Their earliest equipment included stones formed by nature, each one unique. These stones often curved, or "curled," as they slid down the ice, and the players used besoms or brooms to clear snow and debris from the path of the stones.
Today, curling is a game of strategy, finesse and strength, contested by teams generally comprised of four players. The principle of curling is simple - get your stone closer the center of the target circles, called the "house," than your opponent. Players of all skill levels can participate and compete even at older ages than most sports allow.
Respect, honor and tradition are core elements of the game. Curlers are close knit and you can rely on a warm welcome in curling clubs throughout the world. Camaraderie among players is inherent in the sport and tradition calls for both teams to sit together after a game, discussing what was and what might have been.
The United States has more than 135 clubs and 15,000 registered curlers in the northern tier of states, and in other states such as Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Tennessee. Curling has been an Olympic medal event since 1998.
The Detroit Curling Club provides league play on weekdays, special events on weekends and open ice time for members to learn and hone their skills. We do this in a comfortable, friendly and social environment. Curling challenges your mind and body and offers a lifetime of joy and reward.
Come join us.