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When GoPro goes curling

Published: February 13, 2014, 10:07 pm, by Dena Rosenberry

You’ve probably seen video from GoPro cameras attached to BMX bikes, snowboards and parasails.

But GoPro footage from a curling stone?

Round and round and round it goes. In general, a curling stone rotates 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 times as it travels down a sheet of ice, roughly 124 feet from a player’s hand to the house.

Here’s what it looks like:

This first video was shot by my buddies at Eight End Curling (members of the Broadmoor Curling Club here in Colorado Springs) at the Ice Hall at the World Arena here in town.

Listen to soothing sounds and see the slo-mo GoPro video here. It’s great!

Curlers are fun people, I’ve gotta say.

If you want to learn to curl, come join us at the Colorado Sports Center in Monument, Colo., on Feb. 22 or March 1 (more dates to come). Register on the Broadmoor Curling Club’s website.

Or check out these other options for learning to curl in Colorado and around the country.

Comment with your questions about curling or send questions to dena.rosenberry@gazette.com.

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