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What is Curling?

Originating from Scotland in 1511, Curling is a winter sport played on ice by over 1,500,000 people in 40 countries all over the world. Players take turns sliding 42lbs granite rocks towards a bullseye-looking target (the "House"). By adding a rotation on release, the rock will curve or "curl" as it slides down the ice. The goal is to get more of your teams stones closer to the center (the "Button") than your opponents.

The Gameplay

A match is played with two teams of four players. Each player throws two rocks (in order), however teams alternate throwing after every shot.

The Ice

Unique because of tiny droplets of water frozen on the surface called pebble. They cause the rock to curl and allow it to slide more easily by reducing the friction.

The Equipment

One great part of the sport is how little equipment you need of your own to get started. A pair of shoes and a broom and you are ready to go!


  • September 2011

    Kosovo Curling Federation is Established

    The KCF becomes the 50th member of the World Curling Federation.

  • December 2016

    Curling Kosovo is founded

    Peter Andersen begins working as an Advisor to KCF. Curling Kosovo is founded to manage development & promotion of curling in Kosovo.

  • May 2017

    Curling introduced at Kosovo Environment & Sport Day

    With financial support from the World Curling Federation Development Program & cooperation from Rock Solid Productions, curling makes its debut in Pristina in the form of Street Curling.

  • June 2017

    Street Curling Tour/Rental

    To make appearances at events throughout the summer. Also available for rental by bars, restaurants, festivals and individuals.

  • August 2017

    Kosovo becomes the 171st member of the International Univeristy Sports Federation.

    Recognition from FISU allows Kosovo university athletes to compete in more than 60 sports (including curling) at World Championships and Summer/Winter Universiades.

  • September 2017

    Rocks & Rings Program introduced at schools

    Unique indoor floor curling equipment used to provide a curling experience without requiring ice will be brought to schools around Kosovo to introduce students to the sport of curling.

  • December 2017

    Introduction to curling on real ice..

    A trip to a nearby country to play at a curling club for those interested. Creation of an outdoor rink during the winter months.

  • February 2018

    Hold tryouts/make selections for Team Kosovo

    Select players for mixed doubles team and send players to training sessions.

  • April 2018

    Gain eligibility to compete at the World Championships.

    Compete at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.

  • 2018-2021

    Gain Olympic Eligibility

    Rank in top 7 countries in the world to secure place at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

  • Beijing

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