Had to fill in for my BIL. I haven’t curled in 4 years but it was more fun than a barrel of monkeys on a Tuesday! Curling is one of those games that you have to actually play to appreciate so I made this video. Hopefully you enjoy it and if you have any questions I’ll do a special Reader Mail on anything you want to know…
Also to finish my thought about why I don’t go barefoot while curling. 1. it would be very cold… 2. it would melt the highly engineered pebble on the ice and everyone would get mad at me… (you have to watch the video to understand…)
I took a few pictures too! Yes, the little green camera went curling!
Inglewood Curling club has a very cottage feel to the clubhouse… Quite a cool place to relax après curling.
The playing field… 6 games can be played at one time at this nice facility.
The weapons. Each ‘rock’ made of Scottish granite weighs about 40lbs. They are numbered 1 to 8. There are 4 players per team, the lead shoots rocks 1 and 2, the second shoots 3 and 4, the third shoots 4 and 5 and the skip(the boss) shoots 7 and 8. Each stone can have subtle characteristics while sliding down the ice, so it can be important to play the same rocks in the same order, in order to be consistent. got it?
A coin flip starts the game. Winner gets to shoot last rocks in the first end. Very important.
The action is intense!! wow!
Foot update. No update. The doc hasn’t called yet. I’ll call him tomorrow. I have to tell you though, that he was less than impressed that I run in my barefeet. I think he is mad at me.