Airthrey Castle Curling Club
Although many of the members of Airthrey Castle Curling club still
come from the Bridge of Allan area, close to the site of the club's
original origins, curling today is centred upon the new Ice Rink at
The Peak in Stirling.
The Ice Rink has six
sheets, together with excellent restaurant and bar facilities.
The club operates a
system of internal competition with six Rinks competing in an
Autumn League and a Spring League each season. There are also Pairs
competitions and Points competitions held annually, together with a
number of Trophy matches.
The Peak Stirling Ice Rink
Curling at Pitlochry
during the Curling Weekend
Currently the club has just under 40 playing members. New members,
whether beginners or experienced players, will be made most welcome.
Airthrey Castle is a
mixed club offering equal facilities to all curlers - men and women,
young and old.
In addition to
internal competitions and bonspiels, the club also enters rinks for
Central Province events and has a number of longstanding matches
against neighbouring clubs.
spirit on the ice is always tempered with good sportsmanship and
friendly fellowship and this virtue is continued into the social
side of the club.
Each year a Curling
Weekend is held at Drimsynie and a regular feature in recent years
has been a summer barbecue. A golf outing (with walking for
non-golfers) is also held during the summer months with theatre and
concert outings to complete a lively social programme.
October 2003 the club celebrated its 125th Anniversary with a
bonspiel at Stirling Ice Rink and, the following evening, a dinner
at Stirling Management Centre, only a few hundred yards from the
site of the club's first curling activities.
The toast to The Club
was proposed by Sylvia Jackson MSP, herself a former member of the
Curling Club is affiliated to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.
Club members enjoying