People curling people

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

by Diana Nelson Jones/Feb 25

This Sunday, when you are going through winter Olympics withdraw, Obscure Games comes to the rescue in Polish Hill.

blogski, the Polish Hill Civic Association's blog site, ( announces that OG will hold a Human Curling event at the West Penn Recreation Center, 470 30th @ Paulowna Street.

You can register a team of four. OG wants $5 from participants to help pay for the gym. Find out more at

This game is played in a gymnasium, and teams take turns pushing players in swivel chairs across the floor, scoring points for accuracy and distance.

blogski passes along this information (and this photo from WIkipedia, which depicts players in Ontario in 1909) from OG:

Teams position players strategically in order to pull off complicated ricochets and other high-scoring plays, while simultaneously trying to tag-out members of the opposing team. And though the U.S. Olympic Curling Teams have not fared well, in this weekend's tournament, Obscure Games teams will bring honor back to the U.S. and to Pittsburgh by competing to be named "Human Curling Champions of the World."

The games on February 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is more information and a place to register a team on the Obscure Games site,

For more information about Obscure Games Pittsburgh's weekly game events, or the upcoming Steel City Games Fest, contact Adam Nelson at (412) 223 7142, or visit the Obscure Games Website.


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