Few sports seem as bizarre and endearing as curling. People hunched over, dressed in colorful clothing sliding a large granite stone down a sheet of ice. Two teammates rush to sweep the ice in front of the stone as it heads to a target at the far end.
It’s a crazy mashup of hockey and shuffleboard that rears its unique head every four years during the Winter Olympics. And it’s been growing in popularity throughout Vermont. Clubs now play in Morrisville, Woodstock and Rutland.
Vermont Edition visited Giorgetti Arena to learn the basics of curling from Rutland Rocks Curling Club instructor Nancy Murphy.