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 memories of meeting Olympic curlers through the years.
Club member Rich Collins said: “I had the pleasure of driving the Norwegian curling team around for a week when they came to the US for the Men’s World Curling Championship in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006.
“It was Thomas Ulsrud‘s first bonspiel as skip of Team Norway. Torge Norrgard was the vice, and the current front end were the Alternate and score keeper for the team. In addition to taking them from their hotel to the arena, I drove them to shopping malls, restaurants and sight seeing. I got to have several meals with them and got to know them pretty well – they are a great bunch of guys! I also was their flag bearer during the closing ceremonies, where they were awarded the bronze medal!
” Christoffer “Boppy” Svea, the second on the current team, and the one who had the idea of wearing the now famous curling pants, was so nice and gave me a uniform shirt, and the whole team autographed the small Norwegian flag that flew on the van all week. It was an awesome experience!”
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