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Curling

Curling is a newly developed sport or activity. Equipment use and game rules can be adapted based on the disability types and developmental needs of students.

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History

Also known as dry field curling and land curling, curling is an adaptation of floor curling, a sport that originated in the 16th century Scotland. The first competitive game of curling was believed to have taken place in 1511 at Dunblane, Scotland. It was not until the 17th century that a handle was added to the stone. In the 18th century, curling was brought to the Americas, primarily to Canada by Scottish emigrants. The game began to be played at an indoors capacity starting in the 20th century. The World Curling Federation was founded in Perth, Scotland in 1966. Curling was offically included in the Olympic games in 1980. In 1998, both men's and women's curling made its debut in the Nagano Winter Olympic games as official medal sports.

Rules

  • There are two teams (each with 3 to 4 players) in each curling game
  • Teams will deliver the stones alternatively, with each player delivering 2 stones
  • The game will end when all players finish delivering their stones
  • There are usually a total of 2/4/6/8 games in each match
  • When each team has delivered all of its stones, the team with the stone closest to the centre of the house wins that end
  • The winning team is then awarded one point for each of its stones lying closer to the centre of the "house"
  • The team with the highest total scored accrued wins

Equipment

The equipment used in curling includes pusher sticks, lanes, and a score board, etc.