Silver Fox season startup info

The ice plant starts up on Oct. 18th as another curling season gets underway at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht entertainment complex in Summerside, with the Sunday Commercial League hitting the ice on Oct. 29. Open Houses are scheduled for Nov. 1 and 2, with the Road to the Roar curling trials happening at Credit Union Place from Nov. 6-12. Back at the Fox, Drop-In Curling begins on Nov. 8, with the first regular League draw taking place Nov. 13, and the Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel going Nov. 17-19. View the latest schedule of events and draws at www.silverfoxpei.ca/curling.

This season’s adult membership fees and registration form may be downloaded and printed at https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/10d26f4f/files/uploaded/curling%20application%202017.pdf. Juniors application form is coming soon.

 

Q and A with PEI Travelers Women’s Team (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship is just a few months away. As curlers prepare to represent their province or territory in Kingston, teams are making important decisions about game strategy and tactics. We wanted to dig deeper and hear about some other important team decisions, opinions – and quirks!

Today’s interview is with the Team Prince Edward Island Women,  from the Crapaud Curling Club.
Click here for previous interview with the PEI Men’s Team.

Photo (L-R): Skip – Julie Mutch, Third – Lindsay Moore, Second – Terri Wood, Lead – Heather MacRae

Kingston is the home of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, the Tragically Hip. What Hip song best represents your team?

“When the weight comes down” – (Terri and Heather have to sweep harder!)

Being a curler would you rather a) Use a classic Hammer as your broom, or b) Slide with only duct tape?

Definitely duct tape – because we are fans of Red Green and generally carry duct tape with us at all times. Who doesn’t need more duct tape in their lives?

Who does your team want to represent Canada in curling at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea?

Ideally our local curling club heros: Alan, Steven, Daniel and Nathan….
No seriously though we can’t not choose our Island boy Brett Gallant and Team Gushue!

For the women’s side, while we would love to be the team selected, reality has set in… so we are all Team Homan!

Of curlers past and/or present, what’s the Dream Olympic Team you would hand pick to represent Canada? Men’s, Women’s or intriguing Mixed team perhaps?

Johnny Mo (skip), Cathy O (third), Kerry Galusha (second), Randy Ferbey (lead)

If you could create a slogan for your team, what would it be?

“Thank god we aren’t wearing mics!”

Outside of curling, obviously, what are some of your favourite things to do in your home province?

Well, a typical day on the Island for our team is starting out at the Spring Valley Building Centre – buying some green duct tape. Then we would travel north to the Cavendish Tourist Mart to stock up on some cold beverages. We would continue south to Kingston, P.E.I., to pick up some freshly dug new P.E.I. potatoes at Sky View Farms! (Shout out to our awesome off ice sponsors!)

What are you most looking forward to in Kingston during your team’s off time?

Not doing housework – Terri
Visiting my old workplace, Sir John A. MacDonald house – Julie
Not being at work or studying – Heather
Seeing if Lindsay gets put in the Pen – The whole team

Kingston is home to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald –If you could be PM for a day would you do?

We would give more funding to small rural community curling clubs across the country!

What’s your most memorable team bonding experience?

The last couple of years our team has helped organize our Curling Club’s Annual Take-out Dinners, which is the biggest fundraiser for the club. Great Bonding time in the kitchen!

Aside from, of course, your own, which province/territory would you most like to live in and for what reasons?

Newfoundland: Remote and hard to get to! – Lindsay
British Columbia: On the ocean like P.E.I., except much warmer and with mountains! – Heather
Saskatchewan: Lots of Black Angus cattle as far as the eye can see! – Julie
Newfoundland: To keep Lindsay out of trouble – Terri

You can read responses from other teams here.

The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship takes place November 20-25 at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ont.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada.

Coaching PEI: National Coaches Week, Webinar Series, Upcoming Dates, Sport Fairs

Here are National Coaches Week events taking place in PEI. Learn more at  http://www.coachingpei.ca/national-coaches-week.html
Sept 26 – Behind the Scenes 101 – Nancy Fong
Sept 27 – Resistance Training – Kris MacPhee
Sept 28 – Behind the Scenes 101- Jackson Slauenwhite
Sept 29 & 30 – Physical Literacy Summit

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic’s new Coach Webinar Series is now open for registration. Registration is done through the CAC Locker at www.coach.ca.  Login to your account and go to Calendar > Nova Scotia and then click register on the event.  These free professional development opportunities give CAC PD points for your coach maintenance of certification requirements. 

The new Webinar Series events are held online from 9:00 – 10:00 PM.  These are open to all coaches, at all levels.  You will have the opportunity to speak and interact with the presenters if you attend live and they will be recorded and posted if you are unable to attend the live session.  

Upcoming Dates (please register online);

Thursday October 5, 2017 – Webinar – The Business of Coaching

Thursday November 9, 2017 – Webinar – Misconceptions surrounding coaching athletes with a disability

Thursday December 7th – Webinar – Athlete Wellness

For Girls we are hosting another She’s Good, registration has been open for only a few days and we are almost half way. If your sport is trying to keep girls in the game, invite them to our event. 
http://www.sportpei.pe.ca/news/Shes-Good—October-19-2017/no/1

Last but not least we are working on getting dates for Sport Fairs.  We are hoping to host the first one in mid-October and continue right to December with five before Christmas.  Please let me know if your sport is interested in them all or any.   We are working on Bluefield, Three Oaks, Souris, Montague & Col. Gray right now.

Lynn Boudreau

40 Enman Crescent

Charlottetown, PE

C1E 1E6

(902)368-6253

 

Crapaud Community Curling Club Update. Meeting this evening (Sunday)

There will be a meeting at 6 pm this (Sunday) evening at the Curling Club for all members. An update on the Ice Plant will be provided. Sorry for the late notice.

There will be a car rally on Sept 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm starting at the Curling Club. Cost is $10 per person, with children 10 and under free.

