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Traditional Geocache

Let's Go Curling!

Hidden : 1/20/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A sport gaining popularity especially since the Olympics is Curling. The Wausau area has just built a new state of the art facility near the site of this cache.  This cache was placed the day Cutie Pi competed in the Highlander Bonspiel. She was Skip and her Team was the 4th Event Champion. You will be looking for a Matchstick container.


Wausau's new facility cost an estimated 3 million dollars. It has 8 sheets of ice and is considered to be one of the best in the United States. Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called "rocks", across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends. The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork goes into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of "Chess On Ice."

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FTF: Birddog58
STF: Les Explorateurs USA
TTF: lightningo2

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Last Updated: on 7/31/2014 1:53:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:53 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum