Airthrey Castle Curling Club - Curling near Stirling in Central Scotland



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About 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 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.

The competitive 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.

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.

In 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 club.

Airthrey Castle Curling Club is affiliated to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

Strip the Willow
Club members enjoying themselves!