Tuesday, February 23, 2010


On Wednesday, February 17, Travis and I went to see women's curling. This was quite the trip, as the competition got started in Vancouver at 9:00am, meaning we had to leave Seattle at 5am. Needless to say, we got to the venue at 8:30am. The venue itself seems to be mostly an existing curling rink in the middle of a residential neighborhood which has been expanded with temporary tent structures to accommodate larger bathrooms and vending areas. There are four sheets (as a curling lane is called) and thus four games went on at the same time. It took me a while to get the hang of watching multiple games at once. Really the secret is to settle down and focus on the strategy going on in just one or two of the games, and ignore the others. Of course, the crowd was cheering for the Canadian team. So if you weren't following the Canadian team, every now and then you'd hear the crowd cheer and wonder what they were cheering about. See all the photos.

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