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||grades 4 to 5
||Flesch-Kincaid grade level:
||slip-on, traction, unfamiliar, vice, sport, participate, equipment, rotate, opposite, arena, perfectly, level, pounds, onto, order, mates
||United States, New Zealand
By Jane Runyon
1 Curling is a sport that most Americans are unfamiliar with. You will find that it is a very popular sport in Canada, our neighbor. It is a very old sport. Many people in Scotland curled in the 1500s. Paintings exist of early Dutch peasants curling.
2 A curling competition was held in the 1924 Olympics. It didn't become an official Olympic event until 1998. Curling is called a people's sport. Men, women, children, young, old, and even physically impaired people can participate in the sport.
3 A curling arena is a sheet of ice that is perfectly level. The official arena is 146 feet long and 14 feet 2 inches wide. Fine droplets of water are sprayed onto the ice to create pebbles. These pebbles create friction for the game stone.
4 The stone, or rock, can weigh no more than 44 pounds. It has a handle on top. The bottom caves in so that just the very outside edge of the stone touches the ice. A team member will turn the handle either to the right or left to send it on its way down the ice.
5 Special shoes are required in order to play this sport. One of the shoes is called a glider. There is a thin surface of Teflon on the bottom of this shoe to allow the player to slide effortlessly. A slip-on gripper can be placed on this shoe when the player doesn't wish to slide. Another shoe has a rough surface on the sole. It is made to give the player better traction on the ice.
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