Know Neighbors - Canada Loves Curling
Wednesday, March 7 | 10:30am to 12pm
Rules, history, and a turn on the ice with Bend Curling Club.
Now that the Olympics are over take an hour to learn about the history, rules and skills of Curling as part of
the Know Neighbors series. Before heading out to the ice (sheet) members of the Bend Curling Club will
share tips and techniques for getting started.
Curling is a sport in which two teams of four players each send stones over an ice surface (sheet) toward a
target circle (house) in an attempt to place nearest center. In Canada, curling has steadily grown in
popularity since the first club was formed in Montréal in 1807. The national championships and Olympic
trials are among some of the most popular sporting events in the country. Curling is one of the country's
most popular sports and the most televised women's sport in Canada. Most authorities agree that curling as
we know it today originated in Scotland.