by Noah Frank, WTOP
LAUREL, Md. — Every four years, the world gathers to watch the Olympic Winter Games. And while sports such as figure skating and downhill skiing thrill audiences with displays of athleticism and risk-taking, one of the most popular sports is one played by groups of regular people pushing stones down sheets of ice. The sport is curling, one you can try for yourself right here in the D.C. area.
Every Saturday morning from October through mid-April, the small, unassuming building on the side of the National Capital Curling Center in Laurel hosts a Saturday Breakfast Extranvaganza. Those interested in learning about and trying the game can pay $20 for an hour’s instruction from Potomac Curling Club members, breakfast and a full, eight-end game, which lasts about two hours.