Monday 18 April 2011

Curling Pond at West Cults

Aberdeen CC used to have a large curling pond and club house at West Cults. The AGM minute books record that it was decided to abandon outdoor curling in October 1967 probably due to the milder winters and the availibility of indoor ice at Donalds Ice Rink at Spring Garden. In 1998 the club sold the remaining land and the majority of the proceeds were gifted to the Curling Project to assist in the building of the new curling rink at Lang Stracht.

Recently I was shown the above photograph of lots of people enjoying the pond on a busy winter's day in 1933. Having a keen interest in outdoor curling and local history I decided to visit the site to see what remains of the pond today. The story can be found here.