Tag Archives: learn to curl

Tag Archives: learn to curl

Cameron Goodkey: A quick trip from Learn To Curl to national champion

April 19, 2019

When Ottawa’s Cameron Goodkey signed up for a Learn to Curl progam at the local Sportsplex five years ago, he had no idea that the skills he absorbed through that introduction to the sport would lead surprisingly quickly to a special moment: hoisting the trophy at the 2019 U SPORTS/Curling Canada University Championship this past March in Fredericton, N.B.

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Ottawa Hunt is taking Adult Learn To Curl to new levels – and strengthening membership

November 19, 2018

Curling clubs are always looking for ways to attract and retain members, and that can be especially tough for curling facilities affiliated with golf or country clubs, where the pressure to deliver on membership is even stronger. But the Ottawa Hunt Club has found a way to meet the challenge: they’ve taken their successful two-year Learn To Curl for Adults program and added a third year. And it’s working to grow membership and the sport, say program director Doug Kreviazuk and club manager and head ice technician Bill Duck.

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Billboards help Paris Curling Club boost its Learn-To-Curl program

March 1, 2016

Paris Curling Club President Mark Stouffer knows something about successful Learn-to-Curl (LTC) initiatives. His daughter, Samantha, created a highly effective program to attract local Brant County school children to the sport – a project that earned Samantha the 2013 Curling Canada Volunteer of the Year Award. But with membership numbers dropping, Stouffer wondered how to attract adult curlers to the fun-and-skills combination offered by a Learn-To-Curl program. His club’s solution? Billboards.

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Learning to curl in Kelowna, B.C. – with Kelly Scott

November 30, 2015

She’s a Canadian and world champion curler, and an all-star mom – and now Kelly Scott can add avid Learn-to-Curl instructor to her already glowing resume. In early November, Scott invited students from her son’s (Nash, 7 years old) elementary school in Kelowna, B.C., to come out and give curling a try – for free.

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Business of Curling: Creative marketing at Juan de Fuca Curling Centre

September 24, 2014

Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria, B.C., has found a number of innovative ways to attract and retain new curlers, thanks to some creative thinking and valuable partnerships with local businesses.

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Business of Curling: Attracting new members through Learn to Curl

February 26, 2014

A few years ago, when Kathy Arnold looked into starting a Learn to Curl program at the McArthur Island Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., she had no idea the results would be so spectacular – and so long term.

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House Call: Avoid the Seasonal Curling Zombie Virus

February 20, 2013

We all love the time of year when the Scotties and the Brier dominate our TV watching schedules for weeks on end. The players are great sweepers and throwers, the shot-making is superb, and the strategy is rich with complexity.

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House Call: Four-rock rule for positive reinforcement

February 8, 2013

Learning something new, especially when you’re an adult, is tough. If you’ve chosen to learn how to curl as an adult you may, on occasion, become frustrated. Here is a simple technique you can use to build confidence and increase motivation.

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Rocks & Rings: Look what the Fall brings!

October 25, 2012

What a summer for Capital One Rocks & Rings! Despite curling ice having melted away kids were still learning about curling as we visited summer camps, birthday parties and even street festivals across Canada. It was a great way to beat the heat even though the temperatures were soaring.

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The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) Gives Curling a Try

September 26, 2012

As the curling season approaches, new curlers are being introduced to the game at clubs across the county. On Tuesday morning, The Ottawa Curling Club hosted a special Learn-to-Curl session: under the watchful eye of OCC Curling Professional Earle Morris, The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), took to the ice, joined by local high-performance curlers Craig Savill, Rachel Homan, Alison Kreviazuk, Emma Miskew and Lisa Weagle.

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Around the House: An early-season curling club tour

November 16, 2011

In some parts of the country the leaves are still falling, and in others, the snow shovels are in action – it’s curling season from coast to coast.

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House Call: They’ve figured it out in Fredericton

October 12, 2011

Gone are the times when a two-day Learn to Curl clinic is enough to score new members for a curling club.

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Business of Curling: Guess What’s Right Around The Corner!

August 12, 2011

The Canadian Curling Association would like to help you out with a series of posters for you to use to help create awareness and to promote your own open house or trial opportunity. The posters build on the success of last season's television commercials featuring Johnny 'the Hammer' Chow, Mary 'Bullseye' Dobbin and Robert 'Clutch' Stevens. Click on the names and you will see what they will look like.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Let’s talk about the Little Rockers

September 7, 2010

Let us talk about the grassroots of curling. In fact we are going to talk about the shortest, the youngest and sweetest grassroots we can have in curling. That’s right, were going to talk about the Little Rockers.

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