Paradice Avondale, Auckland
2nd & 5th July
Yes, winter IS coming! And if you've ever thought "Curling ... wouldn't mind trying that one day", then that day is almost here.
Auckland Curling invites you to come along to Paradice Avondale on Sunday 14th and/or 21st of June, and give it a go.
Come and find out all about sliding, sweeping, and yelling at granite. We'll give you an introduction to curling, some coaching, and get you started in your first game.
We supply everything you need to play the game. You just need to wear warm gear that you can stretch out in, a pair of gloves, and clean, flat-soled shoes.
11 Jul 2020 – This year's NZ Curling Training Camp will run on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July at the MCI rink in Naseby.
This is in the week before NZ Under-21 Championships (10-12 July), also in Naseby.
Curlers will have a busy two days learning: delivery and sweeping techniques, strategy, communication, team positions, video analysis, drills, and much more. All curlers are welcome, from beginners to intermediate levels. Potential competitors in the NZ Under-21 Championships are strongly encouraged to attend.
There is no cost to participants. Travel assistance will be offered to attendees who are not from Central Otago.
The camp will run from 10:00 am to 4:30-5:00 pm both days.
Click here for the application form. Please apply by Friday 26 June.
Updated 11 June. No further updates are expected.
|2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games. Photo © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik|
8 Apr 2020 - Over the last six months, the NZCA Exec has undertaken a full review of our selection policies and processes. The updated document can be found on our website here.
It has been decided to form a Selection Committee that will oversee both the processes for selection and ultimately the selection decisions themselves.
As updated on 25 May, the make-up of the committee is:
|2018 Winter Games NZ Mixed Doubles winners Jennifer Jones and Brett Laing. Photo © WGNZ / Neil Kerr|
13 Mar 2020 – New Zealand Curling was advised last month that the Winter Games NZ would no longer include curling.
"The Winter Games NZ Board cited lack of funding as the main reason," said NZ Curling Chairman Sam Inder. "They will now concentrate their resources on the Snow Sports in Queenstown and Wanaka."
"We've enjoyed the relationship we've had with the Games since it started in 2009," he continued, "but we understand their position. Needless to say though, we're disappointed and the loss of this premier international event is a major blow for NZ Curling."
|Team NZ in their opening match vs Russia. Photo © WCF / Richard Gray|
24 Feb 2020 – New Zealand's Junior Men will drop back down to the World Junior "B" Championships following the 2020 World Junior Championships in Russia.
With only the top 6 of the 10 competing teams automatically qualifying for the following year's event, NZ's 8th placing in Krasnoyarsk means their two-year tenure at the "A" event is over.
The Kiwi side bolted from the gates in the early pool rounds and sat tied at the top of the leaderboard after four games with a 3W-1L record. After their third win, skip Matt Neilson spoke to WCF media intern Olivia Crook-Simiana.
|NZ's 2020 YOG team in their quarter-final vs Germany. Photo © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik|
27 Jan 2020 – Hunter Walker, Zoe Harman, Will Becker and Lucy Neilson took 4th place at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games Mixed Curling competition, by far the best result by a New Zealand side at the event.
The opening week of competition was a Mixed (Fours) event. They opened their pool games with an 8-4 win against Slovenia before recording a last-stone victory against France 6-4.
With scores tied at four-all going into the last end the New Zealand Team of Zoe Harman, Lucy Neilson, Hunter Walker and Will Becker held their cool.
"It was a bit stressful, if we didn't win that end there would've been another end in a tiebreaker situation," said Harman.
The Kiwis had another last stone win over Turkey 7-6, before yet another nailbiter where they headed Norway 6-5 in an extra end to qualify for the playoff rounds with a game to spare.
|Thumbs up for a great tournament. Photo © Team Facebook page|
19 Dec 2019 – Although disappointed by their last-stone, 5-4 quarterfinal loss to Denmark, the New Zealand Women's team were proud of their performance at the World Junior B championships in Finland this week.
They started their week with an encouraging first round win against Germany but then dropped three consecutive pool games, two of those on the last stone to Australia and Denmark respectively.
Needing to win both remaining matches on the last day of pool play to have any hope of playoff qualification, the Kiwis had a comprehensive win in the morning session and then faced Scotland in a winner-takes-all match for the last playoff spot.
|Lausanne team member Zoe Harman at the 2019 NZ Curling Championships. Photo © NZCA / Janyne Fletcher|
22 Nov 2019 – Four curling athletes have been selected by the NZ Olympic Committee to the New Zealand Team for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Hunter Walker, Will Becker, Lucy Neilson, and Zoe Harman will compete at the Games from January 9th to 22nd in the Palladium de Champéry, Switzerland.
Captain Hunter Walker says he's thrilled to be selected and loves the strategy involved in the sport.
"It's very physical so you've got to be really fit to play which is part of the fun. It's also great to compete internationally and make friendships all over the world."