ANCHORAGE (KTUU) It's an Olympic sport that uses a broom and a rock. Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Curling, however, has evolved into a popular modern sport and is described as the "roarin game" because of the loud sound the 44-pound rock makes when sliding across the ice. John Seigle of the Anchorage Curling Club said it's a semi-ancient sport that's been around for quite a while. It started in Scotland when people would go out on frozen lakes and find the most polished stones and slide them across the ice.
Ariane Aramburo of the Channel 2 Morning Edition tries curling at the Anchorage Curling Club.
"It has some similarities to shuffle board in that it has a bullseye, but it's far more difficult than that," said Seigle.
The Anchorage Curling Club is a non-profit social and recreation club that promotes the sport of curling. They were kind enough to give Channel 2's Ariane Aramburo a lesson in curling and she said it was a lot harder than it looked.
"It was a lot of fun. I thought the sweeping would be the easiest part. Boy was I wrong," said Aramburo.
Anchorage Curling Club
711 E Loop Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA