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Amber Holland (born July 10, 1974 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler. Holland skipped Saskatchewan's team to a national women's championship in 2011 by defeating defending champion Jennifer Jones in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She also won a national championship at the junior level in 1992, and captured a silver medal at the World Junior Curling Championships in 1993 after losing in the final. Another sport that Amber plays is soccer in which plays in goal for that sport.
Amber Holland Curling career
Holland's first experience curling at the national level came at the 1992 Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Vernon, British Columbia, where she skipped her Saskatchewan team to a national championship. Her teammates at the event included Angela Street, Tracy Beach and Cindy Street.Holland and her rink represented Canada at the 1993 World Junior Curling Championships, where they captured the silver medal.
After beginning play on the women's circuit after her junior career was finished in 1993, Holland did not have immediate success. She has played in Saskatchewan's provincial playdowns ten times, but did not appear at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts until 1999, when she served as an alternate for her former junior teammate Cindy Street. She also served as an alternate for Tracy Streifel's team at the 2006 event.Holland competed in Canada's Olympic curling trials in 2001 and 2005. She skipped her own entry in 2001, and played as an alternate with Sherry Anderson's rink in 2005.
Holland's rink, including 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.
Team historySeason Skip Third Second Lead 1991-92 Amber Holland Angela Street Tracy Beach Cindy Street 1992-93 Amber Holland Angela Street Tracy Beach Cindy Street 1997-98 Amber Holland Kay Montgomery Patty Bell Lisa Lewis 1998-99 Amber Holland Kay Montgomery Karen Purdy Patty Bell 1999-00 Amber Holland Kay Montgomery Karen Purdy Patty Bell 2000-01 Amber Holland Kay Montgomery Karen Purdy Patty Bell 2002-03 Amber Holland Kay Montgomery Karen Purdy Patty Bell 2003-04 Amber Holland Karen Purdy Carla Mack Patty Bell 2004-05 Amber Holland Karen Purdy Carla Mack Patty Bell 2005-06 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Seeley 2006-07 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Seeley 2007-08 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Seeley 2008-09 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Seeley 2009-10 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Kalenchuk 2010-11 Amber Holland Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Kalenchuk
Amber Holland Personal life
Holland started curling when she was 11. She served as the technical director for the Saskatchewan Curling Association from 1997 to 2009. In 2009, she was appointed executive director of the organization.
Grand Slam record Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 Autumn Gold Q QF Q QF Q Manitoba Lotteries Q Q Q QF Q Wayden Transportation Q DNP Q N/A N/A Sobeys Slam N/A Q Q N/A QF Players' Championships DNP C Q DNP -
C - Champion F - Lost final SF - Lost semi final QF - Lost quarter final Q - Did not make playoffs DNP - Did not participate in event N/A - not a Grand Slam event that season