Prairie Classic / by Greg Gallinger

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Like all Canadians I've spent hours passively watching curling on chilly winter afternoons. This past weekend was my first time shooting curling. I was in Portage la Prairie on assignment with the Winnipeg Free Press to cover the Prairie Classic. I got to watch and photograph some of the world's best curlers, including teams from Russia, Sweden, and China.

Unlike other sports that I've had the opportunity to shoot, curling tournaments kind of chaotic. There are several games going on at one time, and in my case I was having to pay attention to multiple teams. Luckily curling is repetitive and games are drawn out over several hours.

You can see a slideshow of my curling photos on the Winnipeg Free Press website.