6. Every Player is Miked Up
“Mics make curling,” Saville says. “No other sport uses live microphones on every player.”...
“Throwing a rock only takes 20 seconds,” Saville explains, “but you might have five minutes of discussions between that. You have to find a non-linear way to tell the story on the ice. I think the player microphones really drive your telling of the story.”
4. Every Specialty Camera an Executive Producer Could Want
In addition to the 20 standard cameras, Saville’s team has five specialty cameras to work with: a jib; a Polecam pole camera; a POV for high, wide shots; a Hi-Motion super slo mo; and a roving ENG camera that gives color from the stands.
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Curling continues on Saturday 6:25p for $15 per person. 8 People played last week. and we expect more this week.
Our Open House will be Oct. 8th and 9th
Details for our Season will be announced around October 3rd.
Our Winter season starts the end of September and ends around the first of April , in which we have two opportunities nearly every week to curl. Choose either or both.
In those times we will be offering...
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Thanks to Canadian Curling Association for producing these great set of videos. Our members can relate and add to these experiences about this surprising energetic sport.
While most curling clubs close for the summer, We can offer curling nearly year round. and no, we will be curling on ice.
26 curling teams proved enough of a draw to attract two tv news crews and a star photographer to our under recognized sport outside of an Olympic Year. Help us further by, go to their website and commenting at the bottom of the story or posting their story links to your facebook page.
Matt Tait, Lawrence Journal World talks to Ian Wolfe, Kansas City Curling Club
“It’s kind of like the every-day person’s sport,” Wolfe said. “The unique part is that some of the best curlers in the world still have full-time jobs. So it’s not that they’re dedicated to curling from the time they’re 5 years old and never stop. You can curl at any age. You don’t necessarily peak when you’re 22 years old. Some of the best curlers in the world are actually in their 50s.”
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Curlnews.blogspot.com seems to be on the pulse of curling and continues to offer up gems on the latest and greatest of curling
In an attempt for greater exposure. We will be advertising on a digital bill board (8 seconds every 5 minutes or so for the next few weeks and then again in September till November) on the west side of I-35 just south of the armour exit. Let us know if you see it or since we can change the image what we should say to grab the publics interest. Image below is what is presently being displayed
In a previous article, we talked about knowing when to sweep. But knowing when to sweep does not do much good if your well-timed sweeping is ineffective. So, what does it take to be
Column by Jon Mielke and USA Curling
Column by Jon Mielke and USA Curling
Look around during league play or at a bonspiel. You will see almost as many sweeping techniques as there are curlers, and some of them are pretty entertaining. But watch a world or Olympic event – the participants’ techniques are strikingly similar. Everything is done to create maximum heat via pressure and velocity. Here Column by Jon Mielke provided by USA Curlingare some related things to strive for when you are modifying your sweeping technique to achieve maximum results:
It is also important to note that there are two basic body positions for sweepers. In one, the sweeper’s back is fairly vertical and the hands are roughly 1/3 and 2/3 of the way down the shaft of the broom. In the other position, the sweeper’s back is nearly horizontal, with one hand about halfway down the handle and the other hand within about a foot of the brush head.
Both of these positions are effective but the upright option is easier to teach and puts less stress on the lower back. More accomplished curlers may, however, want to experiment with the more horizontal option. In either case, the sweeper’s legs are angled away from the stone, putting the sweeper into a tripod position involving both feet and the head of the broom. This position transfers the maximum amount of body weight and pressure onto the head of the broom.
Whatever changes you make to your current technique will feel awkward, but don’t give up. Personally, I remember all the adjustments that I made over the years. I went from a corn broom to a brush, from sweeping with a slider to two grippers, from sweeping strictly on one side of the stone to being able to sweep on both sides, from sweeping with the handle of the broom on my thigh to getting all my body weight going down the broom and on to the ice, etc., etc., etc.
None of these changes came easy but they were all worthwhile, because effective brushing truly does contribute to winning the battle. It may even be the difference between winning and losing. Good shooting, by itself, does not win games, and good strategy, by itself, does not win games. Similarly, effective brushing, by itself, will not win games. But, all three taken together, along with good team communications and compatibility, are what it takes to be a really good team. Do your part and work at being a good sweeper. It really does make a difference.
