Now that we have learned about delivering and releasing stones, split times, and effective shooting techniques, it's time to study the different types of curling shots in a game. These shot types are all useful for different scenarios and have a unique purpose. Let's learn the function of the shot, its split times, and the stone's desired location. There are lots of curling shots that you should know. Here is a list of the five basic and most common types of curling shots:
A draw in curling is a shot that stops in the house and does not make contact or interact with any stones as it travels down the ice. It is better for a draw to stop in the top half of the house rather than the back half of the house.
A freeze in curling is a shot that stops immediately in front of an opponent's stone so that it can limit the opponent's scoring area. Freezes can be thrown to the nose of the stone or one of the corners of the stone.