The Winter Olympics start in one year and the Today Show is starting to get in the Olympic spirit. And what a better way to do it then to show off the great sport of curling.
Fortunately, when the thermometer hit 104º today, I was working inside. When I finally ventured out at 6:00 pm it was still 100°. Ahhh…the dog days of summer have officially arrived, with many more to come. I can’t wait to get out of the heat and onto the ice for a few weeks this summer. Read more about Cool Fun In the Summer Time[…]
My son Jono, who is 17, and I have been curling for the last two years in Austin. I got back into it after the 2010 Olympics; before that I had curled many, many (ok, too many) years ago in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor. They held the U.S. Men’s Nationals there in ’73? Or Read more about Bonspiel Fun[…]
The annual picnic was recently held and we also held the annual meeting. At the meeting we had the voting take place for the President, Vice President and general board members. The new board is as follows: President: Ken Poklitar Vice President: Buck Krawczyk Board Members: Dennis Dunn, Pat Popovich, Uly Suchil, Wayne Garman, Darin Read more about Welcome the New Board[…]
University of Texas student Jessica Smith recently completed a school project that involved creating a website and video of Lone Star Curlers in action! Click on the ‘Who’s in the “cool” club?’ menu item to find us! Thanks Jessica! p.s. Hope you got an A+!
Lone Star Curling Featured on KEYE’s We Are Austin Live! A group of Lone Star curlers spent Friday morning with Hunter Ellis of the KEYE We Are Austin Live TV show. Pat Popovich was interviewed about how to curl as the rest of our group curled in the background. Eventually Hunter took a few shots Read more about Lone Star Curling on KEYE-TV[…]
Curling is a game of skill and traditions. Curlers play to win but never to humble their opponents. A good curler NEVER attempts to distract an opponent. A curler never deliberately breaks a rule or any of its traditions. But, if a curler should do so inadvertently and be aware of it, he or she Read more about Spirit of Curling[…]
What are the different roles? Shot making – Each person makes 2 shots an end. Your delivery is the most technical aspect of the game of curling. It is something that can be practiced and improved. The more consistent your delivery is, the more likely the result of your shot is going to be positive. Read more about Knowing your Role on the Team[…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10, 2011 – U.S. Senior National Championships on tap in North Dakota (STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – As the 2011/12 competitive season continues, 25 senior teams will compete to earn the right to represent the U.S. at the upcoming World Senior Championships. Eighteen men’s teams, age 50 and over, will compete at the Capital Curling Club in Bismarck, N.D., for the 2012 USA Curling Senior Men’s National Championship title on Nov. 30 – Dec. 4. The men’s field includes the 2010 senior world gold medalists, led by Paul Pustovar of Hibbing, Minn. Also skipping is tw0 – time U.S. senior champion David Russell (LaCrosse, Wis.).Last year’s Senior Nationals runnerup Phil DeVore (Superior, Wis.), who earned a silver medal at the 2011 world senior championships as alternate for Team USA, is back for another chance to lead the U.S. The men’s teams will be split into three pools for a divisional round robin with a double knockout provision with six teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Seven ladies teams will compete from Dec 2 -4 on the four sheet Grafton Curling Club in Grafton, ND. The women’s field features the defending U.S. senior champions led by Margie Smith (St. Paul, Minn.) as well as tw0 – time U.S. senior champions Pam Oleinik (Brookfield, Wis.), Sharon Vukich (Seattle) and Anne Wiggins (Hendersonville, N.C.). The women’s format will be a round robin with a double Read more about US Men’s Senior Championships[…]
Proper sweeping can add as much as 6-8 feet in length to the stone in the last 1/3 of the sheet. Sweeping earlier adds even more length – often as much as 10-12 feet. That could extend the stone the entire length of the house. But don’t take my word for it. The University of Western Read more about The Knack to Sweeping[…]