2021 Dr John Bonspiel

Ross & Cromarty Province held their annual “Dr John” Bonspiel last Friday (26 November). This bonspiel was traditionally held on a Saturday but with a reduced number of teams it was moved to Friday evening. The Bonspiel started at 6:15pm and the teams played two 6 end sessions. There was a half hour break between sessions with stovies served at the end of the curling. It was a very enjoyable evening and this format may well suit clubs or Provinces looking to run smaller Bonspiels. 2021 Dr John Bonspiel winners, BelmaduthyThe Bonspiel was won by Belmaduthy with Iain Fraser (Skip), Brenda Macintyre,…

Online booking for public skating sessions

Probably the most common question we get asked on the phone is “Can I book for the Public Skating Sessions in advance and how much does it cost?” Up till now, we’ve always had to say, “Sorry, we don’t have a booking system in place, you just need to turn up on the day and take your chances” But, no more. We now have an online booking and payment system for our Public Skating sessions up and running. Starting with the session this Sunday, December 5th, you can now book your admission tickets, skate hire and even Penguins in advance,…

Curling Resource Pack for Primary Schools

Scottish Curling are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new Curling Resource Pack for Primary Schools.   Full details are on the Scottish Curling website

2021 Area 13 Dennis Bowl Bonspiel

Highland and Moray Area 13 Dennis Bowl Bonspiel Saturday 6th NOVEMBER 2021 Dennis Bowl Results   Thanks to all the teams for entering and taking part in our first area bonspiel for two years. Locheye, Killearnan, Moray Juniors1, Highland, Nairn Ladies, Ross Ladies, Moray Juniors2, Nairn, Highland Ladies, Muir of Ord, Caberfeidh, The Police, Dornoch and Belmaduthy. A special thanks to the two Moray Junior teams,  great to see young curlers on the ice.   High road winners with 4pts 10ends +30 shots = NAIRN skip Alex Scott, Hamish Bunker, Robbie Asher and Paul Macdonald. Runner up :-  4pts 8ends…

Friends of Inverness Ice Centre

The Friends of Inverness Ice Centre scheme is now open for registration. Initially, only annual Adult and Junior memberships can be applied for, with both these memberships commencing on Jan 10th 2021. Adult Monthly and Family memberships will be open for applications on 13th December 2021, and again will commence on Jan 10th 2021. Go to the Friends page for all the information.

Area 13 “The Dennis Ice Bowl” Bonspiel

Area 13 Bonspiel Sat 6th November Inverness Ice Centre Contact Richard Mackenzie, Match secretary via telephone, whats app 07725246257 or email: mackenzie464@btinternet.com

Memorandum of Association

Memorandum of Association from companies house as per action point from AGM. companies_house_document

EGM Minutes

Minutes from EGM held 23rd August 2022 via zoom EGM Minutes 23rd August 2022

Vacancy – Ice Technician

Part or Full-Time Ice Technician will be considered The hourly rate of pay or salary, holidays, and benefits will depend on experience. This is an ideal role for someone who is looking for a career in ice preparation as there will be the opportunity to balance ice technician duties with the potential for coaching and ice sport development.

Open Day

We are delighted to welcome you to our Open Day on Saturday 11th September 2021. We will be hosting demonstration sessions & exhibition matches throughout the day for Curling, Ice Skating and Ice Hockey as well as complimentary tea/coffee, juice and biscuits! Curling - 10am-12pm Ice Skating - 1pm-3pm Ice Hockey - 4pm-6pm Take the family along and enjoy a fun day out. Come and see our facility, watch some exciting on-ice demos & matches and find out more about the Ice Sports we offer. Perhaps find yourself a new sport to try! Don't miss out, pop the date in…

Constitutional Membership

Constitutional Member EGM Aug 2021  – Download Here

GDPR Statement

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK data protection laws, the controller is Inverness Ice Centre Ltd (ICC ltd) of Bught Drive, Inverness IV3 5SR   About this document   This privacy policy sets out the way we process your personal data and we’ve created this privacy policy to make sure you are aware of how we use your data as a member of our Centre.   How we collect your information   We may collect your personal data in a few limited ways, namely:   Directly from you, when you submit you apply for…

