Meet the first ambassadors of the Glasgow Ice Centre.
Aileen is a World medallist and Paralympic medallist in Wheelchair Curling. She was inspired by the Scottish team winning the World Championships at Braehead Ice Rink in 2005. During her career, Aileen won 2 bronze medals and 2 silver medals at the World Championships, and won the bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014. Aileen is the first woman to skip a wheelchair curling team in either the Paralympic Games or World Championships.
Aileen: “Since 2001, Braehead Wheelchair Curling Club was a lifeline for many wheelchair users with various disabilities. A new ice rink in Glasgow would allow members to continue to socially interact and participate in sport helping their physical and mental well-being, and maybe also go on to realise their dreams, just as I did”.
Ross lives in Glasgow and combines his Olympic aspirations with his long term role as a Fair Trading Officer for the East Dunbartonshire Council. He is a supported athlete with British Curling and is the skip of Team Paterson. Ross is a Scottish Champion, Grand Slam Champion and European Championship bronze medallist.
Ross: “I feel passionately about both the development of Curling in Glasgow and bringing through the next generation of young athletes. I would love to be a part of bringing these opportunities to Glasgow and create a buzz around ice sports in the city!”
Eve is a full time Curler as the Skip of Team Muirhead and is supported by British Curling. She is an 8 time Scottish Champion, double European Champion, former World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist. Eve has represented Great Britain at the past three Olympic Games and is currently striving towards representing GB at Beijing 2022.
Eve: “I’m excited to be supporting the new Glasgow Ice Centre project. It has been difficult to watch rinks closing over the years, and the prospect of a new purpose-built venue in a central city like Glasgow is exciting for all curlers! I hope this will attract a lot of new people to the sport in the years to come.”