Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!
- 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 Incline Bench
Dumbbell Bench with Medicine Ball
Standing Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Lat Pull Down
High-Low Cable Pull (Squat)
Rotational Cable Pull (Squat)
Low-High Cable Pull (Squat)
Dumbbell Front Squats