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A Curling Podcast

A Curling Podcast

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United States

Description:

A Curling Podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark

1/26/2021
In 1998, the Danish women’s curling team took home silver at the Nagano Olympics. They did this despite no dedicated curling rinks anywhere in their country. Since then, curling has grown in the country and Denmark has regularly sent teams to the Olympics. We talk to Danish curling president Henrik Christoffersen and Mads Nørgaard of … Continue reading Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark → The post Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:39:36

USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure

1/17/2021
What does it mean to be a member of USA Curling? What benefits does an individual or club get from membership? That’s now in the process of changing. USA Curling is rolling out a new membership structure where individuals, not just clubs, can join the national organization. In this show, we talk about what that … Continue reading USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure → The post USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:01:06

USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush on How the US Can Develop Sustained Success

1/11/2021
USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush was on the job for less than a month before the world changed due to a global pandemic. He joins us to discuss how USA Curling is navigating the pandemic and his plans for the future of the organization. He has high hopes to strengthen the sport in the US … Continue reading USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush on How the US Can Develop Sustained Success → The post USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush on How the US Can Develop Sustained Success appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:39:13

COVID-19 Halts Worlds Qualifier in Denmark – What We Can Learn

1/5/2021
The World Championship Qualifiers in Denmark were recently suspended due to a positive COVID-19 test. Despite having similar protocols in place to the proposed Calgary curling bubble, the disease infiltrated the field of just four teams and spread quickly. Danish Curling Federation Chairman Henrik Christoffersen and Mads Nørgaard of Team Krause join us to talk … Continue reading COVID-19 Halts Worlds Qualifier in Denmark – What We Can Learn → The post COVID-19 Halts Worlds Qualifier in...

Duration:00:40:03

Run it Back: 1997 Brier Final with Kevin Palmer

12/16/2020
This is part of our series, “Run it Back,” which looks at key games during curling’s Olympic age. We start with the 1997 Brier Final between Kevin Martin and Vic Peters. Kevin Palmer of Curling Legends Podcast and Curl with Math joins us to discuss this game’s place in curling history. Among the topics: Warren … Continue reading Run it Back: 1997 Brier Final with Kevin Palmer → The post Run it Back: 1997 Brier Final with Kevin Palmer appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:09:40

The Remarkable Return of Korea’s Team Kim

12/7/2020
Korea’s Team Kim Eun-jung reached incredible heights at the 2018 Olympics on home ice. However, behind the scenes they suffered at the hands of those closest to them. We talk to their coach, Peter Gallant, and curling consultant Melvin Lee about their courageous journey and their return to the top of Korean curling. The post The Remarkable Return of Korea’s Team Kim appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:53:50

What Will Curling Look Like After COVID-19?

12/1/2020
There’s plenty to talk about in the curling world, including: The “Curling Bubble” and what it means for the Olympics USA Curling’s Annual General Meeting Club closures in North America What changes clubs can make coming out of the pandemic to grow membership The triumphant victory of Team Kim at the Korean Curling Championships The post What Will Curling Look Like After COVID-19? appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:45:24

Curling Case Study: Edmonton’s Shamrock Curling Club

11/9/2020
It wasn’t long ago that Shamrock Curling Club in Edmonton looked like it might close. Now, the club is thriving and has attracted a younger generation to curling. One of the people behind this revival is general manager Chris McTavish. In this episode, Chris tells us the story of how the Shamrock took a different … Continue reading Curling Case Study: Edmonton’s Shamrock Curling Club → The post Curling Case Study: Edmonton’s Shamrock Curling Club appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:52:15

Curling Case Study: Estonia’s Curling Tallinn

10/26/2020
How do you build a country’s curling culture from scratch? Find out during our interview with Fred Randver of Estonia’s Curling Tallinn. Fred tells the history of curling in Estonia and how they were able to get a world-class facility built in Tallinn. Thanks to this facility, the country is quickly developing quality grassroots and … Continue reading Curling Case Study: Estonia’s Curling Tallinn → The post Curling Case Study: Estonia’s Curling Tallinn appeared first on Rocks Across The...

