Curling

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At the Château-d'Œx skating rink, you can try your hand at a fun winter sport: curling

Curling is a precision sport played on ice with polished granite stones. The aim of the game is to place the stones as close as possible to the centre of a circular target drawn on the ice and called a "house". The curling season in the Pays-d'Enhaut starts in mid-October and lasts until early March, depending on the weather. During this period, you can learn this sport and improve your accuracy. This training is open to everyone and promises unforgettable moments. A bit of history: It is generally agreed that the origin of curling goes back to the 16th century. The oldest illustration of the sport dates back to 1565 and echoes two paintings by the Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Curling originated in Flanders, but it was in Scotland that it developed into a full-fledged sport. The first rules of the sport date back to 1834 and the first club dates back to 1795 and was located in Edinburgh. As early as 1750, the sport was exported to North America and was introduced to Switzerland in the 19th century by Scottish tourists who came to enjoy our beautiful country. As in Scotland, curling was first played in Switzerland on frozen lakes. With the construction of ice rinks and curling halls, the sport spread and can now be played throughout the country. It became an Olympic sport in 1924 and the headquarters of the World Curling Federation is in Scotland, a return to its roots. Today, there are about 2 million curlers worldwide who are actively involved in the sport, including about 8,500 in Switzerland. The men's and women's teams representing Switzerland have finished in the top positions at the European, World and Olympic Championships.

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At the Château-d'Œx skating rink, you can try your hand at a fun winter sport: curling

Curling is a precision sport played on ice with polished granite stones. The aim of the game is to place the stones as close as possible to the centre of a circular target drawn on the ice and called a "house". The curling season in the Pays-d'Enhaut starts in mid-October and lasts until early March, depending on the weather. During this period, you can learn this sport and improve your accuracy. This training is open to everyone and promises unforgettable moments. A bit of history: It is generally agreed that the origin of curling goes back to the 16th century. The oldest illustration of the sport dates back to 1565 and echoes two paintings by the Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Curling originated in Flanders, but it was in Scotland that it developed into a full-fledged sport. The first rules of the sport date back to 1834 and the first club dates back to 1795 and was located in Edinburgh. As early as 1750, the sport was exported to North America and was introduced to Switzerland in the 19th century by Scottish tourists who came to enjoy our beautiful country. As in Scotland, curling was first played in Switzerland on frozen lakes. With the construction of ice rinks and curling halls, the sport spread and can now be played throughout the country. It became an Olympic sport in 1924 and the headquarters of the World Curling Federation is in Scotland, a return to its roots. Today, there are about 2 million curlers worldwide who are actively involved in the sport, including about 8,500 in Switzerland. The men's and women's teams representing Switzerland have finished in the top positions at the European, World and Olympic Championships.

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