The 2018 Winter Olympics is the only time normal people care about curling. But guess what? These athletes get their sweep on year-round. Here’s where you can read up on curling news and watch competitions whenever you like.
Follow the World Curling Federation
If you really want to get into the world of curling, add the World Curling Federation website to your bookmarks. They’re the world governing body for curling accreditation and always have up-to-date coverage on stone slingin’ all over the globe. They have links to live streams of tournaments, you can check world rankings, and they even have info on where you can try curling yourself. You might also want to follow all of their social media accounts so you’re always getting info as soon as it drops.
Watch World Curling TV and World Curling Tour on YouTube
YouTube is a great place to watch curling. You can catch plenty of highlights, as well as archived competitions if you want to get a better feel for your favourite competitors. Check out these two channels:
Browse their videos and you won’t be disappointed. Also, be sure to note upcoming live streams listed on their pages so you can watch competitions as they happen.
Explore the 12th End Sports Network
If you’re looking for a gateway to curling club video content, give the 12th End Sports Network (TESN) a look. They post links to live streams, keep video archives of past tournaments, and have a useful master schedule with all upcoming curling events. A lot of the stuff they have is geared toward smaller competitions, but they have streams and archived video of US and international tournaments as well.
Check Out Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling
If you’re really getting into curling and you don’t mind paying a fee for your content, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is definitely the way to go. Buying one of their pay-per-view packages lets you watch a series of major bonspiels (curling tournaments) that are all part of the annual World Curling Tour. These are the big leagues, folks. Pinty’s Grand Slam features teams from all over the world, both men and women, competing for hefty cash prizes. The big four, or “majors,” are the Masters, Canadian Open, the National, and the Player’s Championship. A season pass – which gives you viewing access to all seven events, including the majors – will set you back $US109 ($140), but it guarantees that you’ll be able to watch the biggest curling events of the year. You can also pay for access to individual events if you prefer.