Coleen Jones Curling Rink

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  • Year: 2016


The Colleen Jones foursome dominated the sport of curling provincially, nationally, and on the world scene like no other rink from 1999 to 2004. The rink consisting of lead Nancy Delahunt, second Mary-Anne Arsenault, third Kim Kelly, and skip Colleen Jones, who proved to be the most dominant curling rink in Canada and indeed in the world during the period from 1999 until 2004.

The rink captured an unprecedented 5 Canadian titles from 1999 to 2004 with victories in ’99, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. The team beat the very best the rest of the country could provide as competition, beating Team Canada in the first two years, and then Saskatchewan, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Quebec thereafter. Their four consecutive Canadian titles from 2001 to 2004 inclusive is a record that has never been matched in the 35-year history of the Scott’s Tournament of Hearts.

The team also captured world titles in 2001 in Lausanne, Switzerland and in 2004, in Gavle, Sweden capturing gold against Sweden and Norway respectively. They almost won a third world championship, capturing a silver medal in 2003 in a closely contested match against the United States.

Considered by many curling enthusiasts to be the greatest Canadian curling rink, male or female, of all time, the foursome was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2015. The rink was also inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2011.