Curling Canada Stories

  • Hit Draw Tap continues to grow – and kids’ skills are growing, too
    It started as a suggestion from a club curler in Ontario and now it’s spreading to Member Associations across the country. The Curling Canada Hit Draw Tap competition for kids is hitting the big time, including showcasing a couple of provincial finals in front of the crowd at both the ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-12-18
  • MQFT with Shannon Birchard
    This week, John sits down with Shannon Birchard, the Scotties and World Champion and two-time Canadian Junior finalist from Winnipeg, Man. Shannon is currently playing on the “all skips” foursome of Kerri Einarson, Val Sweeting, Briane Meilleur, and herself, and they’ve had a ton of success on the World Curling ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Travelers Curling Club Championship success isn’t just on the ice
    When the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship wrapped up last weekend at the Miramichi Curling Club in Miramichi, N.B., the event’s success resonated far beyond the hard-won medals on the ice. “After four years of overseeing this event, I have to say this was among the best,” says Robyn Mattie, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-30
  • Ottawa Hunt is taking Adult Learn To Curl to new levels – and strengthening membership
    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: ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-19
  • MQFT with Kirk Muyres
    This week, John sits down with Kirk Muyres, the 2011 Canadian Junior champion, the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles champion, 2018 World Mixed Doubles bronze medallist, and a 4-time Brier participant with one Brier bronze medal. Kirk is now skipping his own team of brothers, with his own brother Dallan at ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Magical Question Fun Time with Laura Walker
    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 ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-10-03
  • Thiessen Blog: Five-rock FGZ a positive change for curling
    In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-06-15
  • MQFT with Kaitlyn Jones
    This week, John sits down with the well-travelled Kaitlyn Jones, who has curled in five provinces and had the most success this season in Nova Scotia, winning a World Junior championship with her squad of Kristin Clarke and Karlee and Lindsey Burgess. She’s won several provincial titles at the junior ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-18
  • MQFT with Kaitlyn Jones
    This week, John sits down with the well-travelled Kaitlyn Jones, who has curled in five provinces and had the most success this season in Nova Scotia, winning a World Junior championship with her squad of Kristin Clarke and Karlee and Lindsey Burgess. She’s won several provincial titles at the junior ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-18
  • MQFT with Sterling Middleton
    This week, John sits down with a junior curler who has done a lot of great things and hails from the small town of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Sterling Middleton. A Youth Olympic gold medallist, two-time Canadian Junior Champion, a World Junior Champion, and most recently a Canadian Collegiate ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-12
  • MQFT with Sterling Middleton
    This week, John sits down with a junior curler who has done a lot of great things and hails from the small town of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Sterling Middleton. A Youth Olympic gold medallist, two-time Canadian Junior Champion, a World Junior Champion, and most recently a Canadian Collegiate ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-12
  • History in the making in North Bay
    A reflection by Katherine Henderson, CEO, Curling Canada A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I found my seat to watch two gold medal teams face off at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont. Jennifer Jones and Anna Hasselborg, both intact gold medal Olympic teams, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-10
  • History in the making in North Bay
    A reflection by Katherine Henderson, CEO, Curling Canada A few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I found my seat to watch two gold medal teams face off at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont. Jennifer Jones and Anna Hasselborg, both intact gold medal Olympic teams, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-04-10
  • Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics
    After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-17
  • Canada downs Korea to win bronze at Paralympics
    After yesterday’s heartbreaking semifinal loss, a fourth consecutive gold medal was out of the question for Canada. But was was still on the table was the prospect of a podium finish and a Paralympic medal. The Canadian wheelchair curling team won that bronze medal, defeating South Korea in a fairly ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-17

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