Clinics teach curling skills

Wells Gray Curling Club hosted several curling clinics on Saturday at the Sportsplex

Coach Brenda Nordin gives pointers to Nella Labelle during one of several learn-to-curl clinics held at the Sportsplex on Saturday. The clinics were hosted by Wells Gray Curling Club.

Wells Gray Curling Club hosted several curling clinics on Saturday at the Sportsplex.

Shelley Graffunder, one of the facilitators, said she was happy with the turnout of 21 participants.

A stick curling clinic held Saturday morning was very well attended, she reported. Stick curling is a variation of the game that allows players to handle the rocks using sticks from a standing position or sitting in a wheelchair.

“I feel that the addition of stick curling has enhanced our club because there are people who, for a number of reasons, cannot ‘get down into the hack’ and using a stick has enabled them to keep curling,” Graffunder said.

The organizer said she had been hoping for more new curlers to join the beginner class, which was held Saturday afternoon.

“Brenda Nordin, the Level 3 coach from Kamloops, does an amazing job at teaching the basics so your transition to a new sport is seamless,” she said.

A video session was held for people who wanted to improve their skills. During the session, Nordin videoed each participant’s delivery then gave helpful criticism using the footage, showing corrections and then giving time to practice.


“I had positive feedback from numerous people that they were happy with their improvements,” Graffunder said. “We would like to have more clinics in the future, so if there is anyone out there who would like to learn to curl, please contact the Wells Gray Curling Club.”




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