This roaring sport originated in Scotland in the early 19th century and has always been a chivalrous game played across the Circumpolar world. Teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones down the ice towards the target (called the house). The complex nature of stone placement and shot selection has led some to refer to curling as “chess on ice.”
Curling competition during the Arctic Winter Games includes three categories: Junior Male, Junior Female & Mixed Doubles. Each contingent can send up to eight athletes and two coaches from each participating contingent.