24 November 2015

Eight Teams Contested this years Caledonia Trophy. After three, six end games the clear winners were the team skipped by Drew Moffat.  Above left to right  Kevin Keenan lead, Drew Moffat skip, David Hall 3rd and Tom McGregor 2nd.

The Ice Rink is indebted to Wallace Express for providing the prizes.

19 November 2015

Grand Match Photos

See photos of the Hamilton Grand Match held on 24th October 2015.
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27 October 2015

6 October 2015

Caledonia trophy

Caledonia Trophy

Sunday 15th November 2015
Entries are now being taken for this prestigious competition
Please call the office on 01698 282448 for entries or more details 

24 September 2015

Ladies Tour Weekend

On the 6th of November 24 ladies from all parts of Scotland will fly to Montreal to begin a Tour of Quebec, Ontario and Northern Ontario. The team which is Captained by Margaret Richardson (EK & H) also contains Hamilton curlers, Margaret Robertson (Bathgate), Helen Drummond (EK & H) and Alison Taylor (Lesmahagow Ladies).
RCCC Ladies tours of Canada take place every ten years.

As part of their build up a practice day was organised at Hamilton on Saturday 19th September. Since many of the ladies were travelling a distance and staying over it was decided to invite all lady curlers who had taken part in any tour to play in a Charity Bonspiel the following day.
Marion Craig, who was Vice-Captain of the 2005 Scottish Ladies Tour to Eastern Canada was given the unenviable task of organising the event.

Altogether 80 ladies took part split into two sections, each playing three 5 end games.
Section 1 Winners. Marion Murdoch's 2005 Ladies Tour to Canada team with RCCC Ladies Branch President Marion Fraser
l to r  Marion Fraser, Marion Murdoch, Anne Malcolm, Anne Marie Ross and Mima Strang

Section 2 Winners Margaret Robertson and her 2015 Tour team.
l to r   Marion Fraser, Margaret Robertson, Jane McLaren, Ruth Addinall and Susan Fleming

During the day raffle tickets were sold and a silent auction not only added to the fun but also to the amount raised for the charity. In total £2578.00 was raised for Alzheimer Scotland

l to r  Marion Craig organiser, Fiona Hardie Vice-Captain 2015 Tour, Margaret Richardson Captain 2015 Tour, Laura Stockwell Alzheimer Scotland and Marion Fraser President Ladies Branch RCCC

17 September 2015

Shareholders Opening Bonspiel

Shareholders Curling got underway on Wednesday evening (17th) with their opening bonspiel and buffet supper.
l to r  Eileen Gibson 2nd, Drew Moffat President LIRC, Jane Morton lead, Jack Thomson 3rd and David Hall skip

Shareholders curling is open to anyone who holds shares in LIRplc. In addition members of clubs that hold shares may also play. All games are on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm. Please call the Ice Rink Office for more details.

16 September 2015

Opening Bonspiel 2015

The curling season opened on Monday 14th September. After a welcome from Hamilton Ice Sports Club President, John Warnock 48 curlers took to the ice.
Our picture shows the winners l to r
Jack Wight (Coulter) 3rd, John Warnock President HISC, Archie Craig (EK & H) skip, Gillian Haggart (Bellshill) 2nd and Billy Hill (Bathgate) lead

Unfortunately someone has to finish bottom of the pile. That dubious honour went to the team skipped by Bryce Smith.

l to r  John Warnock President HISC, Jim Sandilands (Dippool) 3rd, Alison Paton (EK & H) 2nd, Bryce Smith (Coulter) skip and Mike Strickland (Cambusnethan) lead

.Afterwards the players enjoyed a superb buffet prepared by Stewart Love courtesy of Lanarkshire Ice Rink plc  

24 August 2015

Welcome to the New Curling Season

Welcome, fellow curlers to the 2015/16 season. I am looking forward to meeting as many present and new members as I can over the season. We have a fantastic facility here at the Lanarkshire Ice Rink and with a busy schedule of competitions, I would encourage members to support their ice rink and participate if at all possible. New members will be made most welcome and all abilities and ages are well catered for with young curlers, ladies curling, wheelchair curlers, beginner starter sessions, and coaching sessions held regularly throughout the season. Finally, we are looking for members to bring fresh impetus to the Ice Rink committees, if anyone is interested please get in touch. Good curling! John

I feel very privileged to have been elected President of Lanarkshire Ice Rink Club. Not coming from a sporting or curling family makes it even more challenging; however I am really looking forward to helping you all enjoy the season. Socialising and curling go hand in hand and throughout the year there will be a number of social events coming off. Keep a close eye on the notice boards at the Ice Rink and our website to find out more. We are very fortunate to have excellent facilities in form of the Bar area and Restaurant, ideal for a get together after a game or a venue for a function. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the months ahead. Enjoy your curling. Drew