The difference between Curling and Ice Hockey

Curling is a sport in which the player passes a stone from one end of an iceberg into the target area located at the other. Ice hockey is a team sport of six players on each side, winning by scoring the most goals in the opponent’s net.

Curling is played between two teams, each team has four players. The goal of the game is to collect most of the points by sliding granite, also known as rock, along an iceberg and going straight to the marked target at the end of the plate. The marks are circular and are made up of four overlapping rings. Each team is allocated eight stones, this creates two opportunities for each player. Points are awarded on the basis of the proximity of the stone to the goal. The closer the stone is to the target, the higher the score. This process continues until both teams have exhausted their eight allocated stones. This exhaustion is called end, in terms of curling, and a curling game consists of eight to ten ends in general.


While one player slides the stones, the other three assume the names of a curler and two sweepers. The job of the manager is to help the stone approach as close as possible to the desired goal. This, the manager does by creating twists and turns into the path of the rock, to reduce its speed. Similarly, the sweepers are responsible for changing the ice state in front of the rock, which has yet to pass. Curling is a game in which all players must work together to strategize and plan accordingly, to get the best possible results. Curling derives its nickname as Chess on Ice, precisely due to its relevance. Curling is also known as Roaming Video Games in many parts of the world.


Ice hockey is a sport played between two teams of six players each. Ice hockey is played by sliding up and down the ice rink in pursuit of a rubber ball, when obtained, which must be put into the opposing team’s net with a stick, to score a goal. The purpose of this game is to score more goals than the other teams, to win. The game lasts for sixty minutes, divided into three twenty minute periods. Each time, the match starts from the center circle, where the referee drops the ball. The referee is the person who runs the match. The referee’s duty is to ensure that the game is played according to the rules and the spirit. In addition, the umpire has the authority to sanction a player, an illegal offender in the game, according to the rules book.


Because ice hockey is played on ice, the game is actually very fast and intense, and also inevitable physical contact. In fact, ice hockey is also named the fastest game on earth. This sport is very popular on the North American continent, in which Canada and the United States are sharp exponents. Meanwhile in Europe, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden are known as big names, when it comes to ice hockey. In fact, since the 1920 Olympics, these European and North American teams have won a staggering sixty Olympic medals among them. Moreover, all twelve Olympic medals in the women’s category so far have belonged to none other than these seven countries.