Curling at Stirling Sports Village

National Curling Academy

In 2017, Stirling Sports Village welcomed the arrival of the new National Curling Academy (NCA). 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 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 Learn to Curl programme here. To book call 01786 273 555 (option 2).


Curling Ice Allocations
 
With the 2018-19 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 Monday 3 September 2018 to Friday 5 April 2018. Closures for the PEAK rink over Christmas and New Year are as follows:

Monday 24 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019. The PEAK rink will re-open on Monday 7 January 2019
 
*Please note that the NCA will be available for curling during these times (excluding 25 December, 26 December, 1 January)

Looking for additional ice time?

You can view our curling ice availability for the Peak rink here and National Curling Academy here. Remember we also have curling at the weekends in our National Curling Academy - you can view what's available here.

Availability is subject to change so please contact the Bookings team to check dates and times.

Session Times
 
PEAK Ice Rink
 
Monday to Thursday times are as follows:
  • 10.00am -12.00pm (excluded session on Monday)
  • 12.30pm -14.30pm
  • 3.00pm - 5.00pm
  • 6.15pm - 8.15pm (excluded session on Thursday)
  • 8.45pm - 10.45pm (excluded session on Thursday)
  • Friday closed

National Curling Academy

Monday to Friday:                 Saturday & Sunday:

9.30am - 11.30am                  8.30am - 10.30am  (Sat) 8.00am - 10.00am (Sun)
12.30pm - 2.30pm                 10.45am - 12.45pm 
(Sat) 11.00am - 1.00pm (Sun)
3.30pm - 5.30pm                    2.00pm - 4.00pm
6.30pm - 8.30pm                    5.00pm - 7.00pm
9.00pm - 11.00pm

 
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 £5.00 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, option 1) or via email on bookings@activestirling.org.uk; alternatively come in and see us at Forthbank Performance Sport Centre.