Larry Richards highlighted by Sport PEI during National Coaches Week!

During National Coaches Week, Sport PEI is highlighting some of the outstanding coaches across PEI, including curling coach, Montague Curling Club manager, and championship icemaker Larry Richards!

Here’s Larry’s profile:

Capital Winter and Gage clubs in Fredericton NB area hosting Jr. Funspiel with Recreational, U15 / Canada Games, and U20 Divisions

CWC/GAGE Junior Funspiel

Dates: Oct. 23-25 2020 at the Capital Winter and Gage curling clubs in the Fredericton NB area.

Info on Recreational Division: https://capitalwinterclub.ca/index.php/events/event-listings/bonspiels/cwc-gage-funspiel-recreational-division

Info on U15 / Canada Winter Games Division: https://capitalwinterclub.ca/index.php/events/event-listings/bonspiels/cwc-gage-funspiel-u15-canada-winter-games-division

Info on U20 Division: https://capitalwinterclub.ca/index.php/events/event-listings/bonspiels/cwc-gage-funspiel-u20-division

CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel at Curl Moncton

CCE Maritime Junior Bonspiel

Register

U21 Bonspiel

Dates: Oct. 16-18 2020

$200 per team 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be under 21 as of June 30, 2020

ENTRIES: Space is Limited * Max 24 teams

Only PAID entries placed on draw schedule

DEADLINE: October 2, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joan Reed  joan@curlmoncton.ca

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS and RULES of PLAY:

ALL competitors and coaches are required to sign a declaration and waiver if they have reached the age of majority. The parent/guardian of a curler under the age of majority will sign an assumption of risk form.

COMPLETE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE HERE

Monctonian Challenge Men’s Division at Curl Moncton Dec. 18-21

Twelve of Atlantic Canada’s competitive men’s teams will compete in the Monctonian Challenge – Men’s Division for prize money as well as bragging rights. Teams will include several provincial champions among the top competitors.

Due to COVID-19, spectators will not be permitted this season; however, plans are in the works to live stream the games on Facebook.

Event dates: Dec. 18-21

Link to event

Curl Moncton hosting Midland U15/U18 Winter Spiel in February

Midland U15/U18 Winter Spiel

WHEN/QUAND:

February 5-7, 2021 5 à 7 fevrier

First draw TBD

WHERE/OÙ:

Curl Moncton
80 Lockhart Avenue, Moncton

WHAT/QUOI:

Junior Spiel, U18 & U15 Minimum 4 games/4 jeux minimum

HOW MUCH/COMBIEN:

$160 per team/chaque équipe

Registration online/inscription en ligne: curlmoncton.ca

Coordinator: David Pugsley davidpugsley.ca@gmail.com

Team Stevens with PEI’s Lauren Ferguson wins Halifax spiel jr. women’s section, Cornwall’s Schut team picks up a pair of junior men’s wins

The Taylour Stevens team from the host Halifax Curling Club, which includes PEI’s Lauren Ferguson at third stone, won the women’s section, while Team Weagle won the men’s, as the 2020 Freeman Group-IG Private Wealth Management U21 Spiel wrapped up today in Halifax.

(L-R): Lead: Cate Fitzgerald ,Second: Kate Callaghan, Third: Lauren Ferguson, Skip: Taylour Stevens

Team Weagle, from the Chester Curling Club, includes Lead: Scott Weagle Third: Scott Mitchell Fourth: Owen Purcell and Skip: Graeme Weagle.

Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut team, the only PEI entry in the 8-men’s and 8-women’s team event, finished play in their four-team round robin pool at 1 win against 2 losses, and split their two final games for an overall win-loss record of 2-3.

Curling Coach David MacFadyen among those recognized by Sport PEI during National Coaches Week

During National Coaches Week, Sport PEI is highlighting some of the outstanding coaches across PEI. Among those highlighted is David MacFadyen, coach of the Brayden Snow team, who won the Syngenta 2020 P.E.I. Under-18 Boy’s curling championship at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton in March.