Members Update

Keeping Your Facilities Fit For Sport: I am fully aware everyone will be very busy with the new season preparations so I will keep this brief. Please find a link below to the hot off the press SportScotland document titled "Keeping Your Facilities Fit For Sport" . This long awaited document will hopefully give further insight into best operating practices we can adopt as we plan for the re-opening. Whilst not having had time to fully digest the document I see there is a section referenced to Good Ventiliation with a CO2 concentration of 800-1000ppm as the target reading with…

Virtual AGM and Member Q&A 2021

Virtual AGM Monday August 23rd 2021 Documents Virtual AGM Chat Log - Download Here Virtual AGM Video Session - Watch Here

Curling updates

This is the updated Return to Curling advice from Scottish Curling, off the back of Scottish Gov changes to levels on 9th August. Please take a read to keep yourself up to date with the new guidance. {{ vc_btn: title=Return+To+Curling+2021+Final&style=flat&align=left&el_class=curling-update-btn&link=url%3A%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2021%252F08%252FRTC-2021-Final.pdf%7C%7C%7C }}{{ vc_btn: title=Beyond+Level+0+Summary&style=flat&align=left&el_class=curling-update-btn&link=url%3A%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2021%252F08%252FBeyond-Level-0-Summary.pdf%7C%7C%7C }}

Members Update

Return To Sport Guidance: Having been in constant touch with SportScotland, Scottish Curling and BIS I am aware that all are working on their respective Return to Sport documents so I would expect them to be released as early in August as possible. I have highlighted the importance of clarification with regard to several key areas which will impact on our users returning to the rinks, such as: – Fresh Air Ventilation & Circulation Requirements and how to monitor. Travelling to rinks collectively in cars Return to 2 sweepers in curling…. Amongst other points. Please click HERE for the most…

Inverness Ice Centre EGM Aug 2021

Inverness Ice Centre Virtual EGM 23rd August 2021 Download Here

Friends of Inverness Ice Centre

We operate in an increasingly complicated environment, an environment beset by spiralling energy costs, Climate Change Levies, and increased competition. Over the last decade, we have relied on funds from Strictly Inverness to cover large operational deficits. Whilst Strictly is scheduled to return in May 2022, it would be foolhardy of the Board to base the future prosperity of the Ice Centre on one unique event. To move forward on a sound financial basis and ensure the long-term future of the Ice Centre, we need to innovate and embrace change. The new Friends of Inverness Ice Centre scheme is structured…

Constitutional Membership

Constitutional Member EGM Aug 2021  – Download Here

SIHA Announcement

As you may be aware, it was announced yesterday that Scotland will go into Level 0 as of Monday 19th July. This has implications for our sport, this time for the good. As of Monday 19th July, adult contact sport will be allowed indoors for the first time since Covid restrictions began. Due to the change in social distancing limits indoors, the capacity to have more people on the ice will also increase, to up to 50 people on a full-sized ice pad. Each ice facility will still have protocols to follow, and the wearing of face masks will still…

EGM Update

The EGM provisionally set for Monday 16th July is postponed. A new date will be advised in due course.

Virtual AGM and Member Q&A 2021

Virtual AGM | Monday June 21st 2021 Documents Virtual AGM Chat Log - Download Here Virtual AGM Video Session - Watch Here Virtual AGM Minutes - Download Here

Curling – New Ice Rink Based League

The Ice Centre Board of Management has been reviewing all ice sports including curling, and in relation to curling we are introducing an Ice Rink based league which will be open to teams from all 5 Provinces. The Board set up a Working Group which has consulted with all 5 Provinces. If you have not heard of the new Ice Rink based league through your Province this is your opportunity to enter a team. I would stress that we are not trying to compete with the Super League, our objective is to create a sustainable league structure (10 team leagues) which will…

Details and dates for AGM on 21st June 2021

IIC Annual Accounts Aug 2020 - Download Here Virtual AGM 21st June 2021 - Download Here List of attendees AGM 2019 - Download Here Notice of Virtual AGM 2021 - Download Here Minutes of AGM 2020 - Download Here Zoom AGM participants 2020 - Download Here

Chairmans Statement March 2021

In June last year, the Board took the unanimous decision to reopen the Ice Centre, thereby providing continuity for members and users of all three ice sports. As a result of strict adherence to new COVID compliant procedures and protocols, we incurred significant additional operating costs.

