Curling - A Test of Skill and Patience
Curling has a rich history and still continues to be a popular sport to this day. It is widely believed that the sport originated in medieval Scotland, with the first written reference to the sport way back in 1541. Nowadays, thanks to its official introduction into the Games in 1988, Curling is played worldwide. Get your Curling - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets to see this intriguing sport for yourself. Curling is a team sport played between two teams of four or two players. The curler 'throws' the curling stone and the rest of the team are sweepers who control the path of the rock as it moves towards the 'house'. Sound confusing? Well, check it out for yourself as we have tickets for one of the most popular winter sports.
Curling - The Games in Pyeongchang - History
The team sport of curling is played on a rectangular sheet of ice. It has a curious nickname - "the roaring game" - which comes from the sound the extremely heavy (nearly 20kgs) granite stones would make as they travel across the ice. The activity of curling has been depicted in in numerous paintings, famously in Pieter Bruegel's paintings from 1565 that show flemish peasants curling. The oldest curling club in the world is Kilsyth Curling Clu which was formally constituted in 1716 and is still in existence today. With such a long, rich history it is no wonder that curling remains such a hugely popular winter sport to this day. Join the crowds in the Gangneung Curling Centre and cheer on your favourite team, get Curling - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets today.
More ice-based sports
Curling is a sport that is played on ice, but if you want more then check out our offers for Ice Hockey at the Games in Pyeongchang or even the always dramatic speed-skating.