Crapaud Curling Club’s season saved by GoFundMe campaign (CBC)

The club is still around $80,000 in debt from renovations that went over budget a few years ago.

Island curlers, get ready to dust off your brooms.

The Crapaud Curling Club will open for the season, one week late.

The club was facing closure this week after a key piece of equipment that keeps the ice surface cold broke as the club was putting in the ice for a new season.

When Calvin Smith tried to put in the ice at the Crapaud Curling Club this year, a key piece of machinery broke.

When Calvin Smith tried to put in the ice at the Crapaud Curling Club this year, a key piece of machinery broke. (CBC)

The repair bill came to $3,000, which was too steep for the cash-strapped club.

The club members launched a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $1,800. Then late Friday, the board received a surprise additional donation of $1,500 from South Shore Pharmacy.

Click for full story at CBC PEI

Community comes through with needed funding for Crapaud club (TC Media)

(by Jason Malloy)

The Crapaud Community Curling Club will open in September.

“We got some great news today,” board member Calvin Smith said late Friday afternoon.

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Crapaud Curling Club – Jason Malloy photo

A seal blew in the club’s ice plant when it was started up on Monday, leaving the club with a $3,000 repair bill it could not afford. It went public with its situation and $1,780 had been donated to an online campaign.

The South Shore Pharmacy donated $1,500 to the cause on Friday to enable the board to move ahead with the repairs.

“I’ve got no words for it really,” Smith said. “I’m still in a bit of a shock. . . Four days ago we were pretty sure we were closing the place. Now, we’re looking like we have a future ahead.

“It’s just amazing. . . Curling is the greatest sport in the world because we care.”

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer

Update on Crapaud Curling Club

The cost for the ice plant repair at the Crapaud Curling Club has been covered with the help of a generous $1500 donation from the South Shore Pharmacy, so the plant can now be repaired.  The Club still needs to raise $80,000 for outstanding debts left over from Club renovations a few years ago, and they are continuing with their GoFundMe account at http://www.gofundme.com/db2panm9 until they reach this goal. $1,730 has been raised to-date.

Board members and volunteers are meeting at noon on Sunday to clean the club to be ready for the Teen dance on Friday September 4th.

Pre-Season curling, originally scheduled for Sept 4, will be delayed by one week. A week will be added on the end to make up for it.

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Crapaud curling club needs cash fast to fix ice plant, save season (TC Media)

(by Jason Malloy, TC Media)

The Crapaud Community Curling Club’s board has gone public with a plea to save the facility.

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Crapaud Community Curling Club board members Bobbi-Jo Crossman, left, and Jonathan Ramsay enjoy spending time watching curling at the club.

The club started its ice plant on Monday and blew a seal. It is now staring at a $3,000 repair bill for the plant to begin the season.

“We’re determined to save this place,” said board member Calvin Smith.

“I started curling here in 1986 and I don’t want this place to close. It’s basically my second home.”

The club has about $80,000 in outstanding debt, board members said, much of which dates back to overruns for needed renovations about five years ago. The club was built in the late 1960s.

Most of its board members are new this year and have taken steps to pay off some of the debt. It raised $2,400 during two fundraisers in the past month. It has more plans to help get the club back on a more stable financial footing, but first it needs the plant operational.

“It’s basically the nail getting hammered into the coffin and taking away our moneymaker,” Smith said. “It’s a curling club, you need ice to make money.”

The club was aiming for a Sept. 4 start for pre-season curling, which allowed competitive curlers to be ready when they go to off-Island bonspiels before most clubs in the province are open for the season.

First-year president Susan Hubley said if the roughly 40 curlers, who said they were interested in the pre-season paid, the parts could be ordered. Board members said there is some doubt in the curling community if the rink will open this year and some people were reluctant to pay.

Smith said the parts would take four days to arrive and another day would be needed to get the plant up and running.

Click for full story in the Journal Pioneer.

Crapaud club moving forward towards a successful future

On Monday, August 24, the Crapaud Curling Club’s plant went down due to a bearing failure, and they have been working to get the $3,000 required to fix the plant and get started with their Pre-Season curling. They are looking for everyone coming for the Pre Season curling to get their money in this week, as it will more than cover the expense of fixing the plant and will only put them  a week behind in getting going.  As was mentioned previously, they have started a GoFundMe account at http://www.gofundme.com/db2panm9# to help pay down the $80,000 in outstanding debts from the renovations they did several years ago. The club wants to ensure that all their debts get paid so they can continue to operate into the future. As of this morning, over $1000 has been raised.

CBC interviewed Calvin Smith and Taya Ray Crossman, which aired on the Maritime Late night news on August 26th and Compass on August 27. There is a story from sports editor Jason Malloy on the front page of The Guardian today, and page 2 of the Journal Pioneer, that Calvin, Bobbi Jo Crossman, Jonathan Ramsay, and Susan Hubley took part in. The board members of the curling club want to continue into the future and are determined to pull out all the stops to do so.

Pre-Season Curling

They are planning to go ahead with Pre-Season curling and, if everything goes as planned, and the money comes in within the next few days, are looking at being about a week behind, starting Pre-Season curling on the 14th of September.  They are going to extend the Pre-Season by one week to make up this difference for starting late.

If others are interested in joining the Pre-Season curling, the cost is $100 plus HST per person and includes league play and practice time. There will be two nights of league play on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and teams can curl both nights or one night. The practice times must be booked and times will be Friday 7 pm until Sunday. Anyone interested in the Pre-Season can contact Calvin Smith at 902-628-7019 or email the club at info@crapaudcurlingclub.com. If you are looking to pay the early curling registration fee,  members will be at the Curling Club on Sunday from noon til 2:30 cleaning to be ready for the teen dance on Friday, September, 4th.

Teen Dance

On September 4th, the curling club will be holding a teen dance as a fundraiser for the club. If the interest is there they may hold more dances in the future. Cost is $5 and  we will have pop, water, chips and bars available for purchase.

