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Team Canada shoots for gold on home ice at 2018 World Mixed Curling Championship

October 9, 2018

Team Canada will have home-ice advantage for the first time when the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship gets underway on Saturday at the Kelowna (B.C.) Curling Club.

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Weekend Tour action moves to Calgary and Toronto

October 5, 2018

While the turn of the calendar from September to October usually indicates curling season is entering full swing, the weather outside Calgary’s Curler’s Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic decided to make it blatantly clear that it was time for everybody to get on the ice.

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Magical Question Fun Time with Laura Walker

October 3, 2018

This week, John sits down with the newly-minted Laura Walker (formerly Crocker), a Canadian Junior Champion, World silver and bronze medallist in Juniors and Mixed Doubles, respectively, and the first-ever winner of the Curling World Cup in Mixed Doubles, with her partner Kirk Muyres. Laura’s set to debut a brand-new squad this season, featuring a team of seasoned vets in Cathy Overton-Clapham, Lori Olson-Johns, and Laine Peters, as well as adding events to her Mixed Doubles calendar.

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Expanded junior championships, revamped Curling Assistance Program confirmed at 2018 Curling Canada AGM

October 1, 2018

Curling Canada will give more young curlers the opportunity to compete for national championships when it expands the fields for the New Holland Canadian Junior Under-21 and Canadian Under-18 curling championships, beginning in the 2020-21 season.

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Grand Slam series kicks off in Chatham-Kent

September 27, 2018

Although the World Curling Tour season has been underway for six weeks already, something about this weekend’s event makes one feel that it is now officially curling season.

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Einarson claims third tour victory of the young season

September 25, 2018

When Kerri Einarson and Val Sweeting announced they’d be teaming up for the 2018-2019 season, most curling fans thought that would be a formidable back-end combination, regardless of who skipped. When the announcement also mentioned they’d be bringing on two more skips to play front end, those same curling fans started to scratch their head and wonder how, or if, that was going to work. Out of the gate, it appears that it works.

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New Chilliwack, B.C., facility to host 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships

September 25, 2018

Canada’s top 50-and-over curlers will show their talents in a brand-new facility when the 2019 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships are staged in Chilliwack, B.C., it was announced today by Curling Canada.

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This week’s World Curling Tour features two Fall Classics

September 21, 2018

This week’s World Curling Tour schedule is a tale of two Granite Clubs, and two Fall Classics. While Winnpeg’s Granite Club is hosting the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic, the KW Granite Club in Waterloo, Ont., is hosting its own version: the KW Fall Classic.

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Curlers honoured at 2018 Canadian Sport Awards

September 20, 2018

Canadian curling stars were big winners at the 2018 Canadian Sport Awards on Thursday night in Ottawa.

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Egg Farmers join Rocks & Rings and Curling Canada to celebrate 10th anniversary and beyond

September 18, 2018

Canada’s acclaimed elementary school curling program is excited to announce that Canadian egg farmers are extending their support of the Rocks & Rings program through to 2022.

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Lineups, new format set for 2019 WFG Continental Cup in Las Vegas

September 17, 2018

All of the reigning World and Olympic curling champions will be under one roof for the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup, Jan. 17-20 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Walker/Muyres, Homan, Koe win gold at Curling World Cup

September 16, 2018

Canada returned to the international curling stage in grand fashion on Sunday. Canada’s men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams pulled off historic feats at the Curling World Cup. Each team won its corresponding final to become the first-ever winners of each event. It will also go down in history as the first time one nation has swept all three events.

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Three’s company: Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams secure spots in Curling World Cup finals

September 15, 2018

Canada’s men’s and women’s teams clinched spots in their respective finals at the Curling World Cup in Suzhou, China on Saturday. Both Kevin Koe and Rachel Homan join the mixed doubles team of Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres, who qualified on Friday.

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Walker and Muyres clinch spot in final at Curling World Cup

September 14, 2018

Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres got by with a little help from their friends during Friday round-robin action at the Curling World Cup in Suzhou, China. The Canadian mixed doubles pair weren’t even on the ice when they qualified for Sunday’s final. With the top team from each pool qualifying, Walker and Muyres anticipated locking up the berth during the round robin on Saturday. However, Sweden helped out during the final draw on Friday, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to a 7-6 victory against Norway. Sweden’s win dashed Norway’s hopes of qualifying and gifted Canada the spot in the final. ...

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Carruthers and McEwen making debut at Shorty Jenkins Classic

September 13, 2018

For some new teams, the wait was over last week. For others, this weekend is what they’ve waited all summer for. For the second time in as many weeks, new-look curling teams are hitting the ice for the first time with their new lineups. And as with most World Curling Tour events, there’s a lot of money and valuable points on the line.

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