This roaring sport originated in Scotland in the early 19th century and has always been a chivalrous game played across the Circumpolar world. Teams of four 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 two categories: Junior Male & Junior Female. A team consists of up to eight athletes and two coaches from each participating contingent.