Curling

Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling)

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For over 40 years curling has been a popular sport in Western Canada among people who are vision impaired. This is an excellent game to keep active, enjoy being a part of a team and the opportunity to enjoy the friendly social atmosphere.

The Lions Clubs in Western Canada have always been a huge supporter of curling for people who are vision impaired. In March 2012 we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Western Blind Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta.

VIRN encourages both recreational and competitive curling, but never lose sight of grassroots and the fun of the sport.

There are not many differences between teaching a person who is fully sighted and a person who is vision impaired to curl. By saying this it is very important to develop good communication as in any sport and to develop a trust between the coach and the curler.

Our qualified coaches offer one on one instruction to new curlers and continue to work with all our curlers to improve their techniques and understanding of the game.

There are only slight modifications in the VI Curling game. We welcome everyone to join us.

VIRN VI Curling Program

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Stay Active And Involved In The Community

Even though we have been delivering the curling program for people who are vision impaired for many years throughout various clubs in the city. We want to say a special thank you to the Thistle Curling club!. We are celebrating five years at our home club at the Thistle, 280 Burnell St in Winnipeg.

The Thistle is a great place to call home because of the welcoming and friendly environment. Great job to the staff and volunteers. You are Awesome!

Manitoba Open Bonspiel

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Manitoba Open & HALFspiel

CurlManitoba

Manitoba Open:
January 16-20, 2014

Manitoba Open HALFspiel
January 17-19, 2014

If you're anything like us, watching the best male and female curlers in Canada battling it out on the ice for a chance to go to the Olympics has got you pumped about curling, and wanting to get out on the ice yourself.

CurlManitoba Media Release

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CURLMANITOBA SPECIALTY LICENCE PLATES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE

Manitoba curling fans will soon be able to display their love of “the roaring game” with a new specialty licence plate, Andrew Swan, minister responsible for Manitoba Public Insurance, announced today.

The CurlManitoba licence plate, to be administered by Manitoba Public Insurance, will be available on Monday, Dec. 9. Cost of the plates will be $70 with $30 of that fee going toward the Curl Manitoba Curling For Life Endowment Fund.

VIRN VI Curling Program

Graphic of A Yellow Curling Rock With VIRN's Logo On Top.
Stay Active And Involved In The Community

Even though we have been delivering the curling program for people who are vision impaired for many years throughout various clubs in the city. We want to say a special thank you to the Thistle Curling club!. We are celebrating five years at our home club at the Thistle, 280 Burnell St in Winnipeg.

The Thistle is a great place to call home because of the welcoming and friendly environment. Great job to the staff and volunteers. You are Awesome!

VIRN's Curling Program Begins Saturday, October 19th

VI Curling Returns to the Thistle Curling Club - Winnipeg

Once again our VI Curling Program is going to be held at the Thistle Curling Club. This is a great location for our group as it is easy to get to by bus and we really feel at home here. We have made some great changes and look forward to seeing last year's curlers return and welcome any new comers. We welcome you to bring your own team or we will place you on a team. Everyone is welcome.

VI Curling Continues January 5, 2013

Happy New Year

VI Curling is back on at the Thistle Curling Club on Burnell Saturday January 5.

VI Curling Holiday Schedule

Season's Greetings

We will be back on the ice Saturday Janurary 5th 2013.

2012 - 2013 Vi Curling

Vi Curling Is Back

VIRN’s Vi Curling program will begin on Saturday October 13th.

Returning Curlers, people who want to try out curling for the first time and volunteers interested in helping out with this popular program are all welcome!!

Team Manitoba 1 Captures Bronze

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Manitoba 1 defeats Saskatchewan 2 to claim third place at the 2012 WBCC

On Saturday afternoon, VIRN's own Doris Koop skipped the Manitoba 1 team to a third-place finish at the 2012 Western Blind Curling Championship in Edmonton, Alberta.

2012 WBCC Results - Draws 6 & 7

Ongoing coverage of the 2012 Western Blind Curling Championships in Edmonton

Results for the final two draws are available now

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