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Around the House: Table talk

March 23, 2011

It’s another typical Wednesday night at my club. Our game is over and we head off the ice to change out of our curling gear and into “civvies”.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Drills and Fun Activities – Part 2

March 22, 2011

Last week we introduced and talked about the use of drill stations as a way to maintain programming interest through out the long curling season.

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Around the House: Watching the Big Kids Play, Part Two

March 17, 2011

As I write this, the 2011 Brier is taking place in London, and that means my TV is on in the background when I’m working at home. And it’s on at the office (okay, I confess) where I’m live-streaming the games while sitting at my desk.

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House Call: Be Fine With Line

March 17, 2011

If you are new to the third or skip position you know what a challenge it can be to call line. The person in control of the house is not meant to be a broom-holding statue. There’s so much more to it.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Drills and Fun Activities – Part 1

March 17, 2011

When we started talking about Little Rockers in the fall, we noted that the program was primarily developmental and most of all fun. In order to break up the routine of regular curling, we would introduce a day of drills and fun activities. By changing the routine from week to week, curling is kept fun and interesting.  Here are some of those ideas to share with you.

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Fit to Curl: Building up for the Brier

March 11, 2011

I’m putting this entry together as my team gets ready to depart for the Tim Hortons Brier. The days before the Brier are always exciting times — it’s such a great event and an incredible Canadian tradition.

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House Call: Burn Victim

March 10, 2011

Every curler has burned or will burn a stone at some point (a burned stone is when a stone is touched while in motion by the throwing team).

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Around the House: Watching the Big Kids Play, Part One

March 9, 2011

As I write this, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has just ended, and like everyone else in the Canadian curlingspere, I’m a bit lost.

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Male Athlete of the Week: Reid Carruthers

March 8, 2011

This week’s male Athlete of the Week is Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The Last End: London’s past Brier – 1974

March 8, 2011

It’s been 37 years since the Brier was last held in London, where some interesting official changes were made that first week of March in 1974.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Other Equipment

March 8, 2011

For the last two weeks we have been talking about the rocks our Little Rockers have used and are currently using in our curling clubs. Other curling equipment for personal use is necessary and some these have evolved over the years like the rocks.

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Between the Sheets: Twenty years from now, the memories will be important

March 7, 2011

There is a time of year in all sports when team break ups, line up changes and player movement begins.

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House Call: Introducing the Toonie Tweak!

March 3, 2011

This season at the Calgary Winter Club I decided to introduce a new program for beginner and intermediate curlers called The Toonie Tweak. I want to share what I did because it is successful and can easily be replicated at other clubs.

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Around the House: The Big Switcheroo

March 2, 2011

As I write this, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts is taking place in Charlottetown and I’ve been glued to the daily TV coverage. It’s been a dramatic week full of great stories and even better curling. Hard to look away!

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Pebbles to Boulders: From Jam Cans to Little Rocks Part 2

March 1, 2011

Crosslink Technologies from Toronto, saw an opportunity in the mid 1980’s for their injection molding company to enter a rock in the  growing  business of little rock supply.

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