Korea to Build First Curling Rink

Uijeongbu City in Gyeonggi Province is looking to build the nation's first official curling rink.

The provincial and municipal governments hope to establish the rink in hope of helping the Olympic team prepare for the Pyeongchang Winter Games in 2018, while also boosting the sport's growth here.

At present there are two rinks currently being used by Korean curlers, but neither is of regulation size. With the recent success of the Korean women's curling team, the sport is gaining more attention and support.

Arirang News / Mar. 12, 2014 10:25 KST