Profile:

David MacFadyen – Curling
Team Snow

What does this coach do that makes him/her a great coach?
He just makes us feel good when he gets to practice we do hard work but we have fun at the same time and that is from being a good coach it’s all about a balance he knows that balance very well.

What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others?
Coach Dave has instilled in our brain that its all about fun he has taught us that if there is no fun you are just wasting your time playing this sport he has also instilled in us that if everyone made their shots the game would be boring, it’s OK to miss it’s how you rebound after that. 

 

Write a memory/story about this coach.
One of the memories that stick out in the teams mind is in the final game of the U18 Provincials and how good coach Dave is at getting us back into the zone and focused again he was key in getting us back in the game and that memory will always be one of our favourites. 

Nominator: Jack MacFadyen

PEI’s Mitchell Schut team hits the ice this evening in Halifax U21 Spiel

The 2020-2021 curling season gets underway at 7:45 this evening at the Halifax Curling Club for the Mitchell Schut team from the Cornwall Curling Club, who are participating in the IG Private Wealth Management Freeman Group U21 Spiel, with 8 teams in both the junior men’s and the junior women’s divisions.

 (L-R): Skip – Mitchell Schut • Fourth – Chase MacMillan • Second – Cruz Pineau • Lead – Liam Kelly

No other PEI teams are entered, but the Josh Nowlan team from New Brunswick is in the event. Josh is the grandson of Summerside curlers Lou and Marg Nowlan. The event wraps up on Sunday.

Both divisions have two pools of four teams playing a round-robin format. The top two teams of each pool make the playoff round. 

Follow Team Schut’s progress at this event on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/TeamMSchutPE

Prize Payout for each division:

1st– $1,000  —   2nd– $700  —   3rd– $500  —   4th– $300

Teams 5th through 8th will play last two games with $50 pay per win.

Date and location set for Curl PEI’s Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Curl PEI will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, 110 Water Street in Summerside.  Those interested in attending are asked to register with Amy Duncan (aduncan@sportpei.pe.ca or 902-368-2250) by October 1.

Team Gushue, which includes PEI’s Gallant, planning to play Atlantic events only as Canada’s top curling teams scramble for competition amid pandemic (CP)

Canada’s top curling teams are trying to cobble together a competitive fall season despite the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the calendar.

The Grand Slam of Curling was whittled from six events this winter to just two scheduled for next April and November’s Canada Cup of Curling was cancelled, creating a competitive void for the country’s elite curlers.

The annual Stu Sells Tankards in Oakville, Ont., and Toronto were both moved to Waterloo, Ont., for the weekends of Oct. 2-4 and Oct. 9-12.

Jacobs, John Epping, Glenn Howard, Jennifer Jones and Rachel Homan are among teams entered to play at the Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Club.

(L-R) Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker

Reigning Canadian champions Brad Gushue and Kerri Einarson are not.

Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., said his team will likely enter Atlantic Canada events only for the rest of 2020.

If the three-time national champion and his teammates left the region to curl, they would have to quarantine for 14 days upon return under current provincial public health regulations.

“To go play a four-day event and have to quarantine for 14, the cost-benefit analysis doesn’t add up,” Gushue said.

“We’re probably just going to play three events where typically we’d play in seven to 10 events.”

Click for full Canadian Press story at CTV News

2020 Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Ch’ship Cancelled, PEI now planning to host the 2021 event

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, including the possibility of a predicted “second wave”, the PEI organizing committee, co-chaired by Winston Bryan and Peter MacDonald, with the approval of the national executive, doosn’t feel comfortable hosting the Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Hydrant Championship at this time and have decided to cancel the 2020 event, which had been rescheduled for November 6-15.
 
PEI is tentatively planning to host the 2021 Championship in the March/April timeframe. The Saskatchewan organizing committee, originally scheduled to host that event, has agreed to host in 2022. Details are still being worked out. The organizing committee thanks the players and fans for supporting this decision.
 
