Canadian curler Ryan Hall at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Glossary

How to speak curling, broken down into categories. Players Who shoots first and what does the skip do? Learn who makes up a curling team. Ri…

Erika Brown curling at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Curling 101: Rules

The Playing Surface     The playing surface in curling is 150 feet (45.7 meters) long and 16 feet, 5 inches (5 meters) wide. The ice is set …

Olympic curling stone

Curling 101: Equipment

Broom Most brooms have synthetic bristles. Straw brooms were used in the past, but leave remnants of straw on the ice and thus are not commo…