Team Tisdale: Proudly from Saskatchewan!
Today began with a delicious breakfast and team meeting where we were reminded why we were here and what an accomplishment it is to represent our province.
It reminded me of the work that is required back home in Saskatchewan to make our regional and provincial competitions a success. I have been getting many ideas, so watch out Saskatchewan!
After the team meeting we had a moment to get on our curling gear and head to the rink. It was the first time we got to sport the new attire and man did it feel good. I will not deny, but I had to take a double look in the mirror as green is truly an amazing colour on me, and on the team as well.
Practice came and went and it didn’t take us long at all to realize we weren’t in Kansas anymore. To draw to the button we were taking the edge of the 12 foot. This is a little outside our normal curling club ice, but we had no choice than to adapt. Coming off of practice we felt great we had found our draw weight and the only thing we needed to work on/adjust was the line.
We stayed at the rink between our practice and game time as we wanted a chance to watch the sheet we would be playing on as well as watch the sub pool. Once that was all over it was time to get into game play. We were focussed and ready. Unfortunately the end result was not in our favour, but instead of frowning on that we take it as a learning experience and will therefore move forward.
With the game being complete, Ontario was inclined to purchase our team drinks. The drinks were oh so delicious and the company was great. I’ll take a free drink anyway!!
Well, it is now 2:16am here and I am tired. We ended the night in the hospitality room getting better acquainted with the teams. It was definitely a night to remember.
Until tomorrow (well today now as I fell asleep before sending the above)
Brandi Clarke (Team Tisdale – Second) “