Curling at Stirling Sports Village

National Curling Academy

In 2017, Stirling Sports Village welcomed the arrival of the new National Curling Academy. Officially opened on Monday 31 July, the new National Curling Academy adds to the existing wide range of first class facilities at Stirling Sports Village. 
 
A joint venture between sportscotland and Stirling Council, the National Curling Academy is an extension to the existing PEAK building and houses four sheets of curling ice, adding to the 6 previously available. The Scotland and GB Olympic and Paralympic teams will be based here for all their performance training linked to the sportscotland institute of sport with athletes in the Performance programme having year-round access to quality ice.  There will also be an extensive schools programmes as well as an effort to extend the curling programmes within the existing rink.




New to Curling?

We currently offer several Beginner Classes for adults and juniors which are run in 4 week blocks. If you would prefer not to commit to the 4 week block, we also have some Try Curling sessions at a cost of just £5 which will give you a quick insight into the sport. All equipment is supplied including brushes and sliders. All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling.

Please see http://www.trycurling.com/ for dates and times for the classes or check out our new Learn to Curl programme. To book call 01786 273 555.


Curling Ice Allocations
 
With the 2017-18 curling season upon us, we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for clubs to curl in both the existing ice rink and the new National Curling Academy. Please view the National Curling Academy guidelines here.
 
The season will run 28 August 2017 to 30 March 2018. Closures for the PEAK rink over Christmas and New Year are as follows:
 
  • Sunday 24 December closed at 16:00 reopening 09:30 Wednesday 27 December*
  • Sunday 31 December closed at 17:00 reopening 08:00 Wednesday 3rd January*
 
*Please note that the NCA will be available for curling during these times (excluding 25 December and 26 December, 1 January and 2 January)

Session Times
 
PEAK Ice Rink
 
Monday to Friday times are as follows:
 
  • 10.00-12.00 (excluded 10am session on Monday)
  • 12.30-14.30
  • 15:00-17:00
  • 18:15-20:15 (excluded session on Friday)
  • 20:30-22.30 (excluded session on Friday)

(Please note that the NCA operates with different session times)
 
Ice availability will be sent to clubs fortnightly; if you wish to be added to the communication list or to check ice availability please let us know by contacting us on bookings@activestirling.org.uk. Bookings made throughout the season will fall under our ‘General Bookings’ Terms and Conditions.
 

Curling Prices

Daytime ice is charged at £70.00 and evening ice at £86.00
 
Practice Ice is £4.00 per person/per hour and is bookable 7 days in advance.
 
The Bookings Team would like to thank all clubs for their patience, understanding and support last season. As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions please get in touch.
 
Of course, if you need more information on any of the above then please contact the Bookings Team on 01786 273555 (option 2) or via email on bookings@activestirling.org.uk; alternatively come in and see us at Forthbank Performance Sport Centre.