Archive for August, 2011

Why we warm up

August 31, 2011

A “warm-up” routine is valuable for almost any physical activity, but is particularly important for curlers for two main reasons: the cool air temperature inside the rink, and the stress placed on the lower joints during a delivery. The following list of the benefits of warm-up activities was originally authored by fitness specialist Len Kravitz […]

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Coaches BC publishes revised guide to coaching female athletes

August 29, 2011

This past month, the Coaching Association of British Columbia (also known as CoachesBC) has published a revised copy of a guide to coaching female athletes that was first published in 2001: [This guide] is designed as a reference for coaches of female athletes. The publication provides information about the needs, interests and experiences of female […]

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Look for this in your mailbox

August 9, 2011

Look for this announcement of Elmira’s Open House dates in your mailbox. Our club’s open house takes place on two consecutive evenings, October 5 and 6. New curlers are invited to tour the club, meet Club President Brian Henry and the Board of Directors, and take advantage of the opportunity to learn the basics of […]

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Ice Halo now available for use at Elmira

August 3, 2011

In time for the start of the 2011-2012 curling season, Little Rock and Bantam curlers who are nervous about being on the ice will have the opportunity to use an Ice Halo at the Elmira and District Curling Club. I was first introduced to the Ice Halo this past April at a clinic at the […]

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2011-2012 Registration packages are in the mail!

August 1, 2011

Today is August 1, but the curling season will be here before you know it, starting with our two Open House nights on October 5 and 6, followed closely by our Junior Curling Open House on October 16. Last year’s participants should receive their registration packages in the mail this week. The packages include a […]

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