Curling has gone through major changes, as the sport continues to grow in the United States.
Athletes are working harder on and off the ice to better prepare their bodies and minds for competition.
As year-round training continues, curlers are making lifestyle changes which include more time in the gym, on the ice, and with a sports psychologist for the mental side of the game.
Duluth native Chris Plys said these changes are also a way to change the narrative around the sport.
"Breaking that stigma of being a sport where it's just like beer and cigs on ice, it's definitely still something that's a process, but after this Olympics, and just the more exposure that the sport gets, people's opinions seem to be changing."
Tuesday night on the KBJR 6 News at Ten, we will take a look at the major changes U.S. athletes are making to better their craft, and how that is changing the sport completely.