Early registration will be on October 19 beginning at 7 pm. Note there is an increase of $2.00 per membership this year (Curl Canada fee).

Curling Season Fitness Training from Synergy Fitness – try it for free on Sept. 21

Synergy Fitness and Nutrition, 141 Mount Edward Road in Charlottetown, is once again offering an in-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers of all ages and levels, which is customized to your fitness level.

Curl PEI will host one evening for you to try the program at no charge — Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm.  This is open to everyone who is interested in learning more, as well as those who are already familiar with Synergy.  Please let me know if you wish to attend the free Trial evening by Sept. 20. If we do not have enough people we will not run this trial evening,  

Details about the in-season program will be available during the trial evening.  There will be 36 training sessions, at a total cost of $240+tax.  Synergy will work with you to try find a schedule that works.

This is a great opportunity to keep working on conditioning during the season to help to reach your goals.

If you are interested in participating in this program please let me know by September 20.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Amy Duncan, Executive Director, Curl PEI, phone 902-368-4208, email: aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca

Curling, free curling school, new member reg. starts Oct. 16 at Cornwall Curling Club

CURLING at the Cornwall Curling Club begins on October 16th for daytime curlers, and evening league play starts on October 23rd. The Junior Program begins on October 29th.

REGISTRATION / CURLING SCHOOL

Registration for returning members (including juniors) will be held on October 11th at the Club from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This is a chance for current members to secure their individual or team placement in the various leagues.

For team entry leagues priority will be given to teams with at least 3 returning members. New adult teams will be given second priority to fill open vacancies.  Junior teams will be added as space available, oldest teams first.  All team members must be 13 years of age as of June 30/17, or older to play in the evening draws. Please indicate which draw your team wants to join at registration.

New member and general registration, as well as the annual FREE, no-obligation adult curling school, will be held on October 16th, 17th, and 18th at the Club commencing at 6:30 P.M. Curling School attendees are welcome to come any or all nights – there will be both new and continuing sessions each night. Junior curlers receive instruction as part of their regular curling program.

CORNWALL CORNFEST

In conjunction with Cornwall Cornfest, the Cornwall Curling Club will have an open house Sunday, Oct 15th from 1:00 -3:00 P.M.

MONDAY COMMERCIAL LEAGUE

The Commercial League operates on Monday nights from 8:30 – 10:30 P.M.

A company may register a team in the league. Various players can participate week to week.

JUNIOR INSTRUCTION

For the 2017-2018 season – junior instruction will take place on Sundays from 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. and Tuesdays  from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. The club welcomes Ann Doucette as the new junior instructor.  They will be continuing with the U16 junior development league on Saturday mornings. Teams from all clubs are welcome.

2017-2018 MEMBERSHIP RATES

 All memberships give you the opportunity to play in members-only tournaments and compete in provincial championships (entry fees are additional). You may also book practice time on Sundays at no cost when ice is available, and spare in any scheduled league without additional cost.

Payment terms for adult memberships are as follows: 50% payable on registration night and the remaining 50% payable by December 1st. Youth memberships are due upon registration.

Memberships may be paid by debit, credit card, cheque or cash. HST is extra. A $15 Curl PEI fee plus a $2 Curl Canada fee will be added to all adult and youth Memberships.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP RATES:

  • One Evening Draw per week $230
  • Two Daytime sessions per week $230
  • Adult Two Scheduled draws $340
  • Adult Unlimited Daytime $310
  • Adult Unlimited (Day and night) $370
  • Couple Unlimited $640
  • Commercial League $715
  • Full-time Student (19+) unlimited $250

 

YOUTH MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Little Rockers (ages 6-7)
  • One session Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar $55
  • For both sessions $95
  • Novice (8-12) & Juniors (13-20) $140 (two days per week)
  • Junior plus one evening draw $250*
  • Junior Development League $40

OTHER:

  • Social Memberships $50: attend club events, spare, curl club spiels (extra cost)
  • Non-Members “walk-on” fee per draw
    • Junior $5
    • Daytime/Evening $10 or 10 passes for $80
  • Locker Rentals $30 plus HST

SAVE THESE DATES!
(Special Events being held at the Club)

 Murphy’s Pharmacy Ladies Spiel: Nov. 17 & 18

 Masters Plus: Nov. 23 & 24

 Mixed Doubles: Nov. 25

 Desjardins Stick Tournament: Dec. 2

 Curl PEI Tankard and Scotties: Jan. 3-9

 Kenmac Spiel: Jan. 12 & 13

 Club Travelers: Feb.23-26

 Curl PEI U13 Mar. 16-18

 Closing Spiel: Apr. 6 & 7

DRAWS & LEAGUES SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

  • Members Practice 1:00-3:30
  • Little Rocks (age 6-7) 3:30-4:15
  • Novice (age 8-12) 4:30-5:30

MONDAY – FRIDAY

  • Daytime Drop-In 10:00-12:00. It is a single entry draw with teams being made up each day.

MONDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-6:00
  • Mixed Draw 6:30-8:30. This is a fun non-competitive draw. It is a single entry draw. Teams are made up by the draw-master and changed every six weeks.
  • Commercial League 8:30-10:30. This is a fun non-competitive draw for company /organization sponsored teams. Players representing their company or organization can change or rotate from week to week.

TUESDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30 – 2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:00
  • Novice Junior instruction 5:00-6:00
  • Evening Competitive League – 6:30-8:30 & 8:30-10:30

    

WEDNESDAY

  • Daytime Drop-In 10:00-12:00 (as available) and Daytime Competitive League overflow
  • Daytime Competitive League 12:30 – 2:30. This is a team entry draw for competitive daytime curlers.
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-6:00
  • Ladder League 6:30-8:30 & 8:30-10:30. This is a team entry draw for semi-competitive teams.

 THURSDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:30
  • Mixed Draw 6:30-8:30. This is single entry league with teams being made up by the draw-master and changed every 6 weeks.
  • Learn to Curl Part 2 8:30 to 10:30 P.M. and Mixed Draw overflow

FRIDAY

  • Stick Curling 12:30-2:30
  • Junior Team Practice 3:30-5:30

SATURDAY

  • Saturday Morning Junior League 9:00 – 11:00 (selected dates)

 

FRIDAY EVENING & SATURDAY

  • Open for ice rentals by individuals, groups, companies, organizations, etc. when not used for club events or provincial championships.

JUNIOR FUNDING

There is Kidsport and Jump Start funding available for qualifying families.  Contact the Club for details

VOLUNTEERS

The Club organizes events and spiels every year for the enjoyment of the membership. These spiels are organized completely by volunteers.

If interested in helping to volunteer for club events, please indicate on your registration form or speak to a board member at registration. The current list of board members can be found on the club website.

LOOKING FOR MORE INFO?

For Club operational hours and other information including upcoming events, ice rental, policies and constitution, please visit the Club’s website at CornwallCurling.com.

 

 

Notice of Curl PEI Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Curl PEI will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the House of Sport (40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown).

Each Member Club is entitled to identify one delegate to vote at this meeting.  

Curl PEI
AGM Agenda
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Item I – Roll Call, and report on credentials
Item II – Recognize Curlers Deceased during the year
Item III – Minutes of the 2016 AGM
Item IV – Business Arising Minutes
Item V – President’s Report
Item VI – Treasurer’s Report
Item VII – Other Reports
Item VII – Correspondence
Item IX – Business arising from correspondence
Item X – Consideration of Resolutions
Items XI -Announcement of sites and dates of Bonspiels
Item XII  -Election of Officers and Directors
Item XIII -Appointment of Auditors
Item XIV – Introduction of New President
Item XV – New Business
Item XVI  -Adjournment

Subject to change, here are the draft 2017-18 Curl PEI Championship Events Dates and Locations (revised Sept. 13). The approved dates and locations will be announced at the AGM.

PEI Juniors (U21) – December 27-31, 2017 at the Maple Leaf Curling Club
PEI Scotties & Tankard – January 3-9, 2018 at Cornwall Curling Club
PEI Masters – January 26-30, 2018 at Charlottetown Curling Club
PEI Canada Games Trials – February 2-4, 2018 at Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club
PEI Stick – February 6-8, 2018 at Western Community Curling Club
PEI Mixed Doubles – February 9-11, 2018 at Charlottetown Curling Club
PEI Seniors – February 9-13, 2018 at Crapaud Curling Club
PEI Mixed (4 person) – February 16-20, 2018 at Western Community Curling Club
PEI U18 – February 23-27, 2018 at Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club
PEI U16 – March 2-4, 2018 at Montague Curling Club
PEI Travelers – March 9-13, 2018 at Montague Curling Club
PEI U13 – March 16-18, 2018 at Cornwall Curling Club
PEI Little Rocks Jamboree – March 24, 2018 at Maple Leaf Curling Club

 

Charlottetown Curling Complex – Registration Dates and season startup info

Registration Dates (on-site at the Complex)

September 13th from 5-7 pm; September 16th from 11 am -1 pm; September 23rd from 11 am-1 pm; and September 27th from 5-7 pm. Anyone who signs up prior to September 28thwill have their name entered into a draw for a $100 bar/rental credit at the CCC. See membership rates and details below.

Ice Update

They are planning to have the ice in and ready to go on October 10th. If all goes well, league play will begin on the 22nd of October.

 

Leagues

A proposed league schedule is below, along with descriptions of the leagues themselves. Changes for this year see the Anything Goes League moving to Thursday in an effort to make this league even more social, and also to try and limit the number of games cancelled due to the “Monday blues”.

The Super League and Semi-Competitive League will play on separate nights this year, with each always playing the early draw.

The Adult Getting Started League will follow Doubles play on Monday night – they encourage all members to invite their friends and family to this league. There was great interest in it last year, when the league was split between the CCC and Cornwall, but this year it will be hosted by the Charlottetown alone. They hope to grow the number of people in this league.

They welcome any suggestions on this proposed plan, and are actively looking for volunteer League Coordinators. Please email chtowncurling@gmail.com for more info, to provide feedback, or to volunteer.

Events

They are in the early stages of planning some events for the season, including: an Open House/Wine and Cheese Night, where members will get to choose the wine served at the CCC for the season; Curl for Cancer; Alpine Fun Spiel; Halloween Spiel; Turkey Spiel; Women in Curling; Newcomers Event; and Junior Days (mini-spiels for 18 and under teams on PD days).

They are currently recruiting volunteers to help out with some of these events. Please email chtowncurling@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved!

Fundraising

They had some success with a members’ donation drive and want to thank all those who donated. They are still accepting donations – please contact them if you wish to donate.

The Horsemen’s Dance was another success. They hope to build on this year’s results to get the dance back to where it was a few years ago, when it was an even bigger success for the CCC. There will be some other fundraising opportunities throughout the season, which they will be rolling out as the season progresses.

Jobs

The Board has decided to hire a full-time Club Manager for the season – a posting will be going out soon for that position. They encourage anyone interested to submit an application and/or to spread the word to anyone they think might be interested.

Junior boy’s player looking for team, junior girls team looking for player

The PEI junior curling season is almost upon us, and we have a boy’s player looking for a team, and a  girl’s team looking for a player. 

Due to some team changes over the summer, one junior girls’ team is looking for a player, preferably one who is in the eligibility range for the 2019 Canada Winter Games i.e. born on or after July 1, 2000. Phone 902-940-2165 if you have a player who may be interested.

Dylan Moase, who has been curling out of Summerside for the last 5 years, is looking for a curling team to join. He turns 15 in September, which puts him in the 2019 Canada Games eligibility range. If you can help, contact Trevor Moase at trevormoase@pei.aibn.com.

S’Side Road to the Roar: single draw and day passes on sale Sept. 22

Single draw & day passes will be available for purchase beginning September 22, 2017 at 10 am Atlantic time.