Latest info: http://cffca.ca/

COVID-19 brings sweeping changes to curling rinks (CBC Nova Scotia)-Video

Curling is starting up again, but — like most sports — it’ll have a different look and different rules this year due to COVID-19. The CBC’s Colleen Jones was out Tuesday night for one of Halifax’s very first games of the season.

Click to view at CBC NS

Halifax’s Taylour Stevens rink, now with PEI’s Lauren Ferguson, opens season against Team Colleen Jones (with video)

Spring Valley PEI’s Lauren Ferguson (centre in photo), who is attending Dalhousie University in Halifax this year, had her first in-person meeting with her new team, Nova Scotia’s reigning Junior Women’s champions, skipped by Taylour Stevens, on Sunday evening, where she was presented with her new team jersey.

The team includes Lead: Cate Fitzgerald Second: Kate Callaghan Third: Lauren Ferguson Skip: Taylour Stevens and Coach: Mary Mattatall.

This weekend they are kicking things off with their season-opening bonspiel at their home Halifax Curling Club, with the HCC Tuneup Spiel, where they took on two-time women’s world champion and six-time Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s champion Colleen Jones and her team.

Team Stevens streamed the game live on their Facebook page. For the record, Jones won 8-3.

 

 

 

Team Birt adds Scotties Silver Medallist Kathy O’Rourke as their 5th player

PEI’s Suzanne Birt rink, reigning PEI Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s champs, has announced that Kathy O’Rourke has joined the team as their 5th player. Kathy adds lots of experience to an already experienced team (Birt is an eleven-time PEI Scotties champ) as she’s a national Scotties Silver Medallist, a Canadian Mixed Champion, a Canadian Mixed Silver Medallist, and a six-time provincial Scotties Champion.

PEI Scotties champs (L-R): Mitchell O’Shea (coach), Michelle McQuaid, Meaghan Hughes, Marie Christianson, Suzanne Birt

Follow Team Birt on Twitter @teambirt
Follow Kathy O’Rourke on Twitter @kurlingpartner

Ship Hector Bonspiel takes place in early February, just across the Strait in Pictou County

The 49th annual Ship Hector Bonspiel, a historic Bonspiel hosted among the 4 curling clubs in Pictou County Nova Scotia (New Caledonia Curling Club, Stellar Curling Club, Bluenose Curling Club & Westville Curling Club) takes place February 5-7, 2021. Entry fee $200.

Information from 2019 event (subject to change for 2021 due to COVID-19 requirements). Contact the organizers for the latest info.

$7,100.00 IN PRIZES*   20 TEAMS “IN MONEY”*   GUARANTEED 4 GAMES

*based on 48 team entries

ENTRY FEE $200 PER TEAM  – OPEN TO MENS’, WOMENS’, MIXED, JUNIOR & SENIOR TEAMS, STICK CURLERS WELCOME!

– Registration, Draw and Reception Buffet at the Bluenose Curling Club, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Friday,

– First Draws at all clubs Friday 8:00pm and 10:00pm.

– Finals Sunday 1:30pm.

Send Registration/Entry form (below) to: Scott Maston, P. O. Box 1258, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0.  Make cheques payable to: “Ship Hector Curling Bonspiel” All entries will be acknowledged promptly.

Further Information: shiphectorbonspiel@gmail.com

ENTRY FORM SHIP HECTOR BONSPIEL (docx)

Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic coming up in November at Halifax Curling Club

The Halifax Curling Club will be hosting the third annual Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic from November 12-15, 2020. This will be a WCT sanctioned event and the format will again be triple knockout. Due to the COVID pandemic, the … Continue reading

Deadline is Sept. 14 to nominate your coach to be profiled during National Coaches Week!

