Wheelchair Curling

Wheelchair Curling is a game of great skill and strategy. The sport is open to male and female athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. This includes athletes with significant impairments in lower leg/gait function (eg, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, double leg amputation, etc), who require a wheelchair for daily mobility. Each team must be comprised of male and female players. It is governed by the Ontario Curling Council and played according to the rules of the World Curling Federation (WCF), with only one modification – no sweeping. Curling is a target sport based on a very simple idea. The players slide a stone down a sheet of ice and have it stop as near the centre of a set of rings, called the house, as possible. The opposing teams will do everything tactically to stop each other from achieving this goal. The game thus contains elements of great skill, strategy, finesse, exertion and endeavour.