AND IT'S EPIC !
AND IT'S EPIC !
More practice on October 2
This Sunday, October 2, is another opportunity for you to practice on the ice prior to the start of league (keep reading to learn more about that!). So be there or be square! Actually, you're welcome to be both square and there simultaneously if you like. 6pm-8pm as usual.
October 9 learn-to-curl
Spread the word that we'll be doing a learn-to-curl on Sunday, October 9, 5:30pm-8pm. Experienced hands are, as ever, welcome to come practice or play pickup games from 6pm-8pm.
October 16: the start of league curling
Our next league is scheduled to start on Sunday, October 16, 6pm-8pm. If you want to play, send an email to email@example.com letting us know that you want in (and telling us of any other people on your team). You have only 2 more sessions before league starts to get your skills honed! So get out there on the ice on October 2 and October 9 to practice.
A bunch of LTEC folks participated in Wine Country Curling Club's annual bonspiel, The Crush, over Labor Day weekend. It was awesome, and we all acquitted ourselves nobly. A fuller writeup may be present in next week's LTEC email, but I wanted to throw a placeholder in for the moment.
Throwing accurately can be tough! And it's important; if you don't throw your stones in the direction that your skip wants them to go, you're not likely to win many games.
I suggest the following steps to help you throw accurately (to throw "on broom"):
In steps 2, 4, and 5, it's really easy to get focused on the center line (the long line going all the way down the ice through the center of the sheet). If you do that, then you'll be facing down the center line and/or sliding down the center line and/or releasing along the center line—and most likely none of those are what you want. I tell a lot of novice curlers that their toughest job is to ignore the center line.