“Bounce Back” to Curling Week
Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August 2021
We all look forward to the start of the 2021-22 curling season at the end of August. It has been some 14 months since most of us last delivered a stone and conscious of the fact that curlers will need some practice to re-gain their curling feet and to get used to the ice, Stirling Curling Group in partnership with Active Stirling, Scottish Curling, Stirling Ladies Section, Stirling Wheelchair CC and the Curling Coaches have organised a pre-season “Bounce Back” to Curling week, running from Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August 2021, with a range of refresher events and fun bonspiels.
In order to support this initiative and to encourage as many curlers to return to curling and for them to have sufficient practice time to best prepare themselves for season start in the following week, Active Stirling are offering the ice free of charge. This amazing offer has been supported by the Curling Coaches who have offered their time also free of charge. The Doune Rosebowl, the annual SCG Opening Bonspiel, will as usual have an
The various events scheduled for the week consist of practice sessions with coaching support, Informal practice/games, a friendly/informal Doubles Competition and various Fun Bonspiels including a Funspiel and a Rule Change Bonspiel and a North of Forth vs South of Forth Bonspiel. A fuller description of each event is given below. In recognising that some Clubs may be more cautious, the organisers have agreed to reach out to individual curlers for entry to the events which will be via an on-line Entry Form, the web-link for which will be sent out shortly. The event is inclusive and open to all curlers whose Clubs curl at the Peak.
The vast majority of Scotland is now in level 2 with the weekly rates for positive tests below 50 per 100,000 of population and this, along with the successful vaccine rollout give some degree of comfort that restrictions should be somewhat eased by mid August and curling will resume towards the end of August. It is anticipated that entry to the Ice Hall will be through the main entrance and all 6 sheets will be available for use. Updated guidance, is awaited, from SportScotland and Scottish Curling on the finer details but current thinking is that games will be undertaken as normal but with 1 sweeper only and with some social distancing still in place.
Club Competition Doune Rosebowl Wednesday 25th August 3:00pm and 6:00pm
Due to Stirling District moving to LEVEL 4 lockdown restrictions, there will now be no curling either in the NCA or the main arena. All arrangements for temporary leagues are now on hold. We can only plan for a restart when the national lockdown is removed and Stirling is placed in LEVEL 2. As we have arranged leagues and received teams to play in these leagues, this can be rolled out as soon as go ahead is given.
As you will be aware SCG held its AGM via Zoom yesterday, 16th September, The session was recorded and the following link will take you to the recorded session: