Alison Griffin has been curling regularly for 14 years, but had periodically curled before then and grew up watching her mother curl.
But the West Prince native never thought she would one day have the opportunity to curl in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Ms. Griffin will be representing Nunavut as one of 16 teams competing in this year’s Scotties championship from Feb. 14-23 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
She has been living the last two years in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This will be her second time representing the Canadian territory at the Scotties.
The 2019 Scotties in Sydney, Cape Breton was her first time competing at the national event, Ms Griffin calling the experience ‘surreal’.
“It’s hard to describe the feeling,” she said. “Being on the ice and playing against people like Rachel Homan and Chelsea Carey, who I watched on TV and sort of idolized, and then actually played against them at the Scotties, it was hard to believe I was actually there.”