Olympic Bronze medal curler Amy Nixon joined Petro-Canada President and CEO Ron Brennaeman to introduce the commemorative coin.

Rocks dropped at Petro-Canada’s downtown Calgary offices to kick off the release of the first Royal Canadian Mint Vancouver 2010 25-cent circulation coin, which celebrates the Olympic sport of curling.

The 25-cent circulation curling coin will be available at Calgary Petro-Canada gas stations through a coin exchange. Petro-Canada retail locations also will sell Vancouver 2010 coin sport cards that have a version of each circulation coin embedded in a laminated sleeve. A portion of the proceeds of the Vancouver 2010 coin sport cards will go to Canadian athletes and coaches.