Congratulations to our very own Kirsten Collins for designing the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Pin! Her design was one of many submitted during a design competition held this summer by the US Curling Association.
Kirsten’s design for the limited-edition commemorative USA curling pin was inspired by the magnolia blooms from the Glade of Friendship, found in Sochi’s Riviera Park. The friendship flower design represents the “spirit of curling” found in good sportsmanship, kindly feeling, and honorable conduct, that our athletes bring to the game, and ties strongly to Olympism as defined by its core values of excellence, respect, and friendship.
But Kirsten is no stranger to curling pin design. In 2010, she and her husband designed the winning Olympic Games curling pin and the First Event pin for the GNCC Arena Club Championships in 2011, as well as other award and team pins over the years.
Decorative pins and pin collecting have a long history with both the Olympics and curling. Some have said the Olympic tradition dates back to 1896, when the pins were actually made of cardboard (read about the evolution of Olympic pins at London Pins). For more information about Olympic pin collecting, read the detailed Guide to Pin Collecting online at Olympin pin collector club website. And for information about curling pins, the history and other curling lore, stop by the Canada’s Library and Archive site.
Adapted from the US Curling News
We had a lot of fun during our outdoor exhibition last night! The Curling Club of Virginia took advantage of the outdoor skating rink in the middle of downtown Richmond on one of the last nights of RVA on Ice. We had a nice turnout which included photographers from the Times Dispatch, Virginia State Lottery and Virginia’s very own Game Guy!
Check out our photo gallery!
Cheer the U.S. Women as the compete in the Continental Cup SUNDAY from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET as they play in Vegas! This is the first of two games being broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. Next Saturday watch the U.S. Men compete from 8-10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 26.
In addition, Universal Sports Network will televise two of the Jan. 19 skins matches from the Cup. The first game will air from 5-7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 20, followed by the second skins match from 5-7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 21.
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBCSN’s coverage of curling on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
– story from the U.S. Curling Association
Come watch as we get back to our roots and curl outdoors! On Sunday, January 19 from 6pm – 8 pm, watch as our members demonstrate curling at RVA on Ice, Richmond’s outdoor ice skating rink located at the corner of Broad and 6th Streets. We will have members on hand to explain the game and let you know about upcoming curling opportunities!
Special thanks to Fab, Upholstery & Fabric Stores, INC. for sponsoring this event.
Hear about our latest curling adventures here!