During National Coaches Week (Sept. 19-27), Sport PEI is looking to highlight some of our outstanding PEI coaches, but they need your help. Nominate your coaches and you may see them profiled during National Coaches Week! Nomination deadline is September … Continue reading

Curler Lauren Lenentine named as KidSport PEI ambassador

At only the age of 20, New Dominion PEI native Lauren Lenentine has already made a name for herself on the international side of curling. Lauren curled out of the Cornwall Curling Club for most of her junior career before … Continue reading

Silver Fox (Summerside) Curling Club’s AGM is Sept. 14

The Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 pm, for curling club members. There is a limit of 50 people, and you will need to sign in when you arrive. Members … Continue reading

Montague Curling Club holding Annual General Meeting on Sept. 25

The Montague Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7 PM at the curling club.    Items to discuss include new bylaws, curling with COVID etc.     … Continue reading

Curling NB launches new website

The New Brunswick Curling Association, also known as “Curling NB” has launched a new website and domain name with features that make it easier to access the information you need as well as being optimized for mobile devices (tablets and … Continue reading

Continental Cup, Canadian U-18, Junior, Wheelchair, U15 RockFest, College, Univ. Ch’ships cancelled (Curling Canada)

PANDEMIC FORCES CANCELLATION OF MORE CURLING CANADA EVENTS Six more curling championship events scheduled for 2021 will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced today by Curling Canada. The Continental Cup in Oakville, Ont., the Canadian Under-18 … Continue reading

Physically-distanced curling traffic flow video and illustration, from Curling Canada

From Curling Canada, here are a video and illustrations showing proposed curling traffic flow under the new physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Rocks for both teams would be positioned along one side of the sheet, and there would be position … Continue reading

Support Your Sport, including Curling, with new weekly Sport PEI 50/50 Fundraiser, starting now!

Curl PEI is excited to participate in Sport PEI’s new weekly online 50/50 fundraiser ‘Support Your Sport’, which is now open and selling tickets at the following link: https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/sportpei/3  When you buy tickets, be sure to select the provincial sport organization … Continue reading

Curling season just a stone’s throw away on P.E.I. (CBC)

There is no skipping curling season on Prince Edward Island. Curl P.E.I. says an operational plan is in place for a return to play this fall. The organization worked with Curling Canada to prepare return-to-play guidelines and held a web … Continue reading

Nominate your coach to be profiled during National Coaches Week!

During National Coaches Week (Sept. 19-27), Sport PEI is looking to highlight some of our outstanding PEI coaches, but they need your help. Nominate your coaches and you may see them profiled during National Coaches Week! Nominate here: https://forms.gle/3z8cmBqkFVqfq3GJ6 … Continue reading

Team Zacharias, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, welcomes PEI-based sponsor

Winnipeg’s Team Zacharias, which includes PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, is welcoming PEI-based Honibe as one of its sponsors. Follow Team Zacharias on Twitter  @TeamZacharias A new partner to our team is Honibe! We are excited to welcome this naturally sourced business … Continue reading

Signed Team Birt jersey among items in Schmirler Foundation Auction

Own a piece of the 2020 Scotties and help save babies’ lives. The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is auctioning off jerseys and other pieces of memorabilia. Join their online auction before Sep 2. Funds go directly to support the purchase of … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Ferguson receives $2500 For the Love of Curling Scholarship (Curling Canada)

During a year filled with uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of Canada’s up-and-coming student-athletes received some assurance after being named recipients of the 2020 Curling Canada For the Love of Curling scholarships, Curling Canada announced today. Recipients include … Continue reading

Reminder: Apply now for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries. Application deadline is Sept. 30

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. This academic year there are two $1000 bursaries, one for a … Continue reading

Cornwall Curling Club holding their AGM on Sept. 10

As required by the club Constitution, this is official notice that the Cornwall Curling Club’s Annual General Meeting, postponed from May, will be held on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 7 pm, at the Cornwall Civic Centre hall, upstairs from … Continue reading

Two-time World Junior Champ Lauren Lenentine presents Cornwall club with photo before heading to Winnipeg for upcoming season

