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Harder leaves SWISSCURLING, ready for new challenges

Armin Harder (left) with National Coach Al Moore and the WWCC Trophy
Armin Harder (left) with National Coach Al Moore and the WWCC Trophy

Armin Harder, the High Performance Director of the Swiss Curling Association, has announced his resignation after eight years of successful involvement with the national association.

“I have enjoyed serving the interests of SWISSCURLING and I know I am leaving with the organization in excellent shape,” said Harder. “The future of Swiss curling is as bright as the present.”

Harder served a total of eight years with SWISSCURLING; two years as a delegate, and six years as Sports Department Chief which included four years as a delegate to the World Curling Federation.

He first made waves by fighting for an open and fair (but challenging) qualification system, thus averting the plan of SWISSCURLING’s then-leaders to embrace a new selection system for the national teams. As the architect of the current system, he completely changed the elite program and introduced a major overhaul of the junior program, which required the hiring of new personnel and budget streamlining to divert more funds to development, coaching and athletes.

The results have been spectacular, as Harder leaves as the most successful High Performance leader in Switzerland’s curling history. Since 2010, a total of 25 medals have been won by SWISSCURLING teams: 14 gold, three silver and eight bronze. Furthermore, gold medals have been won across varied disciplines: Youth Olympic Games, Women’s Worlds, World Mixed Doubles, World Mixed, European Men’s and Women’s, and World Junior Men.

Currently, Swiss Women are ranked No. 1 in the world, only the second time time a country other than Canada has held this position (World Curling Rankings, WCF).

“Armin had a clear vision when he started and six years later we are definitely on a very good path,” said Andreas Schwaller, Head Coach for SWISSCURLING and a 2002 Olympic bronze medallist. “With our system we gave athletes transparency and encouraged them to tour, so they gained experience and became stronger. When Mirjam Ott won the worlds in 2012 and Sven Michel won the 2013 Euros, it was a big message to all Swiss teams, and it made them believe.

“It’s hard to prove, but SCA would never have reached the latest successes without Armin. He will be missed and I wish him nothing but the best.”

“I want to thank the staff at SWISSCURLING for a great eight years,” said Armin Harder. “Also particular thanks to Andi Schwaller, Al Moore and Marco Battilana, as well as my EC members in particular SCA President Louis Moser, whose leadership made all the positive changes even possible. Finally, great thanks to all the athletes, coaches and support staff I have worked with and represented so proudly over the years.”

Harder plans to consider new challenges, but expects to continue his key role with the Curling Champions Tour, which recently announced new championship events taking place in Korea and China.

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Volume 59 Issue 6: April 2016

  • April 2016 TCN CoverTHE BRIER: STORY AFTER STORY AFTER STORY

    It was, as predicted and projected, a most ballistic Brier, and our award-winning columnist Terry Jones was there – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. VIDEO AND IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • WOMEN’S WORLDS: OUR ULTIMATE WRAP-UP

    We provide your most in-depth look at the Speedy Creek worlds that was – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • TSN vs SPORTSNET SHOCKER

    Matt Brouwer takes another look at Canada’s TV curling wars – and he discovers something most surprising

  • PHOTOS OF THE YEAR

    Two pages of stunning curling imagery in print, and a total of eight enhanced and interactive pages online – EXPANDED FOR DIGITAL EDITION (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE

    You won’t believe the amount of stuff to watch in April, and only we have the most in-depth and accurate listings – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. EXPANDED LISTINGS (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE CURLING NEWS GOLD TRAIL

    Only The Curling News tracks every dollar won in the sport, regardless of event affiliation, and no less than 10 men’s and women’s teams have cracked the $100K mark this season – UPDATED FOR DIGITAL EDITION (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE NOUVEAU CURLING: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

    Award-winning columnist Kevin Palmer analyzes the hysteria behind blank ends, the current Free Guard Zone, directional brushing and more

  • YOUTH OLYMPIANS CAPTURED HEARTS

    Robbie Gallaugher had a ringside seat in Lillehammer for the youth story of the season – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE FUTURE OF TV CURLING

