Meg Crawford

Meg Crawford

Red Deer schools visit Scotties thanks to free-ticket program

Meg Crawford, left, and Callie Braun, both 11 and Grade 6 students at École Lacombe Upper Elementary School, take in the morning Scotties Tournament of Hearts draw Tuesday.



Meg Crawford, left, and Callie Braun, both 11 and Grade 6 students at École Lacombe Upper Elementary School, take in the morning Scotties Tournament of Hearts draw Tuesday.

The tournament has run a school program for years, offering free tickets to schools in the area so students can see high caliber curling firsthand.

Their teacher Derek Rankin also brought the class as a means of building on the physical education curling unit so students can better appreciate the game at the elite level.