Moray Province covers 20 Clubs which are based in Moray and are classified as, “Area 13”. Area 13 is a regional part of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (Scottish Curling), the Governing body for the sport of Curling in Scotland whose principal objective is “To Unite Curlers throughout the World into one Fellowship of the Rink". Area 13 consists of 4 other Provinces: Inverness, Grampian, Ross-Shire and Sutherland.
Moray Province’s objective is every bit as important and is to continue to run the sport to a high standard for existing curlers. We have a further aim; “to increase the playing numbers of any gender and category" (Juniors to seniors from any ethnicity, ability or background) Introducing them to this wonderful sport, and encourage them to take up Curling, join a local Club and progress to a level that suits each individual i.e. as a Club curler who is happy to have a competitive social game or to the other extreme - go for Gold at the Olympic Standard!
We are fortunate we have access to two Ice rinks:-
Moray Leisure Centre -
Curling at Moray Leisure Centre is available on a Monday to Wednesday and on arranged Saturdays for all day bonspiels and competition curling.
Inverness Ice Centre -
Curling at Inverness Ice Center is available 5 days per week plus occasional Saturday Bonspiels.
The Province runs leagues, knock out, mixed doubles, pairs and points competitions throughout the season and any experienced curlers living locally or moving into the area will be made very welcome.
Moray Province Curling Development Group
The Moray Province created a permanent subcommittee specifically to carry out coaching and development for the members but notably promoting and developing curling to the all-inclusive public of Moray.
Coaching sessions are run throughout the season by qualified coaches. There are regular sessions throughout the season for individuals and clubs, we also offer events for non-Curling Clubs and corporate events, where the level and intensity is varied according to the event.
Various groups meet throughout the season, one of which may suit YOU.
- Curling’s Cool - Four weekly sessions for Primary Schools as part of the school curriculum, we can manage up to 5 schools per season.
- Adult beginners and improvers: - Two completely different standards but again a pathway for the adults to progress from joining the sport plus those joining a Club and playing at a competitive level.
Success and achievement are measured at each ability level and at each age group. Success is up to the individual. This could be to simply manage to curl while success to another individual could be the recognition and then achieve such a level to play open competition throughout Scotland and/ or the World.
- Junior Curling: - This is a pathway for after school juniors from beginners to those that join the RCCC talent squad. This group was so successful that we formed a “Moray Junior Curling Club” which is registered with “Scottish Curling.” It is self-sufficient but is coached by the development group.
- Moray Wheel Chair Curling Club: - Curling is a sport for all and epitomised by The Moray Wheel Chair Curling Club” Established in 2007 and although small in numbers, the Club and individuals has risen from beginners to International success in a very short time. 'Wheelchair curling participation is the world’s fastest growing Paralympics sport and Scotland are past World champions and reigning Paralympics silver medallists.