Curling

Vision Impaired Curling (VI Curling)

photo of VI curler sliding out on the ice

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.

2012 WBCC Results - Draw 5

Ongoing coverage of the 2012 Western Blind Curling Championships in Edmonton

Results for Draw 5 are in!

2012 WBCC Results - Draws 3 & 4

Ongoing coverage of the 2012 Western Blind Curling Championships in Edmonton

Results are in for Draws 3 and 4!

2012 WBCC Results - Draws 1 & 2

Ongoing coverage of the 2012 Western Blind Curling Championships in Edmonton

Results for the first two draws are in!

2012 Western Blind Curling Championship Draws

Wednesday, March 14 - Saturday, March 17 in Edmonton, AB

Draws for this year's bonspiel have been posted.

Team Manitoba 1

Photo of Team Manitoba 1
Meet The Team

Left to Right
Skip - Doris Koop
Third - Darren Hawkins
Second - Ross Martin
Lead - Vic Pereira
Coach/Guide - Walter Koop

Curl out of the Thistle Curling Club - Winnipeg, MB

Team Manitoba 2

Photo of Team Manitoba 2
Meet The Team

Left to Right
Skip - Bill Horvath
Third - Norm Lyons
Second - Gilbert Chief
Lead - Binh Vo
Guide Dale Sandmoen

Curl out of the Thistle Curling Club - Winnipeg, MB

Vision Impaired Curling 2011-12 Season Schedule

When is the next VI Curling?

Next VI curling Saturday, November 12.

You can see the entire VI Curling schedule.

2011/12 VI Curling Season

photo of VI curler slide delivery from side view
Excellent Location For Bus Service

Saturday, October 15
Thistle Curling Club
280 Burnell St - Winnipeg
12:45 - 3:00 PM
Located half a block north of Portage Avenue
Come out and have some fun. We welcome beginners. Coach Walter and his helpers will walk you through step by step. In no time you will be joining in on a game and feel right at home.

For More Information Contact Us:
204-942-8722
info@virn.ca

2011 Western Blind Curling Championships

VIRN Curling Rock
Check out our coverage of the 2011 Western Blind Curling Championships

The 39th Western Blind Curling Championships were held in Winnipeg March 2 - 5, at the Thistle Curling Club.

Thanks to all the participants, international guests and volunteers who made the event a success.

To review all the events and coverage, check out the 2011 Western Blind Curling Event Centre

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