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Why do they seeep ice in curling?

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The friction from sweeping creates a tiny film of water on the ice that reduces the friction between the stone and the ice. The effects are that the stone travels both farther (up to 8 or 10 feet farther) and straighter ("curls less"). Whether one or both or neither of these effects are desired determines whether the team will sweep a stone.

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