Until next time – good curling!
Check out "SBNation's" auther: Spencer Hall as he give his take on the Roaring game.
According to Puckchaser.com The new owners of Epic have failed to make a profit and have plans to sell.
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The Five Elements of Curling Technique© manual is the first in what is expected to be a growing library of resources developed by USA Curling in conjunction with many contributing U.S. and international coaches and athletes. The manual is designed to bring world-class curling knowledge and expertise to the curling community by providing a simple format to ensure curlers at every level, will have access to a base of knowledge and technical framework to improve the fundamental skills and delivery details necessary to execute a “perfect shot.”
To check out a 24-page preview of the manual, click here: http://www.age-pub.com/us190/order1324/#/1/.
To order, go to http://bit.ly/uA9rXb
Scott Higgins, Director of Sport Education, USA Curling
To read the full press release, click on the PDF below: .five_elements.pdf
(article as publish on USCA Website)
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*Sweep This! If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics on TV and wondered how a bunch of people sliding rocks across the ice and sweeping with brooms became a sport, let alone an Olympic sport, you’re not alone. While curling hasn’t exactly gone mainstream here in the United States, it’s a national obsession north of the border. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg travels to Canada to see what all the excitement’s about and visits Duluth, Minn., to take an inside look at the sport with a bartender, substitute teacher, construction worker and parole officer, aka the U.S. Olympic Curling team. Interviews include: U.S. Curling team members – John Benton, Phil Drobnick (coach), Jeff Isaacson, Chris Plys, John Shuster and Jason Smith; Toronto Globe columnist Bob Weeks; Canadian curler Glenn Howard; Ice maker Mark Shurek; amateur curler Eleanor McKitrick.
Times' Sean Gregory talks to the 2010 Men's Olympic Team about Curling.
Winter SportsThe Winter Olympics are taking place this month in Vancouver, and while Kansas City is not logically associated with skiing and snowboarding, a few winter sports events do have a surprisingly lively presence in our area. Tune in as we talk to members of local curling and ski clubs about how Olympic fever builds interest and excitement for their respective sports, and what it’s like to be winter sports enthusiasts right here in river city.
Guests- Bill McBride, KC Curling Club- Tracey Taylor, KC Curling Club- Steven Falk, Snow Maker, Snow Creek- David White, Member of the Kansas City Ski Club and 2010 Flatlands Winner
Jay Senter, From KC Free Press visits the Kansas City Curling Club
“There’s a great strategy to the game, and when you watch curling at the Olympic level you really see it in play,” said Chris Nazar, a native of the Toronto area who came to Kansas City for a job transfer. “Oh, it’s definitely a sport. You break a sweat when you’re sweeping.”
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Kansas City Explorers, Jay and Brian record their experience with the Kansas City Curling Club.
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Beth Vaughn sought answers Friday at the Pepsi Ice Midwest Center in Overland Park. She traded in her curling iron for a little curling herself.
KC Curling Club Gives Us an Inside Look
Based on the Dallas/ Fort Worth Design. Our club has 4 carts that can move all 80 of our curling stones at once. That is roughly 900 pounds per part. The great part is that it eliminates the need to remove the stone from the cart to put in the freezer and then back on a cart to move to the rink. We only need to lift the rock on and off at the edge of the rink. Think about that next time you lift 3000lbs of rock.
Dear KC Curler:
I expect you have seen plenty of e-mails about our current Summer League (Saturdays in July) and our Bonspiel (August 3-5). There is still time to participate in both!
There is a lot going on with the club these days. At the annual meeting held last June, we accomplished several items, including:
Elected Board Members and Officers. A list of board members and officers/committee members is attached. We welcome your involvement with any committee that interests you.
Discussed goals and ideas for working towards dedicated ice.
Planned out the bonspiel including committee assignments.
Supported the purchase of a deionization system for water for pebbling.
Initiated a T-Shirt design contest.
We have also rented time on a digital billboard on I-29/I-35 near the Bond Bridge so you may see a KC Curling advertisement as you drive by. Our ad runs once approximately every 8 minutes.
