Olympic curling trials are the big one for Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones on the ice at the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, Nov. 27, 2013. The Jones team is...

Jennifer Jones on the ice at the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, Nov. 27, 2013. The Jones team is preparing for the Olympic Curling Trials, which are next week in Winnipeg. (QMI Agency)

Jim Bender, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:06 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Jennifer Jones is approaching the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials with an enthusiasm seldom seen before.

Jones was somewhat guarded in interviews leading up to the previous two trials. But she is embracing this year's event with open arms because it will be played in her hometown, her team is riding high and, well, this could very well be her last shot at the trials.

Brent Laing, the father of her daughter, lives in Ontario where he plays second for Glenn Howard, and soon, the couple must decide where to live permanently.

If they settle down in Ontario, Jones would likely part ways with her current squad.

"We really haven't talked too much about it," Jones said at the Granite Curling Club on Wednesday. "One thing I know is that we love playing together. They're some of my best friends, we have a ton of fun, win or lose. That's something that's hard to walk away from.

"We would always say, 'Let's see what happens at the t


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