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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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Featured Curling Athlete: Laine Peters

February 13, 2012

When it comes to colourful curling outfits, Laine Peters has a closet that might be the envy of curlers across the country. Her current cashspiel outfit as the lead for Heather Nedohin’s Edmonton team features a shocking pink shirt and jacket emblazoned with various logos.

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Around the House: Curling is Hot in Charlotte, North Carolina

February 8, 2012

Maybe it was the appeal of the winter Olympics. Maybe it was the large number of Canadians living in town. Or maybe it was just time, as the spread of the curling bug around the United States finally reached the South. Whatever the reason, curling has taken off in Charlotte, North Carolina, fuelled by a dedicated partnership between local enthusiasts and their Canadian ex-pat neighbours.

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Youth Olympic Dreams: The Journey Comes to an End

February 7, 2012

As I sit here writing my final column, I’m reminiscing over the last ten months, and how much of an impact they have made on my life.

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Featured Curling Athlete: Carter Rycroft

February 6, 2012

Carter Rycroft has never been one to seek the curling spotlight, but it always seems to find him because ever since he finished his junior career, he’s played on some of the best curling teams on the planet.

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