Just for the record…
Evan & Alex are participating in their 2nd (and final) intro-spiel in their quest to be part of the Canada Winter Games 2015 curling team. An intro-spiel means that this weekend is essentially a practice run for the bonspiels they will play later this winter, to determine which players will get to move on. The team playing this weekend, representing our team, played together for the first time yesterday due to circumstances beyond our control. They have been curling very well together, considering! The one thing I saw that made me really happy was the smiles, laughter, and sportsmanship being shown among the players on the ice, despite the way the games were going. That’s what is most important to us.
Last night, the boys didn’t get off the ice until 11:00 p.m. They were cold and tired; clumsy, and a bit punchy. I noted, tongue-in-cheek to their coach that this is an instance when being parents who insist on a decent bedtime doesn’t do them any favours! Since we were driving back-and-forth, we didn’t arrive home from Antigonish last night until about 12:30 a.m. We made the decision today, to only go up for their morning game which started at 11:00. The boys had a sports psychology session this afternoon, and didn’t play again until 7:30 AST tonight, so we made the decision to come home and watch the score update online in (close to) real time.
The link, if you catch this in time, and want to watch along with us, can be found here. Let’s hope they have some good curling in their last three games!