With all of the hype from the Olympics, a lot of the Portland folk were getting excited
to try curling. The local club here is just beginning a bit of an outreach program
so it coincided well with a night to go out and try the sport. For more information
about curling in Portland, check out LINK


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Here are Paul Dehaan and Allison Vaneerden getting stoked about the fresh ice at the Lloyd Centre
in Portland. Sunday nights are curling nights in Portland.


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Here's a blurry shot of Arnie teaching Carl how to throw. "Throw it THAT way!"


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Carl, getting some practice throwing stones.


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It turns out that June is quite a natural.


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Bill "The Hammer" Righter getting his game on.


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That's right Bill. Just watch out for the hog line!


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Here's Lisa getting in on the action.


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Paul is so intense with this shot, I almost want to make curling trading cards with Paul on the front.
Stare the rock down, Paul, STARE IT DOWN!


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So, Arnie asks us, "Has anyone here curled before?" Thinking back to the days of Trevor Allen, Will Yip,
and a few of us in 2nd year playing Campus Rec curling, I obliged and raised my hand. Arnie asked
where I had curled before and when I said University of Saskatchewan, I think he was expecting a better
curler than the one depicted here. I think Amanda Hoffus would have done the university a lot prouder than
I did that day.


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Here's a shot of Allison trying out curling.


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Gorman, getting warmed up to throw.


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Keri Gorman, laying down the skills. I wonder whether you can use "Tagging" for curling...


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The concentration here on the face of Paul Dehaan is just great.


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Carl and I stuck with sweeping duty.


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Ross should've tried out for Men with Brooms . He REALLY enjoyed this sport.


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And here's Allison showing us that no sport is too manly for pink - even curling!


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One last shot of Gorman throwing. Thanks to Arnie and the rest of the Evergreen Curling Club
for putting on such a great intro to curling. Hopefully, we'll be back in a league next time.

Here's a few videos too:
Jeff shows us how to balance on the ice (kind of): MOVIE CLIP

I don't know why I got two of Jeff, but here's the spinner: MOVIE CLIP

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