Lauren Gray, the Ailsa Craig and power words adorn the cover. Gray, who represents the month of April, is fundraising for the Scottish Association for Mental Health and is portrayed with the famed Ailsa Craig in the background. Having an audience was certainly not part of the plan! Each month also showcases worldwide curling events from January through December, colour-coded in five different categories for easy reference. This makes the product a true curling calendar. The goal is to raise money and help the charities.
Every four years, the Winter Olympics roll around — and practitioners of curling have to put up with the same lame jokes. Other athletes work hard to train their skills and tone their bodies, while curlers are more preoccupied with the latest Dairy Queen special , the thinking goes. After all, how much athleticism can it take to push a stone along a sheet of ice in a game that isn't exactly what you'd call fast-paced? They aren't just a fun novelty; the calendars raised thousands and thousands of dollars for charity.
12 athletes featured in new 2017 Women of Curling Calendar
This means that viewers all around the world are tallying up their country's final medal counts for bragging rights when they run into foreigners at the bar. Sports that have failed to consistently permeate mainstream culture such as alpine skiing, bobsleigh, and luge are forced back into hibernation for another four years. Another one of these sports is curling. I could go on and on about the intricate strategic and surprising amount of athleticism that it takes to compete in curling on an Olympic level, but I know that will not work. Instead, I will appeal to the lowest common denominator, with sex appeal.
Finding your information. Hey there, time traveller! Thursday's release of the newest edition of the hugely popular Women of Curling calendar confirms what men around these parts have known for a long time -- Winnipeg chicks rock. Three of the 12 women featured in the first-ever all-Canadian version of the famous curling calendar are from Winnipeg, including cover girl Jill Officer, second for Jennifer Jones.