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.

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

Photo of team Manitoba 1 standing around curling rocks
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

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

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