Car Rally

On October 24th, there will be a Car Rally starting and ending at the curling club. The cost is $20 per person or $100 per team. To register call 902-940-3315 or visit the Crapaud Curling Club on Facebook.

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File photo: Crapaud Curling Club

Crapaud Curling Club pushed over edge by equipment failure (CBC PEI)

Key piece of machinery broke as ice was going in for new curling season

CBC News

When Calvin Smith tried to put in the ice at the Crapaud Curling Club this year, a key piece of machinery broke.

When Calvin Smith tried to put in the ice at the Crapaud Curling Club this year, a key piece of machinery broke. (CBC)

The Crapaud Curling Club faces closure because it has no money to repair a key piece of equipment.

The device helps keep the ice surface cold, and it broke as the club was putting in the ice for a new season this week. Fixing it will cost $3,000.

‘If we don’t get it going we’re just going to have to close.’ – Calvin Smith, Crapaud Curling Club

“We’re practically zero in our bank account right now and we have no way to recover,” said board member Calvin Smith.

The club is already $80,000 in debt from renovations that went over budget a few years ago, and it’s been unable to catch up financially.

The club has set up a gofundme campaign online, hoping enough donations will come in to save the rink.  Link:  http://www.gofundme.com/db2panm9

Click for full story at CBC PEI

Story on Crapaud Curling Club on CBC news at 11

Natalia Goodwin will have a story on the Crapaud Curling Club on the 11 pm CBC Atlantic News this evening. The club is currently experiencing ice plant startup problems, and financial difficulties, and is planning a youth dance on Sept. 4 and a car rally on Oct 24 to help raise funds. They also have created a GoFundMe account as a way to help get their debts paid. To contribute, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/db2panm9

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CBC Photo: Crapaud Curling Club

Crapaud club delaying Pre-Season curling startup by a week due to plant problem, holding fundraisers

The Crapaud Curling Club started their ice plant on Monday, and a bearing went on it. They are hoping to get it repaired as soon as possible, and have contacted the curlers who have signed up for Pre-Season curling to pay their registration fees, in order that they will have sufficient funds to cover the repair.

If sufficient repair funds are obtained by Friday, and no further problems occur, this will result in a week’s delay in Pre-Season curling startup, originally scheduled to begin Sept. 4. The Club plans to extend  Pre-Season curling by a week to cover the delay.

The Club is also trying to pay down outstanding debt from previous seasons, and has created a GoFundMe account as a way to help get their debts paid. To contribute, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/db2panm9

The club is also holding a teen dance on Sept. 4 and a car rally on Oct. 24 as fundraisers.
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Team Birt hits the ice in preparation for their opening spiel in Paradise NL

Reigning PEI Scotties champs, the Suzanne Birt rink, hit the ice last evening at the APM Centre in Cornwall. In just two weeks, they will be competing in their first event of the year, the Tour Challenge Grand Slam of Curling event, at the Paradise Double Ice Complex in Paradise NL, which runs from Sept. 8 -13. The Birt rink are competing in Tier 2 of the event, while PEI’s Adam Casey foursome and NL’s Brad Gushue team, which includes PEI native Brett Gallant, will be in Tier 1 (we’ll be profiling these teams in the next few days).

Event info at: http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/curling/tour-challenge/about-the-gsoc-tour-challenge/

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Photo from Team Suzanne Birt Facebook page: Team Birt at the APM Centre last night

This year’s Birt rink includes third Robyn Green, second Meaghan Hughes, and  lead stone Marie Christianson, who has moved to PEI.

Journal Pioneer story on New Team: http://www.journalpioneer.com/Sports/Curling/2015-04-10/article-4107593/New-team/1

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Photo (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Robyn Green, Meaghan Hughes, Marie Christianson

 

Whitecap Junior Curling Camp underway at Cornwall’s APM Centre

Whitecap  Curling  Camp, an exciting and popular summer camp for junior curlers, ages 12 -18, who are looking to improve and develop their curling skills, got underway last evening, with curlers arriving at Blanchard Hall UPEI, and then bused to the APM Centre in Cornwall for their first on-ice sessions. The annual camp, run by Curl Atlantic, has been held at the APM Centre for several years, and moves to New Brunswick for 2016-2018. This year’s sold-out camp has attracted curlers from all four Atlantic provinces, along with the USA, Ontario,  BC, and the Northwest Territories.
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On the arena ice Sunday evening at the APM Centre. Photo by Larry Richards
The camp, directed by Curl Atlantic’s Helen Radford, wraps up on Friday, and features a comprehensive program that is delivered by a coaching staff which includes many of Canada’s top curling coaches, including Manitoba’s Cathy Overton-Clapham, Islanders Pat Quilty, Sabrina Smith, Robbie Doherty, Chris Gallant, and Aleya Quilty, New Brunswick’s Shelby Wilson, Gary Wilson, Morgan Easton, Daryell Nowlan, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Erin Porter, Jean Blackie and Leslie Walsh, and, from Nova Scotia, Jamie Danbrook, Kevin Patterson, Alex MacNeil, Bruce Wilkie and Dave MacRae.
Event contact: Helen Radford, Camp Director – 902-497-6655 email: curlatlantic2001@gmail.com

Tickets now available for Masters Grand Slam of Curling in Truro, which starts Oct. 27

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling sweeps into Truro, N.S. with the Masters, running Oct. 27 to Nov. 1 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.


Val Sweeting at the 2014 Masters in Selkirk, Man. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

The Masters is the second stop on the expanded seven-event 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule and features 15 of the top men’s and 15 of the top women’s curling teams from around the world. Last season’s Masters event saw Brad Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., defeat Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen in a thrilling men’s final and Edmonton’s Val Sweeting beat Margaretha Sigfridsson of Sweden to capture her first career Grand Slam title.

Don’t miss a moment of this must-see tournament and purchase your all-event pass today giving you access to every draw from the opening ceremonies through to the men’s and women’s finals.

Weekend passes (Friday night round-robin draw plus all playoff rounds) and single draw tickets are also available.

Purchase your passes today at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, online at ticketpro.ca, or by phone at 1-888-311-9090.

For more info on the Masters, visit: http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/curling/masters/

Click to read at the Grand Slam of Curling website

Stoughton to manage Canadian mixed doubles curling program (Curling Canada)

One of the most accomplished skips in curling history will add his knowledge base to the emerging discipline of mixed doubles, it was announced today by Curling Canada.

Three-time Tim Hortons Brier and two-time Ford World Men’s champion Jeff Stoughton of Winnipeg has been named Curling Canada’s Program Manager, Mixed Doubles.

Jeff Stoughton will serve as the manager of Curling Canada's mixed doubles program. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Jeff Stoughton will serve as the manager of Curling Canada’s mixed doubles program. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Stoughton will oversee numerous aspects of Curling Canada’s mixed doubles program leading up to the sport’s debut as a medal discipline at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity and I truly appreciate Curling Canada’s support as we ramp up our chase for the mixed doubles gold medal in South Korea,” said Stoughton. “It’s an exciting way to play the game, and I know our country’s top players are eager to get involved and I want to be able to help in any way I can.”

Stoughton’s work has already begun; he worked with coaches and players during an on-ice session earlier this summer in Edmonton, and will be involved in the inaugural Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic, scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Portage la Prairie, Man. The event will be supported by Curling Canada, and considering its scheduling between the Canad Inns Men’s Classic the preceding weekend and the Canad Inns Women’s Classic the following weekend, the potential for many of Canada’s top players to participate exists.

Defending Canadian mixed doubles champs Charley Thomas, left, and Kalynn Park, along with 2014 champs Wayne and Kim Tuck, will compete later this month in New Zealand. (Photo, World Curling Federation)

Defending Canadian mixed doubles champs Charley Thomas, left, and Kalynn Park, along with 2014 champs Wayne and Kim Tuck, will compete later this month in New Zealand. (Photo, World Curling Federation)

“Jeff has already been doing some terrific work behind the scenes to help build mixed doubles curling in Canada, and the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic is an example of that,” said Gerry Peckham, Director, High Performance for Curling Canada. “Canad Inns and Portage have stepped up and are definitely on the radar for more events leading to how we determine our mixed doubles entry for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and I’m thrilled to have an individual of Jeff’s calibre, with his accompanying competitive background, on board as we pursue gold.”

“Canad Inns is excited to host the inaugural Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic in Portage la Prairie,” said Paul Robson, C.E.O. of Canad Inns. “We are proud to support Curling Canada’s initiatives to ensure our nation is represented and on the podium at the 2018 Winter Olympics.”

In addition to his involvement with the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Classic, Stoughton also has been working with Canada’s entries for the 2015 Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand mixed doubles competition, beginning Aug. 24 in Naseby, N.Z. Canada’s past two mixed doubles national champions — Calgary’s Charley Thomas and Kalynn Park in 2015; Kim and Wayne Tuck of Strathroy, Ont., in 2014 — will be competing.

“Kalynn and I had a chance to work with Jeff earlier this summer and truly enjoyed the experience,” said Thomas. “Jeff has an amazing resume, as we all know, and his experience and knowledge of the game will be a huge benefit to our mixed doubles program leading up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.”

Click to read at Curling Canada website

U13 Fun Days at Crapaud

The Crapaud Community Curling Club is planning Under age 13 Fun Days on Nov. 22, 2015, and March 6, 2016, from 9am to 2pm. These Fun Days are for new curlers with at most 2 years experience (no competitive teams). The cost per event is $60 per team and will include a small lunch and some prizes. A maximum of 8 teams per event, to guarantee three 4-end games. If interested in either or both events, contact Susan at 902-598-8800, email livelysue@msn.com or the Crapaud Curling Club @ 902-658-2789, email info@crapaudcurlingclub.com.

 

Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship retains title sponsor, will now be operated by Curling Canada

One of the most popular curling events in Canada will have some behind-the-scenes changes beginning with the 2015 event in Ottawa.

 

The 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championship will take place in Ottawa. (Photo, Travelers/Anil Mungal)

The 2015 Travelers Curling Club Championship will take place in Ottawa. (Photo, Travelers/Anil Mungal)

The Travelers Curling Club Championship has been contested annually since 2009 among men’s and women’s teams that have won their respective local club championships, and gone on to win their provincial/territorial championship.

It was operated for the first six years by the title sponsor, Travelers Canada, a leading provider of auto, home, and business insurance, with logistical assistance and sanctioning from Curling Canada. Beginning with the 2015 event (taking place Nov. 22-28 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club), Curling Canada will assume operations of the event with Travelers Canada remaining as the title sponsor.

Action from the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship in Halifax. (Photo, Travelers/Anil Mungal)

Action from the 2014 Travelers Curling Club Championship in Halifax. PEI’s Julie Scales is pictured at the back of the house. (Photo, Travelers/Anil Mungal)

“The Travelers Curling Club Championship is one of the highlighted events on the annual curling calendar, and interest in the championship continues to grow,” said Pat Ray, Curling Canada’s acting Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited that we can be more involved in helping this event evolve, with strong and ongoing support from our dedicated partners at Travelers Canada.”

As part of the new direction for the event, Curling Canada has hired a Manager, Curling Club Championships to oversee the operations leading up to, and during, the Travelers Curling Club Championship.

Robyn Mattie has taken on those duties, effective Aug. 10. Mattie, originally from Nova Scotia, was a competitive curler, having won silver at the 2003 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and was an alternate for Jill Mouzar’s Canadian silver-medal-winning team at the 2004 World Juniors. She currently lives (and will be based) in Ottawa, where she has been a curling instructor.

”Travelers Canada is pleased to support all levels of curling in Canada but the Travelers Curling Club Championship has a special significance to us and the curling community,” said Shelagh Paul, vice-president, marketing and communications at Travelers Canada. “Its ability to bring together communities and club curlers from every corner of this country to showcase athletic excellence and pride in the sport makes it a truly one-of-a-kind event.”

Click to read this story at Curling Canada website

Casey and Birt rinks among entrants for Tour Challenge Grand Slam event, Sept 8-13 in Paradise NL

(by Jonathan Brazeau)

Five-time B.C. champion Jim Cotter will skip his team into the Tier 2 group for the Tour Challenge, the season-opening event of the 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season.

Jim Cotter at the 2014 Masters in Selkirk, Man. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

Click for Tier 1 details (released earlier)

The full Tier 2 schedule was released Wednesday for the all-new event, running Sept. 8-13 in Paradise, N.L.

Cotter, from Vernon, B.C., begins his quest for the Tier 2 title against Scotland’s Tom Brewster during Draw 3 action.

Reigning Ontario champion Mark Kean and his all-new rink from Stoney Creek, Ont., are set to kick off the Tier 2 stage in Draw 1 against local favourite Ken Peddigrew, of St. John’s, N.L.

[No PEI men’s teams are entered in Tier 2, but the Adam Casey rink, along with the Gushue team that includes PEI native Brett Gallant, are in Tier 1.]


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The Tier 2 women’s division stars Halifax’s Mary-Anne Arsenault, a two-time world champion and five-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts winner. Arsenault hits the ice in the opening draw against 12-time Newfoundland and Labrador champion Heather Strong of St. John’s. [PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink are also among the entrants].

Here is the Tier 2 schedule:

Schedule

Here is the Tier 2 schedule by team:

TIER 2 SCHEDULE BY TEAM

MEN’S DIVISION

Team Adams
Draw 4: vs. Smith (NL), Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Heidt, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Comeau, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Balsdon, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Balsdon
Draw 2: vs. Smith (NL), Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Comeau, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Heidt, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Adams, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Brewster
Draw 3: vs. Cotter, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Symonds, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Stevens, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Thomas, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Comeau
Draw 2: vs. Heidt, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Balsdon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Smith (NL), Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Adams, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT

Team Cotter
Draw 3: vs. Brewster, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Thomas, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Symonds, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Stevens, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Fanset
Draw 4: vs. Peddigrew, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Grattan, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Kean, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Smith (SC), Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT

Team Grattan
Draw 3: vs. Smith (SC), Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Kean, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Fanset, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Peddigrew, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Heidt
Draw 2: vs. Comeau, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Adams, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Balsdon, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Smith (NL), Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Kean
Draw 1: vs. Peddigrew, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Grattan, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Fanset, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Smith (SC), Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Peddigrew
Draw 1: vs. Kean, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 4: vs. Fanset, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Smith (SC), Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Grattan, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Smith (NL)
Draw 2: vs. Balsdon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 4: vs. Adams, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Comeau, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Heidt, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Smith (SC)
Draw 3: vs. Grattan, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Peddigrew, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Fanset, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Kean, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Stevens
Draw 3: vs. Thomas, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Brewster, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Symonds, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Cotter, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Symonds
Draw 1: vs. Thomas, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Brewster, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Cotter, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Stevens, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT

Team Thomas
Draw 1: vs. Symonds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 3: vs. Stevens, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Cotter, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Brewster, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

WOMEN’S DIVISION

Team Arsenault
Draw 1: vs. Strong, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 4: vs. Thurston, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Hasselborg, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Einarson, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Birt
Draw 1: vs. Robichaud, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 3: vs. Overton, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Montford, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Roth, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Curtis
Draw 1: vs. Sinclair, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 4: vs. Eberle, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Spencer, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Ostlund, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT

Team Eberle
Draw 2: vs. Spencer, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 4: vs. Curtis, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Sinclair, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Ostlund, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Einarson
Draw 2: vs. Hasselborg, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Thurston, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Strong, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Arsenault, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Hasselborg
Draw 2: vs. Einarson, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Strong, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Arsenault, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Thurston, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

Team Montford
Draw 2: vs. Roth, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Robichaud, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Birt, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Overton, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

Team Ostlund
Draw 3: vs. Sinclair, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Spencer, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Curtis, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 12: vs. Eberle, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. NT

Team Overton
Draw 3: vs. Birt, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Roth, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Robichaud, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Montford, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

Team Robichaud
Draw 1: vs. Birt, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Montford, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Roth, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Overton, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Roth
Draw 2: vs. Montford, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 6: vs. Overton, Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Robichaud, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 11: vs. Birt, Friday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. NT

Team Sinclair
Draw 1: vs. Curtis, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 3: vs. Ostlund, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 8: vs. Eberle, Thursday, Sept. 10, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Spencer, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

Team Spencer
Draw 2: vs. Eberle, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Ostlund, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Curtis, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Sinclair, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

Team Strong
Draw 1: vs. Arsenault, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. NT
Draw 5: vs. Hasselborg, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 9: vs. Einarson, Thursday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Thurston, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT

Team Thurston
Draw 4: vs. Arsenault, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 4:30 p.m. NT
Draw 7: vs. Einarson, Thursday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. NT
Draw 10: vs. Strong, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. NT
Draw 13: vs. Hasselborg, Friday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m. NT

A total of 30 men’s and 30 women’s teams will compete in the Tour Challenge with both divisions split into two tiers of 15 teams each. The top 15 teams ranked on the World Curling Tour’s order of merit (OOM) were invited for Tier 1 (if any team declined their spot, the next ranked team on the OOM list was invited). After the Tier 1 lineup was finalized, Tier 2 invites were sent out to the next 10 teams ranked on the OOM list. Five spots were reserved for teams from within the province or region of the event’s location.

Although Tier 2 teams do not earn points in the Rogers Grand Slam Cup standings, the winners receive guaranteed berths to the following Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event, the Masters (Oct. 27-Nov. 1 in Truro, N.S.)

