History of Lockerbie Ice Rink

On the 10th March 1966 in the Blue Bell Hotel, Lockerbie the first ever official Directors meeting of the newly formed South of Scotland Ice Rink Limited took place.

No doubt the Blue Bell would have been the location for many unofficial meetings beforehand but this was the first minuted one !  The meeting agreed the purchase of land on Glasgow Road Lockerbie from Lockerbie Town Council and the plans for the building were approved along with the purchase of forty one pairs of curling stones for the princely sum 0f £25, 9.3d a pair. Building work commenced and Lockerbie Ice Rink held its official opening on 20th January 1967.  From 1967 until 2022 the the building was leased to South of Scotland Ice Rink Club who were responsible for providing skating and curling. On 1st January 2022 the lease was transferred to a newly formed Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation, Lockerbie Ice Rink, who took over the responsibility for the day to day running of the ice rink.