Curling in Las Vegas

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Ten hours of travel time took me to warm and sunny Las Vegas, Nevada to photograph the 2014 WFG Continental Cup. That’s right folks, curling in the middle of the desert! While curling may not be amongst the more popular sports in the US. It’s a pretty big thing just to the North in Canada, and with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi just around the corner, curling is bound to get a small boost in the ratings.

The fans at the Orleans Arena in Vegas came out in full force for the 3 Day event, nearly filling the stands to cheer on their favorite teams competing in a unique international competition. Teams from North America challenged those from Europe and Asia (The World) in an 11 round (draw) 33 game tournament.

In the end North America won the Continental Cup, and entertained record numbers of fans. Who says curling is only for cold climates?

 

For additional images from the 2014 Continental Cup visit: http://bit.ly/2014contcup

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