The Home Hardware Road to the Roar Curling Pre-Trials take place Nov. 6-12 at Credit Union Place in Summerside PEI.  Website: www.curling.ca/2017roadtotheroar/

Tickets at Credit Union Place Box Office, phone 902.432.1234, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000515B127DFC34?CAMEFROM=CFC_CUP_WEB_CURLINGCAN_RTTR

Get to know Team PEI men competing at the 2017 Travelers Canada Curling Ch’ship (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship (Nov. 20-25 in Kingston ON) is just a few months away. As curlers prepare to represent their province or territory in Kingston, teams are making important decisions about game strategy and tactics. We wanted to dig deeper and hear about some other important team decisions, opinions – and quirks!

Team Prince Edward Island Men
Silver Fox Curling Complex, Summerside

Team PEI Men (L-R):  Leo Stewart – Skip, Barry Cameron – Third, Darrell Thibeau – Second,  Corey Montgomery – Lead

Kingston is the home of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, the Tragically Hip. What Hip song best represents your team?

Fireworks

Being a curler would you rather a) Use a classic Hammer as your broom, or b) Slide with only duct tape?

Use a Hammer

Who does your team want to represent Canada in curling at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea?

Brad Gushue, Rachel Homan

Of curlers past and/or present, what’s the Dream Olympic Team you would hand pick to represent Canada? Men’s, Women’s or intriguing Mixed team perhaps?

Men: Eddie Werenich, Don Walchuk, Wayne Middaugh, Craig Savill
Women: Sandra Schmirler, Kim Kelly, Jill Officer, Lisa Weagle

If you could create a slogan for your team, what would it be?

We All Like Beer!

Outside of curling, obviously, what are some of your favourite things to do in your home province?

Golf, go to the beach, boating, more golf and drink beer!

What are you most looking forward to in Kingston during your team’s off time?

Sightseeing, especially the waterfront and Fort Henry
Checking out the restaurants and entertainment in the city
Trying some local beer
Meeting the other teams
Having fun!

Kingston is home to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald –If you could be PM for a day would you do?

Make every day during Brier week a statutory holiday!

What’s your most memorable team bonding experience?

Our team celebration after winning the PEI Travelers Championship.

Aside from, of course, your own, which province/territory would you most like to live in and for what reasons?

British Columbia. The climate is much warmer than PEI!!!! As well, the scenery is beautiful.

You can read responses from other teams here.

The 2017 Travelers Curling Club Championship takes place November 20-25 at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ont.

Click to read this story at Curling Canada

Reminder: PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursary deadline is Sept. 30

This is a reminder that the Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual bursaries, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and passion for the game.

Application Deadline is September 30, 2017.

To be eligible to apply for a bursary, an applicant must be eligible to participate in the provincial junior playoffs for the coming year. Also, an applicant must be a full-time student at the university or college they are attending. An applicant can only be awarded one bursary.

Please submit your application form to Jerry Muzika, Chair, Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame, 46 Eagles Path Lane, York, PE, C0A 1P0 or to peicurlinghalloffame@gmail.com

The information provided will be kept confidential.

Click to download application form in Adobe PDF format

Click to download application form in MS Word format

Kids learn hoops, hockey, curling, teamwork skills at 1st Jumpstart Games (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Two hundred kids had a chance to get outside and be active Tuesday in Charlottetown. 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities hosted its first Jumpstart Games in Prince Edward Island. The charity helps youth whose families face financial difficulties in getting their children involved in sport.

“We want to get the kids in the game,” said Canadian Tire dealer Cameron Beach. “We don’t want the financial barriers to inhibit kids from getting out and getting active.” 

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Kids participate in a parachute activity Tuesday during the Jumpstart Games in Charlottetown.

©Jason Malloy/The Guardian

Go!PEI, Recreation P.E.I. and Boys and Girls Clubs in Wellington, Summerside, Charlottetown and Montague identified the youth, who participated in six stations including floor hockey, basketball, curling and parachute activities at and near Simmons Sports Centre. 

Brett Gallant, a Brier and world curling champion, attended the event and shared a bit of his experience with the youth.

While he has excelled at curling, Gallant also played golf, baseball and soccer growing up.

“Sports allowed me to travel all across Canada, all across the world,” he said. “I have met a ton of new friends through sport, got to work with great teammates and have a lot of fun.”

The event helps kids build skills in sports while also building teamwork skills and giving them an opportunity to interact with their peers.

 “Who knows where our next Brett Gallant is coming from,” Beach said. “Is that he or she here today?”
 
 

Montague Junior Registration

It’s that time of year again. 

Junior Curling Registration- Would you like your child to learn a life-long sport? 

Junior and Little Rocks registration will be held at the Montague Curling Club: September 25th. 6:00pm to 8:00  pm for returning Juniors.

Registration for new Junior and Little Rocks Curlers will be on October 2nd from 6:00 p.m.until 8:00 p.m.

Curling will start as soon as the ice is put in.
Very little equipment is needed – just clean sneakers and a helmet (Bike Helmet will do). Brooms and sliders are provided.

Not able to attend registration? Call Montague Curling Club at 902-838-2513.

Anyone between ages 7-21 can participate.

 

PEI’s DeWolfe and Roche among “For the Love of Curling” scholarship recipients (Curling Canada)

Some of Canada’s most promising student/athlete curlers will get a much-needed financial boost after being named recipients of the 2017 Curling Canada Foundation For the Love of Curling scholarships, it was announced today by Curling Canada. 2017 For the Love of Curling … Continue reading

Former World Junior Curling Champ brings awareness for Lyme disease with run/walk event (Guardian)

Fewer than two years ago, a Charlottetown mother diagnosed with Lyme disease dreamed one day she would be able to play with her children again. Stefanie Clark, 36, has since completely recovered after more than a year of treatment.   … Continue reading

U21 Nautilus Slam Junior Competition at CFB Halifax club

The new U21 Nautilus Slam (Jr competitive curling) still has spots open. Sep 29-Oct 1, 2017 at the CFB Halifax Curling Club. Register today! http://www.juniorslamseries.com/events/61 See poster for details:   … Continue reading

2019 World Junior Curling Ch’ships to be held in Liverpool NS (Curling Canada)

The planet’s best young curling teams will gather in Liverpool, N.S., for the 2019 World Junior Curling Championships, it was announced jointly today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada. Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, N.S., will host … Continue reading

27th annual Toronto Curling Assoc. U18/U21 Youth Ch’ship in Dec.

