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Hottest sport on ice? Curling

Admit it - you've been drawn in for a few minutes or maybe a few hours by the mesmerizing sport shown nearly 24-7 on NBC's cable networks.

Yes, the one with the circles and heavy rocks and awkward delivery. You've spent some time trying to figure out the rules or thinking that doesn't look so hard. You've wondered why the Canadian fans are going so crazy and the American teams keep losing.

Curling is hot.

"The coolest sport on ice," said the one man in Boise who would know the best.

Dave Rittenhouse, the president of the Boise Curling Club, is dealing with an Olympic crush of curious onlookers, attracted by a sport they know little or nothing about.

The club is sponsoring a "Learn to Curl" session March 6. It filled up 48 spots in less than 48 hours. There are more than 35 people on the waiting list, Rittenhouse said.

Read the complete story at idahostatesman.com

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