    Warren Hansen on where curling needs to go, and how it can lead the sports pack

  • MORE CURLING FOR LAS VEGAS

    Sam Corea has finally recovered from Vegas… and we’ll be sending him back there far sooner than expected – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • WHEELCHAIR CURLING IN DESPERATE TROUBLE

    Columnist Chris Daw raises the alarm and actual regression in the once-growing sport of wheelchair curling – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • WHAT A DREAM JOB IT IS

    Columnist Stephanie LeDrew pursued and achieved her dream job with the TSN curling crew – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • WATCH YOUR HEAD, CURLING FOLKS

    Bill Neilson summarizes the concussion issues plaguing curling today

  • MAKING FRIENDS AT THE RINK – BY TRADITION

    Westerner Sam Corea curled in Ontario – and became confused. Now he explores the major social difference between eastern and western curling

  • EDWIN HAS THE RIGHT CURLING STUFF

    As baseball returns for another season, columnist Jim Corrigan explains why curling fans should watch a Blue Jay batsman very carefully

  • And more… subscribe today!

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2016 Brier: Athletes are people too – Mathers

David Mathers at far left with PEI mates. One of 'em takes looong showers.
David Mathers at far left with his PEI mates. Sadly, none of them resemble Anne. Or Jen.

By Andrew Denny

Hello and welcome to a little piece of fluff we call “Athletes Are People Too”.

Throughout the Brier we’ve gotten to know a lot of the athletes who are competing for their various provinces and instead of treating them like cattle, we want you to get to know them too.

We’ll be tracking down some of these guys and grilling them with a series of extremely challenging questions which they’ll be forced to answer on the fly.

Today’s focus is on PEI third David Mathers, who is competing in his second Brier… and while the boys are having a bit of a tough go in the standings, he was more than willing to offer up his time. Nice guy.

Anyway, enough talk. Let’s dive in:

Favourite food: Buffet. Nothing specific type wise… just anything buffet.

Favourite YouTube Channel: I don’t really watch a lot of devoted youtube channels, but I do watch music videos on there. Can that be my answer? If so, music videos.

Favourite Video Game: Mario Tennis… and it’s a borderline obsession. Our coach has it and I’m constantly playing the damned game. It’s something that has to stop post-Brier because I’m losing way too much time to it.

Favourite Beer: Michelob Ultra. Can’t beat that low calorie taste.

Favourite Celebrity: Anne Hathaway. Next question.

Favourite Curling Club: Ottawa Curling Club. Too easy.

Favourite Twitter Feed: Girls in Yoga Pants. No specific feed but yeah, girls in yoga pants.

Favourite Super Hero: I’m not really in to super heroes… so I’ll say Batman.

Who’s your dream curling team? Oof, that’s a tough one. I’d put Wayne Middaugh at skip, Mark Kennedy at third, myself at second and Scott Bailey throwing lead.

All curlers eh? Very smart. How about an all non-curler curling team? I can do that? Okay here we go: Tiger Woods has to skip because he’s Tiger Woods. Then have Bartolo Colon throwing the heat at third, myself at second again, and for lead… I’m not too sure… how about Wayne Middaugh again?

What’s your dream job: To be a pilot.

How do you kill time in the summer? Golfing. I golf a ton.

Any celebrity crushes? Aside from Anne Hathaway? Jennifer Aniston. Love me some Jen.

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Roommates who take long showers. Like… what are you doing in there? Get in, scrub up, get out already.

Favourite brand of shoes: B-52s because I’m wearing them right now.

Patch or Heartstop Lounge? Patch.

Good or evil? Evil…. NO, NO. Good. I meant to say good.

Sure you did. Morning or night? Morning actually. I may not be saying that after the Brier but for now, morning.

Front end or Back end? Front end.

Blonde or Brunette? Brunette.

That’s a wrap on this edition of “Athletes Are People Too.” Want to see your favourite player profiled and grilled with a series of skill testing questions in our next edition? Let us know on twitter via @curling or @denny_613 and we’ll deliver.

Until next time, good curling and remember… athletes are people too.

