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12-21-19 08:38AM
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Bad Ice at Canada Cup and Boost National?

.. I'm not an ice maker, and I play on crappy arena ice, but it was obvious that curlers were having an unusually hard time making shots at the GSOC Boost National and, perhaps to a lesser extent, at the Canada Cup. Unusually swingy ice was mostly to blame, but I believe that dished ice on at least one sheet at the National was also a problem.
.. Does anyone know whether players' have been complaining about the ice at the National, in particular? Are steps being taken to improve the ice at upcoming GSOC events? Is 5 and 6 feet of curl even considered to be a problem that needs correcting? To me, the curlers seemed frustrated, shot percentages were lower than normal, and hit and sticks and hit and rolls appeared to be particularly troublesome.

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12-21-19 09:45AM
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You were bang on about the ice troubles. However, players are not allowed to publicly complain about the ice. In fact at the Brier and Scotties the players have to sign disclosure agreements and can be fined for complaining. I'm sure behind the scenes they tell the organizers how they really feel. All we ever hear is "boy the ice is tricky, this sheet has a straight spot, this side of the sheet is 4 seconds slower, it just doesn't curl, it curls too much". Not very often do you hear "this ice is crap, take a day and fix it to make it at least playable"

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