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Recreation PEI – 2020 Facilities Webinar Series (Free of Charge)

Recreation PEI has put together a series of webinars specifically designed for organizations that own/operate ice skating and curling facilities. All four webinars are free of charge and will run each Thursday, August 20th through September 10th at 2:00PM ADT. Topics include; … Continue reading

COVID-19 cancels Canada Cup curling event in Fredericton NB (CBC)

Wayne Tallon, a co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, says the decision to cancel the event set to be held in November in Fredericton was unfortunate but necessary. Wayne Tallon said Curling Canada and the … Continue reading

Brett Gallant stops by Sport PEI and receives his PEI Senior Male Athlete of the Year and Lieut. Governor’s awards

Brett Gallant, who plays on the Team Gushue foursome in St. John’s paid a visit to Sport PEI in Charlottetown today, to collect the Cox & Palmer Senior Male Athlete of the Year and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award that were … Continue reading

Curling Canada cancels 2020 Canadian Mixed and Everest Canadian Curling Club Ch’ships, and postpones indefinitely the Home Hardware Canada Cup (Curling Canada)

Ongoing uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Curling Canada to alter its plans for the pre-Christmas portion of the 2020-21 curling season, it was announced today. The 2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup, scheduled for Nov. 24-29 in Fredericton, … Continue reading

Apply now for PEI Curling Hall of Fame student bursaries. Application deadline is Sept. 30

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame is once again offering bursaries to junior curlers from PEI who will be attending college or university in the upcoming season. This academic year there are two $1000 bursaries, one for a … Continue reading

World Junior Curling Champ Lauren Lenentine participates in “Made in PEI” event, and is set to return to Winnipeg this month

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine, who won the World Junior Curling Championship in Russia in February as a member of Winnipeg’s Team Zacharias  (she previously won the Worlds as an alternate on the Nova Scotia-based rink that won gold at the … Continue reading

Introducing the Triples Curling Format (Curling Canada)

EXCITING NEW FORMAT PROMOTES GROWTH OF SPORT AND CURLING CENTRES ALIKE Curling has seen a measurable spike in popularity in the past decade as interest in the roaring game climbs alongside accessibility to the sport. Getting Started programs, Rookie Leagues … Continue reading

Silver Fox Curling Club to receive half a million dollars in upgrades for Canada Winter Games (Infrastructure Canada)

The Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside is set to receive half a million dollars in upgrades in preparation for the 2023 Canada Winter Games following a major funding announcement this morning. Upgrades to the Silver Fox will include the … Continue reading

PEI Curling Facilities meet with Curl PEI, Curling Canada to discuss upcoming season

Representatives from PEI curling facilities met Wednesday evening via videoconference with Curling Canada’s  Director, Club Development & Event Operations Danny Lamoureux and Curl PEI Executive Director Amy Duncan to review Curling Canada’s Return to Play Guidelines and discuss how they … Continue reading

Fredericton Capital Winter Club hosting Steele Cup competitive adult spiel in October

The Steele Cup, a competitive adult bonspiel with men’s and women’s divisions, is set for the Capital Winter Club in Fredericton NB Oct. 16-18, and registration is now open. Women’s team entry is $500, while men’s is $650, and format … Continue reading

Registration reminder for Curl PEI/Curling Canada virtual meeting July 29 to discuss Return to Play Guidelines

Curl PEI and Curling Canada will be hosting a virtual meeting, open to all member club board members, employees and volunteers, on Wednesday July 29 at 6:30 pm Atlantic.  We will review Curling Canada’s Return to Play Guidelines and there … Continue reading

High-performance athletes and experts from across province taking part in Made in P.E.I. event (Guardian)

A dozen Island athletes and people working in the sports field will share their experiences with younger athletes Thursday during a panel discussion. The second annual Made in P.E.I. event, hosted by Sport P.E.I., will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. … Continue reading

Fox Fall Fling and Xmas Classic Jr spiels, Foxy Lady women’s spiel cancelled for upcoming season

