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Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling

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curling the game with the ice and the
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rocks and the sweeping and the yelling
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each game starts with a handshake and a
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coin clip to determine who goes first
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then two teams of four people take turns
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throwing 44 pounds stones down a sheet
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of ice the target a 12-foot house that
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looks like a bull’s-eye just under a
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hundred and fifty feet away
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each team throws eight rocks and the
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team closest to the center after all the
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rocks are thrown will score the points
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this process is repeated for six to ten
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rounds called
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ends until one team is victorious it’s
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just that simple four is it each team
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has a captain called the skip like a
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general on the battlefield the Skip
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calls the shots that will best ensure
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victory stones are delivered with a
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predetermined rotation so they actually
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curl as they travel down the ice of
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course this is why the sport is called
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curling over the course of each end
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players can throw guards to block the
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house draws to try to score or take outs
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to remove the opponent’s stones the
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skips then spend the rest of the time
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yelling like a crazy person what they’re
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actually doing is emphatically advising
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their players to brush the ice in front
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of the stone brushing can drastically
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affect the speed and direction of the
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shot after each team throws its eight
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shots the team closest to the center of
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the house will score or if they have
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more than one rock closer than the
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opposition they count as well once all
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the ends have been played whoever has
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the most points wins aside from a few
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dozen other minor details that’s all
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there is to it find a curling facility
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near you and get started

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