Click to read Tier 2 press release at the Grand Slam of Curling site

Gushue, Jones to kick off all-new Tour Challenge in Paradise NL (Grand Slam of Curling)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) Brad Gushue will open the all-new Tour Challenge event in his home province when the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling begins its 2015-16 season Sept. 8 in Paradise, N.L. Brad Gushue fires a stone at the 2015 … Continue reading

Reminder: Start curling on Sept. 4, with Pre-Season Curling at Crapaud – signup by Aug. 15

The Crapaud Curling Club is once again hosting Pre-Season Curling beginning on September 4th’ 2015, and concluding on October 30. Pre-Season curling is not just for competitive curlers – everyone is welcome to join  and get on the ice early. … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex planning for the future

Curling Canada’s Business of Curling program consultant Jack Bowman will be leading a 2-day business strategy planning workshop on August 15th from 9 am to 5 pm, and Aug. 16th from 9 am to 4 pm, with the Board of … Continue reading

Crapaud looking for paint

The Crapaud Community Curling Club are looking into painting the curling club floor this year to save costs. If anyone knows where they can get white cement paint at a reasonable price, or would like to donate some to the … Continue reading

Maple Leaf Curling Club receives funding for new de-humidifying heat pump system

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), announced recently that funding has been provided to a number of rural communities in PEI for upgrading of key infrastructure … Continue reading

Well-known Summerside curler Edwin Walker passes away on Monday

Edwin Walker, a well-known curler from the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside, passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 73.  Husband of Pauline (MacCallum) Walker, father of Sharon (Victor) Howatt and Kim (Paul) Bonner. Sharon … Continue reading

2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles to be played in Saskatoon (Curling Canada)

The intensity level will be ramped up when the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship gets underway next March in Saskatoon. The national two-player championship, in its fourth year of existence, will be staged March 31 to April 3 at the … Continue reading

Start curling on Sept. 4, with Pre-Season Curling at Crapaud – signup by Aug. 15

The Crapaud Curling Club is once again hosting Pre-Season Curling beginning on September 4th’ 2015, and concluding on October 30. Pre-Season curling is not just for competitive curlers – everyone is welcome to join  and get on the ice early. … Continue reading

PEI Junior Curler does Heritage Fair project on Sandra Schmirler

Jack MacFadyen, a Cornwall Curling Club Junior Curler, did a Heritage Fair project at his school, on the life journey of Sandra Schmirler. His project is in the November 2014 issue of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Newsletter. Click to read … Continue reading

Winners of “Spirit of Sandra” Scholarships, including PEI’s Brooks Roche, announced

For the third consecutive year, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded six $5,000 scholarships to junior curlers pursuing their competitive curling careers while maintaining their post-secondary studies. The Scholars will be mentored again this year by world champion curlers Jon … Continue reading

Brooks Roche receives Sandra Schmirler Foundation scholarship, is excited to start new chapter (E. Graphic)

(by Charlotte MacAulay) Brooks Roche said these days it feels like he has just gone through the shortest three years of his life. Curling Canada Photo: Brooks Roche The Montague High valedictorian for 2015 has done plenty of living in … Continue reading

New format: Play-in tourney to be replaced after 2017 Scotties, Brier (Guardian)

(By Jason Malloy) A play-in tournament for Canada’s national men’s and women’s curling championships will be gone after 2017. Curling Canada/Michael Burns photo Curling Canada made the announcement Monday after its annual general meeting concluded Friday in Collingwood, Ont. The … Continue reading

Crapaud holding Ham and Turkey Takeout Fundraiser on Saturday

Ham and Turkey Take Out Dinners are happening THIS Saturday, June 27th at the Crapaud Community Curling Club! Tickets are $12 and are available by calling  Ruth at 658-2147. This is an important fundraiser for the club in order to … Continue reading

Breaking: In 2018, relegation round will be gone, and curlers of all ages will eligible for Brier and Scotties (Curling Canada)

The fields for both the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts will expand in 2018 in a pilot project, and curlers of all ages across Canada will now be eligible to compete in them, it was announced this … Continue reading

Mixed doubles curling added to 2018 Winter Olympics (Curling Canada)

Canadian curlers will have another chance to win Olympic gold, beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kalynn Park, left, and Charley Thomas, in action at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championship earlier this year in Sochi, … Continue reading

Update: Mixed Doubles curling confirmed for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics (WCF)

Mixed Doubles curling has been approved for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games programme Photo: WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik Lausanne, Switzerland June 8, 2015 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that Mixed Doubles Curling has been approved as an additional event … Continue reading

Breaking: IOC approves Mixed Doubles Curling for 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

LAUSANNE, Switzerland By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer (AP) The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed … Continue reading

Future of Charlottetown Curling Complex building being discussed at May 30 workshop

The Charlottetown Curling Complex is holding a consultant-led workshop on Saturday, May 30th to discuss the future of the facility.  Options to be discussed include: investing in current facility partnering with the City in the multi-sport facility the Mayor discussed … Continue reading

Joyce Myers Scholarship Fund winners announced

Here are the  three winners from each of the four Atlantic provinces for Curl Atlantic’s Joyce Myers Scholarship Fund. The recipients will receive their $500 cheques on Oct. 1, after proof of enrollment at a university or college is provided. … Continue reading

Upcoming National Coaching Cert. course

Competition Introduction –  Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Tuesday June 9, 2015 5:30-9:00 pm Room 125 at Sport PEI Suitable for all coaches, regardless of the type of athlete they are working with. By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop … Continue reading

Curl PEI Championships and events for 2015-2016 season

Here are Curl PEI’s provincial championships and other events for the 2015-2016 season. Please note that participant fees are per person/per event (not per season as in previous years). Entry fee is per team. Curl PEI Events 2015-2016 (PDF version) … Continue reading

Communities invited to nominate Curling (and other) facilities to win $250,000 upgrade in Kraft Project Play

Kraft Project Play: The Chance to Win $250,000 Towards Your Community’s Place to Play! – Nominate today at KraftProjectPlay.com.  Nominations close June 14, 2015 – About Kraft Project Play Curling clubs, occer fields, recreation centres, and basketball courts are just … Continue reading

Curl Atlantic Ch’ship postponed until 2016

The next Curl Atlantic Championship will be held in September 2016.  The event is being postponed for one year due to a Grand Slam of Curling event being held in NL on the same weekend this year.  The event returns … Continue reading

Coaching Dev’t Module offered May 20/27 at no charge

Competition Development Module – Developing Athletic Abilities will be offered for free on the evenings of May 20 & 27 at Sport PEI. Coaches need to attend both evenings to receive credit for the course and there is a pre-workshop … Continue reading

Give curling a shot, today!

