How is curling played?

Curling is a game played by sliding stones toward a target marked on the ice.

If you live in Canada or the northern United States, then you might see a curling game.


Curling is a winter sport similar to bowling or shuffleboard, but is played on frozen lakes or indoor ice rinks.

The game consists of sliding large, smooth stones toward a largest marked on the ice.

The game is played by two “rinks” (teams) of four players each.

Each player has two stones and takes turns curling against a player from the opposite team.  Curling players run ahead of then sliding stone with brooms and sweep the ice so that the stone will slide easily.

An “end” (inning) is completed when all the stones of both teams have been played.

The team placing the most stones nearest the center of the target wins the end.    Ten ends usually make a game.

Curling is believed to have started in Scotland in the early 1500s.  The game is enjoyed today in many countries in the world. Dick Rogers


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