Archive for November, 2011

Curling on CBC for 2011-2012

November 15, 2011

As they did last year, CBC Sports is broadcasting selected Grand Slam tournament semi-finals and finals during the 2011-2012 season. Their published broadcast schedule includes the following: On December 17-18, CBC will broadcast the quarter-, semi- and finals of the 2011 BDO Canadian Open, live from the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. The main CBC […]

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Elmira Kiwanis Club asks for help with Elmira Food Drive

November 15, 2011

The Elmira Kiwanis Club has asked for our help in their annual Fall Food Drive, which takes place this Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Elmira and Woolwich Township. The Kiwanis are in need of more volunteer teams to canvas designated areas of Elmira for food and monetary donations. Coffee, donuts and hot […]

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The technique of brushing – part deux

November 13, 2011

While attending the Level 3 Technical coaching course in Napanee the last weekend in October, Brian Savill gave us a one-hour “Sweeping Update”, summarizing the latest research undertaken at the University of Western Ontario on the mechanics of brushing and its best practices. I’d like to summarize Brian’s remarks here. There is some other online […]

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Thoughts on the pre-game practice

November 8, 2011

In contrast to typical bonspiels or club play, each team involved in an Ontario Curling Association event, such as bantam zone playdowns, is entitled to a brief pre-game practice before each game. The practice is indeed brief. The 2011-2012 OCA Rules Supplement, page 11, in the section entitled “Pre-game Practice”, states: All competitions shall allow […]

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Laurier Golden Hawks offer High Performance Clinic

November 4, 2011

Gary Crossley, Head Coach of the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks curling teams, along with his Varsity team members are offering a High Performance Clinic that will be held at the K-W Granite Club on Saturday, December 17 2011. The clinic, which runs from 9:00am through 3:00pm, will offer sessions on strategy, video analysis, delivery […]

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Bantam Interclub schedule finalized

November 3, 2011

Kirk McElwain of the Elora Curling Club has scheduled all but one of the Bantam Interclub dates for the 2011-2012 season. All Bantam Interclub dates are Saturdays. They are: November 19 – Elmira and District Curling Club December 10 – Guelph Curling Club January 28, 2012- Shelburne Curling Club February – TBA March 17, 2012 […]

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Elmira coaches upgrade credentials

November 1, 2011

Over the past few months, several of the coaches at Elmira have upgraded their skills in order to provide better and more up-to-date instruction within our program. Most of these courses are curling-specific courses offered within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) developed by the Coaching Association of Canada and Sport Canada. Here’s a brief […]

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