Curling

Winter

Sport History

There is little evidence to firmly establish the birthplace of curling. Both Scotland and the “low countries” of Europe claim title. The earliest artifacts of the game are from the Scots, while the language common to curling can be traced to dialects spoken by the Flemish peoples of what is now Belgium.

The stages of curling history are best traced by the development of curling stones.  The earliest known stones, dating back to the 16th century, were called “Kuting Stones”.  

Curling was first contested at the inaugural Canada Games in 1967 in Quebec City.

Team

Each province/territory will be represented by a male team and a female team. These teams will have four athletes each. Athletes must be born after July 1, 2000 and be younger than 17 years old as of June 30, 2018.

Event

Each gender will compete in a round-robin style tournament with the top-four teams moving on to the playoffs. Games will be eight ends. For full details, visit the Canada Games website. 

Notable Alumni

  • LaDawn Funk
  • Blayne Iskiw
  • Marc Kennedy
  • Brad Kuhn
  • Ryan Kuhn
  • Corryn Brown
  • Kerry Burtnyk
  • Derek Oryniak
  • Denise Cormier
  • Heather Smith
  • Suzanne Leblanc
  • Lesley Hicks
  • Melissa (McClure) Adams
  • Brigitte McClure
  • Bethany Toner
  • Nancy (Toner) MacDonald
  • Stacie Devereaux
  • Stephanie Guzzwell
  • Sarah Paul
  • Colleen Jones

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