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02-10-2006 09:26 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Rum95

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Hi

The other day I was watching TV and I saw a winter competition I’ve never seen before. It looks like a “bowling alley on ice, there’s this “puck” for lack of a better word that looks like a giant lozenge. There is a player that throws it and two more people are like shaving the ice in front of it. At the end of the alley there’s this “bulleyes”. Living in the tropics my winter is hardly in the 70’s F so I’m not familiar with all the events of the winter games. What exactly I’m looking at so I can find more info on the web…

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02-10-2006 09:32 PM  12 years agoPost 2
behemoth

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Rum 95

It's called curling, and as you'd expect it's more popular in colder countries than yours!!!

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02-10-2006 09:34 PM  12 years agoPost 3
cfranks

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I think it's called Curling and the guys in front of the stone puck scub the ice with brushes (under direction from the coach) to melt the ice a bit. They control the distance and direction this way.

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02-10-2006 10:00 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Rum95

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Thanks for the info!

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02-10-2006 10:13 PM  12 years agoPost 5
littleman

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its not to melt, the sweeping is to clean the ice.
A.J.

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02-11-2006 12:40 AM  12 years agoPost 6
miataguy

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Which changes the friction coefficient and the distance travelled. How much and how fast is the art of it to get the puck closest to the target area.

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02-11-2006 03:05 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Herc

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LOL...and it's not a puck it's a "rock", or "stone". Don't confuse it with hockey where a puck is used. Curling a believe comes from the fact that you curl the rock/stone by turning the handle CW or CCW as you release the rock. The "scrub brushes" are brooms.

It's a team sport with 4 players per team. There is usually much drinking involved - it's cold on the ice (called a sheet) and the drinks warm you up, and make you curl better.

Hockey, broomball and curling are sports that are pretty common in Canada on the ice in the winter.

Shayne

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