In the previous episode of "A Pane In The Glass Podcast" I described one of my favourite off ice activities ("Win As Much As You Can"). In this episode I go onto the ice for my favourite cold side of the glass activity. It's called "The Cash Bonspiel"! Go to my blog site (truenorthbill.blogspot.com) to see this activity in print form.
As you will hear, it's an on ice activity unlike any other. I was introduced to it by my long time friend and mentor, Pat B Reid. You can hear an excellent episode with Pat ("Dealing With Two Imposters") in Season 1 Episode 11. If you haven't heard Pat speak, you will want to go to that episode!
I conclude this episode with a reference to some email I received regarding the most important skill. I felt that weight control was the most important "technical" skill. That led to another email about warm side of the glass attributes. At the conclusion of this episode, you will hear a sound bite from a professional athlete (not a curler) as he describes the importance of "attitude"! What attitude do you take onto the ice when you're about to play? A negative attitude can make a highly skilled athlete ordinary and a positive attitude can elevate any athlete to a better performance.