Curling in the Twin Cities

33 Sealand Curling Team
Jul 16 • 44 min
StoneCast interviews Baron Matt Heile and Lord Ryan Claussen of the Sealand Curling team.
32 Dr. Carlin Anderson
Apr 17 • 35 min
This week, we’re joined by Dr. Carlin “Carly” Anderson, sports psychologist for the Shuster rink.
31 Rich Ruohonen Part 2 of 2
Sep 13, 2018 • 42 min
Part 2 of 2 StoneCast interviews Rich Ruohonen
30 Rich Ruohonen Part 1 of 2
Aug 26, 2018 • 45 min
Jordan and Kristefor sit down with Rich Ruohonen over the summer to talk about the HP Program (7:00), the catch (12:10), changes in Curling (20:00) and meeting the press at worlds (37.50). This is part 1 of a 2 episode series.
29 Field Notes: Granite Curling Club Summer Spiel
Jul 17, 2018 • 31 min
In the middle of June, Jordan flew to Seattle for the annual Granite Curling Club Summer Spiel. Hosted by Todd Schultz and GCC president Phil Shryock, the Summer Spiel was three days of World Cup-themed curling and excellent, excellent food. Northwest…
28 - Lisa Rudolph and The Richfield Curling Club
Jun 3, 2018 • 33 min
We interview Lisa Rudolph and discuss the formation of the newest curling club in the Twin Cities, The Richfield Curling Club.
27 - Tallinn Cup (Ordway, Smeed, Rivillas, Miller)
Mar 29, 2018 • 35 min
Kristefor and Jordan interview Erik Ordway, Dave Smeed, William Rivillas, and Dr. John Miller in the International Room at the Saint Paul Curling Club. They discuss the joys of international curling at the 2017 Tallinn Cup in Estonia.
26 - Mary Deuhs
Jan 30, 2018 • 34 min
Today, Jordan and Kris speak with St. Paul’s Mary Deuhs. We discuss ageism, infants with iPads, and the mysterious adult beverage we got from a great accountant (3:00); state championship scheduling woes and hosting issues (9:00); participation trophies…
25 - Kim Rhyme
Nov 22, 2017 • 35 min
The StoneCast crew interview Kim Rhyme and talks curling, dancing, and other incredibly interesting topics.
24 - 2017 SPCC Summer Work Crew John Ordway and Scott Clasen
Sep 24, 2017 • 27 min
StoneCast catches up with Scott Clasen and John Ordway.
23 - Mike Pfundstein
Aug 5, 2017 • 32 min
Just throw the f*cking shot, man!” This week on StoneCast, we throw back some bold and spicy Bloody Marys and talk to Mike Pfundstein, AKA Mr. Hobber Dobber. We discuss which curling positions we like and which we struggle with (10:50); a former chef, …
22 - Rick Crotty
Jun 5, 2017 • 35 min
This week on StoneCast, we smash s^&* up with Rick Crotty, a club curler at the St. Paul Curling Club. We begin with some metal talk (2:25) and discuss Rick’s unexpected intro to curling. We learn about the lauded Lysne/Crotty Metal Cup—who won this y…
21 - Amanda Clore and Jessica Erickson
Mar 30, 2017 • 34 min
Buck buck buck! This week, we speak with curlers, bowlers, golfers, and chicken raisers extraordinaire Amanda Clore and Jessica Erickson at the Frogtown Curling Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. We’ll hear a little about the Brier crowd this year (too loud?…
20 - Dick and Paula Arnold
Feb 22, 2017 • 38 min
What did you do after the war—World War II, that is? Paula Arnold was on the vanguard of women’s curling in St. Paul, supported by her husband, Dick, and a band of merry curlers. This week, we’ve got Dick and Paula Arnold. Tune in for some early Winte…
19 - David Mcintyre/Tim McMahon
Feb 3, 2017 • 37 min
Scottish Men’s 2017 Curling Tour to the USA at the St. Paul Curling Club! We interview David Mcintyre, Scottish curler who is Vice President of Ayr Curling Club and Ayr Curling Rink, about the tour and the quest for the Herries Maxwell trophy(5:03). …
18 - John Bauer
Dec 6, 2016 • 37 min
We speak with a John Bauer, one of the founding members of Fogerty Arena and the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. First we hit the mail bag and answer a listener’s challenge (1:53), then we discuss the weight room at Fogerty Arena, named after our …
17 - Scott Clasen
Oct 30, 2016 • 36 min
Kristefor and Scott Clasen, manager of the St. Paul Curling Club, pull up during Saturday Juniors at the St. Paul Curling Club. Jordan is absent this episode, as he takes paternity leave to care for Stella (1:22). We hit the mailbag (2:00); unveil o…
16 - Tim Solin and Pete Westberg
Oct 10, 2016 • 35 min
This week, we follow up with Pete Westberg (Ep. 2) after a trip to Sweden for the Men’s Senior World Championships. Teammate Tim Solin also joins us. The first of the StoneCast Fireside Chat Series (as well as International Series No. 1), tune in for s…