Due to COVID-19 concerns and the fact that quite a few teams are from off-Island, organizer Sheila Compton has decided to cancel this season’s Fall Fling and Christmas Junior Cashspiel junior events, along with the Foxy Lady Women’s Spiel, all … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI hosting 2nd annual Made in PEI event on July 30. Presenters include curler Lauren Lenentine

Sport PEI is proud to announce its second-annual “Made in PEI” event. The event will take place Thursday, July 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Cres in Charlottetown. High-performance athletes and experts from across the … Continue reading

25-year curling volunteer Bill MacPhee receives pin and ADL products at ADL/Sport PEI Volunteer Recognization presentation

ADL/Sport PEI 25-year Recognition presentations continued today, with Stratford’s Bill MacPhee, involved with the PEI and Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championships among the recipients who received a recognition pin, along with some great cheese and chocolate milk courtesy of ADL! … Continue reading

Canadian Team and Mixed Doubles ranking systems suspended until Oct. 31 at the earliest (Curling Canada)

The system that ranks Canada’s top men’s and women’s four-player and mixed doubles teams will be suspended until Oct. 31, it was announced today by Curling Canada. The Canadian Team Ranking System and Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings will not award … Continue reading

Curl PEI/Curling Canada to hold virtual meeting July 29 to discuss Return to Play Guidelines

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25-year curling volunteers receive pins and ADL products at ADL/Sport PEI Volunteer Recognization presentations

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No PEI Curling Hall of Fame inductions this fall

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Curling Canada to review Trials qualifying process. PEI’s Gallant already has Men’s and Mixed Doubles Trials berths (Curling Canada)

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Sport PEI hosting 2nd annual Made in PEI event on July 30. Presenters include curler Lauren Lenentine

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Gushue’s COVID-19 concerns were right on the button (Telegram)

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Grand Slam of Curling postpones start of 2020-21 season to April (GSOC)

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Online registration open for WCF/CTRS Team Rankings, many Tour events (Curling Zone)

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Updated: Curling Canada releases “Return to Play” Guidelines

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Cornwall curler Lauren Ferguson wins Kensington Youth of the Year award, joins NS rink next season (Journal)

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Team Smith announcement

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WHOA! CANADA: Curler and Children’s Entertainer Silly Robbie and Friends kick off Canada Day in Charlottetown

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Curling Canada seeking Board of Governors nominations

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Final reminder: 2020 For the Love of Curling Scholarship application deadline is June 30 (Curling Canada)

As the curling world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, messages of hope and resilience are being sent by young athletes around the world. And that will be one of the central themes of Curling Canada’s 2020 For the Love of … Continue reading

Curl PEI Member Survey Results

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Curl PEI Provincial Championships and Events for 2020-2021 Season

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PEI’s Brett Gallant and his partner Jocelyn Peterman take over Curling Canada’s Instagram Stories today

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Join Robbie Doherty on Curling Canada’s Instagram Stories on Tuesday!

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Curler Alison Griffin is new Exec. Director of PEI Golf Association

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Reminder: Apply by May 15 for Sport PEI Sport Scholarship awards

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Passing of Silver Fox life member Bob Williams

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Remindar/Update: Synergy Fitness offering PEI curling club members Virtual Training sessions starting May 11

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2020 For the Love of Curling Scholarship Program now Accepting Applications (Curling Canada)

As the curling world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, messages of hope and resilience are being sent by young athletes around the world. And that will be one of the central themes of Curling Canada’s 2020 For the Love of … Continue reading

Sport PEI Webinar on May 7: “So, you need a Board Member?”

