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Craig Visits the Curling Club of Houston

I have a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every winter Olympics, I find myself transfixed by the event that seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean. And I’m not alone – during the last Olympics, the Curling Club of Houston offered a “learn to curl” session at the […]

I have a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every winter Olympics, I find myself transfixed by the event that seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean.

And I'm not alone – during the last Olympics, the Curling Club of Houston offered a "learn to curl" session at the Space City Ice Station in Friendswood. Some 500 people showed up.

In the final installment in our series exploring unlikely winter sports in Houston, I dropped by the Space City Ice Station to get the lowdown on rocks, sweepers, and other intricacies of the sport.

More: United States Curling Association (USCA)

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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