Give curling a shot until 3 pm today (May 9) at the Organized Mom Expo at the Murphy Community Centre in Charlottetown! https://www.facebook.com/events/784018321686166/ … Continue reading

Attn Junior Coaches: spot available at Curling Canada Summit in June

For Junior Coaches… Curl PEI is pleased to be able to send at least one junior coach to the Coach Stream of the Curling Canada Summit taking place June 14-17, 2015 in Collingwood, Ontario.  If you coached a junior team … Continue reading

Sport Performance Training Program for curlers of all ages

For Curlers…ALL AGES… On Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm there will be an information session about a Sport Performance Training Program.  This is an initiative of Sport PEI and Synergy Fitness and includes both fitness sessions, nutrition sessions, and fitness … Continue reading

Charlottetown Curling Complex holding lobster and ham takeout on May 16

The Charlottetown Curling Complex are holding a lobster and ham take out dinner on May 16th, with pickup from 3-5 pm. Lobster is $20 and ham is $15. Dinner includes potato salad, coleslaw, roll and  carrot cake.   Order tickets by … Continue reading

Applications now being accepted for 2015 For the Love of Curling Scholarships (Curling Canada)

Young curlers across the country will be able to benefit for the second straight year from Curling Canada’s For The Love of Curling scholarships, it was announced Friday. Thanks to the incredible support of the curling community, 10 scholarships are … Continue reading

Junior Curling Events 2015-2016 season

Here are Junior Curling events currently scheduled for the 2015-2016 season. They will be added to the PEICurling.com events calendar. Contact the chairperson of each event for additional info. Junior Events 2015-16 (PDF version) … Continue reading

Notice of Curl PEI Annual General Meeting

Notice of Meeting The Curl PEI Annual General Meeting will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club in Summerside. Any member club wishing to have an item of business placed … Continue reading

Curling among the many sports featured at Cornwall’s Community Expo on Saturday

The Town of Cornwall is hosting a Community Expo on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex, where over 15 organizations, including Curl PEI, will be there promoting their programs, giving you a chance to try their sport or activity, … Continue reading

PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay to skip new team

Summerside PEI native Geri-Lynn Ramsay, now living in Calgary Alberta, has announced via her personal Twitter account @GLRamsay  that she will be skipping a newly-formed team for the 2015-2016 season. The rink includes third Brittany Tran, second stone Becca Konschuh, … Continue reading

January Freeze Junior Cashspiel set for Fox

The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside is hosting the January Freeze Junior Cashspiel from Jan. 22-24 2016. Entry fee is $125 per team, with a maximum of 24 teams. Each team is guaranteed five games. Deadline for … Continue reading

8th annual Silver Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel takes place in November

The 8th annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel will take place November 13-15 2015 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Entry fee is $125/team.  The event is open to the 1st 12 women’s and 12 men’s teams, … Continue reading

Jacobs wins 1st Grand Slam at Players’ Championship, Gushue finishes 3rd in overall points

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TORONTO — For Team Brad Jacobs, it was the fourth time that was the charm. Playing in their fourth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling final, the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., rink captured their first major together at … Continue reading

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling 2015-16 dates and locations announced, incl. a stop in Truro

(GSOC) Save the dates as we can now confirm the locations for five of the seven events on the 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule that will see the series travel from coast to coast. The season will kick … Continue reading

McEwen clinches spot in Players’ Championship semis, Gushue advances to quarter-finals (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TORONTO — Mike McEwen has secured a direct berth to the semifinals of the Players’ Championship after making a double takeout to score two in the final end for a 6-4 victory over Brad Gushue on Friday … Continue reading

Suzanne Birt reunites with Green, forms new team for next season (Journal)

(by Jason Simmonds) COVEHEAD – It will be a new-look Suzanne Birt rink next season. Suzanne Birt in action during the 2015 provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer The … Continue reading

2015 Atlantic U18 Ch’ship Webcast videos now available on YouTube

BellAliant Community One and Universum Media have generously provided Curl PEI with copies of all the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championship webcasts from last weekend at the Montague Curling Club, and we have now uploaded them to YouTube. They may … Continue reading

Suzanne Birt to have new team for 2015-2016 season

Reigning provincial women’s curling champion skip Suzanne Birt will have a new team for next season, with third Robyn Green and second Meaghan Hughes, both from the 2014-2015 runner-up team skipped by Kathy O’Rourke, joining the rink, along with lead … Continue reading

Ch’town curling wraps up for season. Lobster/ham dinner, hockey pool fundraisers being held

The 2014/15 curling season at the Charlottetown Curling Complex comes to a close this Sunday, April 12th with the annual bar spiel. Club members with lockers are asked to come in this week and clean then out. The Complex is … Continue reading

Season-ending Players’ Championship now underway in Toronto (Grand Slam)

(by Jonathan Brazeau) TORONTO — Two-time Canadian champion Rachel Homan kicks off the Players’ Championship Tuesday night against Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson in opening draw action. Rachel Homan at the 2014 Canadian Open in Yorkton, Sask. (Photo: Anil Mungal) Homan, from … Continue reading

Yarmouth to host 2017 Canadian Mixed Championship (Curling Canada)

In the wake of the successful Ford World Men’s Championship in Halifax, another major curling event is headed to Nova Scotia. The Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. The 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, the 54th renewal of the traditional two-man, … Continue reading

BC women, Manitoba men win Canadian Masters. PEI’s Berry rink just misses the semis