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Reminder: Curl PEI seeking PEI curling club members’ input, with this 5-10 minute survey

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Synergy Fitness offering PEI curling club members Virtual Training sessions starting May 11

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition in Charlottetown is offering PEI curling club members a “Virtual Training Program” starting May 11 and running until June 27. The Training Program will include: – 2 workouts per week (Live on Zoom) *will be recorded … Continue reading

Passing of Summerside curler and icemaker Leo Stewart – updated with obituary, tributes, and other info

Well-known Silver Fox Curling Club curler and icemaker Leo Stewart passed away early Tuesday morning at age 64. Leo is the 2017 and 2020 PEI Men’s Curling Club Championship skip, and represented PEI six times at the Canadian Fire Fighters … Continue reading

Island curlers Alex Gallant and Donald DeWolfe recognized at Maritime universities’ athletic awards (Guardian)

Two Island curlers were recently recognized as athletic award winners at their respective Maritime universities. Alex Gallant Alex Gallant, a third-year UNB student from Summerside won the Red and Black award for the Reds’ men’s curling team, while Cornwall’s Donald … Continue reading

Passing of Leo Stewart

Please click for updated story with obituary and tributes. The Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside is reporting the passing of well-known curler and icemaker Leo Stewart early Tuesday morning. Leo Stewart in March at the PEI Curling Club Championships … Continue reading

Curl PEI seeking PEI curling club members’ input, with this 5-10 minute survey

With events over for this season, Curl PEI is working on plans for next season, and wants to hear from PEI curlers.  If you are a member of a curling club on PEI, we would like to hear your views … Continue reading

Financial Literacy & Managing a Budget Webinar (Sport PEI)

“Financial Literacy & Managing a Budget” Webinar: Sean Bradley from MRSB Group will prepare and present a one-hour webinar on Thursday April 23rd at 10:30 am. If interested, please register by e-mailing John at jmcintosh@sportpei.pe.ca There is no cost to … Continue reading

Reminder: Spirit of Sandra Junior Scholarship application deadline is May 7

Application Deadline is May 7, 2020. For the past 7 years, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has awarded $5,000 Scholarships to 6 deserving junior curlers. We are proud to announce that the 2020 Spirit of Sandra Scholarship application information is now available on … Continue reading

2020 Canadian Mixed Doubles, Seniors, Under-18 and Wheelchair ch’ships will not be contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada’s remaining 2019-20 national curling championships have now been officially cancelled and will not be rescheduled, it was confirmed today. The 2020 Canad Inns Canadian Mixed Doubles (in Portage la Prairie, Man.), the 2020 Everest Canadian Seniors (in Portage … Continue reading

World Curling Championships 2020 not to be rescheduled (WCF)

The World Curling Federation has taken the extremely difficult decision not to reschedule its World Women’s, LGT World Men’s, World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020, which were cancelled in March due to the global spread of novel … Continue reading

Reminder: Sport PEI Scholarships application deadline is May 15

Sport PEI offers Sport Scholarship awards that recognize excellence and achievement in sport, academics and community involvement.  To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:  Graduating from a Prince Edward Island High School; Have excelled in high school and or … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Ella Lenentine rink are March SCORE! of the Month winners!

  The Ella Lenentine rink from the Cornwall Curling Club, are the March Sport PEI / Sport Charlottetown SCORE! of the Month winners. The Lenentine rink went undefeated with a 6-0 record to win the P.E.I. Under 13 Open Curling … Continue reading

Silver Fox hosting Christmas Classic Junior Cashspiel

Entries are now open for the inaugural Christmas Classic Junior Cashspielm which goes Momday through Wednesday December 28-30 2020 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. Entry deadline is Dec. 14, 2020, and it’s open to the first 12 … Continue reading

Fox Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel CANCELLED

Update: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The annual Fall Fling Junior Cashspiel goes Friday through Sunday November 13-15 2020 at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside. Entry deadline is November 1, 2020, but the event … Continue reading

Stick curling is more than a game for Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke (Guardian)

Stick curling is much more than wins and losses for a decorated duo from Cornwall. Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke have won eight of the 11 Maritime championships that have been played, but the sport’s impact on them goes much … Continue reading

New dates announced for postponed Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Ch’ship in Charlottetown

