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.

 

Stirling Pairs for The Muirhead Trophy – 2nd December 2018

 

Congratulations to A Penker & G Addison on winning the Stirling Pairs & the Muirhead Trophy.  They now have the opportunity to represent Stirling at the Scottish Curling National Pairs Finals.

 

Results

 

Pool A

 

Points

Ends Won

Shots +/-

A Penker & G Addison

4

8

3

B Ferguson & A Hemming

3

6

2

F Sutherland &  IFerguson

3

5

-4

J Dunn & K Murray

2

5

-1

 

 

Pool B

 

Points

Ends Won

Shots +/-

M Gellatly & A Lee

6

9

8

J Davie & M McCulloch

4

8

11

N Ainslie & M Wood

2

4

-4

P Mosley & R Hotchkiss

0

2

-15

 

 

Final

A Penker & G Addison beat M Gellatly & A Lee 6-5 (3 ends all)

 

 

 

Thanks to all who took part.  Good day had by all.

National Academy (NCA) Guidelines

Welcome to the National Curling Academy at Stirling Sports Village.

 

So that we can ensure the best possible performance curling facilities, we would appreciate it if you could observe the following guidelines:

 

  1. Please use changing rooms at end of corridor before entering
  2. No outdoor footwear to be worn in
  3. No food to be taken into
  4. Drinks are permitted in sealed bottles/mugs.
  5. Curling stones to be returned to home end at end of session (nearest entrance).
  6. Please keep hands and knees off ice to preserve the quality of the playing
  7. Please protect hacks from contact with stones.

     

     

     

    Many thanks for your co-operation.

 

 

Customer

 

Many thanks for your co-operation.

‘Oldest’ Curling Province in the world celebrates 150 years.

 

The 150th anniversary of what is believed to be the oldest curling Province in the World, Scottish Central Province, was celebrated by a Bonspiel at the Peak Ice Rink on 1 October, followed by a dinner at the Stirling Court Hotel (formerly the Management Centre) at Stirling University on 17 October.

 

The Province was affiliated to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 1864 and there are currently 7 clubs - Airthrey Castle; Blair Drummond; Bridge of Allan; Callander & Trossachs; Doune; Dunblane and Keir – which have all been instituted for over 100 years. Doune (1732) is the oldest and Keir (1895) the youngest. Doune and Bridge of Allan were founder clubs in the Province; the others being Ardoch, Ardoch Junior, Auchterarder, Blackford, Dunblane Thistle and Sheriffmuir who no longer exist.

All the current clubs had teams playing in the Anniversary Bonspiel against clubs representing West Lothian Province, Stirlingshire Province, Forth and Endrick Province and Dunbartonshire Province as well as Stirling Young Curlers and Stirling Virtual Club. A total of 24 teams took part.

 

A Civic Reception was held during the interval where Stirling Provost, Mike Robbins, came along to welcome the guests. Each participant was given a commemorative SCP 150th Anniversary Badge.

 

The winning Province team (Keir 2) and the winning invited team (Stirling Virtual) were presented with their prizes at the Dinner attended by over 70 curlers and guests.

RCCC President David Henderson proposed the toast to the Province, noting the centuries old tradition of curling in Scotland and congratulating the Province on its achievements. In reply, David McFarlane, President of the Province, gave a brief outline of the Province’s history and said there were many magnificent trophies associated with the Province which are still contested today. He welcomed the attendance of all Province clubs and clubs with whom the Province has had long standing associations and hoped these would continue.

Guest speaker, Jane Brown, rounded off a memorable evening with hilarious tales from her involvement with speaking to Burn’s clubs across the world. Jane is immediate Past President of The Robert Burns World Federation and has visited Canada, Australia and Russia among other places, clocking up over 80,000 miles in the process. She also manages the Globe Inn in Dumfries which Burns frequented.

The evening concluded with a raffle and presentation of bouquets to Jane Brown and the ladies who had helped with the organising of the event and to the office bearers, David McFarlane (President), Bill Strang (Secretary) and Graham Russell (Treasurer) who each received a personalised glass trophy for their part in making the anniversary such a success.

 Central 150th

Bonspiel teams with Stirling provost Mike Robbins