What does the future of curling live-streaming look like?



In this episode we discuss the fragmented state of curling live streams and how it mirrors the world of streaming overall. What will the future hold for live streaming of curling events, both on tour and at the national and world level? Also in this episode:

  • Olympic qualifiers
  • Canadian Pre-Trials
  • British Curling’s team selections
  • World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • USA Curling’s updated transgender participation policy and guidance

Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg’s Journey to the USA Wheelchair Curling Team


News from some the USA’s newest curling centers



Lots of excited news from around the curling news to discuss. We start in the US where the Southern California Curling Center hosted Team USA and the Late Late Show with James Corden. We also have news from curling center that either just opened or will soon across the US in San Francisco, Austin, Nashville and suburban Denver. Internationally, we talk about the Pre-Olympic Qualification Event and the team that will be noticeably absent from the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. We also take time to answer some of your questions and even spend some time talking about some of the world’s best curlers and the upcoming Grand Slam of Curling Events.

US Curling Team vs. Late Late Show All-Stars
Cultivating Curling Computations w/ Gerry Geurts


Does Curling on TV Need to Look Like Club Curling?



Jonathan and Ryan discuss the news out of the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly. First, the rule changes that will be tested at the 2022 World Curling Championships. Does the version of the game we see on TV need to match what we experience at curling centers? Are we over-complicating things for potential first-time viewers? Next, the new Pan-Continental Curling Championships that will help determine future fields at World Championships. What major improvement do we think should be implemented to make this system better? Finally, we touch on other curling news from Poland, the USA and Canada.

World Curling’s General Assembly
Our show about the 2018 Canada Cup timing rules
No Solidarity in Polish Curling
Curling in Nigeria w/ Harold Woods III


Curling in Brazil w/ Ísis Oliveira



There is a thriving community of Brazilian curlers playing in leagues in the Vancouver area. First and foremost, these curlers enjoy the sport and the camaraderie it provides. And curlers from these leagues have represented Brazil internationally. But now, with the opening of a dedicated curling and ice facility in São Paulo, Brazilian curling has an opportunity to grow both at home and abroad. Ísis Oliveira of the Brazilian Curling Club tells us how the club in Vancouver was formed, how it’s grown and what the future of curling in Brazil holds now that the sport has its own facility there.

Brazilian Curling Club
Like the BCC on Facebook
Ice Brasil


We’re Talking About Curling Practice



Some of us might be getting access to practice ice for the first time in 18 months. So how do we make the most of this time before the curling season starts? Our own Professor of Peel, Jonathan Havercroft, is here to let us club curlers know how to organize an efficient curling practice that makes an impact on our game. Among the topics we cover: What drills translate to in-game success? How can teams practice sweeping and communicating? If you’re coaching juniors, how do you keep them from getting bored?

Curling Fitness for Everyone w/ Stephanie Thompson
Stephanie’s Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast
Coach Glenn Gabriel’s Coaching Kids Curling Podcast
Colin Hodgson on the Brooms and Hacks Podcast


Improving Curling’s High-Profile Events w/ James Runge



James Runge (@twinetime14 on Twitter) has been to just about every curling event you can name. So he knows what advantages curling has as a spectator sport. He tells us what each of the major events he’s been to does best when it comes to catering to the fans. We also discuss how these events can improve. Not necessarily on the ice, but in terms of helping curling’s growth and diversity initiatives. We also dive into the origins of his blog and the ranking system he created for it.

Follow James on Twitter
Read Twine-Time


Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg’s Journey to the USA Wheelchair Curling Team



Born in Mongolia, Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg had her life changed forever after a car accident while visiting the United States in 2000. Oyuna shares the incredibly story of how she went through rehabilitation, immigrated to the US, was reunited with her son and eventually discovered the sport of curling. Now a member of Team USA, this fall she and her teammates will attempt to qualify for the Paralympics during the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

USA Wheelchair Curling Team on Facebook
Team USA at USACurl.org
USA Curling on Twitter


Curling in Belgium w/ Gery Hermans



You may not be familiar with Belgium’s international curling representatives. And that’s perfectly fine. What you need to be aware of is curling is growing in Belgium thanks to a focus on making it a fun, social experience. We talked with Gery Hermans of Curling Club Zemst about the growth of the sport in Belgium. He also tells us about the obstacles they overcame to fund and build their facility. It may be a while before you see Belgian curlers on any podiums. However, you won’t regret putting Belgium on you bonspiel calendar.

Curling Club Zemst
Zemst’s Facebook Page
Belgian Curling Association


Curling in Australia w/ Lyn Gill



Australia has a vibrant curling community despite several road blocks. There are no dedicated curling facilities and very few ice rinks. It’s a large country whose population centers are spread out. So how is Australia growing the sport and making the semifinals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships? We spoke to native Australian and federation secretary Lyn Gill to find out. We start with curling news from Canada, Nigeria and Scotland and get into our interview with Lyn at 12:20.

Australian Curling Federation
Australian Curling on Facebook