We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Q & A Sessions this week to hear about our progress and ask questions about our ambition to deliver a multi-use ice sports facility in Glasgow.  A special thank you to our guest curling ambassadors, Eve Muirhead and Ross Paterson, for joining us. Thanks also to all the skating community representatives who were able to participate at short notice.

The Glasgow Ice Centre Project team includes key representatives from the Braehead Curling Development Group, Scottish Curling, Scottish Disability Sport, British Curling, and Inclusive Skating. 

Our team is fully accountable to the charitable purposes of Glasgow Ice Centre and will be regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  Our diverse team, which we are currently in the process of potentially extending to Ice Hockey and speed skating, is committed to sportscotland’s vision of Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity and their Clubs and Communities Framework

The Project Team has a clear vision and objectives for the way forward to deliver a financially viable, dynamic and exciting multi-use ice centre in Glasgow.  We hope to be able to deliver in September/October 2022 but this is dependent on the availability of suitable premises to convert / land to build on and gaining planning permissions.

Original objectives

  • Identify options for establishing financially viable curling ice in Glasgow asapo    Steering Group advised that a curling only facility was not viable

Current Objectives

  • Commission a Feasibility Study for a multi-sport facility (IPW ltd - 19th June 2020)
  • Raise a Fighting Fund to cover initial costs 
  • Establish a basic SCIO (charity) to facilitate fund-raising & grant applications 
  • Establish a social media presence to raise awareness (see GIC on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Identify individuals with specialist skills e.g. Grant Applications, Fund Raising, Financial Control 
  • Identify potential Stakeholder/Representatives from other ice sports  

Going forward we will:

  • Share the IPW report, options and recommendations with all ice sport communities and partners.
  • Gauge the appetite to continue and agree financial involvement.
  • Seek major financial sponsors; 
  • Apply for sports, health and well-being and lottery funding grants.
  • Establish an experienced Project Board to drive the project forward.
  • Establish a robust governance and reporting structure.
  • When appropriate, consider converting the Tier 1 SCIO to Tier 2 (allows members to vote at AGM and elect office bearers)

Timescales

  • IPW anticipate that their study will take 12 weeks 
  • We aim to present recommendations to all stakeholders in the autumn 

We are working hard to collaborate with as many people as possible to build on our joint passions for ice sports so that we enable them all to flourish in Glasgow. 

We look forward to your continued support,

Alan Hannah, Liz Burton-King, Lauren Gray, 

Margarita Sweeney-Baird BEM, Aileen Neilson

 

Great News.....

On Friday Glasgow Ice Centre confirmed they have received enough pledges, contributions and offers of security to instruct IPW Ltd to proceed with the Feasibility Study!

Thank you Curlers and Skaters!

Glasgow Ice Centre still need your donations big and small for their Fighting Fund so that they can keep up the momentum, and continue getting more ice sports fans involved - let's get ready for ICE!!

See their GoFundMe page here

Glasgow Ice Centre invite everyone interested in a new ice rink in Glasgow to join a Zoom Q&A to ask questions or listen in and learn more about the project.

Alan Hannah (Trustee) will be hosting this one hour chat, and welcomes questions from all participants.

You can confirm your attendance of this event and secure a place on the call in two ways:

1. Through our Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/322036782119711/?active_tab=about

2. Or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please confirm your attendance and we will forward you the meeting admission details.

We will be delighted to receive up to 3 questions in advance of the meeting.  

Please write these questions down as you may be asked to read them out during the meeting.

We will focus on recurring themes, but we may not be able to answer all your questions within the hour. Any questions not addressed will be answered privately and may be included in a general FAQ.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 18th!

Congratulations to our very own John McGowan on his appointment to the International Technical Officials team for the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022.

 

John is a keen Glasgow curler, member of Cathcart Castle and past President of the Glasgow Province

Hello to all of the Glasgow Ice Centre followers,

We are now looking to expand the expertise in our existing team. We are excited to invite interested parties from curling, skating or the relevant industries to apply and assist us in our efforts going forward.

We are looking for additional support in the following areas:

-Legal
-Fundraising
-Finance
-Ice skating
-Media

If you would like to be considered, please submit a one page summary of your skills and motivations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s get this project up and running!

'Fighting Fund'

We are now reaching out to the curling and skating communities to raise a ‘Fighting Fund’ to commission a Feasibility Study. This is the first step towards making our collective vision of a new multi-sport ice rink in Glasgow a reality.


Please view this fundraising leaflet for details. Email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

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