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Sorel-Tracy to host 2010 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Juniors

October 22, 2008

The 2010 M&M Meat Shops Canadian junior men’s and women’s curling championships will be held in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

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Off to a hot start – Team Kleibrink

October 12, 2008

If you are paying attention to the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) of late you will notice that team Kleibrink are off to an extremely hot start going three for three in their first three events – Vernon, Regina and Calgary.

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Rising from the ashes… Curling Beausejour

October 7, 2008

It is one of the biggest turnaround stories in Canadian curling. As early as 2000, Curling Beausejour in Moncton was a club that seemed headed for bankruptcy.

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Near-Perfect Conditions for our Elite Athletes?

October 3, 2008

A lot of time and effort have been put into making the playing conditions at major curling championships nearly perfect during the past 20 years. 

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Hey Coach: Focus and Refocus Strategies (Mental Preparation)

September 26, 2008

You can’t wait until things start going well during a game before you start trusting. You have to start replicating the state of mind you have when you are at your best. No matter what happens (mistakes, lose a lead, etc.), you have to strive to maintain that state of mind.

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Team Simmons – keep an eye on these guys!

September 24, 2008

The Canadian Team Ranking System is off and running! And with that, the road to the “final 8” Trials spots is slowly becoming clearer – perhaps only a tiny bit clearer at the moment and we are still months away from confirming all of the qualified teams.

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Hey Coach: Curling Warm-Up Routine (Physical Preparation)

September 24, 2008

As in any sport the athletes should warm up before proceeding to the ice surface.

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Hey Coach: Video Analysis 101

September 22, 2008

Video analysis in the sport of curling is not new, however the use of computer based software to do this on our behalf is only about three years old.

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What’s in a Name?

September 16, 2008

The men’s world curling championship debuted in Scotland in 1959.  Only Canada and Scotland competed the first two years, but the event soon grew in size and popularity.

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It’s September – are you sliding through ropes?

September 9, 2008

This time of year is somewhat magical in the world of curling as all types of curlers are leaving the green acres of the golfing world and heading out to the local curling club to get the season started. 

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Get Taken Out By Someone You Just Met!

September 7, 2008

This season, I can’t wait to be taken out by someone I just met. Now, I hope that intrigues you a bit because that is the intent of that phrase – to solicit a response. It is that time of year when almost every curling facility in our country begins the fall advertising campaign to promote curling in their building and to attract new customers.

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Richardson International Rebrands

September 4, 2008

In an effort to be well-positioned globally and to create a stronger, more unified corporate identity moving forward, the former James Richardson International Limited today unveiled that it has changed its name to Richardson International Limited and its business will be carried out under the trademark “Richardson”.

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Extra Ends… are there alternatives?

August 28, 2008

Games that end in a tie after regulation time have been a pain in the you-know-where for all sports.  And the situation has been dealt with in many different ways.

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The Tartan Curling Club – they get it!

August 25, 2008

We have had amazing response from club manager’s and board members about the corporate curling stuff that was in the Business of Curling blog two weeks ago. I have permission to share with you a letter from Scott Comfort, the manager of the Tartan CC in Regina, SK.

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In a Perfect Situation

August 15, 2008

I have had some great discussions over these summer months with a number of teams in regards to what the perfect situation would be when it comes to planning and preparing for the  Trials. 

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