15 - Jim Dexter
Sep 18, 2016 • 31 min
Jim Dexter of the Saint Paul Curling Club is our guest on StoneCast. We introduce new theme music (00:00) and have our first mailbag segment(1:30); Dex tells us about how he learned to curl (7:16); demystifies the term Hobber Dobber (9:20); talks about…
14 Dennis And Meg Abraham
Aug 10, 2016 • 37 min
Today, we visit with Meg and Dennis Abraham at their bookstore, Once Upon a Crime ( We cover their curling beginnings (1:47); good times at Costello’s (3:30); their time on the board (5:00); the story about the bookstore (8…
13 Gretchen Pietruszewski
Aug 1, 2016 • 27 min
Gretchen Pietruszewski visits with StoneCast on a summer afternoon. In this episode, we discuss our buddy Bombo as official StoneCast dramaturg and testing for park ranger (1:48); Gretchen’s experience managing the Frogtown Curling (3:34); the members-…
12 - Darcy Ellarby
Jul 10, 2016 • 26 min
Kristefor and Jordan interview Darcy Ellarby. We talk about her Arena Club Nationals runs (0:49), the beginnings of the Dakota Curling Club(1:50 & 5:44), the Pirate Spiel (7:29), Guy Fawkes bonfires (12:01), the Hollywood Spiel (16:29) and the Curling…
11 - Carl Ball
Jun 26, 2016 • 28 min
StoneCast goes to Chaska and records an interview with Carl Ball in the Chaska Curler’s lounge. We talk about the TCCA’s junior working group (1:30), MMA (6:30 & 13:34), Farmer Wisdom (16:45) and a Surprise Chaska Guest (25:00).
10 - Brad Clasen
Jun 12, 2016 • 27 min
Brad Clasen visits with StoneCast on sheet 9 at the Saint Paul Curling Club. Brad clarified the Wausau Modified Game (6:26), talks about his family (13:00 and 18:20), curling at Kettle Moraine (16:25), and sings about childhood things and bells (23:35).
9 - Mairin Barrett
May 28, 2016 • 25 min
Mairin Barrett talks to StoneCast on sheet 9 at the Saint Paul Curling Club. Mairin talks about her Junior Curling Team (1:38) and coach (5:17), cribbage and tough shots at the Rugg Spiel (7:08), Key Club (13:00), her birthday and favorite brooms(16:5…
8 - John Benton
May 16, 2016 • 27 min
This week, we speak with John Benton, director of curling operations at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine. Tune in to hear about the Twin Cities Curling Association Metro Club Championship (0:43), the Benton family heritage at the St. Paul Curlin…
7 - Regan Birr
May 3, 2016 • 23 min
This week, we speak with Regan Birr, Director of Communications of the Four Seasons Curling Club at Fogerty Arena in Blaine, Minnesota. Listen up to hear how Regan got into curling (2:40), a few notes about the Lupus Spiel, the search for a cure, and h…
6 - Dan Middlecamp
Apr 11, 2016 • 26 min
In today’s pod we speak with Dan Middlecamp, the sixth and final nominee for the St. Paul Curling Club Board of Directors. We discuss a controversial shot during the Men’s World Championships in Switzerland (:50), the national anthem (4:30), SPCC playd…
5 - Chris Houghton
Apr 8, 2016 • 24 min
Today, Kris speaks to Chris Houghton, another nominee for the St. Paul Curling Club Board of Directors. Tune in to learn the 3M fight song (00:00), a little about Chris (1:30), proprietary secrets of ice preparation (3:00), playdowns, ice etiquette, an…
4 - Kristin Lovejoy
Apr 4, 2016 • 25 min
This week, we speak with Kristin Lovejoy, another nominee for the St. Paul Curling Club Board of Directors. Tune in to hear about the intricacies of bottleskipping (1:25), the Sippee Spiel (4:18), SPCC board goals (5:44), promoting SPCC on a global lev…
3 - Donn Satrom
Mar 27, 2016 • 25 min
Today, we speak with Donn Satrom, a longtime SPCC member and current nominee for the Board of Directors. Tune in to hear a little about Donn (1:13), highlights of 50+ years of curling (8:50), Donn’s experience as a former board member (10:15), sordid t…
2 - Pete Westberg
Mar 20, 2016 • 25 min
Today we speak with Pete Westberg, another nominee for the 2016/2017 Board of Directors at the St. Paul Curling Club. Westberg is a two-time Senior Mens National Champion, and he shares some thoughts with us about preparing for the Senior World Champio…
1 - Mike Barrett
Mar 13, 2016 • 25 min
On the initial StoneCast pod, we speak with Mike Barrett, one of the nominees for the 2016/2017 Board of Directors at the St. Paul Curling Club. Tune in to hear about junior curling (3:27), the Rugg spiel and a contested cribbage championship (6:30), c…