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Canadian Olympian Rachel Homan homing in at the 2018 winter games in South Korea.
Amid one frigid, dreary winter, a friend texted me with a creative way to take advantage of the local pond being frozen: “We should try curling.” Ill-equipped for the niceties of a sport that dates to the 1500s in Northern Europe, we improvised with milk jugs filled with frozen water and push brooms. It was fun, but we had a lot to learn. Curling is similar to shuffleboard and bocce, but played on a sheet of ice by teams who can influence the action. Players slide heavy stones at a target, assisted by sweepers who polish the ice with brooms to affect their paths. Had we outfitted properly, our stones would have been made of granite, weighed between 38 to 44 pounds …
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