AUSTIN MAY BE ONE OF THE LEAST LIKELY PLACES TO TAKE ON A WINTER SPORT.BUT DID YOU KNOW — WE’VE GOT A CURLING CLUB? WHEN OLYMPIANS HIT THE ICE IN FEBRUARY — YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO DO IT, TOO.WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WHEN CERTAIN OLYMPIANS TAKE THE ICE IN FEBRUARY… AUSTINITES KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON.THERE’S A LOT OF MANEUVERING. SORT OF LIKE CHESS ON ICEYOU MAY NOT KNOW YOU CAN CATCH THIS POPULAR SPORT — IN TOWN AT CHAPARRAL ICE.BELIEVE IT OR NOT — THERE ARE COMPETITIVE CURLERS WHO TRAIN HERE.GUY DAVIS GIVES ALL THE CREDIT TO HIS MOM.GUY DAVIS/COMPETITIVE CURLERI HAD NEVER CURLED BEFORE SHE PICKED IT UP RANDOMLY ONE NIGHT, HURT HER ANKLE ASKED IF I COULD SUB I HOOKED EVER THE GOAL IS FOR PLAYERS TO WORK AS A TEAM — SLIDING THESE 42-POUND GRANITE STONES — TOWARD A TARGET AREA. VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN SWEEP LIKE THATSWEEPERS USE BROOMS TO INFLUENCE THE PATH.SO HERE COMES THE ROCK, HE DOESN’T WANT THEM TO SWEEP BECAUSE IT’S GOING IN A GOOD SPEED. MAY HIT THE RED ROCK IN FRONT AND PUSH IT IN OK NOW LET IT DIE LET IT DIE LET IT DIE LET IT DIE, OH WOW THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT!YOU CAN HEAR THE PASSION IN PAT POPOVICH’S VOICE.FOR HER, THE ATTRACTION STARTED 12-YEARS AGO — WHILE WATCHING THE OLYMPICS.PAT POPOVICH/LONESTAR CURLING CLUB THAT’S WHAT GETS EVERYONE OUT HERE AND THEY REALIZE HOW MUCH FUN IT IS I MEAN YOU ARE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS AND YOU ARE PLAYING A GAME ON ICEBUT KNOWING HOW TO SKATE IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.TENNIS SHOES WORK JUST FINE.JUST A FUN, FUN SPORT AND IT’S WEIRD.THAT’S ALL AUSTIN NEEDS TO KNOW – TO GET ON BOARD. ERIN:THE LONE STAR CURLING CLUB HAS ABOUT 60 MEMBERS CURRENTLY.THEY’RE ALSO HELPING U-T START A CURLING CURL.IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE SPORT — JUST LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE

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