Yesterday, ten curlers at the Coldwater Curling Club finished a very, very long game — and walked away as new world-record holders.
The game began on Friday at 10:05 a.m. It ended 80 hours, 21 minutes and 31 seconds later.
“It was an amazing experience and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Corrine Bertolo, one of the curlers, told Yahoo Canada News.
The previous world record for longest curling game was 73 hours, 6 minutes and 52 seconds.
The exhausting game, dubbed “Rocks Around the Clock,” also served as a fundraiser for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Radio for Radiation campaign, Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka, and for the Coldwater Curling Club. It will be a couple of weeks before the curlers know how much money they raised.
Bertolo explained how the long shifts on the ice were organized:
“We had two five-man teams, and you play with four players at a time. And every eight hours, you got a two-hour break and the next person would come on,” she said. “We would changeRead More »from Coldwater, Ont. curlers play 80-hour game, await confirmation of world record