Meet the first Trustees of the Glasgow Ice Centre!
Alan Hannah - Alan is one of the foremost curling coaches in the UK with nearly 40 years of curling experience and is passionate about developing and promoting the sport from grassroots to international levels. Prior to becoming a full time coach with British Curling, Alan spent over 25 years in Property & Construction delivering a wide range of projects in many sectors from Peterhead to Brighton. The first project he worked on as a quantity surveyor was Perth Ice Rink which opened back in 1990.
Since moving to Glasgow in 2008 Alan has been a very active curler at both Braehead and Greenacres and is currently the Chair of the Braehead Curling Development Group and leads on many of its development and competition responsibilities.
Liz Burton King - Liz is a club curler, qualified Level 1 Coach and elected Director of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (Scottish Curling’s governing body). As a freelance Production Manager, Liz makes some of the country’s most watched television programmes for major broadcasters, and was a Lead Stage Manager for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.
Liz was born and bred in Glasgow and threw her first stone at Crossmyloof Ice Rink. She has a passion to create a new ice rink for Scotland's largest (and arguably best!) city, and is looking forward to introducing a lot of new people to the joys of ice sports.
Lauren Gray - Lauren is a professional curler as part of Team Muirhead and is supported by British Curling. She has a degree in English Literature and has experience in working in Executive Recruitment Research. In her current role, outside of training and competition, Lauren manages the Team Muirhead social media channels and works closely with their sports management company on sponsor relations.
Lauren was born in Glasgow and has lived there since starting at the University of Glasgow in 2009. During her studies, she frequently practised at Braehead Ice Rink and continued this during her preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Lauren now desires to give back to the sport she loves. She feels enthusiastic and motivated to give the next generation of ice sports athletes a world-class venue to discover their own dedication to sport, as well as providing a new home for the established curling community in Glasgow.
(Alan left, Liz bottom right, Lauren top right in image. Lauren Gray & Alan Hannah photo credit: Graeme Hart / PPA).