Coaching Kids Curling

Women Mentoring Girls In Curling: A Gender Equity Award Profile With Stephen Fish

January 31, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 39
Coaching Kids Curling
Women Mentoring Girls In Curling: A Gender Equity Award Profile With Stephen Fish
Show Notes

In January 2021, Curling Canada announced the winners of its first-ever Gender Equity Awards. One of those winners was Stephen Fish, who is the Little Rocks coordinator at Niagara Falls (Ont.) Curling Club. In this episode, Stephen joins me to talk about the project, which is "to put on a mentorship program featuring women mentor curlers working with girls ages 10-15 in the club’s Little Rocks program."

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* How Stephen's daughters noticed that there were no female coaches in their Little Rocks program (3:30)
* The support his club and club manager gave his junior program - "Go out and break the ice!" (7:35)
* What the mentorship program will look like and what kind of mentor he's looking for (10:00)
* The off-ice portion of his mentorship program (12:30)
* 10% of his club's members are American (15:10)
* Being a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder (16:49)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Niagara Falls Curling Club Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/NiagaraFallsCurlingClub/
Curling Canada article "Gender Equity Awards Announced!" (Jan 20/21)
https://www.curling.ca/blog/2021/01/20/gender-equity-awards-announced/
Club's e-mail address: [email protected]

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at [email protected]

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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