A podcast about curling: Its players, its strategy and its growth. Ryan is an arena curler in Virginia and Jonathan curls and coaches in England. Together they took 3rd at the 2013 Steers and Beers Bonspiel.
Is lead now the toughest position in curling?
In this show we review the 2022 European Curling Championships. We discuss the impact the no-tick rule had on the event and what to watch for in events going forward with this relatively new rule. Next, we break down how Denmark and Scotland were able to bring home gold and which teams surprised us. Finally, … Continue reading Is lead now the toughest position in curling? →
Previewing the European women’s field w/ Scott Graham of Game of Stones
It’s time for our annual Bad Beer Bet with the fine folks from the Game of Stones podcast. Each year we all make picks for the European A and B pools and the podcast with the fewest points has to drink the beer of the winner’s choosing. In this episode, Ryan from Rocks Across the … Continue reading Previewing the European women’s field w/ Scott Graham of Game of Stones →
New curling friends
We begin this show by recapping co-host Jonathan Havercroft’s exploits at the 2022 World Mixed Curling Championships. Then, we shift to recent curling news and results from the USA, the inaugural Pan-Continental Curling Championships and the upcoming European Curling Championships.
USA Curling deserves better from its leadership
USA Curling’s CEO, Jeff Plush, is under fire for how he responded when notified of allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct. He received allegations against a soccer coach while he was commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League in 2015 and how he handled them calls into question whether curlers can have confidence in him … Continue reading USA Curling deserves better from its leadership →
Curling in India w/ PN Raju
What was it like at the world’s highest bonspiel? Find out in this episode all about curling in India with PN Raju. First, we talk about how he discovered curling and started playing in Oakland, Calif. Then, he tells us about the history of the Curling Federation of India, their recent national championships held in … Continue reading Curling in India w/ PN Raju →
What’s next in the USA Curling/GNCC situation
Recently, USA Curling’s board of directors voted to remove the regional association representing clubs in the Eastern United States, the Grand National Curling Club. We dive into why this happened, what this means, possible resolutions and the next steps for the two organizations. Joining us are Kristen Conrad, vice chair of the GNCC board of … Continue reading What’s next in the USA Curling/GNCC situation →
Focus on growing the game
Ryan and Jonathan do a great job of covering the growth and development of curling. They strive to introduce guests and lessons to help clubs and organizations of all types and sizes learn how to grow the grassroots of our great sport.
Great way to get into curling
This podcast is fun. I’m new to getting into this sport and you don’t have to be an expert to follow. Clearly has plenty for the hardcore fans too, but a very easy way to get into this area. Highly recommend for anyone interested.
It’s great to listen to a novice perspective on curling.