ABOUT US

Hurry Hard Records is an Edmonton-based boutique record label with moves on the rink. We are a small, independent label focussed on developing sustainable careers for our artists. We believe that the music comes first. With a forward-thinking mindset, the right tools, and creative approach, we aim to enable people from all over the world to discover and gain access to our artists' music. Our mission is to build artists' careers with longevity in mind, always keeping the artists' vision at the heart of our plans and efforts.


 

Important Terms

HARD! 

Command – along with "hurry" – shouted by the skip to tell the sweepers to sweep harder and faster

HURRY! 
see hard! (often said together: "hurry hard!")

BITER
A stone that just touches the outer edge of the circles

BONSPIEL
Scots for league match, this is the term used for a curling competition or tournament

CIRCUS SHOT
A flashy but low-percentage shot. Also Trick shot

HACKS
Similar to a starting block in track and field, the foothold device where the person who throws the rock pushes off for delivery

HOGGED STONE
A stone that does not reach the far hog line. It must be removed from play

KIZZLE KAZZLE
A delivered stone that is intentionally wobbled to compensate for water, slush or snow on the ice surface

RINK

  1. A curling team. Often used with a location ("the Manitoba rink") or the name of the skip ("the Smith rink")
  2. A building housing the ice sheets ("the curling rink")
  3. Sometimes used as a synonym for

MANITOBA TUCK 
A type of delivery, mostly found in Manitoba, where the body is kept very low to the ground and the leading leg is tucked underneath the body and to the side; this type is delivery is particularly efficient for hits but makes draws slightly tougher to execute, with the shoulders not being as straight and the eyes being closer to the ice

MATE
The player who discusses strategy with the skip behind the house and holds the broom while the skip throws his rocks; usually plays third; also known as vice-skip or vice

ROARING GAME, THE
Slang for the game of curling, it is the sound a stone makes while sliding along the ice

ROCK
The device thrown by curlers during the game. It is made of granite and has a standard weight of 19.6 kg (44 lb). Also called a stone.

SPLIT THE HOUSE
A strategy of drawing to a different area of the house to prevent your opponent from taking out both stones

STACKING BROOMS
Slang for socializing with teammates and opponents, often over a drink, after a game