A Lead, Second, Third and a Skip Walk Into a Bar…

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:00

Now that I have your attention, lets talk Skip Strategy 101. If you had the chance to read our last Curling Headline ‘Skipping for Beginners,’ written by the world’s best athlete Rachel Caputo, you’re now a Skip all-star. If you haven’t read it, take a minute to do so. I’ll wait…

… Great! Now let’s build on that with the basics to a Skip’s strategy and some tips. Remember, as the Skip, you’re calling the game, determining the pace, and you’re responsible for knowing your team/the ice well enough to get’r done.

Skipping for Beginners

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:30

If you are just beginning to curl you might have heard about the Skip. A Skip is like the team captain. It is the job of the Skip to tell the players where to throw their shots and when to sweep. They also deliver the last two shots of the end. They are the team leaders and provide strategic direction. Basically, they call the shots.

The Infamous Spin-o-rama

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:45

First I should start with what a Spin-o-rama is. If you don’t already have the pleasure of knowing and seeing a Curling Spin-o-rama with your owns eyes, it is when you launch out of the hack, spin 360 degrees, then throw your rock at the very end of the rotation. It's amazing, ridiculous, and something that every curler should try at some point.

If these terms are unfamiliar to you then flip to our other headline, What the Hack? Curling Terminology, to get more familiar with curling terms.


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