The Miracle on Ice is the name given to the American men’s ice hockey victory over the heavily favored Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The team drew heavily on Minnesotan talent, including twelve players and coach Herb Brooks. Coming amid American setbacks in the Cold War, their unlikely win inspired and united the country.
The sport of curling, according to Bemidji native and Olympian Cassie Potter mixes elements of golf, shuffleboard, chess, and bowling. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel finds out why Minnesotans and others decided to combine all those games on ice.