Curling camps chance for youth to learn from a champ

Youth in the region have the chance to learn how to curl better with a champion of the sport.

Kirk Muyres will be at the Muenster Curling Club and Kinistino Sports Complex to host a youth curling camp for ages six to 15 sponsored by Farm World, the Humboldt Journal and other local media outlets.

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“I think that people should register to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Candace Bauer, marketing manager with Farm World, adding for a small fee, participants will receive a free shirt and a chance to learn from Muyres. “Plus the all the money, 100 per cent of the money, goes back towards the participating club.

“It's a great way to support the the curling clubs in in those communities and get involved and try the sport of curling.”

There will be two sessions at each camp. The morning one, for ages six to 10, will focus on basic techniques like sliding, releasing and drawing weights. Those children will require a helmet if they want to participate. The afternoon session, for ages 11 to 15, will focus on more advanced techniques and different dynamics for shooting.

Bauer said the events are part of an effort by New Holland to encourage the sport of curling.

“We'd like to help the youth get involved in curling, as well, try the sport, get out there and learn from some champions for our very own province. I think it's important for kids to be active.”

As for securing Muyres, Bauer said it was the St. Gregor-raised curler’s local connections that helped secure him for the camp.

“We reached out to him, and he happily accepted the opportunity to give back to communities in Saskatchewan as well.”

The event in Muenster will be held at the local curling club Jan. 19, while the event in Kinistino will be held at the sports complex Jan. 20. The younger participants start at 9 am, while the older ones start at 1 pm. Registration before the event is required.

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