Category Archives: Curling Case Studies

Curling Case Study: Edmonton’s Shamrock Curling Club



It wasn’t long ago that Shamrock Curling Club in Edmonton looked like it might close. Now, the club is thriving and has attracted a younger generation to curling. One of the people behind this revival is general manager Chris McTavish. In this episode, Chris tells us the story of how the Shamrock took a different approach to its leagues in order to earn a reputation as the “fun” club. We also learn about the new challenges the club is facing and how they are dealing with curling during the pandemic.

Shamrock Curling Club
Shamrock Curling on Facebook
Shamrock Curling on Twitter


Curling Case Study: Estonia’s Curling Tallinn



How do you build a country’s curling culture from scratch? Find out during our interview with Fred Randver of Estonia’s Curling Tallinn. Fred tells the history of curling in Estonia and how they were able to get a world-class facility built in Tallinn. Thanks to this facility, the country is quickly developing quality grassroots and high performance programs.

Curling Tallinn
Curling Tallinn on Facebook 


Ep56: If You Build It, They Will Curl



This episode is all about building new dedicated curling facilities. We talk with Alan Hannah, who is working to build a new curling center in Glasgow, Scotland. Also, Liza Beres and Matt Gamboa of Hollywood Curling discuss the efforts to bring dedicated ice to Los Angeles.

Glasgow Ice Centre
Southern California Curling Center