Curling club near me UK: where to try Winter Olympics sport - ice rinks in England, Scotland, Wales, N Ireland

Scotland has a long standing association with the Winter Olympics sport and boasts clubs Edinburgh Curling Club and Gogar Park Curling Club, among 21 ice rinks that facilitate curling

The 2022 Winter Olympics is well underway in Beijing after opening ceremony on 4 February.

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo were a huge success and this month’s winter version offers a whole host of different sports to enjoy - many that most sports fans won’t have been able to try out themselves.

Two events kicked off the opening few days in China, with Luge and Curling both taking place.

If you enjoy watching the curling and could see yourself having fun with it, there are a number of places across the UK where you can join a curling club.

Where can I try curling in UK?

England

If you live in the North of England then your closest curling club is likely to be at the Flower Bowl, north of Preston, where you can book a session 7 days a week between 10am and 10pm or join Preston Curling Club.

You can also play at the Cambridge Ice Arena in Newmarket Road, Cambridge, on a Thursday evening.

There is also Fenton’s Rink in Kent which is currently closed, however there are opportunities to play there during February and March when the South of England Curling Club are hiring the facility and run sessions for newcomers.

Scotland

There are 21 ice rinks in Scotland which facilitate curling.

Here are a list of the ice rinks:

Stranraer Ice Rink - North West Castle Hotel

Dumfries Ice Bowl - King Street

Lockerbie Ice Rink - 14 Glasgow Road

Ayr Ice Rink - 9 Limekiln Road

The Auchenharvie Leisure Centre - Saltcoats Road, Stevenston

Greenacres Curling Rink - Bowfield Road, Howwood

East Kilbride Ice Rink

Hamilton Ice Rink - Palace Grounds off Muir Street

Waterfront Leisure Complex - Customhouse Way, Greenock

Curl Edinburgh - 13A Riverside Crescent

Border Ice Rink - Abbotseat Road, Kelso

The Peak - Stirling Sports Village, Forthside Way, Springkerse

Fife Ice Arena - Kirkcaldy Ice Rink, Rosslyn Street

Kinross Curling - Green Road

Dewards Centre - Glover Street, Perth

Dundee Ice Arena - Camperdown Leisure Complex, Kingsway West

Forfar Indoor Sports - Duttieside Road

Curl Aberdeen - Eday Walk, Summerhill

Inverness Ice Centre - Bught Park

Moray Leisure Centre - Borough Briggs Road Elgin

Galleon Centre - 99 Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock

Wales

The home of curling in Wales is the Deeside ICe Rink in Queensferry, Flintshire.

Unfortunately there is no curling activity in Wales at the moment, with the venue being used as a vaccination centre.

Northern Ireland

There are currently no ice rinks in Northern Ireland that facilitate curling.

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