Curling: Shuffleboard on Ice

February 8, 2013

Jillian Slind

Ever browsed through the sports channels during the Winter Olympics, only to find what looks like people sweeping an ice rink frantically as someone screams at them “Hard! Hurry!”? Curling is a sport that is well-loved in pockets of the country. While originally a Scottish sport, curling is commonly associated with Canadianism. So come get your Canuck on, and find out more, like what the word “bonspiel” means, and why people bother to sweep the ice with their brooms.