Check out this article from an online Raleigh newspaper (The News & Observer) about how “cool'” curling is. The author was apparently too nervous to step out onto the ice herself (she was training for a marathon and had been warned about the dangers of slipping), but she gives an entertaining account of watching the brave souls who did take the plunge, so to speak. My favourite part: when she refers to the “pitchers” sending rocks down the ice.
This picture, from the Triangle Curling Club website in Raleigh, shows curlers out on what sure looks like a hockey rink. Isn’t that the blue line? And boards? Determined curlers will obviously find ice wherever they can, and who can blame them? Way to go, Triangle Curling!
Next stop: checking in with some curlers in California. Yes, you heard me!