Carrie's Adventures

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Men's Round Robin Curling

Early on, I dragged Akis out to see the Men's round robin. Canada wasn't playing so it took a while for the crowd to warm up, but around the 8th end, the chanting and stomping started. You have to love the temporary seating for the noise it can make.

The teams were piped in by members of the SFU Pipe Band and introduced. How traditional!

The US playing Switzerland. En Suisse!

Sweden and Germany...

The Murdoch rink rom the UK ~ I think they were playing Finland.

The Chinese ~ they were surprisingly good!

I will admit that the seats were not the most comfy. With some large folks on either side of Akis and I, we were quite happy to see one go at the 5th end break and the other leave at the end of the 8th. Surprising though, I would think that if you had come to see the game, you would have stuck it out.

The best was a sign held up by a young guy in the crowd. Due to the melting snow on Cypress, some of the standing room tickets were no longer being honoured as the area had become too unsafe. His sign, $65 for Snowboard tix, $341 for a flight, Stuck at Men's curling, Priceless. Guess the sport isn't for everyone.

Go Canada Go!


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