AND IT'S EPIC !
AND IT'S EPIC !
There are 6+ teams signed up, and we need more curlers to join! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have curled at least once you are ready for the League.
This Sunday, April 3, will be week 3 of league curling. We'll see the following matchups at the usual 6pm-8pm time:
The edging that was performed last week helped improve the ice quality significantly. Hopefully we'll be able to get in a bit more edging this week! We'll have some spare ice for practice/pickup, so even if you're not on a league team, you can come throw some stones. After curling on Sunday, we'll have an official LTEC meeting, and you're welcome to stick around for that, too.
We're still working with the ice rink to take the ice all the way down, do some maintenance, and then put in all new lines and circles and ice, all starting the evening of Sunday, April 24. Stay tuned for details! If this does indeed happen (and it would be great for all us curlers if it does happen!), we'll need some help from y'all to make this happen!
The Continental Cup of curling was held in Las Vegas in 2014 and 2016 and was a runaway success both times. It's going to be there again just 9 1/2 months from now in 2017, from January 12-15. This is a fun spectator event with some amazing curling. The Powers that Be are going to reserve a big block of seats for MoPac members (MoPac is Mountain Pacific Curling, and LTEC is part of that) through May 18; if you want to attend the Continental Cup and you want to get your mitts on some of those tickets, send an email to email@example.com.
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.