Although its name sort of looks like broken English, ice stock sport is a truly popular activity in the Alps, where it is known as Eisstockschieben. If youve ever played bocce ball or understand curling, ice stock sport will make immediate sense to you. (Or you should. Truth be told Ive watched tons of curling and still have no idea whats going on.) Players basically slide ice stocks, metal contraptions that resemble Roombas wearing funny hats, as close as they can to a target. You also get play for distance.