2011 Continental Cup of #Curling: Backstage Photos

If you were following me on Twitter during the Continental Cup of Curling, you got to see backstage snaps and read about all that went on behind the scenes. This post has all the tweets and links to photos from my Twitter feed, for those of you who aren't on Twitter. As is the norm on Twitter, all tweets are newest to oldest, so you might want to start at the bottom and scroll up.

Enjoy!

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January 16, 2011

And that's it from the #contcup #curling!! I'm sad it's over - I had the time of my life! Big thanks to @CCACurling! Safe journey home!!

Trivial going on in my section, Stu the mc is a funny guy. #contcup #curling

Coaches & Captains changing back. Was funny while it lasted. #contcup #curling

Crowd trying to do wave, not working too well. #contcup #curling

Coaches & captains have switched! Lindholm coming out to give Martin advice! #contcup #curling

Mom just took some loud clappers away from a kid because he was cheering for Ulsrud! #contcup #curling

Remember that table photo I posted earlier? Found it! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qr3pz

Wonder what goes in here? #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qqzte

Team Ulsrud were wearing their pink pants!! Back to black for the game though. #contcup #curling

Kevin Martin wears red Doc Martins. That's funny, eh? #contcup #curling

Just chatted up Vic Rauter. Nice man. Sounds just like he does on tv. #contcup #curling

Cool Curling in the patch (it's like shuffleboard) #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qq3a1

This is what's going on in the patch right now! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qq197

For the record, I hogged both those rocks! #contcup #curling

Look what they let me do!!! So awesome!! #curling http://twitpic.com/3qpgsd

Look where I am!! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qpdsh

Wonder what this is for?? #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qp9bo

Morning Cup newspaper is saying possible Brier for Edmonton in 2013. How excited am I?! #contcup #curling

Break time. #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qosc5

Volunteer lounge, currently discussing NFL or reading #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qordf

Getting the kids involved - we're all having fun! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qok8y

Come watch live! You get to see TSN camera guys set up shots! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qoi0p

Board drummers! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qohjx

Laptop battery dead, am all done my @CCACurling gig. It was tons of fun, hope I get to work with them in the future!! #contcup #curling

TSN letting Hebert do interviews on players bench. Too funny! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qo6ad

The roof of this arena is covered in tin foil. #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qo55b

Quite enjoying myself, first game I've actually been able to concentrate and watch. Wish I could see tonights mens game! #contcup #curling

Young singers entertaining crowd during break. Do they just assume everyone in AB likes country music? I do but variety please! #curling

Have I mentioned yet it's been pretty awesome watching these international teams curl live? #contcup #curling

Binoculars, gloves and an extra layer next time. You'd thing I'd have this figured out already! #contcup #curling

MC doing goofy multiple choice trivia for prizes during commercial. See it's exciting live! #contcup #curling

If I even do this for @CCACurling again I'm bringing binoculars, can't see scoreboard! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qnl5r

On last day team world and team NA should mix and sit on the same bench. Looks like team Canada might be jetlagged. #contcup #curling

Marc Kennedy doing an interview uptop my section #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qnhon

Pretty good view for a Sunday morning! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qngcc

Never been to live #curling? Go! You see so much more than what's on tv! #contcup

Let the womens skins begin! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qnbwh

I'll be tweeting for @CCACurling this morning, womens skins. Sad it's the last I can do, I've had tons of fun doing it!! #contcup #curling

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January 15, 2011

Mega line up to get out of parking lot, guess not quite everyone went to the Patch. #contcup #curling

Patch is empty, must be a big game on! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qgcgm

View of Patch from sponsors lounge #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qgbqx

Having too much fun! If employer lets me, I'm in for Scotties in Red Deer and Brier in Saskatoon in 2012! #contcup #curling #careervolunteer

Relieving someone for a break. Think this is the most #curling I've watched all weekend, have been too busy twittering/working! #contcup

Media lounge, quiet but productive #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qfmc2

Where all the magic happens #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qetkw

Not just about money it's about time too. Tricky. Are curling clubs/junior programs encouraged to sign up? #contcup #curling

Not just juniors I'd sponsor a senior volunteer too. I'd write term papers if it got the university kids out! K, maybe not #contcup #curling

Need to drop price to encourage juniors, or how about 'sponsor a volunteer' program? I'd pay double to get a junior in. #contcup #curling

Every day, I've had a conversation with someone about lack of 'younger' volunteers. Got ideas how to fix it... #contcup #curling

Morning Cup newspaper says Murdoch is bringing new Scottish team to the skins next weekend. #curling

Autographs! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qdufm

Too many awesome photos from autograph line to post! Check out my blog later tonight!! #contcup #curling

Autographs! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qdl4k

Coaches agree, curlers are having fun on and off the ice! #contcup #curling

Coaches Q&A #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qdje4

#contcup #curling maybe going to Europe in future! Would be good for the sport over there. Key is lots of tv coverage.

Lindholm: "when we played against each other I hated him but now we love each other" / Truslen "what's your definition of love?" #contcup

Commercial! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qcwea

Live tweeting singles is stressful! Who's idea was this? #contcup #curling

Think I just figured it out - ignore past few tweets! #contcup #curling

So confused at how singles is scored! Am trying my best over at @CCACurling #contcup #curling

Sitting with @1CathyC, she's got good seats! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3qcc45

Thinking I need a new #curling broom... RT @teammatchett Youtube clip of the equalizer heads. http://bit.ly/ezRciS

It's weird entering the real world after being in curling land for two days. Looking forward to more #contcup #curling fun later today!

