Vice – Third – Vice skip.
No matter what the title, this individual is one of the most critical elements of any curling team. This person has many roles to play. The vice must be able to throw the full gamut of shots. Assuming the front end has set things up perfectly, the vice may be throwing up guards, but in the event things have not gone so well, the vice will be playing clean up in preparation for the skip’s stones. Draws, hits, raises: this individual has to be able to throw them all.
A vice must not only be a shot maker: he/she is also sweeping stones and then calling the line when the skip throws his/her rocks. When it comes to strategic calls, the vice often is the one to whom the skip turns for input. And let’s not forget that the vice is tossing the coin at the start of the game, and then posting the score for your team throughout the course of play.
The vice: the glue that binds, the jack of all trades on the squad.
We are proud to introduce you to Goldline ambassador, Bronwen Webster, vice for the team skipped by Shannon Kleibrink. Bronwen has been on the curling scene for many years, having made numerous Alberta Scotties’ appearances. She was part of the Kleibrink team that finished second at the 2008 Canadian Women’s curling championships (she also played in the 2011 Scotties) as well as at the 2009 Canadian Olympic curing trials. Bronwen is a clear competitor on the ice but she has also made her mark off the ice. In 2012, Bronwen was the recipient of the Ray Kingsmith Memorial Award which recognizes an individual for her “outstanding” contributions to women’s curling.
If you weren’t curling what sport would you be playing?
What is your current hometown?
What is your full time job?
Director Business Development for CMA Alberta
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If you could be anyone dead or alive who would you be?
What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Invest to retire early
Best curler to follow on twitter?
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If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Be a mom