Scotties champ Einarson balances curling glory with work at Manitoba care home

She may be best known as a world-class curler, but Kerri Einarson spends her off-season facing challenges of an entirely different kind than those on the rink.

Einarson, who lives in Gimli, Man., represented the province in this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts, taking home the Canadian championship in February. Her team was set to compete internationally in the 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship before it was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Since then, she has become very familiar with the pandemic. Einarson’s off-ice career is in the health-care industry, working at a personal care home where she’s become accustomed to taking extra precautions to help keep residents and staff safe.

“It’s definitely scary coming into work because these residents are more at risk than I would say our staff are,” Einarson told 680 CJOB’s Sports Show.

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