Don't forget that this is official 'Hug a Curler' day. So if you are on the ice somewhere today, make sure you give all your team a hug, AND your opposition. Indeed, everyone in the rink! In fact, you don't even need to be curling. If you know a curler, you are required to give them a hug! Note that hugs are only valid between 07.00 and 22.00.
Hug a Curler Day is the brainwave of Brian Will who hails from Wisconsin, USA (I think). You can find more about it on Facebook here.
Virtual hugs are emanating from Skip Cottage today, so if you are reading the blog, consider yourself duly hugged. The Donate Button is on the sidebar if you would like to reciprocate!
Of course, some curlers have a head start when it comes to Hugs. Left is a pic of Claudia Hug, the Swiss second player at the World Junior Championships last season. "This is not an instruction," except today of course!
Claudia's pic is by Jim Law.