Sticks and Stones  Updates from the world of curling

Colorado curling rejoins national scene

Dec 4, 2014

Curling is back! Not only is the 2015-15 curling season underway, but we...

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Is this the path to the Olympic podium?

Jul 30, 2014

We’re trying something new in our quest for a medal at the 2018 Winter...

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Curling 101: Sweeping Your Opponent's Stone

Mar 6, 2014

Here’s another great question, by reader Mary Keeley:  Why would...

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A new national team?

Mar 2, 2014

The Sochi Games are over, but curling continues around the world! The...

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Curling 101: It's a civil sport

Feb 26, 2014

One of the things I enjoy about curling is the camaraderie among...

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Ode to Norway's curling pants

Feb 21, 2014

“Like so many of the beautiful things we lose too soon, perhaps...

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Curling is hot at Winter Olympics

Feb 19, 2014

#Curling! #Curling! #Curling! You may be mystified, you may be...

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Love these curling videos!

Feb 18, 2014

I really enjoyed this video feature that sportscaster and former pro...

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Is there room for amateurs at the Olympics?

Feb 18, 2014

After another disappointing finish for U.S. curling teams at the Winter...

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What's with the stopwatches?

Feb 16, 2014

Sarah, John from Oregon and Jane from the U.K. are wondering about the...

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Curling 101 - Touching a stone

Feb 16, 2014

I received another great question early this morning from ReillyMama2:...

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Curling 101 - How far do you throw the rock?

Feb 16, 2014

Yet another great question, this time from Corinna, via Facebook....

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What are those tiny lights on curling stones?

Feb 15, 2014

A reader named Jim asked a great question that came to mind while he...

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Curling 101 - Free Guard Zone

Feb 15, 2014

Lindsey asked via Twitter about the free guard zone. You may have...

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When GoPro goes curling

Feb 13, 2014

You’ve probably seen video from GoPro cameras attached to BMX...

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Curling 101 - Where do stones come from?

Feb 13, 2014

You hear a lot about curling stones during the Olympics. It’s...

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Why do curlers yell out numbers?

Feb 11, 2014

As they’re moving down the sheet of ice, you’ll hear the...

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Syracuse hoops team tries curling

Feb 11, 2014

Well, sort of. Check a VIDEO of the Orange messing about during practice...

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Jimmy Fallon on the ice?

Feb 11, 2014

Or is he “in” the ice? I think it’s time for Jimmy to...

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Curling 101 - Watch the basics (A video or two)

Feb 11, 2014

So…  You’ve read a bit about curling and you’re...

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Are curlers athletes?

Feb 11, 2014

Are they? Are curlers real athletes? And do they deserve a spot at the...

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Curling 101 - Game Play

Feb 10, 2014

How many times do you throw stones down the ice in a game? Each game, or...

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Lego Curling

Feb 8, 2014

There are curling fanatics and there are Lego curling fanatics. Or...

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Learn to Curl

Feb 8, 2014

  Curlers don’t let friends curl with milk jugs! Curlers in...

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Curling 101 - Sweeping and 'Throwing'

Feb 7, 2014

Time to answer a few more questions that I’ve been asked about...

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Team Coco goes curling!

Feb 6, 2014

My friends at the Orange County Curling Club in Southern California had...

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What Does the Skip Say?

Feb 5, 2014

We all know there’s a lot of yelling that goes on during a curling...

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Heading to U.S. Mixed Nationals

Feb 5, 2014

I’m heading to U.S. Mixed Nationals! Over the weekend, Team...

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Going old school

Feb 5, 2014

Curling has been around for centuries – there’s evidence it...

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Curling 101 - Teams, Stones, Scoring

Feb 5, 2014

I’ll start off sharing some of the basic questions I’m asked...

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What the heck is curling?

Feb 4, 2014

Hello, and good curling! I’m here to share my love of the sport of...

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I started curling after getting hooked watching the game during the 2006 Winter Olympics. I went to a Learn to Curl held by the Broadmoor Curling Club, and I've been playing since fall of 2006.

I've represented Colorado at U.S. Club Nationals three times and represented the region (Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas) at U.S. Mixed Nationals once, and Mixed Doubles twice.

Curling is a fantastic family sport, and one of few competitive sports that you can play with teammates of all ages and abilities. Kids play with parents, cousins, grandparents and friends. The Broadmoor Curling Club has taught hundreds of Wounded Warriors to curl. We have taught curlers who use a wheelchair, curlers who have a traumatic brain injury, curlers who are deaf and curlers who are blind. The beauty is everyone can play and compete together!

Want to know more about curling? Wondering about the rules of the game? Send me an email at dena.rosenberry@gazette.com.