Curling Stone

Description
Developed in Scotland and played in the northern United States, curling debuted as a medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympics. This curling stone belonged to 75-year-old curler Rudy Senich, of Duluth, Minn., who has been curling three nights a week for the past 35 years. According to Senich's curling club rulebook, "Curling is a game of skill and traditions . . . Curlers play to win, but never to humble their opponents. A true curler would prefer to lose, rather than to win unfairly!"
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1950
user
Senich, Rudy
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Duluth
Physical Description
stone (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 30.5 cm; x 8 1/16 in x 12 in
ID Number
2000.0121.01
accession number
2000.0121
catalog number
2000.0121.01
subject
Sports
Curling
Amateur
related event
Olympic Winter Games: Nagano, 1998
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History