Many new curlers, and those interested in improving their game, attended the clinic, hosted by members of the Oliver Curling Club. The Chronicle asked one of the instructors, and one of the curlers, why they were in attendance.
“Curling can be a lifelong sport, to be enjoyed by men and women of all ages,” said instructor Diane Tetreault. “The club is always trying to attract new members to ensure the sport grows. I believe that for people to get the most enjoyment out of the sport and stick with it, they need to achieve a certain degree of success and learn to play safely. I’m very happy to volunteer some time to work with new curlers, and those who want to improve their skills.”
Tetreault recently became a certified club coach. “Our leagues are not highly competitive – the goal is friendship, fun and a bit of exercise.”
“I attended the clinic to improve my technique. Although I have curled for several years I never was able to find the time to get lessons,” responded Phil Anderson. “Now that we have retired and moved to Oliver it was time to improve my curling skills.”