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|Nutana Curling Club|
|Location||2002 Arlington Ave. |
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 2H5
|Founder(s)||Joint Stock Company|
|Club type||Dedicated Ice|
|CCA region||SCA Saskatoon Region|
|Sheets of ice||Eight|
|Rock colours||Red and Yellow|
The Nutana Curling Club is a curling club located in the neighbourhood of Nutana Suburban Centre in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.
Nutana Suburban Centre is a mixed-development neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a classified as a "suburban centre" subdivision, composed of medium to high-density multiple-unit dwellings, commercial areas and civic facilities. As of 2009, the area is home to 2,962 residents. Housing in the neighbourhood consists of high-density apartment-style dwellings and row houses. The neighbourhood is considered a lower-income area, with an average family income of $34,474, an average dwelling value of $266,311 and a home ownership rate of 29.3%. The low average income but comparatively high dwelling value is due to the number of senior citizens residing in the neighbourhood. The age distribution of Nutana SC's population is skewed very highly toward residents age 65 and older. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $296,114.
Saskatoon is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province. It is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, and has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 as a Temperance colony.
The club was organized in 1929 at the Nutana Collegiate Institute. The club was first opened in 1930 at the corner of Dufferin Avenue and Main Street in the Nutana neighbourhood of the city. In 1966, it moved to its current suburban location at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Taylor Street.
The club hosts the annual Colonial Square Ladies Classic, one of women's events on the World Curling Tour and former Grand Slam of Curling event. It also hosts the annual Point Optical Curling Classic on the men's World Curling Tour. Additionally, it hosted the 1999 Canadian Senior Curling Championships and the 1993 TSN Skins Game.
The Colonial Square Ladies Classic is an annual women's curling tournament held at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The tournament has run since 1981 and is part of the Women's World Curling Tour. From 2012 to 2014, the Colonial Square Classic was a Grand Slam event on the women's World Curling Tour.
The World Curling Tour (WCT) is a group of curling bonspiels featuring the best male, female, and mixed doubles curlers in the world.
The Grand Slam of Curling is a series of curling bonspiels that are a part of the annual World Curling Tour. Grand Slam events offer a purse of at least CAD$100,000, and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the World. The Grand Slam was instituted during the 2001–02 season for men and 2006–07 for women, but some of the Grand Slam events have longer histories as bonspiels.
Teams from the Nutana have won the provincial men's championship ten times. The Charles Anderson rink was the first in 1934. Other winning rinks to win were J.S. Black in 1935, Dalton Henderson in 1946, Rick Folk (1978, 1979, 1980), Eugene Hritzuk (1985, 1988), Darrell McKee (2010) and Steve Laycock (2014, 2018). Folk and his rink of Ron Mills, Tom Wilson and Jim Wilson would go on to win the 1980 Labatt Brier and the 1980 Air Canada Silver Broom, the World Curling Championships.
The SaskTel Tankard is the Saskatchewan provincial championship for men's curling. The tournament is run by CURLSASK, the provincial curling association. The winner represents Team Saskatchewan at the Tim Hortons Brier. It is also known as the SaskTel Provincial Men's Championship. SaskTel became the sponsor in 2004 when it was known as the SaskTel Mobility Tankard. The 2019 SaskTel Tankard took place in Whitewood, SK at the Whitewood Community Centre from 6–10 February 2019.
Richard Dale “Rick” Folk is a Canadian curler and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, where he represented the Progressive Conservative Party for one term from 1982 until 1986. He is a two-time world curling champion, representing Canada. When curling in Canada, Folk represented both Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Eugene Hritzuk is a Canadian curler from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a former World Senior men's champion skip.
Robert Wayne Middaugh is a Canadian curler. Born in Brampton, Ontario, Middaugh was raised in Victoria Harbour, Ontario. He is the only player to have won the Canadian Men's Curling Championship at three different positions: skip (1998), third (2012), and second (1993).
The Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic is a women's World Curling Tour event held annually on the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend at the Calgary Curling Club in Calgary, Alberta. It was the first Grand Slam event of the season from 2006 to 2014, but is no longer considered one of the official Grand Slams. The first Autumn Gold Classic was held in 1978, and at the time only had a total purse of $5,000. Since 2013, the total prize money given out has been $50,000. The winning team received $14,000.
Kevin Koe is a Canadian curler. Koe is a two-time World champion and four-time Canadian champion. He was the skip of the Canadian men's team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Rachel Catherine Homan is a Canadian curler from Kanata, Ontario. Homan is a former Canadian junior champion, a three-time national champion winner of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in 2013, 2014 and 2017, and the 2017 world champion, all as skip. She was the skip of the Canadian women's curling team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Brett Philip Gallant is a Canadian curler from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently plays second for the Brad Gushue rink.
Emma Kathryn Miskew is a Canadian curler. She is the long-time third of the three-time Canadian champion and 2017 world champion Rachel Homan rink. The Homan team represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The College Clean Restoration Curling Classic is an annual bonspiel on the World Curling Tour. It has been in existence since at least the 1970s. Former names include Point Optical Curling Classic, Point Optical Charity Curling Classic, Point Optical Charity Classic, Pointoptical Curling Classic, Molson Saskatoon Classic, Parktown Mens Curling Classic, Delta Bessborough Sasktel Curling Classic, Delta Bessborough Sasktel Classic and the Labatt's Classic. It is held annually in late September at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but used to be held in late November/early December.
Chelsea Danielle Carey is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She is the 2016 and 2019 Canadian and Alberta women's champion skip and 2014 Manitoba provincial women's champion skip.
Lisa Weagle is a Canadian curler from Ottawa, Ontario. Weagle is currently the lead on the Rachel Homan who curls out of the Ottawa Curling Club. Weagle is known for her ability to make the eponymous "Weagle" shot, which the Homan rink has used in high frequency since 2013.
Laura Walker is a Canadian curler. She is a two-time Canadian University champion, a national junior champion, world junior silver medallist and world mixed doubles bronze medallist. Walker is originally from Scarborough, Ontario but currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.
Joanne Courtney is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She plays second for the Team Rachel Homan rink which won the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship and represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The 2014 Point Optical Curling Classic was held September 26-29 at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was the 39th edition of the event. The event was held on Week 5 of the 2014–15 World Curling Tour. The event had a purse of $41,000 The winning team won $11,000.
The 2014 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic was held from October 10 to 13 at the Calgary Curling Club in Calgary, Alberta. The event was the first women's Grand Slam of the 2014–15 World Curling Tour. The event was a triple knockout format, and the purse for the event was CAD$50,000.
The 2003 Kärcher Canadian Junior Curling Championships were held February 1–9 at the Rideau and Ottawa Curling Clubs in Ottawa. Teams from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan won both the men's and women's event. Both teams would go on to win gold medals for Canada at the 2003 World Junior Curling Championships. The men's event was won by the Steve Laycock rink from the Sutherland Curling Club, while the women's event was won by the Marliese Miller rink from the Nutana Curling Club.
Jocelyn Andrea Peterman is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She currently plays second for the Jennifer Jones rink.
Shaun Myles Meachem is a Canadian curler from Cabri, Saskatchewan.
Braden Calvert is a Canadian curler from Carberry, Manitoba. He is a former World Junior curling champion and two-time Canadian junior champion.
Darren Moulding is a Canadian curler from Lacombe, Alberta and curls out of the Saville Sports Centre and the Lacombe Curling Club. He is a former Canadian Junior Silver Medallist, a Canadian Mixed Champion, and represented Alberta in the 2017, 2018 and Team Wild Card in the 2019 Brier Canadian men's championship.
Karrick Martin is a Canadian curler. He currently plays lead for Team Brendan Bottcher on the World Curling Tour. He is the son of 2010 Olympic champion skip Kevin Martin.
Brittany Tran is a Canadian curler from Calgary. She currently plays second on Team Kayla Skrlik.