The Canadian Masters Curling Championship wrapped up on the weekend at the Whitehorse Curling Club, with Team British Columbia (Women), skipped by Karen Lepine, and Team Manitoba (Men), skipped by Ron Wescott, winning the event. Silver medals went to Ontario … Continue reading

6th annual Lobster Trap Bonspiel goes this weekend at Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris

The 6th Annual Lobster Trap Curling Bonspiel takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, with 32 teams vying for the coveted Lobster Trap trophy. The Sportsplex hosts curling one day a week during the … Continue reading

New Brunswick women, Nova Scotia men win Atlantic U18. PEI teams take bronze

The Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Montague Curling Club, with the Justine Comeau rink from New Brunswick winning the women’s title, and the Matthew Manuel foursome from Nova Scotia taking the men’s event. The … Continue reading

Sweden heads home with Ford Worlds gold, Team Canada wins bronze (Curling Canada)

Niklas Edin of Sweden stole three in the first end and counted threes in the fifth and seventh ends to beat defending champion Thomas Ulsrud of Norway 9-5 to win the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship Sunday at the Scotiabank … Continue reading

Photo Gallery from Atlantic Under 18

Courtesy of Margaret O’Connor, here’s a gallery of photos from the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday at the Montague Curling Club, with the New Brunswick women and Nova Scotia men winning the event, and the … Continue reading

Atlantic Under 18 Curling Ch’ships start this afternoon in Montague and on BellAliant #CommunityOne

The Montague Curling Club are hosting the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships starting this afternoon and wrapping up on Sunday. The men’s and women’s U18 champions from all four Atlantic provinces, as well as the runners-up (as the host teams) … Continue reading

Berry rink split games on Thursday in Canadian Masters playoffs to sit at 4-3

PEI’s Shirley Berry rink split their Thursday games at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships at the Whitehorse Curling Club. They picked up a 6-5 win over Judy Burgess’ Nova Scotia rink, but lost 8-2 to Manitoba, who picked up a … Continue reading

Canada finishes Ford Worlds round robin with win (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons of Canada and Thomas Ulsrud of Norway finished off their round-robin play at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship with their 10th wins Thursday and immediately set about planning for their rematch in Friday’s Page 1-2 playoff game. … Continue reading

Crapaud Meltdown Funspiel looking for more teams

Crapaud Curling Club        MELTDOWN! April 10th-12th, 2015  Includes: Entertainment and Munchies Friday evening   Coffee and Muffins; Dinner, Mussels, and Entertainment on Saturday   Guaranteed 3 games   Cost: $140 per team   Please note: Teams must have at least … Continue reading

Shirley Berry rink qualify for playoff round after 3-2 round robin finish at Canadian Masters

The Shirley Berry rink, from the Cornwall Curling Club and the Charlottetown Curling Complex are participating in the Canadian Masters Curling Championships, for curlers age 60 and over, at the Whitehorse Curling Club in the Yukon. The PEI women’s champions … Continue reading

Atlantic Under 18 Curling Ch’ships start Friday in Montague

The Montague Curling Club will be hosting the Atlantic Under 18 Curling Championships from April 3-5 2015. The men’s and women’s U18 champions from all four Atlantic provinces, as well as the runners-up (as the host teams) from the PEI … Continue reading

Norway makes (fashion) statement against Canada at Halifax Ford World Men’s (Curling Canada)

Thomas Ulrud and his Norwegian teammates are defending champions and they served notice Tuesday evening that they are not going to easily give up their Ford World Men’s Curling Championship. Team Canada’s Pat Simmons watches his shot, with Norway’s Christoffer … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Jackson rink wins Travelers’ women’s title, Western Community’s Fraser foursome takes men’s (pictures added)

Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team beat the Iva Griffin rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 7-3 score Monday evening to win the women’s title at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship. Western Community’s Freddy Fraser rink … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Jackson rink wins Travelers women’s title, Western Community’s Fraser foursome takes men’s

Cornwall’s Lisa Jackson team beat the Iva Griffin rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton by a 7-3 score this evening to win the women’s title at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship. Western Community’s Freddy Fraser rink … Continue reading

Western Community Curling Club teams win PEI Travelers men’s title, force deciding game in women’s

The men’s and women’s teams from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton picked up big wins this afternoon at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with the Freddy Fraser foursome edging out Charlottetown’s John … Continue reading

Curl Atlantic hosting Business of Curling Symposium at Mt. A.

Curl Atlantic is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Business of Curling Symposium from May 1-3, 2015 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB.  Sessions on Membership Retention, Membership Recruitment, Learn-to-Curl Programs, Best Practices and Real Life Examples, Bonspiels, Sponsorship and … Continue reading

Championship round teams determined at the Travelers Curling Club Championship

Round robin play finished Sunday evening at the Travelers Curling Club Championship being played at the Crapaud Community Curling Club, with three men’s teams and three women’s rinks advancing to their respective Monday championship rounds. The three men’s teams advancing … Continue reading

P.E.I. has strong showing at Canadian firefighters curling championship (Journal)

VALLEYFIELD, Que. – The Leo Stewart rink from Summerside enjoyed a strong showing at the 2015 Canadian firefighters curling championship here last week. © Submitted photo Team P.E.I. at the 2015 Canadian firefighters curling championship in Valleyfield, Que. From left: … Continue reading

Veronica Smith rink goes undefeated to win low-scoring Advantage Comm. Junior Mixed final in extra end

It took an extra end, but the Veronica Smith rink from Cornwall and Crapaud went undefeated to edge the defending champion James Dalton team from the host Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club and the Cornwall Curling Club by a … Continue reading

Fanshawe wins CCAA women’s curling gold, Holland College Hurricanes finish with 2-5 record

The Holland College Hurricanes women’s curling team, who curl out of the Cornwall Curling Club, finished round robin play with a 2-5 win-loss record at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) Nationals, which wrapped up Saturday in Olds Alberta. The Fanshawe … Continue reading

