Amy Nixon

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Amy Nixon
Born (1977-09-29) September 29, 1977 (age 37)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan[1]
Curling club The Glencoe Club, Calgary
Skip Heather Nedohin
Third Amy Nixon
Second Jessica Mair
Lead Laine Peters
Alternate Jocelyn Peterman
Hearts appearances 4 (2004, 2008, 2011, 2012)
World Championship
Grand Slam victories 2 (Autumn Gold, 2008; Casinos of Winnipeg, 2007

Amy Nixon (born September 29, 1977) is a Canadian curler from Calgary. At the age of four she moved with her family to Regina, Saskatchewan, where she grew up. She moved to Calgary in 1995, where she now resides. Nixon is an alumnus of the University of Calgary with three degrees in kinesiology, women's studies and law. She was admitted to the Alberta bar in November 2006.

Curling career[edit]

Nixon began curling competitively at fourteen. Her first notable success was being a Gold Medal winning skip at the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 1994. As a third for Shannon Kleibrink, Nixon shared in several successes, including winning the Canada Cup in 2005 and 2009 and representing Canada and won a bronze medal in Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Nixon captured her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts title in 2012 as an alternate for the Heather Nedohin team after previous appearances in 2004, 2008, and 2010 with Kleibrink.

At the end of the 2011/2012 curling season, Nixon announced she would leave her longtime teammate and skip Shannon Kleibrink, effective at the end of the 2012 Pomeroy Inn & Suites Prairie Showdown, to form her own team. Nixon's father, Daryl, was the coach of the 2006 Olympic women's curling team.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Autumn Gold SF F C Q QF F Q
Manitoba Lotteries SF C Q DNP DNP DNP
Colonial Square Ladies Classic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Masters Grand Slam of Curling N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP
Players' Championships Q Q F QF QF DNP

Former Events[edit]

C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Wayden Transportation SF QF Q N/A N/A
Sobeys Slam N/A SF Q N/A DNP


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