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Atlanta Curling Club

Curling is believed to have originated in Scotland in the 1500s. More than 500 years later, a father and his son teamed up to finally bring the winter sport to Atlanta.

Curling gained a cult following during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Jeff Williams and his son Max were two of those fans, and set out to form a club. Using social media, they were able to find enough people to successfully form Atlanta’s first curling organization, the Atlanta Curling Club.

Many people consider curling “shuffleboard on ice.” Jeff Williams understands those comparisons but compares the sport to chess due to the amount of strategy in each match. The club meets 2-3 times a month to play against each other, and frequently holds “Learn to Curls,” where new players can learn how to play.

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