There will be a vote next month in Italy that may have global implications regarding the sport of curling. There are some folks that are concerned that matches are taking too long (sometimes going beyond three hours), and that one way to eliminate that is to shorten matches from 10 to 8 ends, eliminate tie-breakers in tournaments, etc. Something to keep an eye on for sure…
By popular demand…
Learn to Curl Saturday April 3rd 7-9PM.
Come learn what this funny game is all about. On ice instructors will explain the game, technique and have you curling in no time. $15 for 1 hour of instruction and curling. Registration required. To register, email this address with your time preference.
All you need are some loose fitting clothes to allow for flexibility (blue jeans not recommended) and some rubber soled shoes, like running shoes. We’ll supply everything else. Please arrive 15 minutes early for off ice prep.
For a brief introduction to the game, check out our Curling 101 page.
Erika Brown, who led her rink to the World Championships by winning the USA Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo just over a week ago, now sits atop the leader board at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships. Brown’s team defeated Japan 10-3 and Russia 8-6 to earn the top spot early in this tournament.
[UPDATE] – After day three, Team Brown has only one defeat, and sits at 4-1 behind Canada with their 4-0 record. Find streaming video on Universal Sports’ web site.
Open curling on Monday, March 22 has been cancelled due to a previously unscheduled K-Wings hockey game. Life sure was easier when we had 13 curling sheets in the complex. Now that we’re down to 8, we have to compete for time.
Future Monday night sessions may be in jeopardy as well; it all depends on how the K-Wings do as they work their way through the playoffs.
In other news, we may have a Saturday learn-to-curl session coming up in the not-too-distant future. We’ll keep you posted here.
We were busy last week… so here’s a little catch up on some of the press that we missed while we were busy.