The 37th annual TCA Youth Championship will be held in Oshawa from December 27-29 and features an exciting prize purse. This year’s tournament will feature an opening ceremony on December 28, as well as the first ever gender-neutral TCA Youth Awards.  • … Continue reading

Field set for Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside (Curling Canada)

Twenty-eight teams are now set to pursue their Olympic gold-medal ambitions later this year in Summerside, P.E.I., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Photo, Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver The 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, set for Nov. … Continue reading

Home Hardware named title sponsor for Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside (Curling Canada)

One of the key events in deciding which Canadian teams will be chasing gold in 2018 will have a new title sponsor, it was announced today by Curling Canada. Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns   Home Hardware, Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, … Continue reading

(Reminder) Trainwave workshop with Adam Kingsbury: Becoming your team’s mental coach

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

(Reminder) Identifying Barriers in Emerging Elite Curlers – Workshop with Adam Kingsbury

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

Self-Expression and Curling: Video by PEI Jr. and U18 champ Lauren Lenentine for her leadership class

Check out this video about Self-expression and curling, make by PEI Junior and Under 18 champ Lauren Lenentine for her Leadership class: … Continue reading

Crapaud Community Curling Club receives Canada 150 funding (Guardian)

KINGSTON, P.E.I. — As part of the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary, nine projects in central P.E.I. will share more than $300,000 in federal government funding. From left, president Alan Crane and Eric MacArthur with the Kingston Legion, join Cornwall … Continue reading

Canadian U-18 Ch’ships to be staged in St. Andrews NB (Curling Canada)

Canada’s top up-and-coming curlers will play for national championships for a second straight year in the province of New Brunswick. The W.C. O’Neill Arena Complex, which features both a hockey arena and the three-sheet Heather Curling Club, will host the … Continue reading

Roger Gavin named Alberton’s Volunteer of the Year (Journal)

ALBERTON — His active involvement in the day-to-day operation of the Western Community Curling Club has earned Alberton resident Roger Gavin the town’s Myles Getson Volunteer of the Year Award. It was presented to him during the town’s Canada Day … Continue reading

Prime Minister to pay visit to Montague Curling Club Thurs. morning

The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay and the Montague Curling Club have announced that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be at the Club at 9 am on Thursday, to kick off Canada Day celebrations. Everybody is invited! … Continue reading

Format Finalized for 16-Team Ch’ships in 2018 (Curling Canada)

A Friday night showdown will determine the 16th and final entries into the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was announced today by Curling Canada. Photo, Curling Canada/Jeffrey Au On the Friday night prior to the opening of round-robin … Continue reading

Pre-Season curling cancelled at Crapaud due to ice plant chiller delivery delay

The Crapaud Community Curling Club has recently been informed us that the new chiller for their ice plant will not be delivered until September 15. Because of this, they will have to cancel the planned Pre-Season curling.   … Continue reading

Brett Gallant’s wonderful curling season will be celebrated tonight (PEI Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Brett Gallant has a bit of tongue-in-cheek advice for permitting well-wishers to kiss the Brier Tankard when it’s on display Sunday in Charlottetown. “As long as they don’t get too close,” Gallant said with a laugh.  That’s … Continue reading

More details on Sat. Celebration Gala for Brett Gallant. Lounge open to public at 10 pm

Here’s a run-down of the activities at Saturday evening’s Brett Gallant Celebration Gala at the Charlottetown Curling Complex. The evening will begin at 6 pm with the piping-in of the guest of honour to a reception in the lounge  area, where … Continue reading

Overflow parking for Brett Gallant gala at Ch’town Curling Complex

The Charlottetown Curling Complex has arranged for overflow parking for the Brett Gallant gala on Saturday evening, in the Holland College staff parking lot on Fitzroy Street (behind the milk plant). As you can see from the map it is … Continue reading

Trainwave workshop with Adam Kingsbury: Becoming your team’s mental coach

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

Identifying Barriers in Emerging Elite Curlers – Workshop with Adam Kingsbury

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

Multi-Sport Coaching and Leading Effectively Workshop from Coaching PEI

Coaching PEI will be hosting a Multi Sport Coaching and Leading Effectively workshop on Saturday July 22, 2017. This is one of the longest modules and they needed to bring a Coach Developer in from Halifax in order to host. For … Continue reading

Curl Moncton International Junior Summer Spiel in August

The 2017 Curl Moncton International Junior Summer Spiel takes place August 4-6, 2017 Format: The format will depend on number of teams entered (maximum 16 teams). Every team is guaranteed 4 games (either pools & play-offs or draw trees & … Continue reading

New Holland named title sponsor of Canadian Junior Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

A world leader in the manufacturing and selling of agricultural and construction equipment also will be taking a lead role in helping to develop Canada’s top young curlers, it was announced today by Curling Canada. New Holland — the parent … Continue reading

Safety first: Curl PEI already putting helmets on kids (CBC PEI)

Curl PEI already has rules requiring young curlers to wear helmets, in line with a recent Curling Canada’s recommendation. Curling Canada puts up a guard, urges beginners to wear helmets Sandy Matheson, the vice-president of Curl PEI said staff at … Continue reading

Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant & the Brier Tankard trophy on Sunday. Juniors especially welcome!

