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Believe It Or Not, Houston Has A Curling Club

Despite not having much of a winter, Houston does have a strong contingent of curling enthusiasts. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen takes us to meet some of them and tries his hand at the sport.

Sweepers at one of the Houston Curling Club's "Intro to Curling" sessions.
Sweepers at one of the Houston Curling Club’s “Intro to Curling” sessions.

Houston Matters host Craig Cohen has a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every Winter Olympics, he finds himself transfixed by the event, which seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean.

And he’s not alone. The Curling Club of Houston offered a "learn to curl" session at the Space City Ice Station in Friendswood. Some 500 people showed up. So Craig went to get the lowdown on rocks, sweepers, and other intricacies of this unusual winter sport.

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