Find and book your curling or ice stock experience here. In curling, you help the so-called stone with the broom to glide over the ice. The goal is to position the stone on the field so that it generates as many points as possible. This Olympic team sport is also ideal for beginners. An ice stock competition goes over 10 rounds and lasts on average about 2.5 hours. Ice stock sport is reminiscent of bowling or bocce. A heavy, round ice stick is placed on the ice with a handle in an upright position. The target area is about 14 m away.
The stone in curling weighs about 20 kg and has a circumference of 90 cm.
Do I have to bring the equipment myself?
No, you will be provided with all the equipment. The equipment includes the curling stone, curling brooms and special shoes to glide optimally on the ice.
What are the functions of each player on a curling team?
The lead plays the first two stones and has the important task of positioning the stones well for his own team. The second plays the next two stones and has the task of shooting away unwanted stones. Together with the lead, he is responsible for most of the wiping work. The third must theoretically be able to take over all tasks in the game. He forms a team together with the skip to plan the end tactically. The skip makes the last two stones, this is very demanding; because here it is about the decision of the end.
What are the main rules of curling?
It is played on the sheet, which is 44.5 m long and 4.75 m wide. There are two teams, each with four players and one reserve player. The game always starts with the lead. Followed by the second, third and skip. Each player has the opportunity to play two stones with the goal of bringing them close to the target point. The team whose stone is closest to the target point wins. The curling stone is made of granite and weighs between 17 and 20 kg.
What is the difference between curling and ice stock sport?
Both sports are similar, but also have major differences. Ice stock sport originated in the Alpine region as part of a custom that used ice rinks and frozen lakes in winter. The ice sticks consist of a handle, stick body and sole and weigh about 4 to 5 kg. The stones used in curling weigh four times as much. Curling originated in Scotland in the 16th century and gradually spread to Europe. The broom is used as a second tool in curling. The players in curling use a stave as a target stone.