Group Experiences

We are currently closed for the summer off-season and have no curling availability at present. We will reopen on Monday 26 September 2022.

As an inclusive and unique winter sport, curling is the ideal group activity. People of all abilities, aged 8+, can participate in our entertaining experiences. We are open from early to late, 7 days a week, throughout the winter curling season (September to March). Whether you want to book for friends & family, team building, corporate events, a stag/hen party, or whatever else, our qualified coaches will have you sharing plenty of laughs while learning to play like the pros.

Our ice rink has seven sheets of ice (like lanes in a bowling alley), which each host a maximum of eight participants. If your group has more than 8 participants, you will need to book additional sheet(s) to host your full group. The cost per sheet includes all the necessary curling equipment plus a qualified coach to ensure that everyone safely learns the basics and enjoys a proper game experience.

We have plenty of free on-site car parking, are easily accessed from both Edinburgh city centre (east) or the airport (west), and can offer use of our clubrooms. Bar/Catering facilities are also available.

Please note that all Group Experiences must be booked in advance, preferably with at least 2 weeks notice, so that we can source qualified coaches for you.

If you are hoping to book, please download and complete a Booking Interest Form, then return it to us – info@edinburghcurling.co.uk

Session Times (2022/23 season)

Session 1
(morning)
Session 2
(lunchtime)
Session 3
(afternoon)
Session 4
(early evening)
Session 5
(late evening)
Mon-Fri0930-1125 or
1000-1155
1145-1340 or
1215-1410
1430-1625 or
1500-1655
1730-1925 or
1800-1955
1945-2040 or
2015-2210
Sat/Sun1000-1155 or
1030-1225
1215-1410 or
1245-1440
1430-1625 or
1500-1655
1645-1840 or
1715-1910
1900-2055 or
1930-2125

Please note that this schedule may vary on some dates, due to special events.

What equipment do you need?

There’s only one thing you need to bring – a spare pair of spotlessly clean, rubber-soled trainers to change into after arriving inside the rink. DO NOT wear these during your journey because any moisture or dirt will damage our ice. Outdoor shoes must not be worn on the ice. A tiny speck of grit or dirt may not seem like much, but it’s enough to kick our 20kg curling stones wildly off target, and any moisture will be extremely slippy on ice! 

If you are concerned that your trainers won’t have enough grip, we can provide specially-designed grippers to put over your shoes.

All other curling equipment is provided by us.   

What should we wear?

We recommend thick socks, warm layers of loose clothing, plus maybe even a hat and gloves. As you warm-up you can remove layers to stay comfortable – which is far better than being cold!

As curling can involve a lot of bending and stretching, you should avoid wearing anything that restricts movement or risks revealing more than you intend (eg: jeans, fitted trousers, skirts/dresses).

The booking process:

  1. Download our Booking Interest Form, complete the requested details, and email it to us – info@edinburghcurling.co.uk
  2. We will be respond regarding availability & suitable alternatives (there is no curling from April until September).
  3. Tell us which session you would like to book.
  4. We will book the ice for your preferred session and issue your invoice.
  5. Pay the invoice in advance of your event.
  6. Enjoy your curling experience. If anyone in your group wants to do more curling, we have a variety of courses and clubs that would welcome new curlers. And of course your group is also very welcome to book again.