What is Curling?
Curling is a game in which two teams of four players each slide a round stone by means of a gooseneck handle on the top over a stretch of ice toward a target circle. The object is to deliver the stone closest to the centre (called the house). Each player delivers two stones, which average 40 lbs apiece, often applying a curl to the stone’s trajectory. The player’s teammates use a broom to sweep the ice ahead of the oncoming stone in order to facilitate a longer slide or to adjust the arc of the curl. Blocking and knocking out an opponent’s stones are important strategies of the sport.
Curling originated in Scotland in the early 16th century. World championships have been held since 1959 and are usually dominated by Canadians and Scandinavians. In 1998 curling became a medal sport in the Winter Olympic Games.
Nederland Curling Club
The NCC was founded in 2008, by Terri Leiser, Al Leiser and Mike Hermann while at a canceled Frank Marino concert in August of ’08. Frank’s Canadian roots and many good beers led to the realization of shared Curling passion of the founding members.
The Nederland Curling Club’s mission is to throw rocks at houses…..with skill and accuracy…we produce pure unadulterated fun. We do this on an open air olympic size rink at night under the stars in the woods of Nederland, CO.
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