new season being planned
Season 2022-2023 will have a few changes to last season.
indoor grand match 2020 scrapped altogether, next one 2025
This year we have been unable to progress the planning of the fifth Indoor Grand Match (originally planned for 2020) for a number of reasons so with regret have decided to put it off till the next scheduled edition in 2025.
We hope that by taking this decision now, rather than in a few months’ time, this will enable our ice rinks who agreed to participate, to plan for their ice to be allocated to clubs or used for other events.
Our decision making was influenced by two main factors. Firstly, we have been unable to establish a pricing structure, due to the already inflated energy prices at most ice rinks and likelihood of further increases in the months ahead before the start of the new season. Secondly, by several ice rinks indicating they were unable to take part and a further two still uncertain about their participation.
We are determined to put considerable effort and planning into the next event which will be in October 2025 - the year in which we will be celebrating twenty-five years since the first Indoor Grand Match was held.
We understand our clubs and members will be disappointed, however, we cannot consciously put our ice rinks or Scottish Curling at risk when we have no idea what the financial implications will be for running such an event.
We hope our clubs and members can join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Indoor Grand Match in 2025.
From Scottish Curling
Sauchie & Bannockburn Curling Club is an open membership club based at the Peak Ice Rink in Stirling where most of the curling takes place. It has a mixed membership of local people of all ages around Bannockburn and Stirling and is run by volunteers. We enable local people to try curling as a sport and offer coaching and competition as a way of participating in the sport of curling. We will undertake other activities incidental or conducive to the furtherance of these objectives. We are affiliated to ClubsportStirling which gives us access to their support and discounted ice fees.