Welcome to the University of Strathclyde Curling Club!
Strath Curl meets most Wednesdays throughout the term at Lanarkshire Ice Rink in Hamilton at 2:30 for a mix of training drills led by our qualified coaches and friendly practice games. All equipment is provided but you are required to bring clean, flat shoes and warm, comfy clothes. Players of all abilities are more than welcome to join the fun and take part in one of Scotland's national sports. Please note, that we will be taking steps to ensure that all club equipment is sanitised between uses and only used by one person per session.
If you're looking for something a bit more competitive then you're in luck. We participate in a range of competitions for all levels. Beginners can also take part in friendly games against other local clubs. More serious players can throw their hat into the ring for the SSS Curling League, which is where we play against other universities across the country. The highlight of the year is our weekend trip to the SSS Open held in Stranraer every April. Strathclyde are the reigning champions are we're looking forward to another huge year on the ice.
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are suspending our usual socials at Revolution, but we’ll be looking at ways to create fun and inclusive socials in line with guidelines. We’ll hopefully get back to our “spiritual” home soon enough, but in the interim, we’ll do our best to keep you entertained. Our competition schedule might also vary somewhat this year, but our committee will do their very best to keep you in the loop.
HOW DO I GET TO LANARKSHIRE ICE RINK?
We will be getting the train to Hamilton from Glasgow Queen Street around 12.55, which usually costs about £4 for a return (or £2.60 with a rail card). Why not drop us a message on our social media pages and get in touch with other students also making the journey.
Any other questions? Ask away, contact details to reach student committee members can be found on the email link on this page or find us on our social media channels to message us directly.
2020 Sports Fair: Club Sign Up
Are you interested in joining Strath Curl? Or what about other clubs within the Sports Union? Register your interest during the Virtual Sports Fair and sign-up to clubs below:
Membership – what do I need?
1. Sports Union Membership – this is a flat £30 fee for the year (or £23 for one semester) which goes directly back to the club to fund various club activities and operations, including:
- Personal accident and public liability insurance
- Coaching fees, competition entry and transport costs, club equipment and external facility hire
2. Sports Club Bolt-on Fee – we also charge a £45 joining fee for the year (£25 for new members) which is charged to subsidise additional sport specific costs such as buying and maintaining equipment. This fee is charged on top of the Sports Union membership and again, goes directly back to the club and participants taking part in our activities.
how to join
Click on the Join button to sign up to the Sports Union through our web shop. Don’t forget to select Curling so you automatically register with the club for the academic year and the committee can give you a Club Membership Card. Read our Membership Terms & Conditions here.
Get involved in the virtual Sports Fair during Freshers Week! Feel free to also get in touch with the club via the social channels if you have any questions.
If you are keen to get involved midway through the semester and haven’t bought a membership yet, you can register for one free Taster Pass with the Sports Union. Just drop the team a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will prepare one in advance to collect from the office in Strathclyde Sport.