Cape Cod Curling Club cheers on Olympic athletes
Members of the Cape Cod Curling Club are excited as the Winter Olympic Games kick off on NBC 10. Curling will take up 18 full days at the Olympics, which is more than any other game in Pyeonchang, South Korea.
Club president Catherine Offinger hopes everyone will get familiar to the sport and tune in.
"It's pretty quick to learn, though the first few times you're on the ice you might not think so," Offinger sid.
The game consists of four players, with a goal of landing a 43 pound granite stone in the bull's eye or "house." Sweepers manipulate the stone by increasing temperature of the ice while creating scratches on the surface.
Anna Cenzalli is a decorated curler at just 16 years old.
"This year after February vacation it will be my fourth Nationals," Cenzalli said.
She hopes to make it to the Olympics one day. Until then, she will continue sharpening her skills on Cape Cod and in competitions around the world.
“It’s a tricky sport,” she said. “It takes a lot of practice. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a lot of brain work.”
Two Cape Cod Curling Club members are on Team USA in the Paralympics, Meghan Lino and Steven Emt. The Paralympics begin March 8th on NBC 10.