Duration:00:41:43

How COVID-19 Spreads at a Curling Event

10/15/2020
How quickly can COVID-19 spread among participants, volunteers and spectators at a curling event? Dr. Paul Luethy joins the show to tell us. Dr. Luethy is an Assistant Professor in Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Clinical Microbiology Lab at the University of Maryland Medical Center. But … Continue reading How COVID-19 Spreads at a Curling Event → The post How COVID-19 Spreads at a Curling Event appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:44:39

Curling Movie Mania

10/13/2020
And now for something completely different. We joined Scott & Sean Graham from Game of Stones to pitch our ideas for curling movies to an actual screenwriter, Faisal Lutchmedial. Faisal most recently wrote on Endlings (broadcast on CBC and Hulu) and Ransom (broadcast on CBS and Global). He is currently developing a sci-fi action series … Continue reading Curling Movie Mania → The post Curling Movie Mania appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:03:37

Ep63: Connecting with Curlers during COVID-19

10/5/2020
If you weren’t already suffering from Zoom Fatigue, we are here to talk webinars and streaming. First, Alyson Wiedenbeck joins us to discuss the wide range of topics they’re covering at the Curler Outreach Program. Then our friend Stephanie Thompson joins us to talk about how she’s helping to keep curlers of all skill levels … Continue reading Ep63: Connecting with Curlers during COVID-19 → The post Ep63: Connecting with Curlers during COVID-19 appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:46:13

Ep62: Crowning British Curling’s People’s Champ w/ Mike Ferguson

9/24/2020
Mike Ferguson, owner of the Forfar ice rink in Scotland, joins us to talk all things Scottish Curling. We discuss how to address declining interest in curling in Scotland, their return to play during the pandemic and the newly created British Players Curling Championship. Forfar Indoor Sports Scottish Curling’s Return to Play Guidelines British Players … Continue reading Ep62: Crowning British Curling’s People’s Champ w/ Mike Ferguson → The post Ep62: Crowning British Curling’s People’s...

Duration:01:09:49

Ep61: Curling in Nigeria w/ Harold Woods III

9/8/2020
One of the newest member associations in World Curling is Nigeria. Harold Woods III, who skipped Team Nigeria at the 2019 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships, joins us to discuss his start in curling, the history of the Nigerian Curling Federation and how they are working to grow the sport there. We also talk about making curling … Continue reading Ep61: Curling in Nigeria w/ Harold Woods III → The post Ep61: Curling in Nigeria w/ Harold Woods III appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:19:28

Ep60: Creating Curling’s Next Generation of Raving Fans w/ John Allgood

8/30/2020
The future of curling will rely on our ability to grow the game with younger demographics. But how do we get the next generation to play the sport and watch it on TV? John Allgood, Assistant Professor and Academic Director of the Executive Masters of Sports Business at Temple University, joins us to discuss this … Continue reading Ep60: Creating Curling’s Next Generation of Raving Fans w/ John Allgood → The post Ep60: Creating Curling’s Next Generation of Raving Fans w/ John Allgood...

Duration:01:22:11

Ep59: Are Curling’s Growing Pains Unique? w/ Travis Mewhirter

8/20/2020
And now for something completely different. Author and pro beach volleyball player Travis Mewhirter joins the show to discuss that sports’ growing pains since joining the Olympics. How alike are the two sports? Well, beach volleyball joined the Games around the same time and features self-formed teams in a tour-based system. They even had a … Continue reading Ep59: Are Curling’s Growing Pains Unique? w/ Travis Mewhirter → The post Ep59: Are Curling’s Growing Pains Unique? w/ Travis...

Duration:00:57:30

Ep58: A Curling Science Fair!

8/12/2020
We are joined by Megan Balsdon and Derek Leung to discuss their research into curling and curling rocks. Both are competitive curlers and academics who are using science to help us better understand curling. Megan is studying how different types of brooms affect curling ice. Derek is looking at how different types of granite react … Continue reading Ep58: A Curling Science Fair! → The post Ep58: A Curling Science Fair! appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:01:57

Ep57: New Ways to Analyze Curling w/ Ken Pomeroy

8/3/2020
Ken Pomeroy joins the podcast to talk analytics in curling. He is the founder of KenPom.com, which revolutionized the way we analyze college basketball. Ken is also a curler and has started applying some of his analytics to the curling world at DoubleTakeout.com. In this episode, we dive into how Ken got into the game … Continue reading Ep57: New Ways to Analyze Curling w/ Ken Pomeroy → The post Ep57: New Ways to Analyze Curling w/ Ken Pomeroy appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:34:46

Ep56: If You Build It, They Will Curl

7/23/2020
This episode is all about building new dedicated curling facilities. We talk with Alan Hannah, who is working to build a new curling center in Glasgow, Scotland. Also, Liza Beres and Matt Gamboa of Hollywood Curling discuss the efforts to bring dedicated ice to Los Angeles. Glasgow Ice Centre Southern California Curling Center The post Ep56: If You Build It, They Will Curl appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:28:33

Ep55: Cultivating Curling Computations w/ Gerry Geurts

6/29/2020
We welcome CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts to the show to discuss the impact COVID-19 will have on the upcoming season, changes to curling’s ratings systems and ways competitive curling tours can help promote the growth of the sport. Jonathan also has an update for us on Scottish Curling’s selection system for the World Curling Championships. The post Ep55: Cultivating Curling Computations w/ Gerry Geurts appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:50:27