About the Sport
Curling has a long and rich history. While its origins are lost in the mists of time, Scottish curlers already were playing the game by the beginning of the 16th century on frozen ponds and lochs.
Their earliest equipment included stones formed by nature, each one unique. These stones often curved, or “curled” as they slid down the ice, and the players used besoms or brooms to clear snow and debris from the path of the stones.
Today, curling is a game of strategy, finesse and strength, contested by teams generally comprised of four players. The principle of curling is simple – get your stone closer to the centre of the target circles, called the “house,” than your opponent. Players of all skill levels can participate and compete even at older ages than most sports allow.
Respect, honour and tradition are core elements of the game. Curlers are close-knit and you can rely on a warm welcome in curling clubs throughout the world. The camaraderie among players is inherent in the sport and tradition calls for both teams to sit together after a game, discussing what was and what might have been. Come join us!
A 2 Minute Guide to Curling
A 2 Minute Guide to Stick Curling
Here are some basic curling tips for curlers of all skill levels courtesy of Curl up With Jamie Sinclair
Tip #1 Balance
Tip #2 Sweeping
Tip #3 Broom Position
Tip #4 How to Score
Tip #5 Reading the Scoreboard
Tip #6 Stance in the Hack
Tip #7 The Slide
Tip #8 Grip and Release