Clinics

Friday, August 25, 20176, at the Oakland Ice Center, Oakland, California
Darah Blandford will host a discussion on women’s competitive curling, discussing her experiences from around the world, the requirements of a modern team, and listening to your challenges and questions.

Simultaneously, Matt Blandford and Darren Moulding will host a discussion on men’s competitive curling.

The session will start at Oakland Ice Center at 7:00pm with an off-ice discussion and then will continue on the ice from 8:30 to 10:30. The cost is $20 per person.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Skatetown, Roseville, California

    1:30pm-1:45pm – Arrive at Skatetown Ice, sign waivers and meet the clinic instructors.
    2:30pm-5:30pm – On-ice instruction.
    5:30pm-6:30pm – Working dinner at Skatetown Ice.
    6:30pm-8:30pm – On-ice instruction.
    8:30pm-whenever – Broomstacking at a local hotspot!

Sunday, August 2627 2017 at Skatetown, Roseville, California

    7:45am-8:30am – continental breakfast at Skatetown Ice
    8:30am-12:30pm – on-ice instruction

Darren Moulding is a 13 year World Curling Tour veteran with many final and semi-final appearances. He has a total of 20 Alberta Provincial appearances. In 2015 Darren played with Matt Blandford in the Grand Slam of Curling and The National and Alberta Provincial. As a junior curler Darren was the 1999 Juvenile Youth Alberta Provincial Champion and Alberta Provincial Junior Men’s Champion 2000 and in 2003. Darren won the 2014 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. In 2017 playing vice for the Bottcher rink, Darren represented Alberta at the 2017 Brier Canadian championship. Darren is also a 4-time winner of the Golden Gate Bonspiel.

Matt Blandford started his curling career as a junior curler in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was the provincial junior champion three times and represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the Canadian Junior Championships three times. Blandford played at the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial men’s championship as skip in 2006 and 2009. In 2014 he finished 3rd at the Alberta Men’s Provincials. In 2015 Matt Skipped in the Grand Slam of Curling The National, and was 5th at the Alberta Boston Pizza Cup. Matt skipped the Wade Scoffin rink for the 2016 Yukon Men’s Curling Championship.

Darah Blandford has been a curling coach for 14 years. She is a level 3 CCA certified coach and was a 2016 Yukon Territorial Finalist Coach and a semi-finalist for the 2013 Alberta Off-Ice/Mental Training Coach. From 2009 to 2014, Darah was the National Team Coach for Team Australia and attended the 2012 World Championships. Her player career is just as spectacular: 2005 Karcher Junior Nationals, 2007 Players Championship Semi-Finalist, and lead on Team Law (British Columbia) in the 2007 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.