The sport of curling goes back to the prehistoric times. Artifacts of stones have been found that suggest people may have slid them across a frozen body of water toward a stone.
Most people believe the Scottish developed curling. By the early 1600's, it had become a Scottish pastime. Originally the Scottish played curling outdoors on frozen bodies of water until the climate warmed. A stone found in
In the 1900"s, clubs were formed with the first one being the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. Later, people began to play this sport on indoor refrigerated pieces of ice. Today the sport of curling has spread around the world.
Curling became a demonstration sport in the Winter Olympics in 1924. After the 1998 Winter Olympics, men’s and women’s curling became an official Olympic event.