Yesterday we went to a curling open house and had a ball. Watching it on the Olympics you don't realize just how difficult it is, but now I have a deeper respect for curlers. The ice was less slippery than I expected (I still wiped out once), the stone was super heavy (42 pounds), and sweeping was incredibly exhausting.
We met up with a few of my friends, and it was even more fun in a group. Luckily there are no pictures of my fall, but I still captured a few of others ;)
The Mr.'s ready!
Handle at 2 o'clock
Then it was ieatdc and her husband's turn to sweep
Then inkpad came up to give it a whirl
After the instruction on throwing and sweeping, we were given one shot to throw the stone from hack to tee (42 yards!). You can read the basics of curling here, if you want to understand what the heck I am talking about.
Darn near perfect form
It's amazing to me how little strength is needed to get that piece of granite all the way to the end, but I did it. I even got a patch for getting it in the four foot circle. Olympics- here I come! It was a really good time and I definitely recommend it for all those interested in learning the basics. (This place has open houses twice a year.)