December Newsletter

Celebrating the season & looking forward to 2019
Edinburgh Curling Club

Seven Sessions to Play Till the Break!

christmas curling

It’s been a busy first half of the season. We’re particularly excited about the enthusiasm we’re seeing among beginner curlers. We weren’t quite creative enough to come up with 12 Days of Curling Christmas, but hopefully you’ll enjoy a few highlights from the season so far:

Rink staff would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Announcements & Events

ladies centre

Ladies, we need you!

The Morton Trophy is a Scottish Curling competition run by local Ladies Centres and their corresponding Ice Centres. They are looking for 12 female curlers from any club to play on:

  • Wednesday, January 30
  • Friday, February 22

Please sign up on either the Ladies Club or ECC noticeboard (at the top of the stairs). You do need to be a Scottish Curling and ECC member to participate.

The Quiz Is Back!

This season’s Quick Curling & Quiz night will be on Saturday, February 23.

Meet upstairs at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. ice time. Entry is £60 per team of 4 curlers. Quiz-only participants can join for only £7.50.

Read More

quiz night
merchants golf

Swing and Sweep, March 24

Save the date for this spring’s Swing n Sweep! The cost will be the same as last year and include golf at Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Course, curling, a meal, and a drink.

Get your team together for Sunday, March 24! Sign up will be in the new year.

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Sign Up for Ladies Pairs, Feb 1

This season’s Ladies Pairs competition will be on Friday, February 1. Entry for this social, but competitive event closes on January 19. The cost is £5 per person, per game.

Sign up is on the notice board at the top of the stairs.

new ice
disability inclusion

Disability Inclusion Course, Jan 26

On Saturday, January 26, we are hosting Disability Inclusion Training from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The aim of this workshop is to ensure that disabled people get great quality coaching and opportunities within curling.

Read more and apply on the Scottish Curling website

Save the Date: Spring Business Bonspiel

The Business Bonspiel is back! Last February we celebrated the Olympics with a fun afternoon of team-building and networking. Due to popular demand, we’re hosting one again. Please join us the afternoon of Thursday, March 21.

Register your interest online

biz bonspiel

Six Nations Meals

Please be aware that we are at capacity for meals for the Six Nations games. Bacon rolls and pies will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Remember to bring your ECC membership card. The ice and shop will be closed and parking restrictions in place.

See the rugby dates

Dornoch Curlew Project

While we’ve been focused on our own construction project, you may have missed that there are plans for a new curling rink in Scotland! The Curlew Project aims to establish a 3-sheet facility in Dornoch.

The Dornoch Area Community Interest Company is looking for evidence of support for the new curling facility in the North from the curling community. Please would you send a note of support to

scottish curling

Upcoming Maxwell Trophy Dates

There are still spaces in three upcoming Maxwell Trophy games:

  • AWAY: Murrayfield vs. Forfar, Thursday, January 10, at 3:15 p.m.
  • AWAY: Murrayfield vs. Kinross, Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 p.m.
  • HOME: Murrayfield vs. Kelso, Monday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Sign up is on the notice board at the top of the stairs.

Stick Delivery Workshop

Our Stick Delivery Workshop on Friday, January 11 is already full. However, if you’re interested in a future class, please let us know. If there’s enough interest in this short, 1-hour workshop, Edinburgh Curling School will schedule another one.

Learn more

stick delivery
best wishes

Debbie’s Card

Debbie’s card – and a cheque for £777 – have now been delivered to her. Thank you all for your kind words and understanding.

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