Tag: curling

Rachel Homan (left) and John Morris (right) will play mixed doubles curling for Canada, which will try to defend its gold medal in the discipline. (Image: Canadian Olympic Committee)

Canada, Great Britain Gold Medal Favorites in Mixed Doubles Curling

The opening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics won’t officially kick off the Beijing Games until Friday, Feb. 4, but some athletes will begin playing as soon as Wednesday when the mixed doubles curling competition begins. Ten teams will fight for gold in the two-player curling discipline, which is making […]

Kerri Einarson will try to win her third straight title at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Image: Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Curling: Einarson, Fleury Lead Depleted Scotties Field into Thunder Bay

In most years, it would be impossible to imagine the Scotties Tournament of Hearts without Jennifer Jones or Rachel Homan in the field. But that’s exactly what fans will see starting Friday, as Canada’s national women’s curling championship begins in the shadow of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Jones and her […]

Brad Gushue (right) ranks as the favorite to win the men’s side of the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. (Image: Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

Canadian Curling Trials Odds: Olympic Dreams on the Line in Saskatoon

After a long and winding road, 18 teams remain in contention for the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, as the top men and women in the country compete in the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials this week at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Each team will […]

Team Einarson will represent Canada at the World Women’s Curling Championship, and comes in as the clear favorite in the tournament. (Image: Mike Cleasby/Grand Slam of Curling)

World Women’s Curling Championship on After Positive COVID-19 Tests

After a change in venue and a coronavirus scare, the top female curlers in the world will finally get to play for their countries on Friday, as the 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship begins in Calgary, Alberta. Initially, the World Curling Federation had awarded the tournament to Schaffhausen, Switzerland, but […]

Niklas Edin comes into the Champions Cup as the favorite on the men’s side after his team won the World Men’s Curling Championship last weekend. (Image: Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Champions Cup Brings Grand Slam Curling to Calgary Bubble After COVID Scare

It may be happening a day later than expected, but the Humpty’s Champions Cup will begin at WinSport Arena in Calgary beginning on Thursday, with 24 teams competing in the first of two Grand Slam of Curling events in the bubble. The Princess Auto Players’ Championship will immediately follow the […]

Brendan Bottcher will skip the Canadian team at the Men’s World Curling Championship in Calgary, beginning on Friday, April 2. (Image: Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Canada, Sweden Slide in as Co-Favorites for Men’s World Curling Championship

Brendan Bottcher will look to continue his success in the Calgary bubble as he leads Team Canada in the Men’s World Curling Championship beginning on Friday. Bottcher’s team won the Brier – the Canadian men’s national curling championship – after defeating Kevin Koe in the final. Moulding ready to play […]

Team Shuster won the gold medals in curling for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty)

Curling Up with Olympians: Our Game vs. Team Shuster, 2018 Gold Medalists

When curling receives its quadrennial popularity boost during each Winter Olympics, millions of Americans tune in to watch the sport. More than a few come away with the impression that, with a little practice, they might be able to become an Olympic curler. Those who end up trying curling at […]

Rachel Homan and Ontario head into the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as the favorites to win the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Top Canadian Curlers Sweeping for Glory at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Rachel Homan will seek her fourth Canadian curling championship next week at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, but she’ll have to deal with two top teams from Manitoba and defending champion Chelsea Carey in order to get the job done. The 2020 Scotties begins on Friday and runs through Feb. […]

American skip John Shuster led the United States to their first gold medal in curling at the Winter Olympics. (Image: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Close with Unforgettable Triumphs

With a lighter schedule of events than the Summer Games, the Winter Olympics have a tendency to feel sparse in the final days of competition. But the final few competitions in Pyeongchang were filled with incredible drama and iconic moments that served as a capstone for this years celebration of […]