One of the great thing about curling is the curlers. From weekly league players to international comeptitors, curlers are a friendly group of people passionate about their sport. Olympians are no different, as you will read as some of our members share their personal memories of meeting Olympic curlers through the years.
Club President Scott Walters said, “Curling relationships, even with world class curlers, span across the world! While curling on her high school varsity team, my daughter wanted to attend a curling camp, but couldn’t because the number of participants for U.S. curling camps in Wisconsin far exceed the spots available in the programs. At that time, the US Curling News advertised a camp in Füssen, Germany for junior curlers. Surprisingly, the cost was so inexpensive, adding the airfare made the whole week experience about the cost of the US camp.
“While in Füssen, (the same arena where the 2014 USA Men’s Olympic earned their Olympic berth!), my daughter was coached by the Canadian national curling association’s senior instructor and her roommate was introduced to us as simply “Denise”. We later learned that Denise was [Denise Dupont] on the Danish National Team [that went on to play in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics]. She is now playing for the Danish Women’s National team, and maintains a connection with her curling “roommate” from Wisconsin.”
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