Team Manitoba wins Canadian Fire Fighters Ch’ship, PEI makes it to Page ch’ship round

The 56th Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship wrapped up on Saturday in Valleyfield and Huntingdon Quebec, with  Team Manitoba, from the Winnipeg Fire Department, skipped by Ryan Lalonde, defeating Team Alberta 11-3 in the final. Manitoba took four points in … Continue reading

1 pm Junior Mixed final set: Cornwall/Crapaud’s Veronica Smith vs Silver Fox/Cornwall’s James Dalton

The final, between the 1st and second place teams from the round robin, is set for 1 pm today at the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in … Continue reading

Recap: Eddie MacKenzie rink wins Provincial Mixed

The Provincial Mixed Curling Championship wrapped up on March 17 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, with the host club rink of skip Eddie MacKenzie, third Chloé McCloskey, second Tyler MacKenzie, and lead stone Megan Wile defeating the Cody Dixon rink … Continue reading

Charlottetown’s Desrosiers and Cornwall’s Jackson still unbeaten at the Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship

Only two undefeated teams remain going into the 11 am Sunday round robin draw at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The John Desrosiers team from the Charlottetown Curling Complex remains unbeaten at … Continue reading

Veronica Smith rink still undefeated – will advance to Advantage Comm. Junior Mixed final

The final round robin draw goes at 9:30 this morning in the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside.  The Veronica Smith rink from Cornwall and Crapaud … Continue reading

Canada holds off U.S. in wild Ford Worlds opener in Halifax (Curling Canada)

Pat Simmons had to make a last-rock draw to the button in an extra end to get past John Shuster of the United States 11-10 in the second draw of the Ford Men’s World Curling Championship Saturday. Pat Simmons, middle, … Continue reading

Alberta, Manitoba win gold at 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors, PEI rinks finish in 9th and 12th place (Curling Canada)

Prairie provinces stood tall on the medal podium on Saturday afternoon at the Thistle Club in Edmonton. 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors gold-medallists. Team Manitoba men, top, from left, lead Dale Michie, second Peter Nicholls, third Dean Moxham and skip Randy … Continue reading

Four teams unbeaten after Travelers Curling Club Ch’ship Opening day

Three draws are in the books after opening day action at the provincial Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. In the men’s division, with representatives from all seven PEI dedicated curling facilities, the Alan Inman foursome … Continue reading

PEI eliminated from Championship Round at Canadian Fire Fighters

PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department, skipped by Leo Stewart, lost their Page 3 vs 4 playoff game to BC by a 6-3 score this evening at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Valleyfield and Huntington Quebec, and … Continue reading

MacDonald rink finishes 1st in Canadian Seniors seeding pool, Berry team picks up win (Curling Canada)

While the match-ups for the semifinals have yet to be determined, the four teams who will play in those semifinals has been decided at the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s Championship at the Thistle C.C. in Edmonton. Alberta’s Glen Hansen … Continue reading

Mitchell Schut and Veronica Smith teams win Advantage Communications Jr. Mixed openers

Four of the five teams have seen action after the opening draw this evening at the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Provincial Junior Mixed Curling Championship being played at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside. The Veronica … Continue reading

PEI playing in championship round at Canadian Firefighters

The Page playoff round is underway at the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship in Valleyfield and Huntington Quebec. PEI, represented by the Summerside Fire Department, finished round robin play with a 6-4 win-loss record, and grabbed the final playoff spot … Continue reading

Canadian Seniors seeding pool update: MacDonald picks up win over NWT to improve to 3-5, Berry is at 0-3 (Curling Canada)

Ed Sattelberger of the Iqaluit C.C. defeated Al Hackner 10-5 in Thursday afternoon’s draw at the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Curling Championships at the Thistle C.C. in Edmonton. (Photo Annie Teveniuk and Lisa Miller) The Nunavut skip opened the scoring … Continue reading

Travelers Curling Club and Junior Mixed championships start Friday

The provincial curling championship season comes to a close with two events this weekend — the Travelers Curling Club Championship, for men’s and women’s teams who have won their respective club championships, and the Advantage Communications / Curl PEI Junior Mixed, … Continue reading

A reunion on the ice for 2012 Youth Olympians, including PEI’s Emily Gray (Curling Canada)

(by Jean Mills) A special reunion took place in Waterloo, Ont., recently, where curlers from across Canada took over the K-W Granite Club for the CIS-Curling Canada University Curling Championships. Four of those curlers were together again for the first … Continue reading

Ford World Men’s Curling Championship begins Saturday in Halifax (Curling Canada)

Global men’s curling supremacy will be on the line when the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship gets underway on Saturday at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. The official opening ceremonies are scheduled for noon (all times Atlantic), and will … Continue reading

Hurricanes split opening games (Guardian)

The Holland College Hurricanes scored a 7-6 extra-end win Wednesday to even their record after two games at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s curling championship. The Hurricanes lost 12-11 in the opening game against the host Olds College in … Continue reading

Ford World Men’s starts this weekend in Halifax. Single draw tickets now on sale (Curling Canada)

(by Graham Lloyd) Now fans can pick the games they really want to see when the 2015 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship comes to Halifax, March 28-April 5 at the Scotiabank Centre. (Michael Burns/CCA Photo) Tickets to the first five … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Clarke/Stavert win their 5th women’s Maritime Stick Curling title

The Maritime Stick Curling Championship was held at the Amherst Curling Club March 11-13. The Maritime Stick Curling Championship format has 4 men’s/open teams and 2 women’s teams from each of the 3 Maritime provinces. The 12 team men’s/open division … Continue reading

UPEI Panthers finish CIS Ch’ship in 4th place, two players win awards (UPEI)

The UPEI Women’s Curling Team, skipped by Veronica Smith, finished the CIS/CCA Curling Championship in 4th place, losing to the Thompson Rivers team in the semi-finals. Photo (L-R): Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Emily Gray, Aleya Quilty The team also received … Continue reading