Curling Stones in Albuquerque

November 14, 2017

Albuquerque, NM, November 14, 2017 -- There is a new sporting group forming in Albuquerque at the Outpost Ice Arena. Roadrunner Curling Club has obtained Curing Stones and equipment and will begin Curling this week.

The Club will be having a social at The County Line Restaurant, 9600 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. Tuesday 11/14/17 at 8:30 PM. Where they plan to watch Curling Night in America on NBCSN.

Curling will begin on Saturday 8AM – 11AM and Sunday 10AM – 1PM with Open Curling both days. Cost is $20 per person. Beginners Welcome. Come try your hand at this Ancient and Olympic Sport.

http://roadrunnercurling.org/

https://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Curling-Meetup/

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

Curling has been an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games since 1998. It currently includes men's and women's tournaments. Evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th century includes a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 uncovered (along with another bearing the date 1551) when an old pond was drained at Dunblane, Scotland.

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