Curlers on Ice

Curlers at Falmouth’s newly renovated club are rock stars. Take a collection of round, polished-granite stones outfitted with blue and red handles; add brooms with synthetic brush pads and carbon fiber handles stir in women and men wearing special sliding and gripper shoes; mix vigorously over ice for about two hours.

By Bill Higgins | Photography by Michael & Suz Karchmer

There are the ingredients for curling and the recipe for the vibrant Cape Cod Curling Club in Falmouth. The club has so many fun characters and a charming culture. Curling is easy to learn but hard to master.

It’s sort of a combination of shooting pool and playing chess. You need to understand angles and be thinking ahead two and three shots. There is a finesse, not necessarily strength, to good curling. It’s a sport for everyone.

Curling involves two teams of four players take turns sliding 42-pounds stones toward a target consisting of four rings, known as the house. The rock’s path and speed can be changed by two teammates sweeping in front. Points are scored based on positioning in the house. Matches consist of ends, like innings in baseball.

Cape Cod Curling Club in Falmouth

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