Who are we?
Who are we? Each of us on Team Potter grew up competing in a sport that many people are just now beginning to hear about: curling. It's a sport of strategy, strength, skill and camaraderie. In the fall and winter months we spend much of our time practicing and competing in bonspiels both in the USA and internationally; and in the off-season, we train and prepare ourselves for the competitive season. We are currently training for the 2014 Olympic Trials. Follow this blog to check in on our competitive season.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Yesterday, Jamie and I teamed up with our two former Olympic team mates to do a little curling clinic for some new curlers—from beginner to 1-year curlers. It was a learning experience for us all in that we had never done a small group instruction before and it was fun to be able to share what we have learned with other curlers interested in the sport. We started out with some instruction and drills and then ended with a 3-end game pitting the 1-year team against the newbie team while we coached. The team with prior experience definitely had the upper hand and it showed in the score, but it was great fun. Plus we got to curl on the championship ice made for us in St. Paul because of the recent World Senior & Mixed Doubles Curling Championships, where, if you had the chance to watch some of the games, you saw some excellent world-class curling.