I never thought in a million years that I would go curling. While watching it on the Olympics, it seemed like such a silly sport. But my brother discovered the Granite Curling Club in north Seattle and decided he wanted to curl for his birthday. I love trying new things, so I immediately jumped on board.
We arrived to the open house and received a lesson on the basics. If you're unfamiliar with curling, the general idea is to slide the stones to the other side to get it as close as you can to the center of the "house" or bulls eye. Members of your team run along with the stone and sweep the ice in front of it to help it along. Rules are simple. Execution, not so much. It's a bit tricky to hurl the stone and it takes a lot of balance to glide on the ice with finesse.
But I actually discovered that I'm quite good at curling! It must be all that yoga. I ended up getting the only stone in the center of the house, as shown above, which won the game for us! Should I join a league? The Seattle Times even interviewed us and my brother got quoted in the article :)
P.S. We did not receive that curling trophy. Hal actually got it when he designed sets for The Bachelorette. Remember the Jillian season when the guys went curling?