Students get ready to rock as Capital One Rocks & Rings arrives
Sunday, January 22, 2012
National program launches in Regina & Saskatoon and surrounding areas
SASKATCHEWAN – After four years of steady growth, Canada’s acclaimed elementary school curling program has arrived in Saskatchewan.
Capital One Rocks & Rings has introduced the Olympic sport of curling to over 175,000 Canadian students to date. The program brings customized curling equipment to the schools for day-long visits. Trained instructors deliver a high-energy, interactive and educational program that focuses on the basics of the sport.
“We are excited to get this program started in our region”, said Amber Holland, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Curling Association. “We are glad to be a part of such a fantastic educational program that can assist in developing grass roots curling in our province.”
The Capital One Rocks & Rings program was developed in 2007 by Rock Solid Productions Inc. of Toronto and is partnered with sponsors Capital One, with support from The Dominion, the Saskatchewan Curling Association, Curl Regina, Curl Saskatoon and the national governing body of curling, the Canadian Curling Association.
“Capital One is proud and excited to deliver Rocks & Rings to Saskatoon and Regina areas,” said Ian Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer, Capital One Canada. “Capital One believes strongly in the value of investing in children and this first introduction to the ‘Roaring Game’ is a great dose of fundamentals, fun and fitness.”
“We are excited to add Saskatchewan to the list of regions now offering the Capital One Rocks & Rings program,” said Greg Stremlaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Curling Association. “As the official national sport partner of the program, we are encouraged at the growth we see in the number of communities this program continues to reach every year.”
After a brief two year hiatus the program returns to Regina and surrounding area where Braeden Moskowy, 2011 Canadian Junior Champion, will be delivering the program to area schools. For the first time it will also be available to Saskatoon and surrounding area schools where Samantha Yachiw is lead instructor.
Schools can inquire about a Rocks & Rings visit by contacting Abbie Darnley directly (below).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Abbie Darnley – Rock Solid Productions Inc.
Amber Holland – Saskatchewan Curling Association
306 780 9403