It’s always a pleasure when we have competitive curlers join the Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings team to share their love of the sport with the next generation. Rocks & Rings features fun physical education games that introduce students to the sport of curling in their school gym.
When it comes to our instructors, we’ve had world-class athletes including Selena Njegovan (Team Fleury), Liz Fyfe (Team Fleury), and Geoff Walker (Team Gushue). For the 2019/2020 season, we were happy to welcome 2018 and 2019 World Junior Champion Sterling Middleton as an Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings instructor in BC.
Sterling balances his competitive curling endeavours with his role as a Rocks & Rings instructor, providing a unique physical education game for grades k-8.
We asked Sterling to provide a look at a day-in-the-life of a competitive curler and an Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings instructor. Here’s what his typical day can look like:
6:55 am – Wake up and start the day
7:30 am – Fuel for a long day of teaching and curling with some breakfast. Sterling’s typical breakfast consists of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, vanilla yogurt, and an apple.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – It’s time to inspire the next generation of curling stars! During this time, Sterling teaches Rocks & Rings to grades K-7
4:00 – 7:00 pm – After work, Sterling takes some time for himself — usually either going to the gym or jogging, hitting golf balls at the driving range (Sterling play lots of golf throughout the summer), or relaxing and having a nap
7:30 pm – Sterling sits down for dinner and enjoys a good meal
9:00-10:30 pm – After dinner Sterling heads to the curling club to practice his skills. He usually practices solo and throws anywhere between 50-75 rocks
11:30 pm – The day is done. Bedtime — Sterling will do it all again tomorrow!
Balancing life, curling, and teaching is a sport within itself! This dedication is what makes Sterling a fierce competitor and a wonderful Rocks & Rings instructor.
Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings is a great gym class idea for grades k-8, providing a hands-on and interactive introduction to the sport of curling with physical education games.
To bring Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings — and one of our great instructors like Sterling — to your school, book your gym class workshop at rocksandrings.com/book-now