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Victory for Bel-Aire and Hudson Legion in Grand Match and Grand Dame 2013

December 20, 2013

A total of 680 curlers from the Greater Montreal area participated in the 2013 edition of the Grand Match and Grande Dame held on Saturday November 16, 2013.

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Rocks & Rings: Over 500,000 kids introduced to curling!

December 19, 2013

We are extremely excited to announce that the Rocks & Rings program has now reached over 500,000 kids across Canada! Here’s a brief insight into how it all began.

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House Call: Five great gifts for the curler in your life

December 18, 2013

Finding the perfect gift for somebody special can be a huge challenge. If that special someone happens to be curler look no further. Here are some great gift ideas to light up their eyes come Christmas morning.

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Business of Curling: Corporate partnerships help generate revenue

December 12, 2013

Finding revenue beyond membership fees is a concept that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to curling clubs. Corporate partnerships are great ways to find secondary sources of revenue, an opportunity that many clubs are missing out on.

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Inside Junior Curling: Learning Life lessons

December 10, 2013

The day you get to pack your curling shoes in your carry-on baggage and take off on a plane is an extremely exciting “first”, one many junior curlers experience the first time they earn the right to represent their province.

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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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Sports Leadership Award for Rea, Morris and Coulterman

November 13, 2013

Three highly successful Canadian curling coaches have been announced as recipients of 2013 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Coaching Association of Canada’s annual Sport Leadership sportif conference in Calgary.

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House Call: Seniors step off ice for floor curling

November 13, 2013

There’s no ice at the Griffiths Seniors Centre in Black Diamond, but the curlers could care less. They’re floor curling – no ice required.

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Junior Athlete Q&A: Shannon Birchard

November 4, 2013

If the name Shannon Birchard sounds familiar, there’s a very good reason for that! Birchard is most well-known for skipping Team Manitoba to a second place-finish at last year’s M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Championships in Fort McMurray, Alta., losing a close final to B.C’s Corryn Brown.

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Inside Junior Curling: Forever young

October 28, 2013

As Team Newfoundland and Labrador was announced at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Senior Curling Nationals, out walked best friends and teammates Geoff Cunningham and Rob Thomas, the reigning Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships silver medalists.

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Wheelchair Curling: Sharing skills and building friendships in Boucherville

October 25, 2013

When members of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team journeyed to Boucherville, Que., Oct. 3-6 for a weekend on the ice with 2013 Canadian champions, Team Quebec, the focus was on training techniques and skill-sharing, but it was also on building strong connections among high-performance wheelchair curlers across Canada.

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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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Around the House: Four generations on the ice together

October 23, 2013

Curling teams come in many shapes and sizes, but how often does a team made up of four generations hit the ice together? For Ray Bullas and his daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter, it’s an annual tradition.

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House Call: Advice from an icemaker

October 16, 2013

After a game of curling, there often seems to be a disconnect between the ice conditions and how players think the ice affected their game. Time and time again missed shots are blamed on poor ice conditions.

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Junior Curler Q&A with Sadie Pinksen

October 7, 2013

Throughout the season, we’ll be sitting down with young, up-and-coming athletes to find out everything from their favourite food to eat on the road to what their goals and dreams are.

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