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Ice Spice curling team claims high school league crown

By Lethbridge Herald on December 20, 2023.

Herald Photo by Justin Seward LCI's Livia Swift and Kamille de Jong of the Ice Spice team sweep the rock down the sheet during Lethbridge High School Curling League's league final on Tuesday against Team Rolling Stones of LCI.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

LCI’s Ice Spice curling team won the Curling Cup as high school league champions after defeating their  fellow high school team, the Rolling Stones, 9-4 in six ends on Tuesday night at the Lethbridge Curling Club.

What may have made the win more impressive is that it capped off an undefeated high school league season for the team and experienced skip Rhett Whittmire had three new league curlers on his team in Courtney Moulton, Livia Swift and Kamille de Jong.

“I think we just had four people that wanted to be there and we just had fun out there,” said Whittmire.

“It just all worked out.”

Ice Spice had close games during the afternoon.

“I found with my experience and them being able to make a couple shots, we got out of our close situations,” said Whittmire.

“I’m like having so much fun and it feels cool to win,” said de Jong.

“I think we worked really hard. So I mostly just like showing up and having fun. The winning wasn’t it for me but I’m glad that happened.”

The girls relied on Whittmire a lot.

“He was a super good skip, he helped us like improve a lot throughout it,” said de Jong.  

There were 14 local high school league teams that competed in the league championship.

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