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Crokicurl is a Canadian winter sport invented by Liz Wreford and Leanne Muir of Public City Architecture and first played in Winnipeg, Canada.[1][2][3][4]

The game is a large scale hybrid of curling and the board game Crokinole.[5][6][7][8] Crokinole is a game in which the players take turn to flick small discs on a circular board, to score highest depending on where the disc lands on the board where the regions are marked with score.[9] In the crokicurl version of the game, rocks are used instead of discs which are roughly the size of a curling stone. The stones are made from a lighter material. The game is played by teams consisting of two players, trying to score points by throwing the stones into the center of the ice where the circles are marked. The highest circle is marked with twenty points.[9]

Crokicurl has spread from Winnipeg to Saskatoon, Calgary, Regina, Guelph, Penetanguishene, and Fort St. John, with more crokicurl rinks popping up in Gull Lake, SK, Melfort, Sylvan Lake, AB, Prince Albert, SK, Estevan, and Orillia.[10][11]


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