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Published March 30, 2014, 09:03 PM

New Crowd of Curlers prove you don't need to be able to walk to participate in the sport

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new crowd of curlers is proving you don't need to be able to walk, to become a star slider on the ice.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new crowd of curlers is proving you don't need to be able to walk, to become a star slider on the ice.

Fargo's Freedom Resource Center sponsored Wheelchair Curling today at the FM Curling Club.

This isn't your typical curling competition...

Caroline Congdon/Fargo: "We are doing wheelchair curling"

In fact, it's no competition at all...

David Shove/Fargo: "Not too bad for not having done this before I guess."

But rather a chance for those with disabilities to learn a new sport.

Congdon: "I think it's cool, i've actually never done this kind of thing before."

Shove: "I'll try anything once"

David Shove has been bound to his wheelchair for the last 12 years...

Shove: "It's something I can actually do sitting. "

While Caroline Congdon has been blind since birth...

Congdon: "For me, I don't know how it would've been differ had I been able to see.

Their stories for getting here are all different but everyone agrees they never thought they'd see the day they'd get the chance to curl.

Congdon: "I think just being able to do it. "

A chance to trying something in this cold weather... giving off a warm feeling of accomplishment..

Shove: "There's not a lot of stuff to do in Fargo for someone with a disability, other than like dancing."

Congdon: "We don't always get to experience a lot of things that a lot of other people take for granted."

Sometimes a strong hand and even stronger mind... Is all it takes for these sliders to shine.

Congdon: "It's been great."

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