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Curling in Los Angeles

Curling has arrived to the hot and sunny Southern California. Hollywood Curling Club was formed in November 2007 by a group of Swedish expatriates.

Curling is a team ice sport somewhat similar to bocce. The players slide 40 pounds heavy granite rocks aiming for a circular target. Teammates sweep the ice in front of the sliding rock in order to direct the movement of the rock. The sweepers' brooms create friction which melts small bumps in the ice surface. Fewer bumps in the ice allow the rock to slide further. The team that places most rocks in the house scores extra points.

This sport of skill and strategy is not entirely new to Southern California but this is the first time curlers have a home in Hollywood. Panorama City ice skating rink is the new home of Hollywood Curling Club.



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