28 February 2024


This hugely successful competition which began in 1987 was held on Wednesday 21st February.  Once again, 12 rinks enjoyed the hospitality of Douglas Park BMW with some curling thrown in for good measure !

This year the winners were the team skipped by Don Frame with Robert Kirkland, Alex Fleming and Stewart Anderson.
and the Runners Up, the team skipped by John Webster with Gordon McCracken, Walter Loudon and Allan Winning


3 October 2023

Public Skating Begins This Saturday 7th October

2.30 - 4.45pm 

18 January 2023

 USA Men's Tour Comes to Hamilton

This Friday 20th January the USA Men's Tour comes to Hamilton. At 10am 4 US teams will play against teams drawn from the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale District Province of the RCCC. 
At 2.30pm following lunch all five US teams will take to the ice, this time against teams drawn from Lanarkshire Province.

Anyone wishing to come along and watch the action unfold throughout the day will be made most welcome

19 October 2022

New Ice Rink Email Address


13 October 2022


As from Wednesday 12th October we are unable to send or receive emails. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible. We will have a new email address shortly.

9 March 2022

 Curling Cancelled for Remainder of 2021-22 Season

The Ice Rink Directors have taken the very difficult but inevitable decision to cancel the remainder of the curling season. The plant repair will not be completed until the18th of March at the earliest by which time the curling circles and lines will be gone.

We do hope to have Skating back up and running for Saturday 26th and will have Figure Skating Club and Public Skating sessions on Saturdays and Sundays and perhaps midweek from then until the 10th of April.

Watch This Space for Further Details

4 March 2022

 Ice Rink Refrigeration Plant Failure

Due to a failure of the refrigeration plant, all curling and skating is cancelled until further notice.

We are currently attempting to arrange delivery of a temporary hired plant which may allow us to re-open by Saturday 12th March. 

20 December 2021

Farmers Competition 2021

After the enforced break last year it was great to see the Farmers Competition once again take place.

Sponsored by Galloway & McLeod Ltd and CF Fertilisers, the competition attracted 22 teams playing from Tuesday to Friday.

High Road Winners  Robert Clark skip, Billy Howat 3rd, Marie Allan representing Galloway & McLeod, John Johnston Jnr 2nd and John Johnston Snr lead.

High Road Runners Up   Robert Kirkland 3rd, Andrew Neilson skip, Libby Neilson lead and Drew Moffat 2nd

Low Road Winners  James Morrison lead, Hugh Guthrie 2nd, John King 3rd and James Dykes skip.

Low Road Runners Up  James Strang lead, James Hair 2nd, Graeme Allan skip and Alan Neilson 3rd

29 November 2021

Public Skating Returns Saturday 4th December

 Public Skating will resume at Hamilton this Saturday 4th December from 2.00pm until 4.45pm.

Admission £6.00

Skate Hire £3.00

Please Note       A maximum of  100 people will be allowed in the rink at any time. 1 Non Skating Adult can accompany a child free of charge otherwise only skaters will be allowed admission.

7 September 2021

Opening Bonspiel 2021

 The overwhelming response from everyone taking part in last evening's Opening Bonspiel was that it was just great to get back on the ice. A full house of 48 curlers enjoyed both the game and a superb buffet meal afterwards served by Stewart and his staff. The happy winners pictured above were l to r
James Moffat Coulter CC skip, John Mitchell Douglas CC 3rd, Hugh Campbell Lanark CC 2nd and Jan Ritchie Stra'ven Ladies lead

Public Skating

We are working really hard to get things prepared for a return to skating around Saturday the 18th September but cannot yet confirm any date. The very high Covid numbers in Lanarkshire are a major concern and we feel a decision on a resumption of public skating cannot yet be taken. Our primary duty is to the safety of our skaters and rink staff and we are really dissappointed to be unable to give firm information. We remain hopeful that skating will be safe to return in the near future.

4 November 2020


Ice Rink Temporary Closure

The Directors of Lanarkshire Ice Rink have taken the difficult decision to close the rink until Curling can recommence.

Curling, apart from under 18s and individual practice cannot take place as long as South Lanarkshire remains in Level 3 of the current Lockdown Restrictions. As it is financially unsustainable to provide ice for Skating alone the Rink will close until January.

The Directors will continually reassess the situation in the coming weeks and are hopeful that they will be allowed to provide ice for both Skating and Curling early in the new year.

23 October 2020


As you will no doubt be aware, the Scottish Government has extended the Central Belt Area restrictions until at least Monday 2nd November.  The Ice Rink must therefore remain closed for Curling.  

We hope that we will be allowed to open on Monday 2nd November and we will keep you informed as things move forward to allow Clubs to reschedule ice as required.

For Skating, the earliest date would be Saturday 7th November but confirmation of this will be posted in due course.

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

9 October 2020

Skating Information

Public Skating

Saturday and Sunday 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th October 

2 Sessions 2.00 till 3.30 and 4.00 till 5.30  Entry £5.00 Skate Hire £3.00

Monday 12th until Friday 16th October

1 Session  1.00 till 3.00   Entry £5.00  Skate Hire £3.00

All Skating Sessions Are Strictly Limited By Covid Regulations To 75 Skaters

8 October 2020

Following the Covid statement by the First Minister yesterday we have finally been given the details of just how this will affect curling here at Hamilton.

