PyeongChang 2018 – One Year Out: Curling
Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba – The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba’s preview of the 2018 Olympic Games featuring some of Manitoba’s most exceptional winter athletes.
February 9 – Long Track Speed Skating
February 13 – Skeleton & Figure Skating
February 16 – Curling
Competition Dates: February 8-25
Events: 3 (1 men, 1 women, 1 mixed)
New: Mixed Doubles
Canadian Olympic Team: Olympic.ca
Men: Team Carruthers | Team McEwen | Ryan Fry | John Morris
It is no secret that Manitoba is Canada’s deepest province in curling, and that Canada has topped the curling world for years.
Manitoba’s Team Jones were Olympic gold medallists in Sochi, but their work is cut out for them if they want a shot at defending their Olympic title. On the men’s side, Team Jacobs are also defending Olympic gold, a team which includes third Ryan Fry of Manitoba. In addition to traditional four-player curling, PyeongChang will feature the inaugural mixed doubles event.
While curlers may not participate in both the four-player and mixed doubles tournaments at the Olympic Games, they may compete at Olympic selection for both events – this means many of the nation’s best will have two shots at securing an Olympic berth.
Preview: Men’s & Women’s Curling
DID YOU KNOW?
Since curling’s re-introduction in 1998 to the Olympic programme, every Canadian curling team to compete at the Olympic Games has won a medal.
Jennifer Jones (MB) / Brent Laing (MB/ON)
Reid Carruthers (MB) / Joanne Courtney (AB)
Dawn McEwen (MB) / Mike McEwen (MB)
Canada has not been dominant internationally in mixed doubles curling like it has in traditional four-player curling, but Canadian curling fans could see that begin to change. Since mixed doubles curling was officially added to the Olympic programme for 2018, some athletes have shifted their mentality about the event, which normally serves as a fun addition to bonspiels and is played amongst friends, family and teammates.
Thus far, nearly each and every one of Canada’s top curlers has kept their focus on team play; though mixed doubles curling has the potential to take off in Canada over the next few years.
Preview: Mixed Doubles Curling
SPORTS & ARTS PROGRAM
Sports & Arts Program applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are available.
The Sports & Arts (S&A) program offers students the flexibility and support they need to achieve their athletic and academic goals. The program is offered through Vincent Massey Collegiate and provides flexible timetables, individualized programs, performance contracts, teacher advisor programs, French immersion, an advanced placement program and honours courses.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. Today, CSCM is the hub for high-performance sport in Manitoba. A proud member of the Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, CSCM works to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through integrated services and programs in the fields of physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology and support services.
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