Curling is a popular sport in Canada, especially in the Prairie Provinces with several popular teams in the country based in Alberta and Manitoba. Curling in Canada has always been considered a sport of the military and was brought into the country from Scotland.
Players in curling team slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target. Two teams of eight players, alternate throwing polished heavy granite stones, across the ice curling sheet toward a circular target marked on the ice. Each player throwing two stones. The purpose is to accumulate the very best 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 used all of their stones. A game usually comprised of eight or ten ends.
The player can induce a curved path, described as curl, by causing the stone to slowly turn because it slides. The path of the rock could also be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms or brushes, who accompany it because it slides down the sheet and sweep the ice in front of the stone. “Sweeping a rock” decreases the friction, which makes the stone travel a straighter path (with less “curl”) and a extended distance. A great deal of strategy and teamwork get into choosing the perfect path and placement of a stone for every situation, and therefore the skills of the curlers determine the degree to which the stone will achieve the specified result. This gives curling the name “chess on ice”.
Curling is a particular sport popular in Canada. The men’s curling national championship is known as Tim Hortons Brier while the women’s championship is named Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The women also participate during this game and therefore the game is one among the foremost televised women’s sport in Canada. The world curling championship has been sponsored by Ford Canada since 1995 and it had been referred to as the Ford World Curling Championship