Review of Curling

The Board is currently undertaking a review of curling and has formed a Working Group consisting of Neil Gillies, Brenda MacIntyre and Neil Gallacher, along with Iain Stewart (Curling Development Manager – Scottish Curling).

Statement for Inverness Ice Centre

My name is Keith Hudson and I’m a recent addition to the Inverness board of Directors. Currently, I am National Development Officer for “British Ice Skating” but prior to that, I have been an International Level 4 Ice Dance Coach of more than 27 years.

Board Announcement

Board Announcement 22nd December 2020 We write with heavy heart to advise that the Board has unanimously agreed to close the Inverness Ice Centre from Christmas Eve and it is not anticipated we will open again before the end of April but as always this will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by Board and management.

CEO Statement

Following the Scottish Government announcement, please keep checking our website and facebook pages for updates. We will be open as normal until Christmas Eve and a further announcement will follow to advise of what’s to happen beyond that and we will continue to keep you updated. Keep safe and well.

Funding

These are uniquely challenging times for the ice sports sector across the UK. Therefore, the announcement from Sports Minister Joe FitzPatrick of a £2,000,000 financial support package for the sector is extremely welcome.

Preparing our Industry to be Fit For The Future

The Ice Rink Managers Association support the evolution of a high standard of governance by all National Governing Bodies as it is one of the most important factors in preparing our industry to be fit for the future. We wish to engage fully with all the National Governing Bodies of ice sports and are working to produce a Memorandum of Understanding between all ice sports NGB’s and IRMA that will best support our members. Throughout the past nine months, during the pandemic, we have worked very closely with all Ice Sport NGBs in a bid to re-open ice rinks. This…

Chief Executive Newsletter, November 2020

It is two months now since we re-opened and all things considered things have gone well. We must thank the staff for the hard work and the many extra hours of cleaning, wiping, and fogging to keep us all safe and well. Not to mention the guidance and support to the participants to ensure the Covid rules are followed. We also wish to thank all the visitors to the Centre for your ongoing support and patience. We have had to make many changes to satisfy Covid 19 requirements, it is never easy, but you have adapted well. This year has…

Return to Curling Walk Through Video

Please see the attached return to curling walk through video. We look forward to welcoming you back next week. Video For further information on curling guidelines this season please see the Scottish Curling attachment. https://inverness-ice-centre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Return-to-Curling-Guidelines_v7.pdf

Curling Return to Rink Information

As we finalise preparations for opening on October 5th we will be updating our website and Facebook with guidance for your safe return to the rink. Please find information attached for Curling Teams returning to the rink from October 5th, regarding Track and Trace and Pre-payment. Any queries please get in touch: Email: icequeries@inverness-ice-centre.co.uk Phone: 01463 235711   Track Trace and Payment Instructions 1st October        

Inverness Ice Centre getting ready for the “big day”

We are hugely relieved that yesterday’s announcement means that Scottish rinks can open within previously agreed plans and guidelines with no change for indoor sports.   Keith and the staff have been doing a magnificent job making ready to reopen however this is not like any other new season. We’ve had engineers in improving the ducting for our airflow, a complete spring clean with all areas cleared ahead of Rentokil’s deep clean yesterday, setting up one way systems and sanitising stations and the list goes on. You won’t recognise the place?! We’ve attached a selection of photos just to let…

