Author Archives: Brenn Daimler

Bravo Sergio!!

We are pleased to be able to report that one of our training students Sergio Vilela has qualified to be a member of the Brazilian National Curling Team. Sergio lives in Switzerland and trains at our Curling Academy facility in Kussnacht am Rigi with both Jean Pierre and Rodger.

Next step for Sergio and the Team Brazil is to prepare for the World Challenge against the USA. Winner of this Americas Challenge will qualify for the 2015 World Championship. Brazil has challenged in the past with no success, but this will be the first time for Sergio.

Curling Academy Summer Program – June 18 to August 30, 2014

Our Summer Program will run from June 18 to August 30. Rodger Schmidt will be conducting Strategy and Mental Sessions with Individuals and Teams in off ice sessions, and both our Curling Academy Olympic Instructors, Rodger Schmidt and Jean Pierre Ruetsche will be available for on ice training sessions based on the Five Elements of Curling Technique. For bookings please call or mail to: rodger@curlingacademy.com / + 41 76 375 78 78.

Our 2014 Olympic Curling Season comes to a close

Olympic Seasons are always long and hard, this one (our Curling Academies 4th Olympic Games of Coaching and pre Olympic event organizing) was our biggest and best yet. Sochi was magnificent and in the lead up from August through to the games we ran an enormous amount of Russian Training programs and International Pre Olympic Competitions at our Academy Training center in Kussnacht am Rigi.

The Olympic preparations culminated excitingly with the Multi Nation Pre Olympic Trainings and test matches between January 31 and February 4 – after which the 4 participating teams travelled directly to Sochi to compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Participating teams were Russian Men (Drozdov), USA Men (Shuster), USA Women (Pottinger) and the Canadian Women (Jennifer Jones, Olympic Champions 2014).