If you watched the Winter Olympics recently you will have no doubt been sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see if your team would get a medal in the curling. Now is the chance to take part yourself and see if you could be a contender for the next Winter Olympics. This new and exciting activity is suitable for young and old alike and when taking part you will see people from all walks of life and on a variety of types of holidays.
As well as excitement there can be lot of fun – especially for the more evil among us who would happily see our friends fall on the ice. There are 4 in a team and you get to choose how many sheets you want to play. However many you choose it is bound to be too few as once you get started, you will not want to stop. All the equipment you need will be provided and you will be given plenty of instructions.
You will have a guide with you throughout the event and transfers to and from the venue. When booking there will have to be 8 of you as you need 4 on a team. Food and drink is not provided, but that will not stop you enjoying this activity all year round.
- 2 hr Lane Hire
- Return Transfers
- All Equipement
- Plenty of Laughs
Riga City Centre
from € 45 per person
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice.
The curling stone (also sometimes called a rock in North America) is made of granite and is specified by the World Curling Federation, which requires a weight between 38 and 44 pounds (17 and 20 kg) a maximum circumference of 36 inches (910 mm) and a minimum height of 4.5 inches (110 mm).
The purpose of the game is to score points by getting stones closer to the house center.
Curling shoes are similar to ordinary athletic shoes except that they have dissimilar soles; the slider shoe is designed for the off foot (or sliding foot) and the non-sliding shoe for the hack foot.