It is with deep regret that we mourn the passing of another former club member.
Stanley was always amiable and an absolute gentleman.
Here he is winning the High Road Pairs competition with Sandy in 2017/18.
As you may have seen. It is now official that Murrayfield will not reopen this season.
Ice fees will be refunded in due course. Murrayfield have requested that you consider making a 20% donation of your ice fees, which will be arranged through the clubs. More news when it is received.
Please note, refunds will be for ice fees ONLY and will not be for any affiliation or membership fees - sorry!Finally, It has been announced that the skating rink will not be renewing the lease for the bar and cafe area after 31st December 2022. This means that the balcony extension WILL be carried out before that date. A further announcement on this is expected before the end of March.
As you are no doubt aware, Murrayfield has announced that it will be closed for Curling until January 2021 - see their notice, below.
It is our club's intention to Play the Trophy, Thirds and Shots competitions in Jan-Apr, using existing ice, where possible and run as single round robins (as opposed to double round robins). All other games ie. Points, Pairs, Bonspiels, Pres v Vice etc. will be cancelled for this season.
We await to hear about Province and External Competitions etc.
Further news will appear on this website, including info on ice refunds, when the information comes to hand.
For any urgent information, please contact Graeme.
Murrayfield Curling Limited
Edinburgh Curling Club
It is with considerable regret that we, Murrayfield Curling Ltd, after consultation with Edinburgh Curling Club, have made the decision to suspend curling at Murrayfield until the end of December.
This decision became inevitable after full consideration of the details emanating from the Scottish Government’s announcement on Thursday 29th October.
For some weeks, we have been awaiting the outcome of lobbying of the Scottish Government by Scottish Curling with the assistance of SIRA (Scottish Ice Rink Association) to classify us as an indoor individual exercise activity, given the extensive efforts that we, along with all curling rinks in Scotland, have introduced to create as safe an environment as that required for individual adult exercise in gyms. To date we have not been successful and as result of the requirements of the Government’s Tier 3 conditions we as a sport are limited to group exercise for under 18s only. It is unfortunate for those members below the age of 18 that they are denied access, because self evidently the economics of running an ice rink for that age group only, are not sustainable.
Despite the hope that Edinburgh City, at the date of the next review on 9th November, may be reclassified as a Tier 2 local authority, which would remove the above over 18s restriction, there is no guarantee of that being the outcome. In any event, when taken along with the fact that travel from other local authority areas that we draw our membership from, with a higher Tier status, would not be allowed, it becomes enormously uncertain how many of our members would actually be able to curl. Waiting to see if matters would improve whilst continuing to incur costly levels of expenditure to maintain the ice is not a viable option and so we felt we had no option but to take the above decision.Over the coming weeks, we will be evaluating the evolving situation with the possibility to start curling in January 2021 and we will advise you of our plans nearer that date. Those plans will be influenced by the willingness of Clubs to attempt to reschedule games already lost (and to be lost between now and December) and our ability to find ice times to match demand. We will be in touch with club secretaries over the coming days to discuss how they wish to proceed.
We now know that Murrayfield Curling will remain closed for a further week.
It is now expected to reopen on Monday 2nd November 2020.
Most of the games lost by the first two weeks of shutdown have now been rescheduled although one of these is now postponed due to the extra week !
Please check the revised syllabus on the fixtures tab.
ALSO NOTE :- we now have a member that is shielding and have had to reintroduce a ROTA. Details are also on the Fixtures page. PLEASE check when YOU are playing on the ROTA
When the shots Competition was curtailed last season, Team Callander was in a commanding position, with the silverware theirs to lose. Team Good, with a very 'good' performance could still take possession of the Aberlady Medal.
Last season, Sandy Nicoll was the first member to take the clean sweep of all four major trophies. This has now been replicated with the victorious Dale Callander, David Wyllie, Rosie Clark and Pam Clark. (Rosie was also a joint winner of the Pairs High Road and new Gill Daley Achievement Trophy, while Pam walked away with the Ladies Points Trophy. David also took the Thirds Medal)
Congratulations again to one and all for a momentous season.