Collecting Memories: Exploring the Enchanting Tradition of Curling Pin Exchange
Curling bonspiels have a rich history and are full of traditions, and one of the most popular is the pin exchange. Pin collecting is an excellent way for curlers to remember the bonspiel, the people they met, and the places they traveled to. Pin trading is an essential part of the curling culture, and it has been going on for more than a century.
At some bonspiel, curling clubs design and produce pins to commemorate the event. These pins are unique, creative, and often reflect the personality of the club or the event.
Pin trading is a way for curling teams to interact with other teams and socialize with fellow curlers. It is also an excellent way to promote your club or team and gain exposure for your sponsors. Most curlers have a collection of pins, which they display on their hats, jackets, or bags. The pins act as a reminder of the bonspiels they participated in, the new friends they made, and the fun they had.
If you are attending a bonspiel, it is essential to bring a supply of your club’s pins to exchange with other teams. It is a great way to get to know other curlers and learn about their club and their events. Pin trading is an excellent icebreaker, and it helps to foster a sense of community and camaraderie among curlers.