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2016 Brier: The war of the proletariat

#godshouse #temple #patch
#godshouse #temple #patch

By Andrew Denny

The Brier is a war.

Don’t let the Canadiana of curling’s crown jewel hinder your perception of the event. The Brier is the ultimate battle of attrition where victims of all forms are swallowed up daily. And while The Patch™ may be the final stand for many of the fans of this year’s event, it’s the players who ultimately have to prepare for all out battle.

Indeed, what was projected to be one of the greatest Brier fields ever assembled has not disappointed after three days of competition. Matches have been hotly contested with few surprises in the standings thus far.

But this is the Brier, and anything is possible. Just ask the Pat Simmons’ Team Canada foursome, who had an abysmal start to last year’s event before ultimately winning in grand fashion.

To predict a winner in a field as tough as this would be a fool’s errand – although no less than six curling wizards did so in our March digital edition – however, many performances stand out in the early going as intriguing.

Impressive have been the efforts of the Glenn Howard’s Ontario team, who have played giant-killer in a field where their competitiveness was hotly debated, taking down both the Alberta and Newfoundland heavyweights. Their only loss comes at the hands of Manitoba’s Mike McEwen, who seems to be handling the rookie jitters extremely well.

While there are a few Brier rookies in the field of competition, another Brier rookie is cutting his teeth in the curling scene.

I caught up with Eric Burant, a non-curler and first time curling event attendee, and shadowed him for the duration of his time at the event. What started out as an innocent pilot project, a scoop if you will, turned in to a complete day of non-stop entertainment.

We started the day where any good Brier fan would: the Patch.

“Everyone here is smiling. They look like they’re having a great time and maybe that’s helped along the amount of beer flowing,” quoted Burant, a young professional from Ottawa. “Angus McStone is giving me some weird vibes though.”

Burant was taken aback by the atmosphere, complimented by the amount of individual provincial pride that was on display.

“I really dig the (provincial) jackets. It’s amazing how much individual culture each province offers.”

We quickly enjoyed a refreshing beverage before making our way to the draw, where the focus of our attention was the Ontario vs Alberta match and the final relegation game of NT vs NS. While the majority of our time was spent laughing and explaining the rules, we were treated to some extremely tight matchups, including a wild finish in the relegation final.

“You could hear a pin drop when Nova Scotia missed their final shot. The crowd’s reaction summed it up perfectly,” said Burant. “I thought that curling would be this relaxed attitude affair but in the end, it was high drama and extremely heartbreaking.”

When asked what he would say to the Nova Scotia squad if he had the chance, he offered some warm words: “You made it to the Brier. You made it to the big stage and that’s better than a lot of teams. You’re capable and you’re going to be back in the future.”

I did my letter best to find the Bluenosers in the Patch post game in an effort to introduce Burant, but had no luck. In the end, the spirit of the game became obvious to the Brier newbie, who quickly fell in love with the camaraderie and sportsmanship that curling offers.

“It really is the game of the proletariat. These are all regular guys with families and lives off the ice. I don’t think anyone curls with the objective of being on a Wheaties box.”

And in a few simple hours, a man who had never set foot in a major curling event had the entire culture and hospitable nature of curling figured out.

That’s the power of the game we all love so much.

As the Brier continues throughout the week, we’ll be bringing you more blog updates. Hit me up on twitter @denny_613 if you want to see or hear anything specific. After all, without the reader, we writers have no purpose.

In the meantime, I need to grab a nap after a weekend of fun and excitement with old friends, and especially new ones. Cheers.

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Our 2016 Brier Predictions

Our experts have spoken
Our experts have spoken

The expanded and enhanced digital version of our March issue was released to subscribers today, and there are mucho goodies to consume, including:

• Great journalism from award-winning Brier columnist Kevin Palmer

Sam Corea‘s very cool story about a Syrian refugee’s first time on the ice

• Another stellar “how-to” guide to curling facility management from Mark Inglis

• The tale of curling development in Tempe, Arizona

• More from Warren Hansen on the Brier’s future

• A rebuttal to Warren’s position, from B.C.’s Andrew Komlodi

• Brier memories from a grizzled veteran (Randy Ferbey) and a youthful scribe (Andrew Denny)

And more, including Brier previews from our star-studded panel of experts… Hall of Fame media guru Terry Jones, Two-time Brier champion Craig Savill, the new Canadian women’s champion skip Chelsea Carey, Brier champion Mark Dacey and world champion and Olympic finalist Håvard Vad Petersson of Norway.

And… here now, as a Blog Bonus, we present an additional round of Brier predictions from none other than Sherry Middaugh, whose injured husband Wayne is still with Team Glenn Howard at the Ottawa Brier, albeit now as team coach.

If you don’t yet subscribe, do so now from our subscription webpage and you’ll receive a hyperlink to unlock your digital edition within hours. Don’t miss out on our super-sized March “Brier” issue!

Sherry’s 2016 Brier Picks

This has to be the best Brier field ever!!!

1. Ontario – For obvious reasons and they have Scotty Bowman behind the bench
2. Alberta – If they get indecisive they may run out of time in a game or two, other than that we should see them post-round robin
3. Newfoundland – Having a great year but is Brad suffering from post-concussive trauma? Harrrd… whoa….. maybe?
4. Manitoba – Finally at the Brier, now it’s time to show they belong
5. Northern Ontario – Not a great year just yet but it can all be turned around with one good week
6. Team Canada – Always cheer for Team SK, but they maxed out last year, enjoy your week
7. Sask – Dark horse. They can beat anyone, just not sure they can do it for the entire week with this amazing field
8. B.C. – An even darker horse. Normally cheer for the nicest guy in event but Crusher (Adam Spencer) is now that person.
9. PEI – Boys from the Island have some close games but the skipper can’t pull out the magic every game. Two certainties are that Robbie has a great time in the Patch and Dave is in the running for the Ross Harstone Award
10. Québec – Sorry I’m not bilingual or I would rate them higher… in French
11. NWT – Make it out of relegation and everyone is cheering for them to do well… but not much left in the tank
12. New Brunswick – Off to relegation, sorry boys

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Vol. 59 Issue 5: March 2016

  • BRUSHING MADNESS SWEEPS CURLING – AGAIN

    Blame the rulemakers? Blame some/all players? Blame the Sinister Sweeper? Regardless, “Broomgate” continues leading up to…

  • THE STOH: OUR ULTIMATE WRAP-UP

    Our army of correspondents provide your most in-depth look at the 2016 STOH that was – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE BRIER: OUR ULTIMATE PREVIEW

    The great Terry Jones provides your most in-depth look at the 2016 Brier field and how it will play out – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE BRIER: PRO PICKS

    Some of the biggest names in curling make their Brier predictions – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE

    You won’t believe the amount of stuff to watch in March, and only we have the most in-depth and accurate listings – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. EXPANDED LISTINGS (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE BRIER: MEMORIES PT. I

    Randy Ferbey slides down memory lane to the Ottawa Brier that started his legacy – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE BRIER: MEMORIES PT. II

    A younger correspondent has some Ottawa Brier memories, too

  • THE BRIER (AND STOH) IN A PLAYDOWNS CRISIS

    Kevin Palmer returns with an in-depth and worrying report on the decline of the competitive curler – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE BRIER: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

    Warren Hansen on Briers past, present and future – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • ACHIEVING YOUR CURLING CLUB GOALS

    Mark Inglis with another essential “Club Corner” how-to guide

  • A ROYALS WELCOME FOR A SYRIAN NEWCOMER

    Three days after arriving in Canada, a Syrian refugee was dispatched to the curling ice

  • I GOT THE CALL AND JUMPED AT THE CHANCE

    The sabbatical didn’t last long for our own Stephanie LeDrew

  • IF THEY CAN SUCCEED IN THE DESERT…

    … then we can succeed anywhere in the curling world, sayeth the sun-drenched drivers of the Coyotes Curling Club – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY PLUS VIDEO (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE CURLING NEWS GOLD TRAIL

    Only The Curling News tracks every dollar won in the sport, regardless of event affiliation… and the money winnings are redonkulous – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • A HANSEN BRIER REBUTTAL

    One reader takes issue with our columnist’s opinion – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • MORE CURLING FOR LAS VEGAS

    Sam Corea has finally recovered from Vegas… and we’ll be sending him back there far sooner than expected – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • And more… subscribe today!

