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World Curling Academy holds its official first online curling course

Due to the sophisticated situation of the pandemic, many fields of the world are trying to apply new resources, especially high technology with the viewing to continuing different essential activities.

It is definitely that curling is of no exception, the World Curling Academy has recently announced to celebrate its first online curling course. The registration is now available for people to register. The Ice Technician (Level 1) course is a virtual course being built not a long time ago, which teaches curling beginners the basic knowledge of handling ice curling.

The course has been strategically organized and built to help beginners gain a deeper understanding of curling equipment as well as the maintenance of this sport such as basics of refrigeration, air systems, dehumidification, water quality, pebbling and scraping techniques as well as some essential knowledge of curling stones.

This course is one of several parts required for curling newbies to become a certified World Curling Academy Level 1 Ice Technician. It is required for players to pass their in-person assessment being built by a World Curling Academy Educator. After finishing this assessment, they are qualified enough to complete the certification.

Scott Arnold, who is the World Curling Federation’s Head of Development, said: “This has been over a year in development and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to see the first of our certification courses published on the World Curling Academy,”.

He said that according to the World Curling Federation’s Curling Ice Explained manual, anyone who is interested in playing ice curling should kick off their journeys by taking part in the Ice Technician Level 1 online course.

“Over the coming months, both Umpire Level 1 and Technical Coach Level 1 will be held online on the Academy site, which are available to anyone having internet access and the ability to learn about those disciplines. Being opened widely to the whole global has been such a development challenge for the Federation and the Academy allows us to overcome it.”

Scott said: “I would be remiss if I did not thank our education partner, World Academy of Sport, the members of our Curriculum Advisory Groups, and my fellow staff for all of their hard work in launching the Academy.”

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TAKE A CRASH COURSE ABOUT A BRAND NEW SPORTS IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS – CURLING

Before the 2018 Winter Olympics, there might only be skiing or figure-skating which caught all spectators and Olympics fans attention. However, after the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place on Feb 8th, it was curling that started to make a huge impression on fans. Many people paid accomplishment to this brand new sports which totally enchanted and took their hearts away. However, to be honest, just a few curling fans actually know the rules as well as the origin of this sport. Below are some of the certain rules which curling fans should better get a clue to have a more thorough insight into their favorite sports.

What is Curling?

Curling is a sport that requires the whole team of about 4 players involved. It is played on an ice field in the shape of a rectangular with the participation of 2 teams, each team has 4 players. Curling is played with two types of brooms, either a brush “push-broom” in another name or a corn/straw/Canadian broom. These brooms are used to push large, dense granite rocks that weigh 44 pounds per broom. They are called curling rocks or curling stones. They are made of rare granite which is extracted from the Scottish island of Ailsa Craig. Curling gets another name as “the roaring game” because the stones while moving across the ice create such a loud rumbling sound. Players often play curling on a 42.07-meter-long and 4.28-meter-wide rink with a target or house (one is blue and the other is red with the circle shape on the ice). The surface of the ring is made from artificially created ice being sprinkled with water droplets meant to freeze into small drops on the surface. This is called “pebbled ice”. Pebbled ice is used to aid in the stone’s grip with the viewing to make curling more consistent.

Curlers’ mission is to draw their stones as close to the center of these circles as possible. The more scores they can make, the closer they will be to the victory. Curlers need to use sweeping brooms to upgrade the speed of each stone. Some special curling shoes are utilized by players to grip the ice well.