North Battleford Confirmed as 2018-2019 CURLSASK High Performance Training Centre!
CURLSASK & Twin Rivers Agreement Confirmed on High Performance Centre for the Upcoming Season
The sport of Curling has been a fixture in Saskatchewan for decades, with many elite level curlers hailing from Saskatchewan. Curling was declared the Provincial Sport of Saskatchewan in 2001, and we look to continue the passion and enthusiasm within the sport here in the prairies.
We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with the Twin Rivers Curling Club in North Battleford to build a successful summer curling ice program. “Today marks a great step forward in Saskatchewan High Performance curling,” said Ashley Howard, CURLSASK Executive Director. “This partnership will allow our athletes to train with the best conditions, coaches & equipment at home without having to leave our province.” This partnership highlights the continued commitment of CURLSASK to the success of our athletes on the national and international stage.
Brothers Kirk & Dallan Muyres sweep their rock during the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina (Photo Michael Burns/Curling Canada).
Team Saskatchewan discussing with Coach Patrick Ackerman during the 2018 Under-18 Championships in New Brunswick (Photo Michael Burns/Curling Canada).
A number of events will be held at the Twin Rivers Curling Club; including the first ever Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Event and the provinces first ever Junior Curling Slam. Olympic Gold Medalist, Russ Howard, will headline the club curler targeted skill development clinic when the Academy of Curling is hosted October 26-28. The Twin Rivers Curling Club understands the importance of this partnership as it supports the next generation of Saskatchewan champions. “After a successful Saskatchewan Winter Games, we look forward to welcoming the best junior teams to showcase their talent as part of the slam series in early September,” said Head Ice Technician Ian Naismith. Coaching is a paramount to the success of the program and the teams participating. CURLSASK will also utilize the facility to train coaches within the province.
CURLSASK & Twin Rivers Curling Club have confirmed the following events to date:
- Early Ice Available ~ Aug. 18
- High Performance Team Access ~ Aug. 18 – Sept. 30
- Courses (Ice Makers, Coach & Umpires) ~ Aug. 17-19
- Battlefords Mixed Doubles Event ~ Aug. 31 – Sept. 3
- Invitational Junior Slam ~ Sept. 7-9
- Battlefords Swing & Slide Classic ~ Sept. 12-16
- Canada Winter Games Training Camp #2 ~ Sept. 22-23
- The Academy of Curling Clinic ~ Oct. 26-28
- Official Academy of Curling Website ~ http://academyofcurling.com/