In the autumn of 2003 I started to work for the Jeti ice arena. At that time it was possible in Jeti to skate and play hockey and my first thought was: why don't we play curling here. Although Estonian Curling Association (ECA, www.curling.ee) was founded in 2002, we had two sets of stones bought from Finland and we had our self-made brushes.
I can't say that we really knew about the game of curling. I personally wanted to know more. That's why I organized early 2004 trips to Latvia (Jelgava) and Finland (Oulunkylä) where I saw that “weird” game first time live. I remember latvians even gave us metallic hacks for free - probably to destroy our stones. :)