New dates have been chosen for the postponed 2020 Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship, which will now take place November 6 – 15 2020 at the Charlottetown Curling Club. The Rodd Charlottetown hotel remains the host hotel, and they are … Continue reading

Well-known PEI Curler and Children’s Entertainer Robbie Doherty Launches “Silly Robbie’s World” on YouTube

Well-known PEI curler and children’s entertainer Robbie Doherty, aka “Silly Robbie”. has launched a new made-in-PEI YouTube children’s series called “Silly Robbie’s World”. In the premiere episode, Silly Robbie wants to find out what’s up in the sky, so he … Continue reading

Upcoming webinars from other curling associations

Coaches: Here are webinar offerings coming up from other curling associations that you might be interested in.  Curl BC Curl BC has partnered with CAAWS and are hosting 2 webinars on LTD Considerations for Girls and Young Women. These will … Continue reading

PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, Manitoba teammates to play women’s next season (Guardian)

NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. (by Jason Malloy)—  New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine and her teammates are staying together. New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine won her second world junior curling gold medal on Feb. 22 in Russia. Submitted The world junior championship-winning squad of … Continue reading

PEI’s Stavert/Clarke win Women’s Divison, Hogan/Hackett make it to Open Div. semis at Maritime Stick Ch’ship in Woodstock NB

The Maritime Stick Curling Championships were held March 13-15 in Woodstock NB, with seven Island duos in attendance. Cornwall’s Ruth Stavert and Gloria Clarke won the Women’s Division, their eighth win in this event in the eleven times it has … Continue reading

Newfoundland’s Gushue rink, with PEI’s Gallant, isn’t changing, just evolving (Telegram)

In the local curling community, it’s called barbecue season. It supposedly relates to backyard discussions in advance of an upcoming season, talk that often leads to the formation of new rinks or the shuffling of current lineups. I’m not sure … Continue reading

Snow, Shaw win provincial under-18 curling titles – Canadian championships postponed indefinitely (Journal)

The Brayden Snow and Katie Shaw rinks won the Syngenta 2020 P.E.I. under-18 curling championships at the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton recently. Snow and his team from the Charlottetown Curling Club defeated two-time defending-champion Mitchell Schut and his … Continue reading

Canadian Masters (60+) Curling Ch’ships in Saint John area cancelled

2020 Canadian Masters Curling Championships March 30 – April 5, 2020 Riverside Country Club, Rothesay, N.B. and TSA (Thistle St-Andrews) Curling Club, Saint John Website PEI Representatives were to be the Sandy Hope women’s team and Bill Hope men’s team, … Continue reading

National Under 18 Curling Ch’ships Postponed indefinitely (Curling Canada)

Curling Canada’s final scheduled national curling championship, the 2020 Canadian Under-18 boys and girls championship, will be postponed indefinitely due to concerns of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it was announced by Curling Canada. The event was scheduled for April 20-25 in … Continue reading

Three Coaching PEI Online Workshops now available

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, Coaching PEI and Sport PEI are endeavoring to make the best decisions possible for staff and tenants. Effective March 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the Royalty Centre (and Sport PEI) will be … Continue reading

Manitoba’s Team Zacharias, with PEI’s Lauren Lenentine, staying together for next season

Team Zacharias, World Junior Women’s Curling Champions, have announced that their team will be sticking together for the next season. The team includes New Dominion PEI’s Lauren Lenentine. As our season has officially come to an end, we are super … Continue reading

Crapaud Community Curling Club closed for remainder of season (all PEI curling clubs now closed for curling)

To our valued members. The Crapaud Community Curling Club will be closed for the remainder of the season. There will be somebody at the club on the following dates for members to empty their lockers: Thursday March 19th 6:30 to … Continue reading

Curling Canada message to curling facilities regarding COVID-19

Dear members of the Canadian curling community. Our main concern is the safety and well-being of the entire curling community. As a result, we are having to make difficult decisions that are significantly affecting what we do and how we offer … Continue reading