Development Camp for the win!

The 2015 Optimist U18 International Curling Championships opened today with a Development Camp for all teams at both the Jasper Place Curling Club and Saville Community Sports Centre.

Rock stars Kevin Martin, his son Karrick Martin, as well as Brendan Bottcher, Dana Ferguson, Rachelle Brown, Marc Kennedy and coaches Jules Owchar, Cathy Craig and Garry Coderre were out sharing their wisdom with all the curlers.

Martin Camp

Kevin Martin holds the broom for Team Quebec

What did our young curlers learn?

Sweeping was a popular technique. Manitoba men’s lead Cole Chandler said “I’ve learned what it means to be a closed and open sweeper.” and Alberta men’s third Jason Wilson admitted “That I’ve got to work on my sweeping.”

Marcia Richardson, lead for the Ontario women’s team commented “I learned that for my sweeping, I need to get my push foot out farther so my steps are bigger.” As far as delivery goes, Wisconsin women’s second Rachel Kawleski said “I learned more about where I should place my broom when throwing.”

Kennedy Camp

Marc Kennedy talks to Team Saskatchewan and Team Alberta

Games start tonight at both curling venues. Event passes and day tickets are available at the door. Take a look at the Draw Schedule and join us for some good curling!

Follow all the action on Twitter (hashtag #U18Curl15) and Facebook. Also check out our photos and follow linescores on CurlingZone.