Curling has been a past time in Blue Earth County for almost as long as it has been a county. A traditional game played by those from Scotland brought to the county by many who have Scottish ancestry. The game is played by teams sliding heavy granite stones across the ice. Brooms are used to help glide the stone down the ice and into the scoring area where there are three rings with different score values. Each team gets eight stones to and whichever team scores the highest is the winner.