CURLING AT PALAU DE GEL

CURLING AT PALAU DE GEL

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Come to Palau de Gel this year, and don't miss out on trying this fun activity with your family!

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Originally started in the Middle Ages in Scotland, curling is a precision and team sport. It was incorporated into the Olympics in 1988 and since then, it has become a very popular sport in many parts of the world, especially in Canada, United States and northern Europe.

How to play:

Curling is a simple sport to play as a family, because there are no limits of age or physical condition; everyone can play and the rules are very simple.

This activity is played on an ice rink with two teams (sweepers), eight 20 kg granite stones, and a “broom” or “brush” with synthetic or carbon fibres, depending on each person’s personal preference.

Each team will have 4 players: the “Lead” who will launch the first 2 stones and will sweep the next 6, the second and third, who will launch the 2nd and 4th and 5th and 6th stones, respectively, and sweep the rest. Finally, the “skip”, or captain, is who decides the strategy: where to aim the throws and when to sweep, and also how to do the last two throws.