Curling is growing to be one of the most watched sports at the Winter Olympics. Although it may be a little while before Team USA wins a medal, Pittsburgh has a growing curling culture.
The Pittsburgh Curling Club, an official member of the U.S. Curling Association, has been offering beginner classes throughout the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Club member Martha Riecks explained the players' roles and how the act of sweeping helps to move those heavy granite stones across the ice.
"That will help cause the ice to melt, ever so slightly, and get your rock a better, faster, straighter glide," she said.
Essential Pittsburgh host Paul Guggenheimer went to the recent learn-to-curl event. Check out the video below to see if Paul can take it to the house: