Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Red Square Classic, Moscow

I know we speak a lot of rubbish on this blog the vast majority of the time, but this one is genuinely true.

Team Edwards will be making their first foreign trip of the season to the newly formed Curling Champions Tour event in Moscow, The Red Square Classic!

The information for the event claims that there will be a "Participation of eight top teams from around the world". Fortunately, they must have not been able to find 8 top teams as Team Edwards got the invite to fill a spot.

Spectacular outdoor location!
Here is what the Curling Champions Tour says about the event.

"On the eve of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, January 19-23, 2014, Moscow will host the Curling Champions Tour Red Square Open men's event....

The tournament will be held in the very heart of the Russian capital - on the very famous Red Square!

A side program of the event will include curling classes held by eminent coaches in addition to a celebrities' contest.

With comfortable conditions lots of activities on and off the ice, fun and excitement are guaranteed for all participants and supporters!"

This sounds ridiculously cool. Obviously we jumped at the chance to take up the offer of a free+ trip to Moscow to play some curling in the centre of one of the world's most famous landmarks!

The Red Square is home to some very famous sights, such as the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, and of course, Lenin's Mausoleum. Colin does not know what a mausoleum is, but he is really keen to meet the Celtic manager.

I can not imagine being outdoors in Moscow during the middle of January is going to be very warm.

Wikipedia agrees.
So we are quite looking forward to this and if anyone has any advice on how to get a visa* for Russia, that would be great.

*for John Penny - No, your bank card won't get you in. It is a different kind of visa.

Team Edwards

1 comment:

  1. I reckon you've fallen for an RCCC stitch up. To ensure you don't win the Scottish, the Russians "invite" you to play in Red Square, Moscow, and pay "all your expenses" and give you more "Vodka than you could ever drink". Double Agent Logan Gray has a hand in this I tell you. Without doubt, Colin and John will be incarcerated for crimes against fashion and sent to the salt mines in Siberia, while Scott "ladies man" McLeod will no doubt be led astray by some Russian mafia's tottie, and will mysteriously acquire a pair of concrete curling shoes in the Volga river. Dave Edwards, well he will be forced to be masseur for the Team Sidorova for the rest of the season. It'll be hell!