Friday, October 16, 2009

On the ice in Riga

The Edradour Lot, skipped by Jan Howard, are about to lose a big end as Renars Freidensons, skip of the Lassie and Three Laddies team, removes the lone yellow.

Play is in one of the two ice hockey arenas in the Volvo Centre. There are sixteen teams in the bonspiel, eight from Reform (but see below), and eight local teams. Good keen ice all day.

One of eight similar pics. The Old Pulteney Pupils, skipped by David Robertson, had just edged Team Force, skipped by Gints Caune who had made the ice for the event. That's him - the tallest one in the back row!

Iluta Linde is skip of an all girls team, Team Aurice.

Not all is going for John Summers and the Knockando and Don'ts team in this candid pic, from their game against Martins Truksans (also above), and his Hanza Real Estate team! John, Kate Fyfe and Dawn Watson have recruited Linda Mangale, a local curler to make up the four.

And Ieva Stauere is key third player in the Ardmore or Less team skipped by Gordon Butler with Carolyn Hibberd and Gordon Eadie. Vai visas Latvijas kerlingistesir tik smukas ka tu, Ieva?

Karlis Smilga has been the key person in helping get this Reform CC outing to Latvia off the ground. He and wife Vineta are playing with Helen and Michael Burton in the Scotch and Balsom team!

Needless to say, a great time is being had by all!

Photos © Skip Cottage