CEO – Reopening Statement

As Michael has indicated in the Chairman statement, there has been lots going on behind the scenes to prepare to re-open safely. The Directors have been working collaboratively, drawing on each other’s expertise, preparing plans and developing solutions to satisfy forever changing guidelines. These plans are now being implemented or at an advanced stage. Everything being done is designed to ultimately keep us safe and I am hugely appreciative of their support. I’d like to share with you the key measures being put in place to be ready for re-opening. Back in July, Law at Work (LAW) our Human Resource…

Chairman – Reopening Statement

I am delighted to announce that Inverness Ice Centre will be opening to the public on Monday October 5th 2020 .Working with stakeholders from the Scottish Ice Rinks Association, Ice Rink Managers Association, Sport Scotland, Scottish Curling, British Ice Skating and British Ice Hockey , the Board and the Ice Centre team led by CEO Gordon Barron, have worked tirelessly to create an environment for staff, members and customers, that has Health and Safety as its number one priority. Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, I had instructed our CEO to carry out a root and branch review of all…

Re-opening update from the Ice Centre

The situation regarding the ability for the Ice Centre to re-open has been forever changing and we are keeping pace with these. To keep you updated, we have regularly posted information from the sport’s governing bodies and updated risk assessments to our website, as well as having hosted Zoom meetings to engage with the sports. Some of these calls have been recorded and can be viewed from our website. To avoid confusion, to date because the guidance was continually changing, we have resisted making any formal announcements regarding our re-opening. We wished to have a greater level of clarity and…

Skating and Ice Hockey Zoom Q&A

Skating and Ice Hockey Zoom Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020 Virtual Q&A Chat Log – Download Here Virtual Q&A Video Session – Watch Here

Virtual Q&A – Skating and Ice Hockey

Inverness to Hold a Virtual Q&A session with our Skating and Ice Hockey members on Monday 3rd August at 6.30pm The Chairman and Directors of the Inverness Ice Centre Limited wish to extend an invitation to our Skating and Ice Hockey members to join them by Zoom webinar on Monday 3rd August for a Q&A session. This is an extraordinary time and it is important to get together to hear the thoughts of our members and the Board. From feedback the Q&A session held in June was informative for all participating and certainly very well received. Members who wish to…

AGM 2020 Minutes & Attendees

Virtual AGM Minutes - Download Here Virtual AGM List of Attendees - Download Here

Virtual AGM and Member Q&A 2020

Virtual AGM and Member Q&A Monday June 22nd 2020 Documents Virtual AGM Chat Log - Download Here Virtual AGM Video Session - Watch Here Virtual Q&A Chat Log - Download Here Virtual Q&A Video Session - Watch Here

AGM 2019 – Documents

AGM Documents available for download IIC Virtual AGM Powerpoint - Download here Minute of AGM 2019 - Download here Notice of Virtual AGM and Q&A -  Download here IIC Ltd Accounts 31st August - Download here

March Newsletter 2020

Coronavirus We are all very much aware of the challenges faced by the onset of the Coronavirus. Truly inordinate, critical and worrying times.

Coronavirus Update

Following the Government announcement late afternoon yesterday warning against “non-essential contact, including trips to pubs and clubs”, for the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone associated with the Ice Centre, we have taken the decision to close the Centre until further notice for ice related activities and gatherings.

Inverness Ice Centre AGM 2020

Please find documents ahead of AGM on 26th March 2020

Christmas Message 2019

Merry Christmas from all of us at Inverness Ice Centre. We hope you have a very happy Holidays and we wish you all the best for the New Year.

Energy Review

Gordon Barron CEO and Stuart Lewis Director are in deep discussion over energy usage in the centre. Energy costs are a big issue for the Ice Centre and Stewart is

Start of Season Welcome & Statements

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the 2019/20 season. Please see the attached statements from our CEO, Chairman and Ice Centre Managers.

Summer Improvements

DEAR INVERNESS ICE CENTRE MEMBER/USER Over the spring and summer months we have been busy making more improvements at the Ice Centre. To date we have:-

October Newsletter 2018

Our October Newsletter is now available to view. Please see the link below. October Newsletter 2018

November Newsletter 2018

Our November newsletter is now available to view. Please see the link below: November Newsletter 2018