Crokicurl — the new ice game that combines elements of the board game crokinole and curling — has made its debut in Winnipeg.
What are believed to be the world’s first crokicurl games were played at The Forks on Friday, with more people joining in the new activity Saturday.
“It was a lot of fun,” said Cameron Langedock, who brought his wife and son out to play the game. “It’s creative and it obviously brings people together.”
Crokicurl is similar to a life-sized version of the board game crokinole — in which players take turns flicking small discs across a circular board, trying to land the discs in the higher-scoring parts of the board.
Crokicurl, which uses rocks about the size of curling rocks but made from lighter materials, is played with two teams made up of one or two players, who try to score points by throwing the rock into the centre of the ice, where the highest-scoring circle is.