Heather Nedohin, a former Canadian and World Junior curling champion, two-time Tournament of Hearts Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, coached three curling sessions at the Castor Curling Rink on Thurs. Feb 2 to students from Gus Wetter and Theresetta schools and the members of the Jr. Curling program in Castor. Nedohin and her assistant, Sarah Brown, also of Sherwood Park, watch as Cale Neufeld (above) practices delivering his rock. Trey MacGillivray and Brody Baird (right) practice their sweeping techniques with Nedohin watching closely.
Heather Nedohin, a Canadian curler from Sherwood Park, Ab., a former Canadian and World Junior champion, two-time Tournament of Hearts Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, coached three session at the Castor Curling Rink on Thurs. Feb 2.
Theresetta school students took part in the morning session, the afternoon session was taught to Gus Wetter students, Grade 7 to 12 and the last session was for the members of the Junior Curling program in Castor and adults with the assistance of Sarah Brown, also from the Sherwood Park Curling Club.
“We started last year in Sherwood Park,” said Nedohin, with the intention of giving young people a ‘spark’ for curling, a grassroots development.
Last year they had 2300 school kids take the curling sessions in Sherwood Park and this year we had 3400, said Nedohin.
It’s a fun safe way of establishing an experience for curling for students, added Nedohin.
“I see huge improvements,” said Nedohin at the end of the second