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Hair brushes banned from STOH, Brier

Hair today, gone tomorrow

The Curling News has learned that hair brushes – manufactured with horsehair and/or hoghair – have been banned from the upcoming Tournament of Hearts and the Brier: the Canadian women’s and men’s championships.

To be specific, hair brushes have now been added to the previous sweeping equipment moratorium(s) issued by Curling Canada.

This latest initiative was led by the athletes – following numerous testing videos such as this one from Team Brad Gushue (Newfoundland and Labrador) – and as a result, Curling Canada has decided to support the player action in full. The organization’s official adoption of the no-hair movement means that monitoring and enforcement now falls under each competition’s official rules… clearly the optimum scenario.

However, the wording might be due for some additional fine-tuning, for the inclusion of hair in the moratorium is not absolute.

For example, athletes are permitted to bring hair brushes onto the field of play, and use them in pre-game practice sessions with the exception of the last-stone draw. The brushes are then not permitted during the game… but again, there are two exceptions.

The first is that hair brushes can be used as sliding devices.

The second sees skips and thirds permitted to use hair brushes in the house at the playing end, but those skips and thirds can only sweep behind the tee-line.

An official news release on this expansion of the moratorium is expected shortly.

The Tournament of Hearts begins Saturday in Grande Prairie, Alberta while the opening draw of the Ottawa Brier is slated for March 5.

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Vol. 59 Issue 4: February 2016

  • I CAN SWEEP LIKE A PRO… AND I AM RUINING CURLING

    Our explosive exposé of what is going on with brushing these days – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

  • TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS PREVIEW

    Your first look at the 2016 STOH field and how it will play out – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE

    You won’t believe the amount of stuff to watch in February, and only we have the most in-depth and accurate listings – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. EXPANDED LISTINGS (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • YES, I AM STILL CURLING

    Randy Ferbey returns with an explanation of his increasing profile

  • YES, I ROAD-TRIPPED WITH THE FERB

    On the highways and air lanes with a living legend of curling – DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • MID-SEASON MAYHEM

    Our “Club Corner” column returns to help your facility troubleshoot the second half of the curling season

  • KIRK BEATS PICARD (AND THE GORN)

    The man behind the popular CurlingGeek empire – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. SCREENSHOT GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • NO MORE COLD, EMPTY BUILDINGS

    Well, that didn’t last very long. Our international specialist is grumpy again, and the WCF needs to make up its Euro-mind once and for all

  • BITING OURSELVES IN THE STONES

    Warren Hansen says curling’s hazy approach to rules makes the sport less deserving of respect

  • GUYS IN SPEEDOS, GIRLS IN BIKINIS?

    Things got crazy in Las Vegas, and our own Terry Jones was there – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY PLUS VIDEO (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • THE CURLING NEWS GOLD TRAIL

    Only The Curling News tracks every dollar won in the sport, regardless of event affiliation… and the money winnings are redonkulous – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. EXPANDED TOTALS (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • WORLD WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

    Wheels columnist Chris Daw on a mostly unpredictable global shootout – DIGITAL EDITION FEAT. IMAGE GALLERY (SUBSCRIBERS ONLY)

  • TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

    The “Spinal Tap” turns 25 and will pass the 600K mark in charity funds raised

  • CATCH THE SPIRIT

    The 2016 Spirit of Curling Calendar raises funds for charities, and curling communities too

  • And more… subscribe today!

