Alpine Curling in and around Kitz
A fun and sociable winter sport for both young and old – one that requires concentration, skill and the use of clever tactics.
It’s not just the snow crunching under the feet of winter hikers that makes a pleasant sound – a stock that goes flying across the frozen ice of a lake also sounds wonderful when it smashes into another stock and knocks it out of place.
Alpine Curling isn’t quite as old as snowshoe hiking, but it does date way back to the 13th century in Scandinavia.
In Alpine Curling, two teams try to shoot their stocks as close as possible to a target (German: Daube) in the form of a small, moveable wooden cube placed on the ice.
In terms of moving their own and displacing the other team’s stocks, players have to be accurate, have strong levels of concentration and be able to judge distances.
However, they also need to employ the right tactics – and the best way to discuss and analyse such tactics is over a glass of mulled wine.
In other words, the most important thing to remember when you’re playing Alpine Curling is to have fun in the great outdoors with your family and friends!
The Mercedes Benz Sportpark in Kitzbühel is home to the Austrian Curling Centre, which is the only curling hall in Austria. The hall is used for training and matches for all generations, and it also hosts top-class tournaments and championships, including the Austrian State Curling Championships.
Find out more at www.kitzbuehel.com
All Alpine Curling venues
- Mercedes Benz Sportpark Kitzbühel
- Natureisstockbahn Alpenhotel am Schwarzsee Kitzbühel
- Natureisstockbahn Gieringer Weiher Reith
- Eisstockbahn Aurach
- Eisstockbahn Jochberg
- Eisstockbahn Reith