Curling Canada Stories

  • 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
  • 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 loses heartbreaker in semifinal, will play for bronze
    Nobody likes to lose, especially elite athletes playing at world class competitions with medals on the line.  You could forgive Canadian skip Mark Ideson if he was angry, bitter, heartbroken or a bit crusty following a last rock loss to China in the semi-final of the Paralympic medal round in ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Roger Smith: Curling Canada’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year
    “I guess it was much like a curling match,” says Roger Smith of La Pêche, Que., the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, who is being recognized for his Herculean efforts to establish a new curling facility in Chelsea, Que. “Things don’t always go according to plan.” The Curling Canada Volunteer ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Canada Advances to Playoffs After Victory Over Finland
    The Paralympic playoff picture became a little bit clearer on Thursday as Canada completed yet another comeback victory vs. Finland.  With the win, Canada finished the round-robin at 9-2, which will be tied for first with South Korea, and also China. The Koreans will have the tiebreaker based on the ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Paralympic Blog: Marie Wright Checks In From Pyeongchang
    Hello Canada, We’re about halfway through the games and things are going well for Canada. We’re 6-2 and playing well. While we have a few minutes between games, I just wanted to get you up to speed on what life is like in Pyeongchang for a Paralympian. We moved into ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Canada qualifies for playoffs at Paralympics
    Canada’s wheelchair curling team knew that defending a gold medal for the third time wasn’t going to be easy; nor was it going to be quick. The team constantly referred to the 11-game round robin as a marathon, and they were going to take it one mile at a time. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Alternate Anseeuw Gets A Chance in Win Vs. Slovakia
    58 year-old Jamie Anseeuw has spent every game this week watching from the bench, while his teammates battled it out on the Paralympic ice. He’d take times, watch rocks, and take notes on every shot as part of his role as alternate, and he has to be ready to play ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-14
  • Canadians down NPA in Dramatic Fashion at Paralympics
    It was as though they were making it dramatic for the TV audience. Last end. Skips’ rocks. One for sure, and a measure for two and the win. The measuring stick doesn’t function properly. They have to get the other one from the far end of the sheet, delaying the ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-14
  • Canada wins extra-end Paralympic Nailbiter vs. USA
    “It was a fun game.” That’s how Canadian skip Mark Ideson summed up his team’s 6-5, extra-end victory or the United States on Tuesday night. “They’re great people and there’s a lot of camaraderie out there,” said Ideson of his American opponents. “We have a lot of respect for them. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Canada complete comeback win over China
    Canada might have to start calling their Paralympic wheelchair curling team the “Comeback Kids.”  That might be confusing for their actual kids, and in some cases their grandkids. Regardless of the nickname, the Canadians erased a four-point deficit for the second time this week, this time coming back from 5-1 ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-13
  • Canada on the wrong side of the inch vs. Great Britain
    Elite athletes live for the feeling of being in “the zone” – the sensation where your peak performance is on auto-pilot, every result is perfect, and you can’t miss. For Canada’s wheelchair curlers, it must have felt like they were just a few inches outside of “the zone.” “You know, ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-12
  • Canada Suffers First Loss of Paralympics
    Sometimes it’s just not your game. Canada’s wheelchair curlers found that out the hard way this morning, suffering their first loss of the Paralympics to host South Korea. The Koreans scored three in the first, and shut down every Canadian attack after that, finishing with a final score of 7-5. ... read more
    Source: Curling Canada StoriesPublished on 2018-03-12

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