Team Sask. to put on junior curling clinic in Weyburn

Team Muyres from Saskatoon, who represented Saskatchewan at the 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier national championship, will be putting on a curling clinic for junior curlers at the Weyburn Curling Club.

The team will be on the ice on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and the clinic is open for those aged eight to 17 years of age.

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The 2019-20 Corr Grain Community Rocks Curling Tour, presented by Crescent Point, selected three locations to host the youth curling events based on applications made by interested curling clubs.

Muyres Curling is skipped by Kirk Muyres, and they are a five-time Brier competitor, as well as finishing as a bronze medalist for the 2015 Brier Olympic Trials Qualifier, a bronze medalist for the 2018 World Mixed Doubles and a 2018 World Cup winner.

Numerous curling clubs from across the province submitted applications to have the Community Rocks tour come to their rink, and the winning applications were selected based on the excitement expressed in the application.

Weyburn was selected for a junior clinic along with Wynyard, and the grand finale event will be held at the Lemberg Curling Rink.

The team hopes each community will rally around their events and encourage youth to learn about curling, skill development, and to grow confidence and have fun.

“The special part of the tour for us is not only growing the participation at the youth level, but also teach kids about dedication and creating lasting levels of confidence in our future leaders and Olympic athletes,” said skip Muyres.

The day will consist of teaching skills, the team will sign autographs and take photos with the Canadian and World Championship medals, and they will chat with the kids about their own experiences and allow them to meet the Olympic hopefuls.

For those interested in attending or for more information, they can call Danette Tracey at 306-861-5077.