Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!

Spotlight on Sochi: Curling

Fun Facts

  • Members of both teams deliver a 19.96 kg stone towards a circular target area, called the house, alternating with an opponent. The objective is to get the stone closer to the center of the house than any stone of the opposition.
  • One game consists of ten ends. During each end, each team steers eight stones — two stones per person, alternating with the opponent.
  • Curling arose in Scotland at the beginning of the 16th century.




Looking for the exact training regiment of competitive athletes? USA Curling offers week-by-week training for its athletes, available for everyone to try.

USA Curling Strength & Conditioning: Week 1, Day 1

Complete 12 reps of the following exercises. Alternate arms, when applicable:

Dumbbell Bench

Dumbbell Incline Bench

Dumbbell Bench with Medicine Ball

Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Modified Push-ups

Modified Pull-ups

Lat Pull Down

Low Row

High-Low Cable Pull (Squat)

Rotational Cable Pull (Squat)

Low-High Cable Pull (Squat)

Back Squats

Dumbbell Front Squats

Dead Lift

Step Ups