Archive for October, 2010

We’re halfway there!

October 27, 2010

We have now received donations for eight of the new Lite Rock curling stones we’re acquiring from Canada Curling Stone so as to offer Lite Rock play on all four sheets of ice at Elmira. If you would like to donate $50 towards a Lite Rock stone – and have a name engraved on it […]

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Bantam inter-club league

October 27, 2010

For the past several years some of the curling clubs in proximity to Elmira – Fergus, Acton, K-W Granite, Arthur, Shelburne, Orangeville, Alliston, Elora, Guelph – have organized an interclub league specifically for bantam-aged players to give them opportunities to gain additional experience. There are two levels (A and B) with A-level rinks being high-quality, […]

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Historical Brier footage available from the CCA

October 26, 2010

The Canadian Curling Association has made available film footage of past Canadian Men’s Curling Championships on the CCA website. This past weekend I enjoyed viewing the highlights of the 1960 Brier, held in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay), won by the famous Ernie Richardson rink from Regina with a 9-1 round-robin record (in those […]

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How many rotations?

October 25, 2010

Just how many times should a curling stone rotate as it moves down the ice? Ideally, during a delivery a stone travels – initially – down the line of delivery towards the target, with a rotation applied by the wrist just prior to the release. On a draw shot, when the stone reaches the other […]

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New brush heads donated by Tournament Sports

October 25, 2010

Our selection of older “Club Brooms” have been given a new life with the donation of new brush heads by supplier Tournament Sports in Waterloo. Warm thanks to Keith Nelson of Tournament Sports – who is also an Elmira club member – and Tournament Sports for their generosity in support of Junior curling. Tweet

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Junior curling open house tomorrow

October 23, 2010

Tomorrow is our first of two “Open Houses” for Junior Curling at Elmira. Returning curlers will appreciate the new extensive work that at the club that occurred in August to replace all of the pipes underneath the artificial ice surface. This took weeks of effort by club volunteers – particularly Laverne Brubacher and Steve Jones […]

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Where to buy mitts for curling – part deux

October 23, 2010

Another shopping trip for curling mitts – this time to O. W. Sports, located at 32 King St. in Uptown Waterloo across from Waterloo Town Square. The staff here were very helpful and their selection of mitts and gloves is quite extensive. Many of the mitts they have are more suited to downhill skiing or […]

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Curling jacket orders

October 22, 2010

Once again this year we are organizing the purchase of Elmira and District Curling Club jackets for both Little Rockers and Bantam curlers. These high-quality polyester jackets, distributed by Canada Sportswear, are dark blue in colour with white piping and yellow trim, and come with an Elmira club crest on the left and an embroidered […]

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WLU Women’s team at Elmira on November 14

October 20, 2010

During our regular practice times on November 14, junior curlers at Elmira are in for a treat as the Laurier Golden Hawks women’s varsity curling team from Wilfrid Laurier University visit the club and assist us with our practice. Scheduled to visit the club are Laura Crocker, Sarah Wilkes, Jen Gates, Cheryl Kreviazuk, Pam Feldkamp, […]

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Which shot is more difficult?

October 18, 2010

At the beginning of October I had the privilege of participating in the Team Glenn Howard Fantasy Camp. Not only did we get the opportunity to learn from Glenn and his team, but they also brought in a number of National-level coaches including Bill Tschirhart, Wendy Morgan, Jim Waite, Earle Morris, Scott Taylor, Brian Savill […]

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