EXERCISE

CURLING IS EASY, RIGHT?  IT'S REALLY JUST A 5 KILOMETRE HIKE, ACROSS ICE, WHERE HALF YOUR TIME IS SPENT THRUSTING A BROOM ACROSS THE ICE SURFACE IN ORDER TO GENERATE ENOUGH HEAT TO ACTUALLY MELT THE ICE!  IT'S EXCERCISE - AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC - WITH A SIDE PLATTER OF BALANCE, COORDINATION AND FLEXIBILITY.

SOCIAL

THERE IS NO MOBILE APP THAT COMPARES TO THE SOCIAL BENEFITS OF CURLING. IN CURLING,  ''FOLLOWS'' ARE REPLACED BY HANDSHAKES,  '''LIKES'' ARE SUBSTITUTED WITH HIGH-FIVES OR FIST-BUMPS AND NETWORKS ARE FORMED VIA CASUAL POST-GAME CONVERSATION.  CURLING COULD BE WHERE YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE,  YOUR NEW BOSS OR YOUR BUSINESS PARTNER.  BRANT CURLING IS WHERE FRIENDS MEET.

INCLUSIVe

RECREATIONAL CURLING PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO COMPETE ALONGSIDE THEIR CHILDREN.  OR GRANDPARENTS WITH THEIR GRANDCHILDREN.  OR HUSBANDS WITH THEIR WIVES.  OR BROTHERS WITH THEIR SISTERS.  WHAT OTHER ACTIVITY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS TO COMPETE OR PARTICIPATE ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD?

STRATEGY

MOST SPORTS EMPHASIZE SKILL ACQUISITION,  SKILL EXECUTION AND SKILL MASTERY AS KEY COMPONENTS FOR SUCCESS.  IN CURLING, STRATEGY PLAYS JUST AS IMPORTANT OF A ROLE AS SKILL.  KNOWING WHAT SHOT TO TAKE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS EXCECUTING THE SHOT ITSELF.  THIS IS WHY CURLING HAS APPROPRIATELY EARNED THE NICKNAME 'CHESS ON ICE'.

gratification

CURLING IS FUN.  IT IS PLAYED FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF THE GAME.  IT CAN RELIEVE THE STRESS OF A LONG WORK WEEK.  ONE PERFECTLY EXECUTED SHOT FORGETS PREVIOUS MISSES.  TEAM COMRADERIE EXTENDS TO OPPONENT COMRADERIE.  A LOSS IN CURLING IS A POST-GAME WIN.