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Start of Grand Slam of Curling season put on hold

The start of the Grand Slam of Curling season has been pushed back. Originally scheduled to open in September, the first four events of the season have been postponed. In a statement released on Thursday, the new schedule has been adjusted with the Grand Slam season beginning in April with a pair of events. “Although…

Curlers dismayed as Grand Slam of Curling season postponed until April of 2021, trimmed to two events

Curlers who make their living on the cash bonspiel circuit expressed sadness, disappointment and deep concern over the postponement of the Grand Slam of Curling season, which was announced Wednesday.“It’s almost like I got laid off today,” said Reid Carruthers, who plays third for the Mike McEwen team out of Winnipeg.Sportsnet, which owns and televises…

Curling Canada announces sweeping changes to game

Expect some sweeping changes — literally — to the grand old game of curling for the upcoming season. Curling Canada’s return-to-play guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic include significant alterations to sweeping and player positioning on the sheet, all part of ensuring physical distancing for the 2020-21 season. CURLING CANADAGraphic from Curling Canada's Return-to-Play Guidelines -…

Curling Canada stated video game will go on, however with numerous new guidelines

Lots of new curling rules Photo: Contributed Curling will be allowed to return to local rinks, but in a modified form. Curling Canada has announced a long list of post-COVID rules for rocking the house. Guidelines from the national agency were designed to guide the Canadian curling community through the upcoming season as it relates…

Curling Canada unveils sweeping changes in return-to-play guidelines

The most notable changes involving game play in curling include the use of one sweeper during games, no sweeping the opposition's stone behind the tee-line and new markings on ice for non-throwing team members to be stationed.Curling Canada unveiled new guidelines for the sport's return to play. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)Curling Canada's return-to-play guidelines during the…

Nigeria laddar för curlingpremiär

Curlingen har tagit ett stort steg för att spridas över världen. I Nigeria har nämligen de första spadtagen för den allra första curlinghallen i Afrika tagits.Snart kanske en syn även i Nigeria. Arkivbild. Foto: VILHELM STOKSTAD/TTOm allt går som det ska står en curlinghall redo att användas i turiststaden Calabar i Nigeria runt julen 2021, uppger…

Ottawa named host of pivotal men’s world curling championship in 2021

The World Curling Federation named TD Place Arena as the site of next year's event, scheduled to run April 3-11.Sweden celebrates its 2019 world championship after defeating Canada in Lethbridge, Alta. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)Ottawa has been named the site of the 2021 men's world curling championship, the first time the city has played host to the…

Ottawa to host 2021 men’s curling worlds

Banking on sport returning to some semblance of normal next year, Ottawa has been awarded the 2021 men's world curling championship by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada.This year's men's championship in Glasgow, Scotland, was cancelled this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the women's championship and world mixed doubles in Prince…