The photos from every day of the Riverdale Bonspiel and the CGCC are available to share!
Check out more photos from Do It On The Ice 2013 in this Facebook album from Richard Borbridge!
Check out some photos from Do It On The Ice on Kent James’ Facebook album!
Riverdale & Rotators’ first annual intermediate skills clinic was a huge hit – over 50 curlers ready to get their form torn down and built back up again, plus have some lunch!
The excellent coaches (from left) Holly, Danielle, Brian and Matt – cuties and bundles of sunshine too! – took us through explanations and demos of balanced delivery, stance, line, grip, sweeping, plus talked strategy and tactics. (Photo credit: Gerry Lewis)
Wes Delve who has curled for years told me “I’ve been sweeping left-handed this whole time!”
In the last segment of the clinic, the coaches gave us some game situations to play strategically, such as “your team is down by 3 going into the 7th end.” As I set my broom down for my lead’s opening rock, I heard Holly behind me say “NOPE.” We chatted quickly and I realized I was picking a bad shot, strategy-wise!
After such a productive day, we’re sure to see high interest in this clinic next year too. Watch here and in the newsletter for signup next year!
Trivia Note: do you recognize anyone in this Start Curling commercial?
September 11 at 6:30pm – Come one, come all, come on down to Pegasus and meet the players you’ll be up against this season! Or if you already know them, remind yourself why you love them so much! If you haven’t registered yet it’s first-come, first-served for the final team slots, so don’t be late!
Looking to plan that winter holiday? Look no further – the schedule is ready! (PDF)
Remember that your team schedule will be posted before each draw, so watch for draw schedules in late September, late November, and early February.
Riverdale and Rotators will be at Toronto Pride June 30th and July 1st, showing off our summer tans and out-of-practice shouting skills – come say hi!
League members are welcome to join us in working the street! (no, not like THAT!)
The 2012 Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCCs) was held in Vancouver at the still-shiny Vancouver Curling Club at the site of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Our hosts were the always fun Pacific Rim Curling League – visit them with the link on the navigation bar above!
Curling is a great way to beat the winter blahs and enjoy some of the social interaction that sets the sport apart from others.
Toronto’s gay curling leagues provide people of all orientations with a unique and friendly way to beat the winter blues.
Since 1962, gay curlers have been enjoying the sport in growing numbers. Currently, Rotators has 14 teams and Riverdale has 56 teams.
Whether you’re a novice or an established curler, the gay curling leagues welcome you. Both leagues offer a variety of competition ranging from very recreational to fairly competitive.
Each league also hosts an annual bonspiel. Rotators’ spiel takes place in November, and Riverdale’s spiel is held in March.
Click here to download the brochure for the 2012-13 Riverdale and Rotators Curling Leagues (.PDF, Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Interested in curling? The great StartCurling.ca website features everything you need to know about curling, including fun commercials filmed at the Royal Canadian Curling Club – check it out!