With the future of the ice rink at the Moray Leisure Centre now secured one of the groups using the Elgin facility is making greater effort at attracting new members.
People of all ages are being invited to try out Curling for the first time, with a special ‘Try Curling’ session being offered at the rink later this month.
The session is designed to provide a taster to the sport with an introduction to the basics and information on how the game is played. It will include specifics such as warming up, moving around and becoming comfortable on the ice and an introduction to curling delivery with an opportunity to practice.
Provided by the Moray Province Curling Development Group and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, who are the national governing body for the sport in Scotland, all equipment is provided for the taster session.
A spokesman said: “All you need is warm, loose fitting clothing and clean, flat, rubber soled shoes (trainers are ideal) to change into for curling.
“Delivery sticks allow stones to be delivered from a standing position. Those using a wheel chair may use their own – however, if you require the use of a wheel chair prior arrangements will have to be made.”
Moray has 15 curling clubs using the Moray Leisure Centre as their home rink each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The clubs in the “Moray Province” extend from Buckie in the East, Ballindalloch in the south and Darnaway to the West and can be found on The Moray Province Web site.
The spokesman added: “Each club would make you very welcome and there is a choice of clubs, Mixed, Ladies only, Junior Club and a Wheelchair curling club.
“All of these clubs are looking for new members from the ages of 8 to 88.”
To book places at the ‘Try Curling’ session contact is Les Morgan on 01309 676716 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org