TORONTO - Life is a bit up and down for Jennifer Jones, at home and on the curling ice.
Questions about her future location — and subsequent curling future — still linger five months after she gave birth to her first child. Jones is from Winnipeg, but partner Brent Laing —who competes with Glenn Howard — lives north of Barrie, Ontario.
Both are committed to compete with their teams through the 2014 Olympic season, whereupon the home-base question will need to be decided.
“We haven’t even considered what’s going to happen after the trials,” Jones said. “We just decided not to think about it until after, and that’s the only decision that’s been made. We’ll maintain our residences and then we’ll determine what we want to do after that.”
A Jones arrival in Ontario would send the curling world into a tizzy. Despite strong depth in Manitoba, Jones has dominated that provincial women’s scene virtually every year she has competed.