Team Holland

2011 Scotties Champions

"Sport is not about winning and losing – it is about the journey one takes to find out what your ‘best’ can be, on and off the playing field. It is about personal empowerment within, that shines through in your performance. Every woman should take the opportunity to get involved in sport and reap the many benefits."

Holland's rink, including Amber Holland, Skip, third Kim Schneider, second Tammy Schneider and lead Heather Kalenchuk have been together since 2005. In 2008 they won the World Curling Tour Players' Championships.
The team is coached by Merv Fonger and the alternate is Jolene Campbell.

On January 10, 2010, Holland advanced to her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts as a skip by defeating Sherry Anderson 9-6 in the final of the Saskatchewan championship in Eston. Skipping team Saskatchewan, Holland's rink finished the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts with a 6-5 record, out of the playoffs. Holland captured the Ford Hot Shot skills competition at the 2010 tournament, defeating Ontario lead Kari MacLean to win a two-year lease on a 2010 Ford Taurus.

Holland and her rink again represented Saskatchewan at the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They started the round robin portion of the tournament with an eight game winning streak, and finished in first place overall. Holland played defending champion Jennifer Jones in the final. The final was tied at seven heading into the final end. Holland stole a single point to win after Jones missed her final shot. After the tournament, Holland was awarded the Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award. Sandra Schmirler skipped the last team from Saskatchewan that won the national championship in 1997.


Amber Holland

Kim Schneider

Tammy Schneider

Heather Kalenchuk

Links:
Team Holland Website

"Sport has shaped who we are and our lives. Competing and training has provided all of us with many life skills that we carry over into very day life at work or with family & friends. Confidence, determination, commitment, teamwork are a few examples."