Global Kingston anchors take to the ice — and the brooms and rocks — to learn about curling

As the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier gets ready to begin in the Limestone City, a number of Global Kingston news anchors hit the ice at the Cataraqui Curling Club.

Bill Hutchins, Shauna Cunningham, Doug Jeffries and Julie Brown wanted to get a feel for the game.

Whether it was learning to slide, sweep or deliver a rock, the four were taught by 2019 Brier competitor Scott Chadwick and former national schoolboy champion Mark McDonald.

Cunningham says it was an eye-opening experience.

“It is not as easy as it looks, not at all,” she said. “It’s one of those sports where you sit at home and it does look easy, and then you get that rock in your hand.

“First of all it’s heavy — it’s a lot heavier than I thought it was going to be — and just to keep your balance while you’re throwing it is something else.”

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