the game he loved and hopefully recruit some friends to form a school curling team. Here’s his account of the day.

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Rocks & Rings: High school students lead the way at Bramalea Secondary School

January 3, 2013

Recently Capital One Rocks & Rings partnered with Bramalea Secondary School’s Leadership class to offer something a little different for a local elementary school. The High School kids were trained in curling and the different games and activities to teach to Grade 6 classes at the neighbouring elementary school.

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Rocks & Rings: Look what the Fall brings!

October 25, 2012

What a summer for Capital One Rocks & Rings! Despite curling ice having melted away kids were still learning about curling as we visited summer camps, birthday parties and even street festivals across Canada. It was a great way to beat the heat even though the temperatures were soaring.

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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 at the Timbits Elementary School Championships

April 30, 2012

The 25th Annual Timbits Elementary School Curling Championships were held in Parry Sound on April 12 to April 15 and Capital One Rocks & Rings was there!

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