P.E.I.âs Kim Dolan announces she's retiring from competitive curling following win at Scotties
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P.E.I. skip Kim Dolan gives the thumbs up after beating New Brunswick 11-4 Thursday afternoon at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer, Alta.
RED DEER, ALTA. â Thursday afternoon was an emotional one for P.E.I. skip Kim Dolan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
The Island squadâdefeated New Brunswickâs Rebecca Atkinson 11-4 to finish the national womenâs curling championship with a 3-8 record.
However, moments after the win Dolan announced the game was her last in competitive curling.
âItâs a great way to go out,â the 53-year-old Charlottetown skip told Fred Rinne in a story that appeared on the Canadian Curling Association website (www.curling.
âIt would have been nice to have a few more (wins) through the week, we had great games and my team played well.â
Dolan got to play alongside her daughter Sinead in her ninth Scotties appearance as a player or coach.
Other members of the P.E.I. rink were Rebecca Jean MacDonald, Nancy Cameron, Michala Robison and coach Daryell Nowlan.
The chair of last yearâs Scotties in Charlottetown says she will have fond memories from her years of competitive curling.
âItâs the people and the curlers and certainly, beyond most, itâs my teammates and all the teammates I have had over the years, just the friendships across this country,â said Dolan.
âI donât think thereâs any place youâd rather be than being one of the curlers knowing those other curlers.â
So is this really it for Dolan?
Can she stay away from the Charlottetown Curling Club for very long?
âThereâs always things to be done,â she laughs. âIâve spent a lot of years, curlingâs been great to me, maybe itâs time to take a little rest from that.
âYou never knows what comes up, I never like to say Iâm completely out of everything, but last year was a big year (hosting), this year was a big year with winning (provincial championship), and I think itâs time to take a rest for a little while.â
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