The next board meeting is July 9th at 6:30 PM at the Johnson County Library, Cedar Roe Branch (map) next to the Walmart. We welcome your input.
The General Public & Members of the Curling Club are welcome to drop and watch the Olympic Curling Action. Ask Question, discuss strategy, root your team and country on. Next weeks games will also be posted here.
Canada vs. Sweden
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Canada vs. China
11924 West 119th St. OPKS
Tie Breaker round
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15085 West 119th Street
RockStar Curling may have gone down in flames as a TV Reality Show, but you ever wanted to be an Olympic Curler, you have to give it a try to see if you have the right stuff..
Our annual free open house in early October was a little light this year compared to past years with only 35-40 individuals participating at either our Saturday or Sunday event. We did collected a couple of grocery sacks worth of food for Harvester from those who participated.
Channel 9 also helped us nicely in September to help promote the event, as both Stephanie Ramos and Matt Flener try their hand at curling. Check out the footage.
Last weekend our first of three 6 week leagues kicked off last weekend. We have approximately 26 curlers commited to our Saturday League and have room for another 6 subs each time we curl this Nov. and December. Our Sunday League also has manage to to maintain 4 teams (12-16 curlers). with more room for up to 8-12 subs.
Thought it is not to late to join either League or play/sub when your can. Experienced curlers can play by clicking here , while Beginners should take our introducory learn to curl class to better inform them of the challenges of curling and transition them into League play.
With the room we currently have ,dropins are welcome only since we presently do not look like we will be over booked . Though we anticiapate our next league starting in January will fill up. So feel free to register now.
Hope to see you on the ice.
Homer takes Marge out for a romantic evening of ice skating and hand-holding, but upon entering the rink, they encounter a curling team practicing. Marge and Homer take to the ice and discover their love for the sport, and soon after, join the curling team and compete with them in the Olympic trials. Team Springfield claims the win and moves on to the 2010 Vancouver Games where Bob Costas (guest-voicing as himself) covers the action. Meanwhile, sleazy vendors introduce Lisa to the world of collecting Olympic pins, and before long, Lisa is hopelessly addicted.
Watch on Hulu till Mid March
It may not be in Missouri but another club has started and now represent the second closest curling club in KC. Behind the Aksarben Curling Club in Omaha, NB.
Saturday, March 10th., 10 of our Kansas City curlers (as seen in photo minus Kent who took the photo) marched in the Snake Saturday Parade in the northland and handed out over 800 of our remaining business card to the thousands of parade watchers. I was a big event and something we should consider as an annual event.
See a select 30 photos from the day here
Jim Fussell, Star reporter , writes about his experience in learning to curl.
"And then, I arrived. In my first attempt to learn the trademark curling slide necessary to propel the 40-pound icy rock toward the round target (called the house), I failed to execute the preferred form. Sprawled cartoonishly on the ground, arms extended and legs splayed, I looked more like a perp who’d been hit by a Taser. "
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Our club would like to spark your creative side by creating a competition for a new T-shirt design for the Kansas City Curling Club's 2012 season.
The United States Curling Assocation (USCA) hosts national championships each year. The Mens and Womens even was February 9th -16th,2013 in Greenbay, WI. (website - http://www.2013usacurlingnationals.com/)
Anyone can watch recaped highlights at Universal Sports. Full matches if you subscribe to dish network. (Sorry, Time Warner does not support Universal Sports).
The winners (Clark and Brown) of these events will play in the World Curling Championship held in Victoria, British Columbia, CA Mar 30, 2013-Sun Apr 7, 2013 for the Men. (website - http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/ ) and Riga, Latvia March 16th-24th for the Women. (website - http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/home).
The Winners will also be one of 4 seeds playing down for a spot on the US Olympic Team in November 10th-17th in Fargo, ND. (Background Into - http://www.teamusa.org/Media/Games/2014/Preview/Team-USA/Curling.aspx)
USCA Press Release for Women (PDF)
USCA Press Release for Men (PDF)
You Tube interviews
In Riga Latvia, The Women's World Curling Championship was held Mar. 16th-24th Watch the Canadians Play the Russian and other full matches on YouTube. Here.
The official site and result can be seen here at http://www.wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/
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