Picture this: Kevin Koe makes a delicate tap and roll behind cover, the line called perfectly by vice Pat Simmons. Niklas Edin answers with a superb draw to the back of the button, to snare a single. It's beautiful, but not nearly the most beautiful thing about this particular game.
That's because the shot is made on a sheet of ice covering the pristine waters of Lake Louise, the majestic Chateau on one side, a ring of even more majestic mountains on the other. Bright blue sky above and breath that seems to hang in the air forever. Gorgeous.
Will a major curling event might be spiced up with an outdoor game next season?
The possibility is there. The idea seems to be gaining traction. A TSN exec or two, I'm told, have been snooping around Lake Louise and Jasper. Sportsnet may well be geared for this, too, as the idea of an outdoor game - whether it be part of bona fide competition or merely provide a colourful exhibition counterpoint - was met with raised eyebrows and curiosity duringRead More »from Will curling follow the NHL with an outdoor game?