Outdoor curling in Waterloo

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It's a chilly one in sourthern Ontario this morning.

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Curling fans – or hardy outdoor types – are invited to swing by Waterloo Town Square, where two sheets of outdoor curling ice have been built. Why? Why not?

Go out and throw a few; the sheets are open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Just make sure you dress warmly.

Further north, the Canadian women's curling championship begins today in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. – the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Oh yes, we remember now. The good old STOH. Kind of a big deal, that event is... but the Olympic Winter Games have been so distracting. And they're still a couple of weeks away.

According to your trusty Curling TV Guide, available in every issue of The Curling News (you do subscribe, right?) saturation television coverage begins this afternoon. But before you grab your snacks and your favourite comfy chair, check out The Curling News Twitter feed for some background info on the event.

[Photo by Dennis Dosman, click to increase size]