Cool sport in the desert; Tempe Curling club offers classes

You've probably seen it during the winter Olympic Games, curling.

The sport where each team takes a turn hurling a 42-pound granite rock 150 feet down ice to try and get closest to the target.

A local curling team in the valley is hoping their newly constructed facility will encourage more people to come out and try the sport.

The sport of curling is one of the fastest growing sports here in the United States, and one curling club in Tempe is hoping to help those numbers along.

They are having a big weekend to expose this unique sport to anyone who has ever wanted to try.

The sport takes skill, strategy, but above all the ability to be steady on your feet on ice.

Darryl Horsman has been curling for 35 years.

"My family curled, and that is what we did. We went to the curling club every weekend and that is just what you did if you liked it or not," said Darryl Horsman.

He has now brought his love of this cool sport here to the desert in a warehouse in Tempe.

"Anybody can play it, a six year old can play it at the same level, it's an easy game to pick up," he said.

This is one of only three dedicated curling sports facilities in the United States. They offer classes, including a bunch this weekend where you can play alongside Olympic curlers.

They're hoping to introduce the sport to those who have been curious to try, the cost is only $10.

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