In the midst of the Winter Olympics, Curling has picked up steam as the newest craze. Aggressive Swiffering, as I called it, is actually much more difficult than it looks. Curling not only challenges a widely unused muscle group, but takes skill and camaraderie along with competitiveness.
Watch Deanna Marie learn the basics:
Basic Curling 101
According to the Diamond State Curling Club, 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 the center 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.
Etiquette is as important as the rules
Curling is possibly considered one of the most polite sports. From the honor system used when the player touches the stone to the winner buying the first post-game beer, it is a great way to form bonds and build relationships.
Want to learn how to curl?
The Diamond State Curling Club is always looking for new curlers. Check out their 2 minute tutorial below or sign up for a class! And as always, Good Curling!