A friend of mine, Natalka, invited me to a beginners curling clinic at the Inuvik curling club this evening. It was actually really fun! I had curled once when I was in Brownies when I was like 8 probably, don’t really remember much, I just remember that I did it haha. This one was just a little more intensive haha. Learned all the terms, how to slide properly, spin the rock and how scoring works! I’ll definitely be watching curling during the 2014 Sochi Olympics and I’ll actually know what’s going on!
Learning how to slide on our shoe that has Teflon on the bottom, VERY slippery! So basically one shoe is crazy slippery and the other grips. Unless you’re sweeping, then both shoes are grippy.
Learning to slide properly, way harder than they make it look on TV! People were falling all over the place lol, including me! Panda had a couple spills
The view from the “hacks” aka the foot blocks you push off of
Trying some slides off the hacks
Pros showing us how it’s done!
Some rocks. They’re made of 100% granite and weight 39-41lbs each.
This is called the “house”. the blue ring is 12 feet, white is 8 feet, red is 4 feet and the white centre is called the button.
And in the centre of the button is the “pin” They use this to measure from to see which stone’s closest to the centre
natalka and I were winning, blue rocks woohoo!!
Inuvik’s stones donated by different companies throughout town.
T’was a fun evening of curling and then pizza after!