End of Season…?

Ok so it’s April, it’s raining (of course) and curling ice is coming out all over the place here in Ontario.  Looks like curling is all done for the year right?  Well, that depends.  Somewhere on this site I posted that the season really never ends, it just changes forms.  Surely there won’t be a lot of games played for the next few months.  There are a variety of really great summer spiels though so, I won’t say NO games will be played but just because there are no games being played that doesn’t mean curling is “over”.  Proper season planning takes this time of year into account.  This is the time to start working on next year.  Building the team, working on fitness plans, attracting sponsors, planning events, all these things need to happen for competitive teams before the next regular games start!  There is lots of work to be done if the next year is go smoothly.

That being said, there also needs to be some down time.  Think of it as “rest and recovery” for the curling season.  Take a few days…tell the team I said it was ok.

2 thoughts on “End of Season…?

  1. Glenn MacLeod

    I’m a retired tech teacher & now a very senior certified curling instructor here in Ottawa. I was forced to go to the stick back in 1998, bought an available product which I soon found to be very problematic in function.
    Decided to develop my own device in early 98, called it the “MacRock Launcher” & have now produced & sold over 1400 of these in my basement workshop.
    Reliable/quality gripping footwear soon became a challenge for myself & all interested stick curlers. I finally solved this problem over next few yrs., but unfortunately health issues took over my passion for this slippery game. Currently, I’m back to producing more of my launchers & try to conduct a few clinics to help spread the “How To” word around Eastern ONT.
    I would appreciate any info./opinions re: Proper Helmets for Curlers & the wearing of such!!!
    BTW: I & my seniors team started wearing Skateboarder’s bucket type helmets 3 yrs. ago. More & more day-time curlers (reg. & stick) are now, finally, doing the same, here in most Ottawa clubs.

    1. Coach Sean Post author

      You’ve got the best helmets! Definitely skateboard or snowboard helmets are the best. They are secure and cover both the back of the head and the front.


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