15 Dec 15
You may have seen that the RCCC recently held a Master Mixed Doubles Workshop at Dundee Ice Rink.
If you are interested, the next workshop will be held in Dumfries Ice Bowl on 6th January from 7.30 to 10.00 pm.
The RCCC have also announced today that entry to this year's Scottish Championships Final Day (Saturday 20th February) will be by ticket only.
The full text of the announcement is:
As a representative of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club I am writing to inform you of some new initiatives that will be implemented for the 2016 Championships at Dewars Centre, Perth ahead of a public announcement which will be madetomorrow.
Ticketed entry will be introduced for the men’s and women’s finals on Saturday 20th February 2016 at Dewars Centre, Perth. All sessions from 13th to 19th February including the semi-finals will remain free spectator entry.
Tickets will be sold separately for each final so anyone wishing to attend both the men’s and women’s finals will need one ticket for each session. A pre-booked hot buffet lunch option will also be available to purchase in advance. Medal ceremonies and trophy presentations will take place after each final and not together at the end of the day so those attending any final will see the presentation after the game.
Please note there will be no complimentary tickets available from the RCCC outwith those provided for the RCCC President (+1) and Ladies Branch President (+1) and Chairman of the Board (+1) so if you wish to attend please purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Discounted tickets will go on sale to RCCC members on Friday 18th December 2015 with a member discount code and booking link featured in the December issue of the RCCC’s member ezine Your Curler.
Full priced tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday 21st December with links available via the RCCC website at www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org and the governing body’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
All seating will be located rink side in the ice hall for the finals there will be no viewing from upstairs at Dewars Centre as this will be obscured. Some new accredited areas will be introduced in the ice hall so again please note that these will be restricted to competitor, staff and BBC use. You must be in possession of a valid ticket to access public seating in the ice hall (see attached diagram for venue plan).
With curling a major sporting focus in Scotland ahead of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships at Braehead in 2016 (which will also be ticketed), this initiative will ensure curling fans can secure their seats at the Scottish Championship finals and look forward to experiencing curling at its best in Perth’s world-class facility.
Ticketing is just one of several new developments in the Championships this season which also sees the semi-finals move toFriday night and the finals to Saturday (previously Sunday) offering spectators prime time curling and social opportunities. Members of the public can also Try Curling at special on ice taster sessions led by qualified RCCC coaches between scheduled sessions at the semi-finals and finals.
Aline Hardie |Competition Coordinator
The Royal Caledonian Curling Club