Stirling Curling Group

Stirling Curling Group at

The Peak Scoreboard

 The group pursues the interests of all people curling at The Peak Ice Rink, Stirling, Scotland.

 

  •   To be a collective voice for all clubs and groups using The Peak Ice Rink
  •   To support the Development Officer to develop curling
  •   To manage The Peak Competitions and Leagues
  •   To liaise with Active Stirling on behalf of all curlers and to manage the relationship between Active Stirling and all curlers.


Membership is open to all clubs and groups  involved with the sport of curling at The Peak Ice Rink.

NCA Curling

The Peak Ice Rink has a main arena with six sheets available for general curling. In a separate annex is the Scottish Curling Nation Curling Academy with four sheets of ice. This facility is first and foremost a training facility and is fitted out with all the equipment necessary for British and Scottish teams to prepare for Olympic and World Championships. Clubs and individual curlers can be allocated any spare ice that is not being used by these elite players.

Ice can be booked through the Peak Booking Team. Please contact them on 01786 273555 (option 2, option 1) or via bookings email alternatively come in and see them at the Peak.

 More details on the Peak Website.

 

Scottish Championships 2020 Final Hammy McMillan

Stirling's Curling Development Office Hammy McMillan is the lead for Team Mouat who won the Scottish Curling Mens Championship at Perth over the week culminating in the final on the Saturday 15th February against Team Muirhead.

Unbeaten in the round robin, they met Team Muirhead in the play-off and were beaten by a single shot, a steal in the final end. They then had to play against Team Paterson in the semi-final to get into the final itself. They cruised through that game winning 8 v 2. So to the final itself, where Team Muirhead were waiting.

Muirhead had the hammer to start the game, but Team Mouat stole a one to get their scoring under way. Over the game , Team Mouat managed two scores of two and another steal to eventually win out 6 v 3. Hammy played his part, being very consistent over the night.

Congratualtions to Hammy and the rest of the team, Bobby Lammie, Grant Hardie and Bruce Mouat and good luck in the World's in Glasgow in April.

All the scoring for the Scottish Championships.

Some details of the presentation on Scottish Curling.

 The final itself can be seen on the BBC iPlayer in the Sport section.

Skip Bruce Mouat playing a shot with Bobbie Lammie and Hammie McMillan ready to sweep. Grant Hardie delivers a shot in the final with Hammie McMillan and Bobbie Lammie ready to sweep.

Scottish Curling held a roadshow of open meetings with members, around the country at the end of 2019. 

These meetings followed the successful roadshow that took place in summer 2018, that saw hundreds of people attend meetings to discuss the drafting of the new strategy for Scottish Curling.  

The Agenda featured:

  1. The Structure Review 2018-2020
  2. Scottish Curling Championships Review
  3. The World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow
  4. Questions and Answers from the floor
  • It was held on Wednesday 4th December – The Peak, Stirling.  6-8pm

Scottish Curling have posted two documents on their website about the roadshow, so if you missed the event, this gives something to read about what is happening.

This link is about the details of the structure review.

https://www.scottishcurling.org/about-us/structure/

This link is to the presentation developed from the roadshows.

https://www.scottishcurling.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EndofRoadshowSlides_ppt-2019.pdf

 

You will be aware the Men's World Curling Championships are coming to Glasgow in 2020, from 28th March to 5th April 2020.
 
Scottish Curling and Glasgow Life (who are organising the event on site for the City of Glasgow) are keen it receives maximum publicity and that it is a sell out. To that end they approached all Rinks to ask for a Rink Ambassador to promote the event within their rink, and to be a central point for questions in the Rink, and to push events to publicise the event. Derek Young has been nominated for this role at the Peak, Stirling.
 
The Emirates is an excellent venue, and this has the potential to be a world class event. Tickets for the event are now on sale for packages. Individual day passes will go on sale on 23rd October. Cost of a 9 day package is only £199.
 
If you have any questions on the event then please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and he will do his best to get an answer for you. 
 
You will hear updates on a regular basis on the event as we hit key dates, and you will see promotional information in the the Peak Ice Rink.
 
Stirling Curling Group will also hope to do a lot to promote the event - so more to follow on this web site. For example, we are looking at organising a day trip to the event with travel included. If you are interested in this then let Derek know at the above email address.