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