When curling was invented in Scotland nearly 500 years ago, they would slide "river stones" (large stones worn smooth by water erosion) down lanes of ice. Over time, as the game evolved, the stones turned into the precise granite products with the plastic handles we see today.
Today, curling stones come from one of two manufacturers. Kays of Scotland creates curling stones using granite mined from Ailsa Craig, a small island off the west coast of Scotland. Meanwhile, the Canadian Curling Stone Co. creates stones using granite mined from Trefor quarry in Wales.
Curling...Oh, how I hate Curling. :P
Yes the stone can hurt you. A Russian in the Olympics fell over the curling stone as he was brushingThe Russian olympic player bashed his face and his shoulder!
The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh (1735)
A curling stone is made of granite and weighs between 38 and 44 lbs.
Curling is a Winter sport played on ice. The rock or Stone is hurled or bowled as players use a broom to sweep the ice in front of the stone as it slide across the ice.
yep, you can block also!
Curling, which is very popular in Scotland and Canada. The object is to slide a large circular stone on the ice towards a target. Nearest wins.
curling is a event in the winter Olympics where one takes a curling stone and slides it down a ice run way where he has two "sweepers" when he says sweep the literally sweep the ice causing friction slowing down the stone to either make it into the circles in the end of the run way or knock the opponents stone out of the way.
Curling stones are made of a very specific type of granite mined from one of two quarries in the United Kingdom: Ailsa Craig, a small island off the coast of Scotland, and Trefor Quarry in Wales.