Curling has never been so popular! Find out why by booking a lesson at the North of England’s only dedicated curling hall. Our Olympic-sized rink with four ice sheets is open to all ages and abilities, professionals and novices alike. The curling rink is completely wheelchair friendly too. We offer guided sessions and coaching tailored to you, so what are you waiting for? Sweep into action and see if you have Olympic potential!
Curling originated in Scotland where games were played during winter on frozen local ponds.
Due to growing popularity of the sport, the Grand Caledonian Curling Club was created, responsible for formulating the first official rules.
The Grand Caledonian Curling Club obtained royal patronage, becoming the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC).
The RCCC created standardisation of rules and equipment throughout the game.
Preston Curling Club is formed at The Red Lion Hotel, Church Street.
Although there had been indoor ice rinks in Manchester in the late 19th century, 1907 saw the first indoor rink built in Scotland, Crossmyloof in Glasgow.
Fenton’s Rink in Kent was the first ice rink to open in the UK that remains dedicated to the sport of curling.
By 2014, Scotland became home to 22 ice rinks, all offering a place for curling.
The opening of The Flower Bowl saw the newest and most unusual curling rink open in Preston. This is the only dedicated curling rink in the North of England.