On October 21, 2017, we were offered a chance to meet and curl with the Harbin Curling Team at the Richmond Curling Centre. Members of the team represent China during the Winter Olympics and they are first class athletes from China. It was an honour to meet and curl with them. The Harbin Team also demonstrated on the ice and they were amazing.
This was my first curling experience and it was more difficult than I thought it would be. The curling centre was so cold and we started with warm-up stretching exercises and rules of the game. Then we went on the ice and learned how to slide and push. My stone did not go very far and the ice was slippery. The afternoon was full of laughter and ended with hot chocolate. Yum!