Was that Calgary?
Yeah, in Calgary. Curling was a demonstration sport. So I was in high school, and just prior to [the Calgary Olympics] I went to world junior championships, and that was my first women’s competition.
How’d you do?
We finished fifth.
Have you been at each Olympics since then?
No, I was there, and then I was in Nagano in 1998. And now my current team.
How often then do you get together and practice and compete?
Usually, during the curling season, we have tournaments every probably three out of four weekends, starting [in August]. So we’re together at least two if not three times a month through the trials. We’ll meet together and we’ll compete, and we’ll maybe get together once a month and practice. And individually, we’re all practicing on our own. Everyone’s schedule’s a little bit different, but I probably practice on my own about four times a week.
For how long?
When you’re on your own throwing stones, you can only throw so many. So probably an hour to an hour and a half.