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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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House Call: The Line’s Divine

February 29, 2012

If you’re relatively new to curling, you likely play front end on a team and never consider line call. And then, against all odds, it happens. Skipper calls in sick and your second’s out of town. You call in a spare but they have to play lead. Your third moves up to skip and suddenly… Holy Cow… you’re playing third!

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Featured Curling Athlete: Lisa Weagle

February 27, 2012

When Rachel Homan’s Ottawa curling team graduated from the junior ranks, it was on the lookout for an experienced lead who could immediately fit into the team dynamic.

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Provincial Curling Rivalry – Quebec vs Ontario

February 24, 2012

Curling Quebec Announces the Team Captains of the First Caledonia Cup

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Making Great Ice: Avoiding Runs

February 23, 2012

As we go through our daily maintenance schedule, sometimes we create new problems for ourselves. For instance, there are three types of runs that we can create in our ice.

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Around the House: Dawson Curling Club celebrates 113 years of the International Bonspiel

February 22, 2012

They’ve been mining gold in Dawson City, Yukon, since the 1890s, and they’ve been curling in Dawson for at least that long.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Scott Seabrook

February 20, 2012

Scott Seabrook clinched his third trip to the Tim Hortons Brier in grand style on February 11 in his home town of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

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Capital One Rocks & Rings: The kids said it!

February 17, 2012

Over the past few years many of our instructors can tell you some great lines students have said while they are instructing. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite ones to share.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Nurturing Curlers in Sudbury

February 17, 2012

The Idylwylde Golf and Country Club in Sudbury, Ontario has long been a fixture on the curling scene of Northern Ontario. The strength of their reputation comes in part from the efforts of their youth programs, beginning with Little Rocks.

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House Call: Instructional Differences

February 16, 2012

Over the years I have worked with many different instructors both as a curler and as an instructor. I learn something new from each person I work with. They have all helped shape me to be the instructor I am today.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Jocelyn Peterman

February 16, 2012

She just led Team Alberta to the gold medal at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship in Napanee – and that’s no surprise when you look at Jocelyn Peterman’s curling resume.

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