curling: a game played with granite stones and brooms on ice, originating in medieval Scotland. but it's a classically Canadian game (the oldest sports club in North America is the Montreal curling club...those Scots, once global warming eliminated their annual ice in Scotland in the early 1800s, had to came over to Montreal to find a place to hurl granite rocks at each other).
above, a photo of a bunch of artists and musicians learning to curl at the Dawson arena...those mops we're holding are actually essential equipment to sweep the ice. what we lacked in finesse, we made up for in enthusiasm. amazingly, no noses or kneecaps were broken, even though the granite stones are REALLY heavy.