The skip makes its shots last, which makes it more difficult because there are several stones on the ice. The lead is first to shoot, making this the easiest shot because there are not many stones on the court. The lead also sweeps for all of the players. The second player also sweeps for the whole team. The vice only sweeps for the lead and second.
Each team receives eight stones with each member receiving two stones. The players deliver each stone by grabbing the handle and pushing it, adding a little spin to it. The stone "curls" toward the house, or target. According to www.circlecitycurling.com, “The team with stones closest to the center of the house scores points.”
While one player is delivering her stone, two other team members use brooms to sweep the ice in front of the stones to help them progress farther.
According to the WCF, or the World Curling Federation, "Curling is a game of skill and of tradition. "Each team consists of four members: the skip (captain), lead (first), second, and vice (third).