USA Curling is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of curling with its national office located in Stevens Point, Wis. Curling is a team game with four athletes played on ice, which originated on the frozen marshes in Scotland in the 16th century. Curling is a lifetime sport enjoyed by people of all ages and can be learned quickly to play at a recreational level. Curling is a rapidly growing sport in the United States and around the world. The sport has gained a significant following during the past two Olympic Winter Games, leading television ratings for all Winter Olympic sports.