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Kim Dolan is retiring from competitive curling. (CBC)

P.E.I. curler Kim Dolan, who just completed her 12th trip to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts championship, is retiring from competitive curling.

Dolan has been a powerhouse in women's curling for nearly three decades, and she says it is time for a rest. She announced her retirement in a video posted on the Canadian Curling Association website.

She said it was good to finish with a win over New Brunswick in her final match on Thursday in Red Deer, Alberta.

"It's a great way to go out. It would have been nice to have a few more through the week," said Dolan.

"Great games, and you know my team played well and all that, so it's a great way to finish."

Dolan's competitive career includes nine PEI provincial championships. She first appeared at the Tournament of Hearts in 1983 and has been there 12 times as a player, coach and alternate.

This year was special for Dolan in two ways. She won the provincial championship as a skip for the first time in 13 years, and played alongside her daughter Sinead.