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Featured Curling Athlete: Tom Naugler

April 2, 2012

As the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier wore on in Saskatoon in early March, two storylines became apparent.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Warmth in Coldwater

March 30, 2012

The Coldwater Curling Club – you may have heard of it. Coldwater is the home club of the Glenn Howard and Sherry Middaugh curling teams. Just as important as the fame of these world-class curling teams, Coldwater is steadily gaining a reputation of developing a fine youth program, which starts off with Little Rocks.

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House Call: Flexibility Found at the Tartan Curling Club

March 28, 2012

One word to describe the Tartan Curling Club in Regina would be flexible. At this time, in the business of curling, flexibility is paramount. A changing demographic is forcing curling clubs to get creative with their programming, and create an environment where people want to get started in curling and stick with the sport for life.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings at our school!

March 27, 2012

As part of our Physical and Health Education program, we recently chose to have the students at Ardtrea Cumberland Beach Public School participate in the Capital One Rocks & Rings curling program. What a fantastic experience!

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Featured Curling Athlete: Jacquie Armstrong

March 26, 2012

When two-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Kelly Scott decided her team needed a shakeup prior to the 2009 season, she scoured the British Columbia curling scene looking for a replacement for her long-time lead Renee Simons.

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Making Great Ice: A Day in the Life at a Curling Championship

March 22, 2012

Here we are at Day 21 in the stretch of ice making at two championship events: the Tim Hortons Brier and the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships. For the icemakers, this is what our typical day looks like.

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Around the House: One Curling Club, Two Big Events

March 21, 2012

Lots of curling clubs host bonspiels, right?  The process is simple: advertise for teams, stock the bar, arrange the food, organize the prizes and entertainment, maybe do a bit of decorating, and you’re all set to go.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Denni Neufeld

March 19, 2012

Losing the final at the Manitoba men’s championship to Rob Fowler was a crushing disappointment for Denni Neufeld and his teammates with the Mike McEwen squad from Winnipeg.

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Pebbles to Boulders: From Little Rocks To Scotties

March 16, 2012

Imagine, growing up in a curling family, where your life-long dream is to play in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Womens Curling Championships. Since age 5, each winter is spent at the curling club, learning the craft that finally one day sends you and your team to the dream-come-true with a win of the Scotties provincial championship. This is exactly what has happened to Tracy Horgan from Sudbury Ontario.

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House Call: Get a Grip

March 14, 2012

A good grip combined with a positive release can work wonders for accuracy. If you find yourself over or under rotating stones, flipping the line in or out, having inconsistent curl or weight control, not being able to properly follow through, or missing the broom completely, you just might have a release problem.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Kaitlyn Lawes

March 13, 2012

When Kaitlyn Lawes is on your curling team, good things tend to happen. The young vice-skip for Jennifer Jones’ Winnipeg quartet has been piling up successes on the pebbled ice for a decade now, winning a closetful of provincial and Team Canada jackets dating back to her first provincial title in 2002 when she won the Manitoba 13-and-under title.

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Peter Waugh, the CCA’s Curling Volunteer of the Year

March 13, 2012

According to the mission statement of the Strait Area Community Curling Club in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, the club is “committed to promoting our sport in a friendly atmosphere while providing affordable, quality programs for curlers of all ages and abilities.” 

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Around the House: Always Something to Celebrate

March 7, 2012

Attention may be focused on championship curling at the moment – the Scotties just finished, the Brier underway, and the Junior World Championships in progress – but clubs across the country have their own special events happening as well. Old and new, big and small, curling clubs love to commemorate their anniversaries and remember where they came from.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Dallan Muyres

March 5, 2012

Based on the bloodlines alone, Dallan Muyres should enjoy a productive curling career.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Organization + Fun = Success

March 2, 2012

Being organized is a key step to the success of any curling program. That’s a message I stress with program organizers. Fun is the happiness on the faces of those you are serving. Success is a relative term, which can be measured in many different ways, but can be the satisfaction of a job well done. Organization, fun and success are enjoyed by the Little Rockers of Bally Haly Golf and Country Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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