Curl PEI will be hosting a Meet and Greet with Brett Gallant on Sunday, June 25 from 1-3 pm at the West Royalty Community Centre, at the corner of the Lower Malpeque and Kirkdale roads in Charlottetown.   Curling Canada … Continue reading

New helmet recommendations, new governors, come out of Curling Canada Annual Meeting (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada will move forward on introducing a helmet policy for young and beginning curlers, it was confirmed during the Curling Canada Annual Meeting on Saturday in Cornwall, Ont. Participants in the 2017 Curling Canada Annual Meeting in Cornwall, Ont. … Continue reading

Turning Point High Performance Camp in Bridgewater in September

Turning Point High Performance Camp Featuring: Olympic Gold Medalist & 2017 Brier Champion Mark Nichols BRIDGEWATER CURLING CLUB Bridgewater NOVA SCOTIA September 23th & 24th, 2017 Tentative Topics: Strategy & Scoreboard Management Player Roles & Responsibilities Nutrition for Maximum Performance … Continue reading

UPEI teams: register by June 14 if interested in Atlantic Univ. Curling Ch’ships

Attention all 2017/18 UPEI M/W Curlers! Any UPEI students interested in entering a team to compete for the right to represent UPEI at the 2018 Atlantic University Curling Championships is asked to contact Ron Annear by June 14. If more … Continue reading

Junior Events Calendar

Here is a list of Junior Curling events and camps in the Maritimes (plus Nationals) for the upcoming season. Curl PEI events will be posted when finalized. (Curling Canada photo) EVENT DATES LOCATION Becoming Your Team’s Mental Coach with Adam … Continue reading

Maritime Junior Competitive League at Curl Moncton

The 2017 Maritime Junior Competitive League runs Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 1 at Curl Moncton. Teams choose which dates they would like to play, subject to availability. Entry fee is $80 per team per day. Competition Dates … Continue reading

CCE Maritime Junior U21 Bonspiel in Moncton in Oct.

The Centre for Curling Excellence (CCE) 2017 Maritime Junior Bonspiel takes place Oct. 13-15 at Curl Moncton. $200 team entry fee guarantees four games. REGISTER ONLINE AT CURLMONCTON.CA MAIL REGISTRATION FEE TO: Curl Moncton Inc. * 80 Lockhart Avenue * … Continue reading

New TSN, Sportsnet fees kill TV broadcasts at Charlottetown Curling Complex (CBC)

Curlers hoping to catch a couple of ends of television after their own games at the Charlottetown Curling Complex will have to go home as things stand, says club president Mitch O’Shea. Curling on ice will continue, but curling on … Continue reading

Early Bird ticket pricing for Brett Gallant Celebration Gala ends Saturday

Corporate Sponsorship Tables are also on sale. Please stop by the Charlottetown Curling Club on Saturday, June 3rd,  from 11am-2pm or email cccgala2017@gmail.com to reserve your Early Bird ticket or to get info on Corporate Sponsorship Tables. For more details … Continue reading

Deposit fee for Moncton Brier tickets cut in half

SEAN HATCHARD TIMES & TRANSCRIPT Organizers behind the bid to bring the 2019 Brier to Moncton are putting on one final push. There’s just four weeks to go before Moncton submits its bid for the 2019 national men’s curling championship … Continue reading

Canadian curling clubs rocked by big cable companies (CBC Sports)

Fee increase for sports channels a blow to game’s grassroots, says Curling Canada By Devin Heroux, CBC Sports Curling clubs across Canada are rallying together and pushing back against what they see as unfair treatment by the country’s two biggest cable … Continue reading

Upcoming Mental Performance Training workshops with Adam Kingsbury

Curl PEI’s Performance Committee is excited to announce two upcoming workshops with Mental Performance Specialist – National Team Program (Curling Canada), Adam Kingsbury. Adam Kingsbury is a clinical psychology resident at the University of Ottawa.  Adam presently consults for Curling … Continue reading

Reminder: Application deadline is June 30 for 2017 For the Love of Curling Scholarships (Curling Canada)

Young curlers from across the country will once again be able to further their academic and athletic ambitions, thanks to the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Kristen Streifel (WCF/Richard Gray photo) Applications are now being … Continue reading

Curling facilities invited to apply for New Horizons funding

The New Horizons for Seniors program is open for applications until June 23rd at the following site: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html The Federal Government provides both community (up to $25,000) and pan Canadian funding for initiatives in the following areas: promoting volunteerism among … Continue reading

Penultimate Joyce Myers Trust Fund Grant, Scholarship winners announced

The Trustees of the Joyce Myers Trust Fund, established under Curl Atlantic from profits from the 2003 Brier and the 2005 Roar of the Rings curling events in Atlantic Canada, have selected the 2017 recipients of its Student/Athlete Scholarships and Curling Club Capital … Continue reading

Egg Farmers Rocks and Rings, FloorCurl Tournament Day held at Spring Park School

Rock Solid Productions Inc. were in Charlottetown on Friday to put on the Egg Farmers Rocks and Rings presented by Curling Canada program, and to hold a FloorCurl Tournament Day, both held at Spring Park School. Plastic curling “rocks” with ball-bearings, … Continue reading

Field expanded to 28 for Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside (Curling Canada)

Two more teams of each gender will get a chance to chase their gold-medal dreams at the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials later this year in Summerside, P.E.I., it was announced today by Curling Canada. Because the race was … Continue reading

Curling Clubs caught up in huge cable fee hikes intended for sports bars #NotaSportsBar (Curling Canada)

As you may have heard, Rogers and Bell Canada recently increased fees paid for cable packages that include TSN and Sportsnet by licensed establishments with capacity over 100 people. The target of the rate increase is sports bars, but the … Continue reading

Celebration Gala for Brett Gallant

The Charlottetown Curling Club is pleased to announce an evening to celebrate Brett Gallant. On Saturday, June 24th, they will be hosting a reception and dinner to honour his amazing accomplishments of winning both the Brier and the World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI Curling Hall of Fame offering bursaries – deadline is Sept. 30