Going to work for a bit so it's up to all of you to update me on the morning draw at the #contcup #curling. Hate to miss the mixed!

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January 14, 2011

That's it folks, done tweeting for @CCACurling for the day. Did I do a good job? Tell them so! #contcup #curling

Macdonald to Koe: "all these people think you're a hero because of me. #contcup #curling

If all those people standing would take a seat this venue would actually look sold out! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q3v2u

My new view. Good company at the table more than makes up for it! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q3s6b

Did Johnny Mo forget what sheet he was playing on? #contcup #curling

Tomorrow's line up (posted win permission) #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q3mip

My view from the media bench, before I got moved to the top #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q3jun

Slow claps from team Koe as the North America womens teams finally arrive to cheerlead. #contcup #curling

Ulsrud just did a model's catwalk for us! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q1tv2

Men/Women agree: bring back 'thinking time' instead of 'playing time' #contcup #curling

Ulsrud is hilarious. Great attitude, fantastic hair! #contcup #curling

Murdoch's nickname is Muddy, Koe's is Koo-dog and we all know who the Old Bear is! #contcup #curling

Europe has little fan base, no $, and few clubs, yet many are full time curlers. Totally opposite in Canada! #contcup #curling

Apparently Norway is an expensive place to live, so Ulsrud is buying cheap Canadian beer for everyone! #contcup #curling

Lots of hair jokes at this mens skips Q&A. Laughs aplenty! #contcup #curling

Mens skips Q&A at the patch #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q1j14

Also, my iphone battery is about to die. What am I going to do all evening?? #contcup #curling

Have I mentioned the @CCACurling and the @WCFmedia people are super fantastic? #contcup #curling

The view you'll never see from tv #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q0x79

Team photo time! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q0uyd

Aw, Vic thinks Hebert "is something special". Congrats on your engagement Ben! #contcup #curling

Figured out the secret to a lively audience, quick, bring in some more school kids! Or get the players bench some coffee. #contcup #curling

This is my view... #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q0r4s

Whole row of kids cheering for Officer/Macdonald "hurry hard!" #contcup #curling

That loud banging you her on tv is from players bench banging on boards. Someone should get them a cowbell. #contcup #curling

Sitting by media bench, ready to tweet the scores for @CCACurling - be sure to follow!

Sneaky pic from backstage before being piped out #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3q0fb8

Hanging out in tech office watching video magic happen. Novelty hasn't worn off yet. #contcup #curling

Coaches interview, will post inedited version to blog tonight! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzh6n

Hey it's Rick Lang the NA coach! #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzfvf

Cheryl Bernard not looking forward to sweeping during mixed dbls #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzdpb

Erika Brown talks about quirky ice #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzd8g

Jennifer Jones media scrum #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzcy5

Mini media scrum with Andrea Schopp #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pzac9

View from the media bench. Best view? #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pz8gu

Currently watching the #contcup #curling action from uptop the media bench. Very cool!

Just so you know, @JillOfficer is way taller in person than the tv makes it seem, and twice as nice! #contcup #curling

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January 13, 2011

Not going to be able to sleep. Too excited about tomorrow. Details at the end of this http://bit.ly/ev7b8f #dreamcometrue #contcup #curling

Ok. I'm so excited about what I might get to do tomorrow. Am having a hard time concentrating to type up blog post. #dreamcometrue

Saw lots of curlers today. Do they realize they are rock stars to me & it's thrilling to see them in person? Will I ever get over that?

I think I just got an upgrade! You have no idea how excited I am now! Thanks @CCACurling. More details tomorrow!! #contcup #curling

My job for #contcup: walk restock snacks/drink walk take out garbage/recycling walk repeat. Long satisfying night.

Team Martin gets their olympic banner before the game #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3psqmm

In volunteer lounge waiting for shift to start. Hockey game is on, NY Islanders goalie is one of the volunteer's nephews. #contcup

Total respect for JJones, great attitude, great hair. #contcup #curling

Now it's win a date with Bingyu time! This QA with ladies skips is super interesting! #contcup #curling

On ladies playing mornings, JJones: "It's not fair, ladies take longer to get ready, I don't think Koe even needs 5mins!" #contcup #curling

Q&A with ladies skips #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pr7l2

Best hair on the ice right now? Ulsrud, Edin and Jones. #contcup #curling

Curlers are having fun - lots of smiles, joking and chatting across to other sheets or players bench #curling #contcup

Edin just made an awesome shot! Even Martin gave him props! #contcup #curling

Mixed doubles is rare so it's fun to watch! #curling #contcup http://twitpic.com/3pqafo

NA bench giving Martin grief about his sweeping. Too funny. #contcup #curling

FM frequency working. Now entering #contcup #curling awesomeness!

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January 12, 2011

Bagpipes curlers speeches anthems skit. Blog post later #contcup #curling http://twitpic.com/3pjlod

Waiting for #contcup #curling opening ceremonies. Cone on down, it's free! http://twitpic.com/3pj8bw

Parking at #contcup #curling not a problem if you're with walking a bit. Dress warm and bring skates - it's cold and icy!!

Discussing with parents my car's lack of blockheater and current -30 weather. I'm ok with being stranded at #contcup of #curling this week.

Hey @curling, @CCACurling and #curling fans, what tag are we using for the Continental Cup? #concup #contcup or #continentalcup?

Warning to noncurling followers - all tweets until Monday will likely be #curling related. Enjoy! #continentalcup

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