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Featured Curling Athlete: Kevin Folk

April 16, 2012

As family ties go, it would be hard to top Kevin Folk’s.

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Pebbles to Boulders: From the East to West

April 13, 2012

Prince Edward Island has a reputation for developing some very fine curlers. One of the brightest stars to come from the Island is Erin Carmody.

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House Call: A Curling Verse for Season’s End

April 11, 2012

Kim Perkins, Head Curling Professional at the Calgary Winter Club, wraps up the season with a few words of wisdom:

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Featured Curling Athlete: Tracy Horgan

April 9, 2012

It was supposed to be another coronation for Rachel Homan at the 2012 Ontario women’s curling championship in Kenora, but Tracy Horgan and her team from Sudbury had other ideas.

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Around the House: Exciting Times in Moose Jaw

April 4, 2012

Ask Leslie Glova, Manager of Program Development at Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place, about the past curling season and then stand back: the all-out excitement and enthusiasm she shares about the city’s new 210,000 square foot entertainment/sports facility is impressive. Equally impressive is the role the community played in getting this project rolling and, after many years, completed.

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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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