Gushue Opens Up in Sweeps and Stones

As Brad Gushue of St. John's prepares for the Olympics, he joins his teammates in talking about how they got started in a new series on the team.

"I was introduced to curling when I was probably 11 or 12 years old," said Gushue on his beginnings in the game.

"I used to watch it after school with my mom, watch the Scotties tournaments hearts and the Brier, during the month of February and March."

"I fell in love with the game and wanted to play but didn't know anybody that played, and the next year actually after I started watching it, I heard an announcement at school that you could join for $20 for after school curling."

"I was begging my mom and got my sister involved and she begged my mom, and finally they agreed to sign us up. We came down and fell in love with it right away."

"My first day of curling was the day after my last game of hockey, because once I started curling I knew I didn't want to play hockey anymore. That kind of upset my dad at the start but he kind of came along I guess after he saw the success."

Third Mark Nichols, second Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker also touch on their origins the opening episode of Sweeps and Stones: A Canadian Curling Story:

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