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is offering four annual bursaries, for a total amount of $3000, with $1000 and $500 awarded annually to junior female curlers, and an equal amount to junior male curlers. Bursaries are awarded … Continue reading

May 28 is Pizza Day for KidSport

Sunday, May 28th is “Pizza Day for KidSport” in partnership with Papa John’s Pizza!  Any order over $25, on this particular day, will see $5 donated to KidSport PEI!  Customers will also receive enough Papa Points loaded onto their Rewards Card … Continue reading

Pre-Season Curling at Crapaud – cancelled

Pre-season curling has been cancelled, as the new chiller for the ice plant won’t be arriving until September 15. The Crapaud Curling Club will be running the Preseason curling again this year starting September 8 and running until the end of … Continue reading

‘The lifestyle on the Island’: Yet another PEI curler on the world stage (CBC PEI)

Ian MacAulay of P.E.I. recently faced off against some of the best curlers in the world at the World Senior Men’s Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta. The team finished with the silver medal. “Representing Canada is pretty special,” said MacAulay, … Continue reading

Applications now being accepted for 2017 For the Love of Curling Scholarships (Curling Canada)

Young curlers from across the country will once again be able to further their academic and athletic ambitions, thanks to the Curling Canada Foundation’s For the Love of Curling Scholarship program. Kristen Streifel (WCF/Richard Gray photo) Applications are now being … Continue reading

PEI’s Adam Casey accepts invitation for Summerside pre-Olympic trials (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) CALGARY – There will be a P.E.I. skip in the 2017 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials in Summerside. Adam Casey ©Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer Seven Mile Bay native and Winsloe resident Adam Casey confirmed on Friday that his … Continue reading

Qualifiers, including PEI’s Adam Casey, unveiled for Road to the Roar in Summerside (Curling Canada)

A Prince Edward Island product has the opportunity to pursue his dreams of representing Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics close to home. Summerside product Adam Casey, now living in Charlottetown, has been invited to join the field for the … Continue reading

PEI Curling Coach Olympics Bound (CBC PEI)

‘I’m still pinching myself here’ By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News P.E.I. curling coach Peter Gallant, who is also father to world curling champion Brett Gallant, will be going to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea with the South Korean women’s … Continue reading

14 teams set for Roar of the Rings, 4 more to be selected at Road to the Roar in S’Side (Curling Canada)

Fourteen teams are officially a step closer to achieving their gold-medal dreams after being named to the field for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, it was announced today by Curling Canada. World champions Brad Gushue, left, and … Continue reading

Colleen Jones rink wins Gold, Bryan Cochrane team with PEI native Ian MacAulay wins Silver at World Seniors (Curling Canada)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — It was a memorable day for Team Canada on Saturday at the World Senior Curling Championships. First, Colleen Jones’s Halifax team won Canada’s 11th women’s gold medal in the 16-year history of the World Seniors, cruising to … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex to honour Brett Gallant (Guardian)

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A dinner honouring world champion curler Brett Gallant is part of upcoming activities at the Charlottetown Curling Complex (CCC). Gallant is the first Islander to win a Canadian Brier and the first from the province to win … Continue reading

Moncton making bid for 2019 Brier, seeking $100 pre-sale deposits on full event passes. #BringOnTheBrier

As you may have heard, Moncton New Brunswick is working on a bid to bring the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship, The Brier, to the Hub City in 2019.  They are treating it as a regional event, and expect to draw … Continue reading

Summer Fitness Training Program for Curlers – Try it on May 9

Synergy Fitness is once again offering an off-season Sport Performance Training Program to Island curlers.  This program includes fitness sessions, nutrition sessions and fitness testing. All ages and levels are welcome.  The folks at Synergy will work with your fitness … Continue reading

Gushue, Homan confirmed for new Everest Curling Challenge in Fredericton this August

The Everest Curling Challenge is a world-class curling event with a novel game format. The event, which will air across Canada on TSN, and in the U.S. will bring together 32 of the world’s top women’s and men’s curlers to … Continue reading

PEI Curlers win Gold, Bronze in Mixed Doubles portion of inaugural Cdn. U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

Two members of the Lauren Lenentine-skipped PEI Girl’s team won medals on Saturday in Canada’s first-ever Under-18 Mixed Doubles national championship, as part of the inaugural Canadian Under- 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with Rachel O’Connor, paired … Continue reading

N. Ontario sweeps gold medals, Maritime teams take silver, at inaugural U18 Ch’ships (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward) The inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships saw the first-ever champions crowned in Moncton, N.B., on Saturday night, and it was a clean sweep for Northern Ontario with Sudbury’s Tyler Horgan and Kira Brunton … Continue reading

Playoff teams set at U18 Ch’ships in Moncton, PEI players to compete in Mixed Doubles (Curling Canada)

(Story by Cathlia Ward) The final day of championship and seeding pool play wrapped up in Moncton, N.B. at the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships on Friday, determining the final four women’s and four men’s teams who … Continue reading

PEI teams both pick up wins today, but fall short of the playoffs at the U18 Ch’ships

Round robin play is over at the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships in Moncton, with the PEI  girl’s team, skipped by Lauren Lenentine, finishing with a 2-3 win-loss record, while the boy’s, skipped by Donald DeWolfe, … Continue reading

Colleen Jones skipping women’s rink, Souris PEI native Ian MacAulay on men’s team at World Seniors (Curling Canada)

Three Canadian teams will begin their quest for gold Saturday when the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships get underway at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta. The ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., host … Continue reading

Lenentine 1-2, DeWolfe 0-4 at Canadian U18 Ch’ships

Two round robin games, at 10 Thursday against the Northwest Territories, and at 2 pm against the host province, remain for PEI’s Lauren Lenentine-skipped girl’s team, while there’s one game left in the round robin for the Island’s Donald DeWolfe … Continue reading

