It’s In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

It’s In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics
When Matt and Becca Hamilton are on the ice together, it’s pure chemistry. The brother and sister compete in curling, the “roaring game” where players take turns lunging down a sheet of ice, pushing a 44-pound rock. They sweep the ice with a special broom …
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Olympic Sports: Curling A Popular Sport in Central Minnesota
BRAINERD — The sport of curling is getting a lot of media coverage again this year during the Winter Olympics. Most of team USA is made-up of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mary Jo Hamilton is the chairman of the board for the Brainerd Lakes …
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U.S. Curling Team Beats Russian Athletes To Kick Off Pyeongchang Olympics
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony is Friday, but the first competitions are already under way. The U.S. curling team of Matt and Becca Hamilton led off a mixed doubles tournament by defeating a team from Russia. There was a smattering of …
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Latest Ice Curling News

Curling is cool in Lakeville, where the ice is always smooth
LAKEVILLE (AP) — Tom Born had one modest goal for his introduction to curling. “I just want to stay upright,” the 51-year-old Sun Country Airlines pilot said before stepping onto the ice one night last week at Dakota Curling, the first metro-area …
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Big Sky Bonspiel curling competition hits the ice
The Big Sky Bonspiel curling competition has drawn over 100 people to spend the day on ice. Missoula organizations are working on a feasibility study to build a new ice rink to increase opportunity for ice sports in the area. Curling continues to grow in …
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Those snide remarks? U.S. curling team members let them slide
SOCHI, Russia — The Canadian guy with bulging tattooed biceps is pumping his fist and glaring. Two Norwegian guys with colorfully checkered pants are hunched over and shimmying. A Swiss woman is screaming at her friends with a mouth so wide one can …
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Latest Ice Curling News

The science of curling
This prevents the stone from changing mass or eroding because of freezing and thawing inside the stone. The Ice Here is a surprise — curling ice is not smooth! Unlike skating ice, curling ice has water droplets sprayed over it that freeze into a slightly …
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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling
Credit: Jim Tuttle/NPR When done right, it works like a curveball … This involves intense strategy sessions — and this is where curling really turns into chess on ice. How many points the winner gets depends on how many stones the winning team has …
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Curling is “sweeping” the Valley
An Internet search led him to the Coyotes Curling Club. Now Keeling’s obsession is a family affair: His wife Tatiana and daughters, Katya, 10, and Sasha, 8, curl together at least once a week. Katya says she enjoys sliding on the ice and seeing the …


Swiss win twice on opening day of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Swiss win twice on opening day of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
“Most importantly we have got to know the ice – get used to it and know the rocks … due to compete at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, where mixed doubles curling is making its debut on the programme, will be known after the conclusion …
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IBP Ice Center holds Curling Classic
The seventh-annual Sioux City Curling Classic took place this weekend at the IBP Ice Center. Twenty four teams hit the ice for the two-day tournament, which started Friday. The goal of curling is to slide stones down the ice, and, with the help of sweepers …
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Car curling tournament in Russia inspired by black ice accidents
A car curling tournament has been held in the Russian city Yekaterinburg. During the competition, four teams of 10 people each pushed small Russian-made Oka cars towards a target painted on an ice rink. Engines, gear boxes and other heavy parts of the …
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Latest Ice Curling News

sportThe Sport of Curling Finds a New Popularity in Brooklyn
It might have been preordained. In the borough of knitting, flea markets and bocce, when gleaming new ice rinks opened last year, one knew that curling couldn’t be far behind. The sport, involving ice, brooms and rocks, was born in medieval Scotland and …
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Why Curlers Sweep The Ice
Curling is one of the more unusual sports of the Winter Olympic, often drawing comparisons to shuffleboard, but played on ice. A roughly 42-pound curling rock, or stone, is pushed then slides down a sheet of ice, while two players furiously sweep the …
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Wacky Uniforms Heat Up Olympics Curling Competition
The sport of curling has never seen anything like it. Olympic curlers hit the ice today for their first day of competition in Sochi, and the jury’s out on who will take the prize for wackiest uniforms. Bucking curling’s traditional black pants, Norway’s …
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Curling hits Bend’s Ice Pavilion

sportCurling hits Bend’s Ice Pavilion
Drop-in Curling and Learn to Curl sessions will be held at the Bend Ice Pavilion from 8:15 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday. No additional teams will be added to the Adult Curling League, which plays from 4 to 10 p.m. each Sunday, but individuals may join the wait …
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Curling class for newbies takes over RDV ice rink
Floridians try curling for the first time at Learn to #Curl class. Every four years during the Winter Olympics, a strange sport pops into the American consciousness. It includes brooms, rocks and ice. The sport is curling, and I’m really bad at it.
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Vets get a chance at curling on the ice
Vietnam vet Pete Herzog joined some fellow veterans on the ice at Centennial Ice Arena in Billings on Saturday to try his luck at curling, a sport new to him. “It’s awesome,” he said, smiling, after he’d come off the ice at the Heights arena.
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Latest Ice Curling News

sportMeet the man who makes keeps the Brier’s ice nice
Now, thanks to warm and expected wet weather conditions, he’s got to pull a rabbit out of his hat to help save the ice at the TD Place arena with 12 of the best curling foursomes in Ottawa for the Tim Hortons Brier. For the next few days, Merklinger …
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Canada struggles with inconsistent ice but pulls out late victory over Italy
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask — Consistency is key at any major curling tournament. That’s true for both the teams teams involved and the ice they play on. On Tuesday, Chelsea Carey’s Team Canada rink was left scratching their heads after winning two games on …
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Career Opportunity: Head Ice Tech, Sherwood Park, Alberta
The Sherwood Park Curling Club (SPCC) is now accepting applications for the Head Ice Technician for the 2016-17 season. Our 8 sheet facility, situated in the Glen Allan Recreation Complex of Sherwood Park, Alberta, offers a unique opportunity for the …
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Latest Pro Ice Curling News

sportNew broom pads causing uproar
This is a stopgap measure until the World Curling Federation issues a ruling about the pads in question. Both the WCF and Curling Canada, who both have national and international tournaments occurring now, dictated that the Ice Pad material have to be …
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Curling star Randy Ferbey will come a day early to curl with Digby club members
Ferbey was planning to be in Digby from March 28 to April 2 for the Canadian senior curling championships and then host the pro-am on April 2, but has now agreed to come a day early for some curling with members of the Digby Curling Club. Bob Powell …
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Curling Hall-of-Famer visits Morinville rink
The winners will play in the Pro-Am rink with either Ferbey or Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Jones, whose team brought home gold from the 2014 Winter Olympics and other pro curlers. Partners from Everest, The First Nationwide Funeral Planning and …

Latest Pro Curling News

sportWorld Championship curler Randy Ferby promoting Everest Ferbey National Pro Am
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be in Edmonton and meet with fellow senior curlers and promote our sport,” said Randy Ferbey. “Working alongside Everest and Ellerslie Curling Club to bring the first Everest Ferbey National Pro Am to life has …
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Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy to Call Pro Curling Event
TORONTO — Anchorman 2’s Ron Burgundy is leaving sunny San Diego for snow-blown Winnipeg to call a pro curling event for Canadian sports channel TSN. Burgundy, or Will Ferrell in character, will join TSN’s Vic Rauter in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Dec.
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Everest named title sponsor of Canadian Senior Championships
The Everest-Ferbey National Pro Am will be launched in November. The first of its kind in Canada, this men’s and women’s senior tournament will be open to curlers of all skill levels, at all CCA curling centres. Participants will be eligible for weekly …
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