Ice HockeyIts fast and furious and available here in Inverness! There are junior and senior league teams and so no matter what your age if you are looking for a new challenge, why not give it a go!
SkatingAt Inverness Ice Centre public skating sessions are available all year round. We have over 300 pairs of skates available in a wide range of sizes to suit the smallest of feet to the largest! Please check out our 'Skating Timetable' for the latest information.
CurlingThought to have been invented in the 16th century the sport has come a long way. Firmly established as a winter Olympic sport its popularity has flourished with all ages taking a keen interest in this tactical team sport.
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Inverness Highland Games
A very popular stand at the Inverness Highland Games was that of the Highland Curling Development Group in conjunction with the Highland Wheelchair CC, the Club raising funds for their forthcoming Triples Tournament in Inverness and the Development Group promoting both curling and ice activities at the Ice Centre.
On a day of brilliant sunshine and soaring temperatures, much interest was shown in the display of curling equipment on display but the main focus centred on the New Age Kurling laid out on a plastic sheet atop chipboard panels. Over the course of the day over one hundred people tried their hand at the game, children challenging parents with some keenly contested “matches” taking place. A number of tourists from abroad also took part with some even saying that they would return home telling friends that “they curled outdoors in Scotland ....in July!” Almost eighty children “had a go” along with some thirty adults (including a passing police officer!) and the stand also welcomed a small number of disabled and wheelchair bound, who surprised themselves with their dexterity at the sport. With a percentage of those taking part being local and with some enthusiastic PR from the HCDG officials on the stand, hopes are that the forthcoming Try Curling taster sessions scheduled for mid September will attract additional interest.
Among the many curling visitors to the stand were local celebrity Ewan Macdonald and home from Sweden on holiday, James Dryburgh and his family,. Although James opted not to display his prowess, Margretha and the children demonstrated their skills much to the delight of the other family members and many onlookers.
As Mike McInnes, Vice-Chair of the HCDG commented “ it was a great day at the Games, loads of interest in the stand and well worth the time and effort!” The Wheelchair Club were also kept busy with their produce and home baking stall proving popular and they brought in over £140 towards their Triples Tournament in September.
by Ormond Smith