Founding of the sport Photograph of the Scottish curling team touring Canada, Winnipeg, 1903

There is solid evidence that curling was a sport in both Scotland and the Low Countries during the 16th century.

The oldest known curling stone, found in Scotland, bears the date 1511, and a 1560 work by the Flemish painter, Pieter Breughel, shows a busy Dutch curling scene, complete with brooms.

The game was played on frozen marshes in Scotland, using "channel stones" that had been worn smooth by the action of water, while the Dutch curled on the same frozen canals where ice skating flourished

Index | Where was the sport first played | The Basics and the Advancements | Founding of the sport | Sport of curling | Moves and Tricks | Curling Stones | How to Curl | History | Brushes | Works Cited | Reflection |
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