Curling, a sport that involves players sliding stones across a sheet ice towards a target area segmented into four circles. Curling originate in Canada. It is similar in many ways to shuffleboard, boules, bowls, and boules. Each team has four players and there are two teams. Each team takes turns sliding the heavy, polished granite stones, also known rocks, along the ice sheet towards the house. A circular target on the ice is marked. Each player can throw two stones. Each team has eight stones. The aim is to accumulate the most points for a particular game. Points can be scored for the stones closest to the centre of a house at the end of each side. This is when both sides have thrown their entire set of stones. A game generally has eight to ten ends.
A player can make the stone slide along a curve by rotating it slowly. Two sweepers who use brooms or brushes to help the rock slide down the sheet of ice and sweep it in front of them can also influence its path. “Sweeping” a rock reduces friction. Stones travel straighter, with less curl, and for longer distances. Teamwork and strategy are key to choosing the best route and placing stone for each situation. Curlers’ skills will determine how stone will perform in that particular situation. Let see some Important rules of curling.