Top 5 Reasons to Play Curling

Curling is underestimated and not understood by those who have never played it! But in fact it is a cool sport. Together with the Moscow Curling Club we list the reasons why you should sign up for the game right now.

There are no age restrictions in the game. The main rule is that the player must weigh at least twice the size of the game stone. Amateur athlete Stephen Gittus was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest active player.

By that time he was 100 years old. He started curling at the age of 43 and continued even when he was 104.

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Due to tactics games and the need to count a few moves forward curling is called chess on ice. In the process of the game, attention develops, speed of reaction and the ability to think extraordinary.

During the game, almost all muscle groups work (especially the oblique muscles of the press - you will understand this the next day after the game). With constant training, coordination and balance improves - during the game it is important to always balance.

Top 5 Reasons to Play Curling

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Most injuries that can be obtained during the game, minor. Sliding on ice or tripping over a rock is nothing compared to falling from a ski hill.

The main thing is to listen carefully to the briefing and remain vigilant throughout the game.

Even if you have problems with your knees (to push a stone, you need to sit deep), it is allowed to run a stone while standing - sometimes it is even more difficult than sitting.

Top 5 Reasons to Play Curling

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Beginners need a minimal set - any comfortable clothes. As a rule, shoes, brushes, sliders (a sliding surface for shoes), stones and even warm vests are issued by a game club.

Top 5 Reasons to Play Curling

Photo: Moscow Curling Club press service

Curling is a team game.

This is a cool way to reboot. You can make a tradition of playing with family, friends or colleagues. The curling centers will always explain the rules and teach the game technique. If you have no plans for the weekend, and going to the cinema, a museum or a coffee shop is already bored, we advise you to try playing curling. You will definitely like it, you will see.

Top 5 Reasons to Play Curling

Photo: Moscow Curling Club press service

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