Were the Sochi Winter Olympics a happy reminder of time spent on the snow and ice during your university days? We look back at the Curling Club’s 40th anniversary and celebrate our winter sports heritage.
Edinburgh University Curling Club (EUCC) celebrated 40 years of Sports Union recognition with a bonspiel and dinner held at Murrayfield Curling Rink.
The tournament, which featured mixed teams of alumni and current students, was the culmination of a year spent building relations with alumni, many of whom have continued the sport, often to national and international levels.
A bonspiel is a curling tournament, consisting of several games, often held on a weekend. Historically many were held outdoors on a frozen freshwater loch.
Alumni in attendance at the February 2013 event, included former Scotland international, Lindsay Scotland, and former Scottish Ladies Junior Champion, Alison Dick.
After some very close matches the team skipped by former President Alan Chalmers (1988/89) won, and were presented with a trophy by Alan MacDonald, one of the Club’s founding members.
If you were a EUCC member and would like to take part in future alumni events then you can find out more by visiting the Club website.
With skiing in the Highlands, activities at Firbush Point on the south shore of Loch Tay, and easy access to the longest dry ski slope in Europe at Hillend, winter sports have always been a prominent part of Edinburgh University life.
The current Edinburgh University Snow Sports Club is the largest university snow sports club in Scotland with over 700 members.
As well as sport and socials, the club offers mountain craft courses including avalanche training workshops.
Do you remember the sheet ice on the slopes of Glencoe, or was it all about the après ski? We'd love to hear your tales and share your memories.