Scottish Curling are delighted to announce that the Scottish national curling championships 2024 will take place at Dumfries Ice Bowl.
The venue delivered an outstanding tournament in 2023 with top ice conditions and an arena-setting that added to the excitement and feel of the event.
‘It’s fantastic to know that our national championships have a home for 2024,’ said Scottish Curling’s competitions manager Charlene Graham.
‘We’d like to thank Dumfries Curling for their commitment; everyone involved in the championships is working hard to ensure this event is a focal point in the calendar and brings together the top curlers from across Scotland. I have no doubt that we can achieve this vision together with the team at the Ice Bowl.’
Dumfries Ice Bowl made its debut as host of the Scottish championships in 2022 and went into its second round in February this year. Besides sublime ice quality, the venue offered on- and off-ice visitor activities and managed to engage the local community in the event. The arena-setting elevated the tournament to the feeling of an international championship and created a special atmosphere for athletes and spectators alike.
Councillor Ian Blake, Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee, commented: ‘For many years the Council has worked tirelessly to bring major winter sports events to the Ice Bowl, and we are thrilled that a partnership between Dumfries Curling and Scottish Curling has brought the Scottish Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships to Dumfries in the 2023-24 season.
‘We are delighted to be able to hold such a prestigious event in Dumfries and Galloway Council’s venue at the Ice Bowl and we extend our best wishes to all the competitors, officials and volunteers who will no doubt make the event a success.’
Councillor Jackie McCamon, the Vice-Chair of the Communities Committee, added: ‘It is great to welcome so many competitors and spectators to Dumfries and Galloway for the Scottish Curling championships. Curling is a wonderful sport to watch and play and thriving in our area. We hope to convert more people to the sport through continuing to bring big tournaments to the Ice Bowl.’
We look forward to returning to Dumfries in the upcoming season and to creating sustained success and popularity of the Scottish championships. There are more exciting news about the event to come, so keep an eye on the Scottish Curling website and social channels.