The rules are that, between 00.01 on the morning of Saturday 10th and Midnight on Sunday 25th October the only curling that can take place is between under 18s. Curling under the Rule of 6 is also allowed but is clearly not an option.

PLEASE NOTE  that all curling including 4 TB Dick first round matches scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) evening will take place.

The Young Curlers Club session this Saturday morning will also take place for under 18s only.  Curling will not then recommence until 10.00am on Monday 26th October.


Janette has asked if, in the first instance,  clubs could email their requirements for replacement ice to her early next week. 

23 September 2020

 The Board of Directors of Lanarkshire Ice Rink Plc are delighted to announce, following the First Minister's statement on the 22nd of September and after receiving further confirmation from SportScotland, that the Rink will open for Curling on Monday 28th September. 

The first competition will be the annual Opening Bonspiel at 2.30pm. This is already fully subscribed with many staying for a meal after the game. 

One immediate result of the First Minister's statement is that, for the foreseeable future, Curlers playing in the 8.10 session will NOT be allowed to enter the Lounge Bar after their game.

17 March 2020

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

The Board of Directors of Lanarkshire Ice Rink plc , following the statement by the Prime Minister on Monday 16th of March have taken the decision to close the Ice Rink until further notice.
This will apply to Curling, Skating, Ice Hockey and any Social Functions including the Ice rink Presentation of Prizes and Club Dinners.
The Directors hope that Club Competitions can be completed and Dinners re-arranged at the beginning of the new season.

Please Follow the Government advice and stay safe.

13 March 2020

Galloway Trophy 2020

Galloway Trophy Winners 2020  Dippool
Drew Walker  2nd, Wallace Sommerville skip, Jim Sandilands 3rd and Iain Orr lead

12 March 2020

Boyd Seniors League Finals 2020

Winners of the Boyd Senior League 2020  Coulter l to r
Bryce Smith 2nd, Sam Brown lead, Bill Marshall skip and Tom Wight 3rd

Runners Up Avondale Heather
Archie Kerr 3rd, Drew Moffat skip, Jimmy Jackson 2nd and Guy Campbell lead

3rd Place Bathgate
Christine Smellie 2nd, Daisy Neilson lead, Margaret Robertson skip and Christine Hamilton 3rd

4th Place Dippool
Iain Orr lead, Jim Sandlands skip, Billy Sommerville 3rd and John Tough 2nd

Lanarkshire Ice Rink would, once again, like to thank Boyd & Co and the Richardson family for their continued sponsorship of this very popular competition.

4 March 2020

We still have space for 3 rinks for The Maggies Charity Bonspiel on the 29th March. Each team will play 2 short games in the course of the day and enjoy one of Stewart's fabulous lunches. Please contact the Ice Rink Office if you would like to enter a team or even make yourself available to play with others.

Listed below are the Auction Items, Silent Auction Items and Raffle Prizes which will be auctioned / drawn on the day.

Auction Items
  1. Helicopter Ride   Up to 3 passengers for a 20 minute Pleasure Flight in a Robinson R44 helicopter at Cumbernauld Airport.  Kindly donated by Mr Jim Watt
  2. Machrihanish Stay and Play  2 Rounds of Golf for 4 People, Staying at the Ugadale Cottages
  3. Solheim Cup Spotters Board  2019 Final Day European Spotters Board signed by Catriona Matthew
  4. LGT World Men's Curling Championship 2020  Two seats for the Final Day (Gold and Bronze Medal Games) at the Emirates Arena on Sunday 5th April
  5. Highland Golf Fling Golf experience for 4 people playing Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart and Nairn Golf Courses with accommodation.
  6. Beatles Magical Mystery Tour EP   Rare Collectors Item kindly donated by Mr Arthur Devine
  7. BMW Golf Carry Bag and Tee Bag kindly donated by Douglas Park BMW, Hamilton
  8. Manchester United Tickets 2 Tickets for Old Trafford 2020-21 Season, Selected Games. Kindly donated by Raeburn Brick, Blantyre
Silent Auction Items
  1. Barrhead Travel Voucher  Mystery Sum - Place a bid and take a chance !
  2. Haggs Castle Golf Club, Fourball  Kindly donated by Brewin Dolphin, Glasgow
  3. Bothwell Castle Golf Club Fourball kindly donated by Bothwell Castle GC
  4. Lanark Golf Club Fourball and Lunch kindly donated by Lanark GC
  5. Cathkin Braes Golf Club Fourball kindly donated by Cathkin Braes GC
  6. Bob Coyle Print of Loch Lubnaig
  7. Bottle of Dalmore 18year old Highland Malt described by 'the nose' Richard Paterson as 'rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want'.
  8. Swarovski Bracelet kindly donated by Helen Millar
  9. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at any Apex Hotel in Scotland  kindly donated by Heather Wyper
  10. Dior Facial Package and GHD Straighteners kindly donated by Chloe Queen
  11. Skywatcher Telescope and Astro Box kindly donated by Arthur Devine
  12. Two Wooden Butler Tables Two chances to buy that little helper !! Kindly donated by Jo and Stevie Clark
  1. First Prize £300
  2. Second Prize £150
  3. Many Other Excellent Prizes