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Curling ROCKS! and High-Flying Stunts
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32 Responses

  1. Rebecca

    You are so lucky! I have been glued to my couch every night watching as much of these amazing Olympics as possible. The excitement! The drama! Those ski jumpers are off the hook amazing! You look to be having such a good time, which is just as it should be. Enjoy the rest of your trip, and if you happen to bump into Aksel Lund Svindal, give him a kiss from me.

  2. Harriet

    I think there is a DC area curling club you and Kris should check out. You could train for the next winter olympics. With your yoga training you would have the flexibility to do well in curling.

  3. Mary de B

    I need me a pair of those Norwegian pants! Didn’t know curlers were so stylin’!

  4. Beverly

    I keep looking for your pretty face as I watch Olympic coverage!

  5. Sharon G.

    Okay, so I was UBER-jealous about all of the hockey you guys are seeing…but curling too?? The Tournament of Hearts was here in Calgary last year, so we got to see Kevin Martin (Canada’s Skip) live…what an amazing team! You truly got to see the best of the best!!!

  6. Sharon G.

    Sorry…I meant to say the Tim Horton’s Brier, not the Tournament of Hearts (any Canadian curling fans would jump on me for that slip!!)

  7. Melissa

    Because I know you’re fairly local to my area, I know the place you want to check out is Potomac Curling Club (Laurel, MD): http://www.curldc.org

    Several of my friends went there last weekend to try curling for the first time. They had a blast. I’d have gone if I’d known they were heading there.

    The Norwegian team’s harlequin pants even have their own fan group on Facebook!

  8. YarnOverHere

    Curling is the other unofficial Canadian sport. Glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Jenna

    I’m glad you got into the curling action since, as a sport, it seems to be so hot right now :) I’m sure it’s so fun to learn about all of the new and different sports that we don’t think about so much but that others take really seriously. I hope you’re having an amazing time! It all sounds so exciting! xoxo

  10. Meg

    I think curling is my new favorite too. I watched some with my dad recently, and we had a grand old time trying to figure out what was going on and all the terminology. It just seems too bizarre not to love!

  11. Nachaele McGarry

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing! It is so cool that you get to be there! :)

  12. Georgiana

    If you haven’t yet, you must check out Men With Brooms – raucously funny, and one of the most entertaining explanations of a sport I have ever seen… complete with lipstick :P

  13. Jill

    I LOVE curling. But I think I said this last time you mentioned it. I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. Its super fun to play as well, so you should give it a go!

    Its been really fun hearing about your adventures at the Games!

  14. Jenn

    There is a curling club near us that offers lessons! I want to try it!

  15. Milly

    curling totally rocks! Your pics are awesome thanks for sharing.

  16. sarah

    the pictures were great! what a wonderful trip!
    thanks for sharing. lib just curled with a friend from Potomac two weekends ago!

  17. Dorothy

    Curling is quiet? I’ve never been to a quiet game. Of course I’ve only gone on work fun days so there may have been a wee bit of the wobbly pop. Seriously, curling is fun! I’m no good, but the few times I’ve been have been great.

    Glad you are having so much fun at the Olympics! I hope you enjoy Vancouver and make it out to see a bit of the city too. Vancouver Island is worth the trip too, if you can manage to get out there.

  18. Josiane

    Chess on ice – I think that’s a great description for curling! I’m glad you had the opportunity to discover and enjoy a sport that’s not as well known as most others in the Olympics. And watching the men’s aerial ski must have been awesome!
    There you are, again with the big smile! I love it! :)

  19. Tiffany

    It’s funny you say “if you don’t see curling on tv” because that’s nearly the ONLY olympic coverage we are getting. We are military living in Japan, so we have Armed Forces Network coverage and apparently the people who pick what we watch love curling too. But this was the year for us to understand it more. Enjoy your experience!

  20. Phoe

    Curling is quite big here since it’s a Scottish game. I tried watching the match between the Swedish and GB team, I couldn’t understand a word either said! I do love the aerials though. Glad you’re having fun!

  21. kingshearte

    @Sharon: I was totally gonna!

    Anyway, I’m glad you’ve discovered curling. If you can find a friend to watch it with you to explain some of the intricacies as you watch, that helps a lot, too. That was my introduction to curling, and now I’m hooked. I adore Glenn Howard (Ontario’s skip), but I’m having a pretty serious lovefest for Kevin Martin and his boys right about now.

  22. Suz

    AhHaha!! Pictures of “THE pants”! Very nice. I <3 Curling!!

  23. Mary de B

    I was just cruising the Mary Maxim offerings on ebay and found the (THE) curling sweater pattern!

  24. Susanne

    I was very aware of your love for “our” National Sport but now I am thrilled to discover that you have found our “other” National Sport! Great game and played in EVERY place with more than 200 people!!! Glad you are enjoying the Olympics and Vancouver. Your pics are fantastic!
    Do you have more hockey tickets?? enjoy the rest of the week.

  25. Rachel

    My husband and I watched the Sweden/Great Britain final last night, and I totally looked for you in the crowd shots because I knew you had tickets to some of the curling matches!

  26. Jennifer

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time! Thanks so much for sharing – your photos are great! I’ve been enjoying watching at home (as much as the tv coverage provides) and your posts are great!

  27. Kathy

    Lolly, do you have HBO? If so, when you get back, you need to “on-demand” Real Sports. The show last week had a feature on curling and interviewed all the guys on the U.S. team. Since there aren’t professional curlers in the U.S., they have other jobs like bartender and substitute teacher. The interviewer asked if they are recognized when they go out. One guys said, “Yeah, by people I know.” I really enjoyed the feature.

  28. k

    gotta love curling – great pics! it’s totally fascinating to me to watch. if you’re up for a very Canadian movie, check out “Men with Brooms”. i think there’s a lot of references that Americans might not get (or at least my friend from Spokane was lost), but it’s a great movie about curling (but not JUST about curling).

  29. Sarah

    I’m happy you got to see the aerials! Adam and I had tickets to this event in Torino, but there was too much snow and the buses were starting to slide on the little switchbacking road up, so they canceled it. They said it might be two hours before they could make the road safe and start taking spectators off the mountain, so most of us elected to hike about 8k down to the village with the train station. (Fortunately the aerials crowd was self-selecting as a young, fit crew.) There was enough light from the venue at the top of the mountain and the town below to see our way, so off we went. It was the most memorable part of our trip, trekking down through the snow, glissading from one switchback to the next among young people from all over Europe. Down in the village people were hanging out their windows and rushing to open the bars and prepare warm drinks — it was wonderful.

    I am just the teeniest bit regretful not to have seen the aerial jumpers, though. What an amazing sport. Almost as amazing as those Norwegian curlers’ pants.

  30. katebee

    Those pants are serious business! :)

    I’m so glad you got to go to so many excellent events! (I’m a little sad that the curling is almost over. The finish of the women’s gold medal game last night was very exciting! Yes, I said exciting. About curling. And I meant it.)

  31. Hege

    Looks like a fab trip!!
    I’m not very fond of sport, but hubby and I looked a bit at curling on tv ;)
    And the norwegian team got a lot of attention for their trousers *lol*

  32. Hege

    Looks like a fab trip!!
    I’m not very fond of sport, but hubby and I looked a bit at curling on tv ;)
    And the norwegian team got a lot of attention for their pants *lol*

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