By Geoffrey Thiel
Curling is a sport that is widely popular in Canada, but hasn’t quite caught on in the United States. The sport — that’s right, it’s a sport — has been around since the sixteenth century. Curling is a game of precision and accuracy. Played on a sheet of ice, teams push a stone across the ice, called the skip. Players brush the ice with a curling broom to change the speed or direction of the curl. The stone is pushed towards a circular target, called the house, and the closest to the center of the circle accumulates the most points.