Every winter there are many sports that are played in cold weather. Some of these sports include skiing, skating, hockey, and curling. Many people enjoy watching all four of these sports when the weather is cold outside. Here are some reasons why each sport is interesting to watch when it snows.
First, let’s talk about the sport of skiing. Skiing is when one person or a group of people ride down a mountain slope on skis with fixed-heel bindings. Skiers are able to control their speed by applying various kinds of pressure against the ski poles. The types of skiing are Alpine, Nordic, Telemark, freestyle (known as ‘The Sweet Spot’), and Snowboarding.
Every type of skiing is interesting to watch, but the most popular kind to watch is Alpine. Alpine skiing includes races where one person or a group goes down a hill at high speeds and makes turns. This sport can be dangerous if the skier falls and hits their head on something such as a tree trunk or cliff.
The second sport to discuss is skating. When it snows, the sport of skating becomes very interesting because the ice becomes smooth and slippery. Skating used to be a winter activity that people would do on their own or with a group of people. Now there are rinks that have been built for this purpose.
In a rink, there is usually a hard floor with an area surrounded by fencing which can be used to store skates. Skating today is mainly done in the winter at one of these rinks or on frozen bodies of water such as ponds or rivers. Skating also takes skill because it can be dangerous if people slip and fall since they are moving around on the ice.
The third sport to discuss is hockey. This is a popular sport played during the winter in cold weather so it can be fun to watch when it snows. Ice hockey is similar to field or roller hockey, but it’s played on ice and uses skates instead of shoes. The types of equipment that people wear while playing this sport include skates, a stick, a puck, and a helmet.
In this sport, two teams try to score goals against each other by using sticks to push the puck into the opposing team’s net. If someone hits another player with their stick too hard it is called a penalty and they usually get sent off to another part of the rink. Hockey is a fast-moving sport that can be dangerous because players are moving around on the ice and hitting a hard puck with a stick.
Finally, there is curling. Curling is a winter sport where people slide stones across the ice toward a target area called the house. In competitive curling, two teams of four people play against each other by using brooms to help guide their stones. The equipment for this sport includes a round target called the house, two concentric rings on the ice that mark where players can throw from, and a device that picks up the stone that has been thrown across the ice.
The goal of curling is to get your team’s stones closer to the tee than the other team’s stones. Curling is an interesting winter sport because there are many different types of shots to make and it can be fun to watch people sweep in front of their stone to help guide it toward the target.
Now that you know about skiing, skating, hockey, and curling, if it snows outside you should try to go outside and watch these sports in person.