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Curling with Pride: Looking back and moving forward

March 28, 2014

One evening in October 1997, eight like-minded curling enthusiasts gathered to create Edmonton’s first and only gay curling league. From that first night to today, Curling with Pride’s mission statement has always been to promote fellowship through curling, based on fair play and mutual respect, for Edmonton’s GLBT community, its friends, its families and its allies.

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Inside Junior Curling: Strength in family

March 27, 2014

If you look at the line-up of teams at the 2014 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships, you will find one common trend: parents. Parents who are coaching their kids and enjoying the journey of living their dreams together. From the Northwest Territories to Newfoundland and Labrador, parents of players were found on the coaches’ bench at the recent national junior curling championships in Liverpool, N.S.

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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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Striving for curling excellence in Waterloo

March 25, 2014

“High performance athletics is not what it used to be,” says long-time curler and coach Gary Crossley, who was an original founder and is now the director of the Laurier Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre in Waterloo, Ont.

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Q&A with junior curling athlete Keely Brown

March 19, 2014

Meet Keely Brown, third on the junior team that represented Canada at the World Juniors in Flims, Switzerland.

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House Call: Watching curling brings us together

March 12, 2014

The year is 1988 and I am nine years old. It is a monumental year for the sport of curling and it is a monumental year for my mother, Marilyn Barraclough. Curling is finally being showcased at the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary and my mom is President of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association, which would merge with the men’s organization a few years later to form the current, all-encompassing Canadian Curling Association.

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Business of Curling: Attracting new members through Learn to Curl

February 26, 2014

A few years ago, when Kathy Arnold looked into starting a Learn to Curl program at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., she had no idea the results would be so spectacular – and so long term.

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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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Registration is now open for Competition Development Workshop

February 7, 2014

The Canadian Curling Association is pleased to announce the first official Competition Development Workshop, being held March 27-30, 2014 in Hamilton, Ont. Effective Jan. 1, 2014 “Competition-Development” Coach Workshop has replaced Level 3 Technical, until now this has been a provincially administered program, going forward this will be a nationally administered program being delivered by the CCA.

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Around the House: Dundas Granite Curling Club celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 29, 2014

In 1963, curlers threw their first rocks down the ice at the brand new Dundas Granite Curling Club, and this fall, some of those curlers returned to this small Ontario town to help celebrate the club’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Junior Athlete Q&A: Tyler Smith

January 21, 2014

Starting young has paid off for Tyler Smith of the Montague Curling Club in P.E.I. Smith’s father enrolled him in the Little Rocks program at age six and he’s been hooked ever since.

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House Call: Tips for take-outs

January 15, 2014

A new curler sits in the hack staring at her skip at the far end. Her worst nightmare of a shot is being called; a take-out.

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Inside Junior Curling: Chasing the dream

January 13, 2014

Every year, junior curlers from Newfoundland and Labrador to Nunavut begin chasing their biggest junior curling dream with their eyes set on representing their province or territory at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

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Around the House: A winning team effort in Fort Frances

January 8, 2014

When the Fort Frances Curling Club replaced its aging physical plant with a new geothermal heating and cooling system in 2011, the benefits were noticed right away. And so were the high financial costs of such a significant capital investment.

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Technology on the ice: Not just for elite curlers

January 6, 2014

When groups of eager curlers took to the ice at the recent Team Howard Fantasy Curling Camp, they were looking for instruction from “the pros” on delivering the perfect curling shot. And they got it – thanks to some nifty technology that provides immediate feedback and encourages quick correction of bad habits.

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