Larry's Look | Learning the sport of Curling

Larry's Look | Learning the sport of Curling

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Curling is a sport in which two teams take turns sliding heavy, polished across a sheet of ice towards "the house."

That's a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game. Points are scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house.

Curling has a rich history with many traditions that continue to this day.

Though the origins of curling are unclear, most people regard Scotland as curling’s birthplace. Today, curling is played around the world, largely thanks to its introduction into the Olympics in 1988.

This morning on Larry's Look, the theme was "learn to curl." 

Larry visited with members of the Charlotte Curling Association. The group spends a lot of time at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina.  That's where they practice and play their matches.

Larry spoke with the President of the Charlotte Curling Association, Omar Van Rooyen.

He talked about the popularity of the sport in the Charlotte area and how more and more are finding it a fun pastime.

For all the details, go to: www.charlottecurling.com.

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