February 14, 2009

Harbin bound

Sarah Reid (skip), Kay Adams, Vicki Adams, Sarah Macintyre and fifth player Laura Kirkpatrick, and John Hamilton (skip), Andrew Craigie, Thomas Pendreigh, Michael Goodfellow with Ian Copland (5th) will be on their way to Harbin, China, later today. The two teams will compete for Great Britain in the Winter Universiade or World University Games.

There's more about the curlers on the British Curling website here.

The event's English website is here, and is full of information. That's where the photos are from!

The Universiade runs from February 18-28. Youth, future, ice and snow! Is it too late for me to get a flight?

Top: This from a dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony, which is certain to be spectacular!

The curling competition will take place in the Heilongjiang Skating Gym, in Harbin City. The first games are on Thursday February 19, with the finals on Friday 27. Scott Henderson is ice technician. There are more photos of the venue here.

This is a group of volunteers taking a 'solemn oath' prior to the event.

Rehearsing presentations.

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