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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

 TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR CURLING AND SKATING


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
Raffle
  1. First Prize £300
  2. Second Prize £150
  3. Many Other Excellent Prizes


5 February 2020

Ladies Open 2020

Kindly Sponsored by AGZ Group
Winners Ladies Open 2020
Marion Craig skip, Hazel Smith 3rd, Linda Allan 2nd and Margo Smith lead.

Runners-Up
Susan Kelsey skip, Morna Aitken lead, Fran Stretton 3rd and Vicky Gumley 2nd.

3rd Place
Susan Scougal 3rd, Valerie Ingles skip, Caroline Liddle lead and Fiona Doig 2nd.

4th Place
Lillian Carnegie lead, Sheilagh Macfarlane 2nd, Maggie Barrie 3rd and Margaret Richardson skip. 


19 December 2019

Duncan Johnston Final and Shareholders Christmas Bonspiel 2019

Duncan Johnston Winners
Margaret Richardson skip, Lynn Kenyon 3rd, Archie Kirkland 2nd and Richard Kenyon lead.


Shareholder Christmas Bonspiel Winners
Arthur Devine skip, Fiona Moffat 3rd, Alan Turner 2nd and Bill Holman lead.

18 December 2019

Lanarkshire Farmers Trophy 2019

Kindly Sponsored by CF Fertilisers and Galloway & McLeod Ltd

High Road Winners with Marie Allan (Galloway & McLeod)
Drew Thomson lead, Fraser Thomson 2nd, Robbie Stevenson 3rd and Grant Barr Skip

High Road Runners Up
Murray Stevenson lead, Alastair Smith 2nd, Billy Howat 3rd and Robert Clark Skip


Low Road Winners
Willie Bryson lead, George Strang Skip, Willie Cannon 4th and Alan Brown 2nd.


 Low Road Runners Up
Archie Kerr Skip, Tom Yuill 4th, Jimmy Jackson 2nd and Guy Campbell lead









































31 October 2019

Ladies Open 2020



22 October 2019

Henderson Bishop 2019



13 April 2019

Marjory Fleming. Still Winning at Ninety !

Pictured is Marjorie Fleming (right) receiving flowers from President Margaret Rollo of Hamilton Ladies Curling Club. Marjorie has been Curling since the 1960’s and celebrates her 90th birthday in May. She is still winning prizes in Hamilton Ladies Curling Club and is looking forward to the new season

20 March 2019

When Scottish Curling decided to cancel this years Overs and Unders competition at fairly short notice, the Lanarkshire Ladies Section decided to run it anyway with the local teams that had entered.
Eight teams took part

The Winners were the rink skipped by Alison Taylor with Andrea Fox, Catherine Morrison and Rosalind Jamieson
Runners Up were the rink skipped by Anne Hood with Helen Millar, Liz Roden and Meg Dunbar

15 March 2019

Galloway Trophy

The Upperward of Lanarkshire Curling Club's Galloway Trophy knockout final was held on Thursday 14th March.
Lesmahagow Ladies came out on top after a very close match against Coulter, skipped by Andrew Clark
2019 Galloway Trophy Winners Lesmahagow Ladies
Margo Steele skip, Lucy Levack 3rd, Alison MacRae 2nd and Amanda Stewart lead

14 March 2019

East Kilbride and Haremyres Win the Boyd Senior League

The Semi Finals of the 22nd Boyd Senior competition saw Dippool take on Avondale Heather '2' and Wishaw versus East Kilbride and Haremyres. After a slow start the EK & H team with Willie Craig playing lead and skip and wife Jackie playing last stones scored five ends in a row winning 6 shots to 2.  The other semi was virtually identical with Dippool, skipped by Jim Sandilands coming from 2 down to win 8 shots to 2.
In both the 3rd / 4th place play off and the Final things seemed to be heading in the same one sided direction. In the former, Wishaw found themselves 6 - 2 down after 4 ends. Two threes and a one saw them 3 up playing the last end. Avondale Heather were not deterred however and played a solid last end, scoring 4 shots to take third place.
The Final proved to be even more up and down with EK & H holding a ten shots to one lead with just three ends to play. Dippool came back with four shots at each of the sixth and seventh ends and were lying 4 shots when Jackie played her last stone. If she was nervous she didn't show it and a superb shot to the four foot circle gave her victory.
The Winners
Jackie Craig 4th, Willie Dykes 3rd, Bill Gibson 2nd and Willie Craig lead & skip with Alan Turner, President HISC 

Runners Up Dippool
Eric Warren lead, John Tough 2nd, Jim Sandilands skip and Billy Sommerville 3rd



3rd Place Avondale heather '2'
Willie Kerr 3rd, Jim Motion skip, Gordon Graham 2nd and David Lockhart lead

4th Place Wishaw
Bob Parry skip, Bill Robison 3rd, Alastair Black lead and Paul Harding 2nd.

Lanarkshire Ice Rink are, once again, indebted to Boyd & Co for their sponsorship of this very popular competition 

2019 Mixed Weekend

Once again the Mixed Weekend was a resounding success and was enjoyed by all, if not on the ice then certainly off it!
Winners,pictured with competition Chairman Drew Moffat and HISC President Alan Turner
Eric Richardson skip, Douglas Kerr 2nd, Katie Richardson 3rd and Margaret Richardson lead.

Runners Up
Marjory McCulloch lead, Neil Murray 2nd, Jane McLaren 3rd and John Davie skip

3rd Place
Margo Smith lead, Alastair (where's my lager gone) Smith 2nd, Marion Craig 3rd and Archie Craig skip

4th Place
Billy Johnston skip, Elsbeth Johnston lead, Gordon Adams 2nd and Kate Adams 3rd.

27 February 2019

Lesmahagow Win the President's Cup


Biggar and District and Upper Clydesdale Province held their annual bonspiel for the President's Cup on the 21st February.
Pictured are the victorious Lesmahagow team of  Tom Steele, Gordon Gilchrist, David Haggart and Iain callan