ice preparation

Pampered Ice

No you would not! You might “think” you’d like to play on “championship ice” but as a recreational curler, even though you could strike it from your “bucket list”, I can just about guarantee that your performance will be less than satisfying. Championship ice (aka “pampered ice”) may be cold & damp just like the ice in your curling facility but that’s where the two surfaces part company. The two buildings are vastly different (does your curling facility seat 15000 spectators?),

The Case of the Reversing Ice

Golf and curling stand alone in the importance of the understanding of the playing surface and its relationship to performance. Golfers, serious golfers had better understand the basics of turf management if they are to perform satisfactorily. Curlers, serious curlers also need to understand that their playing surface, as it’s prepared and maintained also plays a significant role in the performance of the team. Ice is alive! It’s not an inanimate object! It changes due to a dizzying array of