Lenentine 1-1, DeWolfe 0-2 after Cdn. U18 opening day

The Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships got underway on Tuesday in Moncton. PEI’s Lauren Lenentine girl’s rink are 1-1 after a 6-3 loss to aBC and a 5-3 win against Quebec. They’re back on the ice Wednesday evening at … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex committed to staying open

The Charlottetown Curling Complex held a meeting on April 5, and are holding another on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 pm to discuss the future of the facility. They have posted the April 5 minutes on their website. Click to view … Continue reading

Canadian U18 Ch’ship starts this morning in Moncton

The inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships get underway this morning in Moncton, at the Superior Propane Centre arena and at Curl Moncton. PEI is represented by the Lauren Lenentine and Donald DeWolfe rinks. Games on sheets B and … Continue reading

Sport PEI Scholarship deadline May 17

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards which recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.   Sport PEI in 2017 will grant three scholarships of $1000.00 each to Island student athletes.  These scholarships are made possible with support from Sport Centre … Continue reading

Lenentine rink to represent PEI at inaugural Canadian U18 Ch’ships in Moncton

The Cornwall Curling Club’s provincial Under 18 girl’s champions, the Lauren Lenentine rink, three members of whom are also the PEI junior women’s champs, will be competing in the inaugural Canadian Under 18 Boy’s and Girl’s Curling Championships, starting Tuesday … Continue reading

DeWolfe team heading to under-18 curling nationals (Journal)

SUMMERSIDE – The Donald DeWolfe team will represent P.E.I. at the 2017 national under-18 curling championships from April 18 to 22. The Donald DeWolfe rink, with members from the Cornwall Curling Club, Silver Fox in Summerside and the Western Community … Continue reading

Inaugural U18 Canadian Curling Ch’ships begin Tues. in Moncton (Curling Canada)

(by Al Cameron) Many of Canada’s up-and-coming curling stars will get their first exposure to a national championship competition when the inaugural Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Curling Championships get underway in Moncton, N.B. The event, for players ages 17 … Continue reading

Whitecap Jr. camp still has space available

The 2017 Whitecap Summer Curling Camp for Juniors age 12-18, takes place at the Centre of Curling Excellence in Moncton New Brunswick from August 6-11. This camp uses a similar “all inclusive” format to previous Whitecaps, with meals and five nights … Continue reading

‘A dream’ says PEI’s Brett Gallant of winning men’s world curling championship (CBC PEI)

Brett Gallant is the first Islander ever to be part of a men’s world curling championship-winning team, after winning gold with Team Gushue at the tournament in Edmonton on Sunday. P.E.I.’s Brett Gallant (2nd from right) celebrates his team’s gold-medal win … Continue reading

PEI U16 curlers pick up experience on arena ice at Fredericton spiel

There was great competition on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton on the weekend at the CWG SLAM spiel for teams of age for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Five Island rinks took part, and all managed … Continue reading

Summerside area’s own Adam Casey among those at the Road to the Roar. Get your tickets now!

Homegrown talent will be in the house at Summerside’s Credit Union Place November 6-12 for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions “Road to the Roar” pre-trial event. Team Adam Casey will be fighting for a spot at the Tim Hortons Roar of the … Continue reading

Courtney, Carruthers win Cdn. Mixed Doubles, Team PEI finishes with 1-6 record (Curling Canada)

Joanne Courtney and Reid Carruthers claimed the 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, earning a 9-6 extra-end win over Rachel Homan and John Morris in a star-studded gold-medal game. PEI’s entry of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland picked up one … Continue reading

Canada completes perfect run with Ford World’s Gold (Curling Canada)

Brad Gushue’s curling resume is now complete. Team Canada scored a clutch deuce in the ninth end, and Gushue made two superb finishing shots in the 10th, to beat Niklas Edin of Sweden 4-2 Sunday and win the Ford World Men’s Curling … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope team loses Canadian Masters Bronze Medal game in extra end. The Iceman takes men’s gold, Sask. wins women’s

The Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for age 60+, wrapped up today in Guelph. PEI’s Bill Hope rink lost a close men’s bronze medal game, 6-5 in an extra end to Saskatchewan. The Sask. skip had to draw the button to … Continue reading

Ch’town Curling Complex open this (Sunday) evening to watch Team Gushue in World Men’s final

The Charlottetown Curling Complex will be open after 8 pm tonight (Sunday) to allow everyone to watch Team Gushue and Charlottetown’s own Brett Gallant go for gold in the World Men’s Curling final. Game time is 9 pm on the big screen, so … Continue reading

PEI’s Bill Hope rink advances to Canadian Masters semi-finals

The PEI Men’s team, skipped by Bill Hope, have advanced to the 3 pm semi-finals at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60+, in Guelph. They finished round robin play in fourth place overall, and face first place … Continue reading

PEI duo 1-5 at Mixed Doubles

  The PEI rink of Sabrina Smith and Kyle Holland have one win, against Jill Officer and Pat Simmons, against 5 losses at the Canadian Mixed Doubles championship in Saskatoon. They finish up round robin play today against Jill Routledge … Continue reading

Gushue, with PEI’s Gallant to get shot at his 1st World Men’s title (Curling Canada)

EDMONTON – Brad Gushue has a chance to give his country an achievement it hasn’t reached in 22 years. But more importantly, he has a shot at a huge first for himself and his Canadian teammates.   After almost a decade and … Continue reading

Island U16 teams doing well at Canada Games-age spiel on arena ice

There was lots of great curling action on arena ice at the Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton NB on Friday as the Canada Games-age spiel got underway. Five PEI rinks are among the participants. The Lauren Ferguson rink won their … Continue reading

Cdn. Masters: PEI’s Hope rinks both advance to playoffs

Round robin play has wrapped up at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, with both the Sandy Hope women’s team (3-2) and the Bill Hope men’s rink (4-2) finishing with two losses and advancing to their respective playoff rounds, … Continue reading