Team SK Daily Blog #3 – Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Day 3 was game day! We didn’t play till the evening so we again had a very great and eventful day.
We slept in and then woke up to a light snow that barley covered the ground. We learned that they use snow blowers even when the snow is melting. Crazy I know. Sherry enjoyed some time on her patio watching the geese and snow over the mountains and lake, not a scene we get to see very often. Pretty nice way to wake up. ( could do without the snow and rain doesn’t help humidity in the arena)
After a lazy morning we ventured out to Denny’s for a nice breakfast. After Breakfast Krista and Kourtney tried to win themselves a pink squid. It was tougher then they thought. Went home with no toy. Next time gals .
We then headed to the arena for opening ceremonies. Which is always a good time, a great chance to look around the arena and enjoy the atmosphere before getting out there for the first game.
Krista Fesser watching line during Draw 1 action (Photo, Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada).
Sherry Anderson calling line with Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones & Shannon Birchard looking on (Photo, Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada).
We then headed back to the hotel for a rest and I ran to stock up on more groceries. After that the girls wanted to go experience the arena with 4 games on and tons of fans i the stands. We watched a few ends then went to enjoy a nice dinner at Earls.
The girls were excited and anxious to get out on the ice, a bit of nerves came through but that is understandable, nobody can explain how it will feel to play your first game at the Scotties and your first game on TSN against Jen Jones of team Manitoba. A team they haven’t ever played before. This is a lot of firsts all at once and the girls played better then the score showed.
They showed so much class out there, held their heads High and learnt from each rock and each end. As Sherry says and we all know it doesn’t matter if you win or lose by 1 or 10. So we will take this game as a huge learning experience and build on it. It’s a long week and these girls are just getting started.
The girls kept smiling and finished that game looking tough and strong. They know now what to expect and have got an even better understanding and knowledge of the ice. The gals are like sponges, any bit of information that they are given by the incredible Rick Folk is taken in and will be used.
This Sask team is definitely one the favourites on and off the ice. Half of Penticton is from Saskatchewan and EVERYONE is cheering for them. Even when we call for a ride you can hear them yelling team Sask yes we want to drive them. It’s a true honour to be here with such a classy bunch of ladies who are representing Saskatchewan like no other.
Tomorrow is a brand a new day, these girls all have their friends and more important their FAMILY here and we appreciate them wearing their green and cheering loud and proud!
Thanks to all of you for cheering back home, keep the messages coming! We love to hear from you!
Sherry Anderson guiding the rock during their game against Manitoba (Photo, Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada).