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A curling team is sometimes called a rink and consists of four players. The skip is the team captain. He/she sets the overall strategy, calls for specific shots, interprets the ice conditions and throws his/her team's last two rocks in each end. A skip should be adept at all types of shots as well as making lemonade from his/her teammates' lemons. The vice-skip, or third, holds the broom while the skip delivers his/her stones, assists the skip in reading the ice conditions and throws rocks number five and six. The second throws stones number three and four and should be a powerful sweeper. The lead throws his/her team's first two rocks in each end, setting the tone for how the end will play out.