One of Canada's premier young curlers is hoping for a sweep to victory.
Fort Saskatchewan curler Quinn Prodaniuk is getting ready for the national championship at the end of the month after her team won the provincial title in Airdrie in late October.
Prodaniuk plays third for Team Crough, based out of the Crestwood Club in Edmonton. Their performance at provincials landed them a spot at the U21 championships in Saskatoon from Nov. 22-28.
Her curling career began at the age of ten after quitting figure skating. Prodaniuk added both her sisters were national-ranked figure skaters, but she felt it wasn't a good fit.
"My mom ended up putting me into curling camps at the Saville and [I've] just loved it ever since," she explained.
"I really love the teamwork and the community that there is in curling. Like, you have friends from all over the province, and it's just really great community sport."
Team Crough is working hard to prepare for nationals -- there is a lot of back and forth from Calgary to Edmonton for training with two of their teammates in southern Alberta, but Prodaniuk said they manage to get together every weekend to practice.
There will be plenty of motivation to do well at nationals, as the winner of the bonspiel in Saskatoon will qualify for the U21 World Championships in Sweden in March.
Listen to the full interview with Quinn Prodaniuk and MIX 107's Justin Pautionner here: