The World Curling Federation and WOW! Special Event Management Inc. are pleased to announce the initial group of instructors who will teach at the World Curling Federation Adult Camp in Prague this summer.
Viktor Kjell is a two-time Olympian representing Sweden at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2014, finishing in fourth place, and Sochi in 2018, winning a bronze medal as part of Team Niklas Edin. He also won a World Championship in 2013 and is a two-time European Champion.
As a coach and instructor, he has worked with the 2014 Olympic Champion, Jennifer Jones from Canada and coached the Great Britain men’s team at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
He is currently the national coach of the Swiss Curling Association, who won gold at the World Women’s and bronze and the World Men’s Championships this season.
Craig Savill is a two-time Canadian and World Junior Champion (with John Morris) and two-time Canadian and World Champion with (Glen Howard). As part of Team Howard, the foursome dominated the sport in Canada for over a decade, amassing 13 Grand Slam titles.
He is the current coach of the Czech Republic men’s national team skipped by Lukas Klima and has previously taught at the HOT SHOTS Curling Camps.
Sherry Middaugh is a Canadian curling legend and one of the most well-liked players in the sport. She is a five-time Ontario champion and former Saskatchewan provincial champion. She was the finalist at the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials leading to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. She is also a two-time Canadian Senior Championship finalist.
As a coach, Sherry has worked with Team Tracy Fleury from Northern Ontario and taught at the HOT SHOTS Curling Camps in Canada. Both her daughters are competitive curlers and her husband, Wayne Middaugh is a three-time world champion and former coach of Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg.
“We’re thrilled to have these three elite curlers join our instructional team in Prague this summer,” said Camp Director David Gravelle. “Besides being tremendous athletes, their teaching skills are sought after both at the high performance and recreational level.
Additional camp instructors will be announced soon.
The World Curling Federation Adult Camp will take place from 29 to 31 August 2023 at the Roztyly Curling Hall in Prague.
WOW! Special Event Management has staged the HOT SHOTS Curling Camps in Canada and the United States since 1995. Over 3,500 campers have attended the summer and autumn clinics. The camp curriculum and world-class instruction have elevated the play of participants and provided campers with the tools to become ambassadors for the sport at the club level.
“Coming out of the pandemic, we have seen a great interest in adult curling education, as most of our North American camps are nearing sell-out,” said Gravelle. “We’re excited that our proven curriculum and effective teaching style will elevate the play of international recreational curlers.
“Our adult camps are three-days of intense, yet fun clinics which cover all aspects of the game from a solid, balanced delivery to effective sweeping techniques,” Gravelle added. “We also focus on team-building, team communication and lots of strategy — both for beginners and advanced players. Our game situation analysis on the final day, with our instructors providing on-ice coaching, is always a highlight of the camp.”
The entry fee for the camp is $USD 999 and includes all meals, snacks, camp instruction and two evening excursions — a river dinner cruise of historic Prague and a brewery tour and dinner. Accommodations and travel to the camp in Prague are not included.
To register visit: https://worldcurling.org/development/campscourses
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