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Vol. 59 Issue 3: January 2016

  • OLYMPICS 2018: A LOOK AHEAD

    Our Hall-Of-Fame columnist Terry Jones studies the potential Canadian Olympic hopefuls for PyeongChang – INCLUDES DIGITAL PHOTO GALLERY

  • GONE DIGITAL

    As you know, every issue of The Curling News is now enhanced and expanded online with more pages of exclusive, interactive curling content – but you must subscribe to get it all

  • CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE

    You won’t believe the amount of stuff to watch in January, and only we have the most in-depth and accurate listings – EXPANDED FOR DIGITAL EDITION

  • CHASING GOWSELL II

    We finally tracked the legend down as he reunited his world junior squad on the ice, 40 years later – INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE ONLINE “2015 PIZZA DELIVERY” VIDEO

  • THE ART OF TANKING

    Veteran Jim Corrigan on the rarely discussed choice to lose a game

  • WARREN HANSEN’S SOLUTION

    Our new/returning columnist outlines how he would save the Brier and STOH

  • DIGITAL SPECIAL: SASKY SLAMMING

    “On The Road” contributor Guy Scholz meets with the athletes, behind-the-scenes at the Saskatchewan Slam – INCLUDES DIGITAL PHOTO GALLERY

  • GOLD TRAIL RANKINGS

    Only The Curling News tracks every dollar won in the sport, regardless of event affiliation

  • COLIN HODGSON RETURNS

    The popular lead man for Team Reid Carruthers dishes on his squad’s off-ice support staff

  • A LONELY CURLING QUEST

    “Curling In America” correspondent Matt Sussman says we should all be preaching to prospective curlers

  • ATLANTIC TEAMS ROCK

    Eastern squads swept the honours at Canada’s Curling Club Championship

  • CURLING’S NEW STATISTIC

    Our resident mathman Andrew Denny explains “Total Miss Value”

  • CATCH THE SPIRIT

    The 2016 Spirit of Curling Calendar raises funds for charities, and curling communities too

  • And more… subscribe today!

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Vol. 59 Issue 2: December 2015

  • TCN_Dec2015_COVER_HRTROUBLE BREWING FOR TOP EVENTS?

    When our new/returning columnist Warren Hansen speaks, people listen – WITH ARCHIVED SPECIAL IN THE DIGITAL EDITION

  • MO’ BRUSH MADNESS

    Three updates and opinions from Rodger Schmidt, Lori Eddy and a DIGITAL EDITION SPECIAL – with exclusive video – from Matt Brouwer

  • CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE – DEC/JAN

    Our subscribers get the most in-depth and accurate curling event viewer listings

  • PHOTO CONTEST TIME

    Take a photo of yourself with The Curling News and win a prize pack – bonus marks for unusual locations!

  • WELCOME BACK SKINS FANS

    TSN is back with top-notch curling in beautiful Banff – and The Curling News has the exclusive

  • NO PIPES, BRUSHES NOR NUNAVUT

    If award-winning columnist Terry Jones was the curling boss, here’s what he would do

  • DREAMWALK THROUGH THE MIXED

    Columnist Andrew Denny donned a championship jacket… and it was majestic – DIGITAL EDITION LAUNCHES IMAGE GALLERY

  • CHASING GOWSELL IN B.C.

    Sam Corea went hunting for Paul Gowsell and found a 60th anniversary superspiel – DIGITAL EDITION LAUNCHES IMAGE GALLERY

  • GOLD TRAIL 2016

    Only The Curling News tracks every dollar won across the entire sport

  • CURLING IS A BUSINESS – EXPENSE IT

    Mark Inglis with another must-read Club Corner column

  • CURLING CRIME

    The world’s first “curling crime” comic appears here in a world exclusive – DIGITAL EDITION LAUNCHES PART TWO

  • WHEELCHAIR WOWZERS

    Scotland and Sweden are out of the wheelchair worlds and Chris Daw has the details

  • SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED

    Concussion protocols are desperately needed as Brad Gushue admits he should not have returned

  • GUY RICHIE?

    On The Road columnist Guy Scholz spends time with CFL football legend Richie Hall and yes, he knows his curling – DIGITAL EDITION SPECIAL

  • EVEREST-FERBEY PRO AM

    Win a chance to attend the Canadian Seniors AND curl with superstars like Randy Ferbey!

  • And more… subscribe today!