Discover Curling

It might look complicated when you watch curling on TV, but when it comes right down to it, our sport is pretty easy to understand — once you learn some of the basic terminology and strategies.

This is where you can start your learning process to find out how the game of curling works. And then you can get onto the ice and have fun with the rest of us!

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area ,which is segmented into concentric rings. Two teams, each of 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 and 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 may consist of ten or eight ends.

Here are a couple of helpful videos to get started.

How to Play a Curling Game Video Basics


Discover Curling Delivery Video

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Official Rules of Play

We follow all general rules of play in conjunction with Curling Canada. To get the latest info, including terminology, please check the links below.